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Download Art Models 3: Life Nude Photos for the Visual Arts (Art Models series) epub

by Maureen Johnson,Douglas Johnson

While 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.

Download Art Models 3: Life Nude Photos for the Visual Arts (Art Models series) epub
ISBN: 098162491X
ISBN13: 978-0981624914
Category: Photography
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Author: Maureen Johnson,Douglas Johnson
Language: English
Publisher: Live Model Books; Cdr edition (April 1, 2007)
ePUB size: 1978 kb
FB2 size: 1927 kb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 757
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Having worked with live models (both nude and clothed) for over thirty years, the Art Model series 2, 3, and 4 (along with its DVDs), which are the ones I recently own, are the best I have seen of its kind. The authors have bent over backwards to create a reference book on models for artists and I was pleased to find the following:

In Art Models 2, the authors focus on classically inspired poses and cite their reference (i.e., "The Implorer" Rodin, 1900, On Disk: mandy017; and "Torso with a Twist," A Red Ink study by Michelangelo, circa 1510 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, On Disk: jim013. Etc.).

In Art Models 3 and 4, the authors: include props (invaluable when an artist has to be sensitive to and understand the dynamics of the slightest muscle shift and its effect on the fulcrum; one grid page and one non-grid page with the same pose (an important aid when something about the image just doesn't look right); 24 angles of the same pose for 360 degree views; and two-model poses which aids in spatial relationships.

The series serves exactly what the authors intended; that is, a reference to work from, independently creating (drawing, painting, sculpting) from the suggested poses in the books/CDs. My first choice will always be to work from a live model because cameras lie and distort by reinterpreting what our eyes see. Photographers reinterpret what the camera sees. And the inks necessary for printed publications, again, reinterpret the image tones. As an example, in terms of inches, our feet are larger than our heads. The camera doesn't see this and the feet look suspiciously too small; all the figures are imbued with a luscious warm body tone which in reality our shadow areas, at the turning point, shifts into a slightly cool range. To have everything in a warm tone tends to flatten the image. These are camera and printer's ink issues; but, this knowledge is important when planning to please a client.
One big problem for less-experienced artists, in figure drawing, is foreshortening. The studies in this DVD are especially helpful in coping with this difficulty. For each pose there is a series of photos -- the same model in the same pose -- but taken from a number of positions encircling the model. The increments are close enough that the student can observe the arm or the leg from the "side," "end-on,"or in-between, and discover the development of the foreshortening. This experience should enable the student to draw the foreshortened limb or torso with much greater understanding.
fire dancer
I enjoy the diversity, although I wish there was a bit more. Nevertheless its an awesome and helpful book and there are some really nice poses.
Mustard Forgotten
I have this in both the kindle and paper version. I first bought it in hardback but wanted to take some of the models with me when I'm out and about.
Since I have several pose tools and anatomy tools on my iPad I wanted to have my models on the iPad too. This way I can. Perfect for on the go sketching when waiting at appointments or traveling.
The Art Models 3 CD is an exceptional value for figure artists. The CD includes 56 tasteful poses of both sexes (sometimes together), with diverse and attractive body types, and mostly in classic nude poses. There are 24 views of each pose taken around a rotating platform. The color photos can easily be viewed in standard picture viewing and editing software, and are of sufficiently high resolution to show fine details, even when enlarged to life size. For those of us who don't currently have access to a talented group of models, all of whom are available on short notice and will never tire from holding the same pose for hours on end, this is a great resource.
I find these collections to be indispensable in inspiring my art. Love the fact that there is a CD rom with more material included with the book. Thank you!
Wow, what a great tool for us sculptors! Even established artists will love this book/cd. The photos are sharp, highly detailed and well-lit. For me as a sculptor, the best thing about the Art Models series, is that most poses include images both from high and low vantage points and not just an eye level viewpoint. I also find the lighting perfect! I don't need the strong shadows cast in a lot of photography that referential anatomy books for artist usually include. I find it somewhat distracting and very hard to see detail. My finished piece will cast its own shadows when displayed. I hope in the future while trying to include more photos with shadows for 2D artist, the publishers of Art Models don't forget about us sculptors and our needs with lighting. Hopefully, future books and cds will find a nice balance.