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The savvy artist or designer will grab any good source for reference material and inspiration that he or she can get. These are my TOP 3 internet figure drawing resources.
Looking for some inspiration on developing your personal style? This is the place. Each week they meet to draw from a model in a certain theme. Anything from super geeky star wars costumes, to poses and costumes inspired by famous artists. Afterwards, they post the best work along with a photo from the model online. It’s great to see each illustrator’s take on the subject and then give it a try yourself. Good, unique, stylish, figure drawing.
Andrew Loomis came from the golden age of 20th century illustration, where magazines had more hand -drawn artwork than photography. He needed to draw accurately, dynamically, and from his head. Fortunately, he also developed some of the most fun, most accurate, most easy to learn and simply some of the best techniques for figure drawing and illustration. Unfortunately, his books are out of print.
Luckily for all of us in the internet age, much of his work is available online. Artcone has a comprehensive post of many links where this stuff is available for download.
Finding pictures of naked people on the internet is easy. Finding interesting dynamic artistic poses with a wide variety of angles, body types, and lighting is not. The artnudes blog contains some of the best in artistic nude photography, great inspiration and anatomical references for the figure artist sick of looking in the mirror.
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