An essential guide to creating artistic renderings of the human formWhile no book can replace a live model, this photographic guide to the human form provides a diverse selection of figures for those who do not have access to live models. Posed in a variety of classical and modern modes, the models are set in a clear, clean environment that is void of distractions and enhances the figure. All of the high-resolution photographs were painstakingly edited and adjusted to yield all the nuances of the figures. The companion disc contains 24 photographs per pose that, in totality, comprises a full 360 degree view. Each angle of every pose can be enlarged, enabling artists to zoom in on specific body parts to discover their intricate detail or project the photos to life-like proportions. The disc also offers the flexibility of numerous viewing options—on a computer screen, printed out, projected for a group, or via a high-definition television when connected through a computer.
Reviews"As an instructor of painting and drawing and a model coordinator for open drawing sessions, this is also an excellent guide to share with new or experienced models in devising poses of short or long duration. Many of the models in Art Models 2 show a wonderful range of emotion, inviting further study in the face rather than merely the body. As an artist, this is a great visual aid, with large accessible photographs from which to work from the figure when an actual live model is not available. Thank you!" —Rhiannon Mercer, MFA
"This is the best artist tool in this genre that I've seen to date. The larger size images, in full natural color, and especially the greater range of models (gender, age, and body types) all make this very close to the actual drawing lab experience." —Robert Rhoades, professor of fine arts, College of the Redwoods
"The many poses allows one to choose any combination of limbs, torsos, heads, hands, and feet, to create any pose not presented in the book or CD. I especially appreciate the ethnic diversity of the chosen models that allows greater versatility in developing skin tones both in light and shade. A superb addition to any artist's library." —Dr. David Haack, OFM, assistant professor of visual arts, St. Bonaventure University
Author BiographyMaureen Johnson is an art director and marketing analyst. Douglas Johnson is a photographer and engineer. They live in Salem, New Hampshire.