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    Alternative to life drawing?

    hi guys do any of you know of a good alternative to nude life drawing? i dont personally know of any collection of nude photographs one can draw from and that is the only alternative i know of... the oportunity to draw from life is rather scarce around me haha thanks guys


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    Character Designs from Hong Ly is a good freebie site for using nude photo refs for life drawing practice.

    Check out the Stock Images section at DeviantArt.com also, they also have some excellent photos of nudes in classical poses.

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    thanks very much this is exactly what i was looking for! i really apprecate it!

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    Drawing from "life" from sculptures can also be a good way of practising skills akin to those of long-format life-drawing classes.

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    thanks dcorc i didnt even think of doing that, good alternative

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    - get a mirror and get naked
    - ask friends/relatives to sit for you
    - take you sketchbook and go draw people in a café, subway, train station, park, restaurant, anywhere

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    Thanks for this too

    More Power!

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    Burning Chrome nailed it. Both excellent sources. Deviant Art actually is an incredible resource for stock photography - both nude, draped and costumed. Here's a few of the best I've found on there:
    almudena-stock
    chamberstock
    Grinmir-stock
    mjranum-stock

    Or if you're on DA look me up to see my friends: JeffX99

    Keep in mind most of the time you'll be drawing/painting the clothed/costumed figure...about the only place the nude works is in galleries/fine art.

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    Make a small sculpture and draw from it. You'll learn a lot making the sculpture as well.

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    Hi,

    here is another site for nude references, but it is not free of charge:
    http://www.human-anatomy-for-artist.com/

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    If you can afford a book/CD combo, check out Amazon and lookup the Virtual Pose collection. They have 5 versions. I have part 3, and I think it's a fantastic resource.

    It uses Quicktime and allows you to turn the model and print copies of the images. It's a great resource, IMO.

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    thanks guys great info!

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