Isn't better than a model. But beats photos, that's for sure.
I disagree. There's some discussion of this (and photos vs. life in general) in this thread. Here's my take:
Originally Posted by Elwell
So, you're going to draw with anaglyph glasses on?;P
I really shouldn't have to explain this, but...
The problem isn't depth, it's form. A stereoscopic photo is still taken from one viewpont. Take a stereoscopic photo and look at it from an angle. It's not the same as looking at an actual object. If anything, viewing a stereo picture from anything but it's optimal distance/angle is more distracting than a flat photo, because the stereo effect is so dependent on reproducing the conditions it was taken under. I think this plays into why so many 3D movies are distracting rather than immersive. It's kind of like the uncanny valley effect: we accept flat images without question, we accept reality without question, but anything in between gets iffy.
since the model is in 3d and not a flat 2d picture.
But they're not, aren't they? It's still a 2D picture you're looking at, only with questionable illusion. Or two 2D pictures. Also honestly I don't know how comfortable that would be in the long run.
There's been lots of talk about drawing from photos and how to use them correctly in here, definitely suggest you to read this through: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=221546
Also here's an option for you, a large mirror. Or hit the beach if possible. If you have friends who understand, ask them to pose in swimsuits etc.