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Figure and Gesture drawing
practicing is necessary for any artist or illustrator. Life model is best solution, but not possible for everyone, next option is reference photography. Free photos from web are limited in resolution and copyright but especially most of available figure photos are not suitable lighted or are over retouched. Too soft light, more light sources or direct light makes them useless for practicing. It is why I decided to make it the way I consider best - one hard light from side or/and top and reflection. So you get light and dark side, visible form shadow, terminator, in between, small highlight, no retouching in same cases also cast shadow (dark or overexposed white background does not allow cast shadow to excel) . All this within dynamic range of digital camera. This way you see form more 3D.
From artist for artists.
I dedicate to photography for two decades, in my free time I am drawing or painting, I like to synergize my knowledge and prepare some reference for you.
I basically recognize white overexposed, black underexposed background and light or dark visible background. All this option have their advantages. As for poses there are classical, modern, anatomical or torso poses. Check free pose page or download FREE pictures (see bellow) before you buy any from my site. Try what is best you. Buy only the ones that suit you best or buy all package for better price.