Art Models: Life Nudes for Drawing, Painting, and Sculpting [NOOK Book]

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Artists can easily access the human form outside of the studio with this solid pictorial reference. More than 500 crisp photographs portray a diverse set of models in 100 poses—ranging from the classical to the everyday—and show the positions from a variety of angles, including overhead. Exquisitely detailed photos of particular body parts and precise lighting reveal otherwise hidden areas of the models while providing rich shadowing and tone. The inspiring photographs in this collection are ideal for both ...
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Art Models: Life Nudes for Drawing, Painting, and Sculpting

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Overview

Artists can easily access the human form outside of the studio with this solid pictorial reference. More than 500 crisp photographs portray a diverse set of models in 100 poses—ranging from the classical to the everyday—and show the positions from a variety of angles, including overhead. Exquisitely detailed photos of particular body parts and precise lighting reveal otherwise hidden areas of the models while providing rich shadowing and tone. The inspiring photographs in this collection are ideal for both students and more advanced artists who are looking for material to supplement a live model class or to hone their skills from the comfort of home.
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"As close as possible to what you would see, if you were observing the models directly with your own eyes."  —Butch Krieger, from the foreword
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936801008
  • Publisher: Live Model Books
  • Publication date: 9/1/2006
  • Series: Art Models series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 489,538
  • File size: 34 MB
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Meet the Author

Maureen Johnson is a self-taught artist and marketing analyst. Douglas Johnson is an amateur woodcarver. They live in Salem, New Hampshire. Butch Krieger is a portrait and figure painter, a former painting and art history professor, and the author of Watercolor Basics: People. He is a regular contributor to The Artist's Magazine, Pastel Journal, The Portrait Signature, and Watercolor Magic. He lives in Port Angeles, Washington.

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  • Posted December 19, 2009

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    Poses not Artfully Done

    While the photographs are of great clarity, they are lacking in artfulness. Some chiaroscuro would be much better. What would be the best would be to have the well lighted pose next to one with interesting lights and shadows.

    The classical poses are available lots of places. What I was hoping for were some artful poses. That is not to say that the classical poses are not artful, but they are available and something new, and artful, would be much better, inspiring, and a joy to draw.

    It is a great idea for those who cannot get to life drawing sessions readily. However, the poses could be tweaked.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2008

    Important note!

    When it says: "Includes DVD-Rom" - know that it actually doesn't include any disc of any kind. You will have to buy the disk from another website... <BR/><BR/>I bought the book as a gift and besides that i think the receipt will enjoy the book - the photos look great!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2007

    Great book, but...

    This is a wonderful book, not only are the figures represented full-body AND in color, but unlike the virtual pose series, they are closer-up not cramming so many on one page. The lighting is detailed and this is definitely the BEST reference book I've found or own. My only qaulm is that, for the females at least, they blur out the genitalia. I understand they want to de-sexualize the book, but if you were drawing from life, you'd draw or represent everything you see (you wouldn't censor.) If it is a part of the body and visible in a pose, then it is important to understand it's placement and reactivity to the pose. However, the companion DVD (purchaseable on the website if you did not receive it with the book) is un-censored. This book is full of great, inspiring poses and wonderful prop usage. It is not a collection of grainy, B&W images in either deep shadow or flat lighting like most other books in or above this price range. It also has a range of ethnicities and body types unlike ANY of the other reference books of the figure I've found. If you can only get ONE figure reference book, DEFINITELY do not hesitate to buy this one! I am a fine artist with a BFA degree from a top art university, I speak from experience.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 24, 2011

    Campy poses, shapeless subjects

    And many of the models are not nudes. Many props are used. If you need practice drawing non-athletic forms, the common person, folds of fat instead of muscle; and drapery and jewelry and campy facial expressions, this one is pretty good for you. However, I was hoping for classical poses, power poses, and exceptional expression. I did not find that in this book. Only one model, named as ximon, took effort to express the human form in poses that challenge the artist within me to draw from unusual perspectives.

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  • Posted June 11, 2011

    Must have for art works of any kind.

    The Art Model books are the most helpful books I have found for live models. Each pic is done from many angles that make it easy to get great refrence for each drawing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2009

    Wish there were better lighting!

    I really enjoyed this book. My only complaint is that the lighting could be more dramatic. The fact that the photos are of a variety of people is refreshing. They had some very sci-fi poses and some everyday poses. All around, a good photo referance for artists.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2009

    Great reference!

    I bought this for my college classes, to do some study over the summer. I bought the whole series and it is awesome! they are very helpful, tasteful, and classical. A must have in any artists library of reference!!

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