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09-03-2006, 10:21 PM
Rebecca had suggested that I make a thread offering to do (or attempt, perhaps) pose requests for anyone desiring. Actually she suggested this several months ago, and somehow I missed her post and hadn't done it - until now. Anyway, please see http://justmeina.deviantart.com/gallery/ for examples of the kinds of things I have done and if I can be of use in creating a particular pose, please let me know, and I'll see what I can do.

09-03-2006, 10:42 PM
Hi Ben,

This is an outstanding offer to the community. Thank you very much!

I have moved your thread to the main page of the Anatomy Forum so more people might see it.


For those who request poses, please subscribe to this thread so that you know when Ben has posted photos. Thank you! :)



09-03-2006, 11:10 PM
I hope it can and/or will be helpful, thanks Rebecca,

09-08-2006, 08:52 AM
wonderful idea and great generosity.


09-11-2006, 04:49 AM
Thanks Ben. Very generous offer. I'll sure take you up on that if I dont see the pose in your big collection.

09-12-2006, 01:00 AM
If I haven't already done it, LOL! (I just had to laugh).

More seriously, happy to help Queensoul and Mu, however I might can. Thanks for the comments,

09-12-2006, 03:44 AM
Hi Ben:thumbsup:! Here goes the first request, Hercules Angry, Prometheus Unbound,UlysseusTravel Weary,AchillesArrogant.Any pose with these characters are in would be great, !:)

will be doing some drawings and paintings on these subjects!


Siju Thomas

09-14-2006, 03:34 AM
Okay, researching.... to see what poses those characters might have done :)

09-15-2006, 12:19 AM
Hi Ben,

this is a really wonderful thing to do for the anatomy community! I do have a request, if you'd have the time to do something. I intend to make an oil painting of the sketch below, but I really want the anatomy to be right, as I'm hoping to do it in an old masters style, make it fairly big and imposing. The piece is hugely personal to me, and I'd be very grateful if you could attempt something that would fit the pose of the male angel. He's supposed to be sort of hanging mid air with one leg a little further up than the other so the woman can perch on it (he's also deliberately larger than her). I've had more than one good root through your dA gallery but there is nothing that fits the legs, certainly, and an all in one piece would be great.

Any help you can be is much appreciated.

This is the sketch:
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e241/arithonslove/inthearmsofanangel.jpg (http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e241/arithonslove/inthearmsofanangel.jpg)

09-15-2006, 01:56 PM
I'll see what I can do, hopefully next week sometime.

09-21-2006, 10:06 PM

I made the attempt, would this help (hoping...):


There's also a larger version here: http://photos.imageevent.com/justmeina/temp/P9213021CE-N192.jpg

09-22-2006, 12:14 AM
Well, Thomas, I gave at least a Hercules-like theme a try, based on what I think I've seen along that line. This isn't easy to do, and I hope I was kind of heading in the right direction.


Thoughts, comments, feedback, laughter? (worried),

09-22-2006, 12:16 AM
(images continued)

09-22-2006, 12:18 AM
Wow, Ben, thank you for these great photos. Your contribution here is really appreciated.

For those who request poses, please subscribe to this thread so that you know when Ben has posted photos. Thank you! :)



09-22-2006, 12:21 AM
Thanks Rebecca, I hope they're good for something. They were rather challenging to attempt, even if (like almost always) over-all I think I wish they were better.

09-22-2006, 12:24 AM

I'm sure they will be greatly appreciated. :)

BTW, I still need to send you sketches - if I sent you sketches by this Saturday, is there any chance that you might be able to shoot pictures in the next week? Your willingness to do these poses is a huge help!

Thanks again!



09-22-2006, 12:27 AM
Yes, Rebecca, Saturday should be good, as I'm pretty sure I won't have a chance to do any more before then. Hopefully I can get them done in the next week, I probably can.

09-22-2006, 12:28 AM
Thanks a lot! :)

09-22-2006, 03:27 AM
Whoa Ben! Uber cool!These are Amazing! Thanks a ton for these! Michelangelo would have been glad to draw from such reference!:thumbsup::):)

Cant wait to draw these!

could you link to higher-res versions of these! it would be wonderful!

09-22-2006, 04:18 AM
Thanks! :) :) The higher resolution versions can be seen here: http://imageevent.com/justmeina/temp

09-22-2006, 04:23 AM
Thank you for the wonderful poses and sweet lighting. :thumbsup:

09-22-2006, 11:57 AM
Huge apologies for the tardiness of my reply, I still haven't got into the habit of subscribing to threads yet (after a good couple of years on this site, too... O.o) That will be absolutely perfect Ben, thank you so much, I'll be certain to drop you a line when I have the piece finished. Very, very much appreciated.

And thanks to Rebecca for kicking me in the butt with the PM. :D

09-22-2006, 01:00 PM
Thanks for the kind words, Queensoul!

No tardiness, Zephyri, quite prompt really, I just added the pose attempt. I'm thrilled to hear you think it will help, and look forward to seeing your finished work.

09-22-2006, 07:21 PM
Hi Ben,
This is Just the begining!These pics are going to give me some terrific time, I did this quickfire digital study 5 minutes , trying to capture the power in the pose! After I intend to do many more for the same pose each time trying to interpret the force in a different way!Then try to build a composition around the interpretation i like best!
Thought you will like to see the begining!


09-23-2006, 10:02 AM
Ben, those photos and poses are amazing.

I would love, if and when you have time, if you would do some fencing/sword fighting (a la Erroyl Flynn) and some staff fighting.

I love your photos and am ever so grateful for your gracious allowance for our usage.

Thank you,

09-23-2006, 05:28 PM
Many praises and thanks for such a generous offer! Already I can see myself using a lot of the reference photos so far.

I do not know if this has been covered elsewhere, but could you address the issue of copyright? From what I recall the photos on the Artistic Anatomy and Figurative Art Forum are not to be used for commercial or any other purposes other than the forum excersises. Is that the case here as well?

... just trying to be sure we're on the same page.

09-23-2006, 05:33 PM
I do not know if this has been covered elsewhere, but could you address the issue of copyright? From what I recall the photos on the Artistic Anatomy and Figurative Art Forum are not to be used for commercial or any other purposes other than the forum excersises. Is that the case here as well?

... just trying to be sure we're on the same page.
werepumpkin, just to jump in here, :) you are welcome to use any uncopyrighted photos from Hong Ly's website, www.characterdesigns.com (http://www.characterdesigns.com) are copyright free and may be used for any use, commercial or otherwise.



09-23-2006, 05:56 PM
Hey Thomas, that's cool! :thumbsup: - certainly looking much more "Hercules-like" than I really do..... It's great to see the drawing, thanks! I hope the images are useful and curiously, I think you did the one I liked most first, at least for the pose itself, but because of the way I did the lighting it ended up a little "washed out" in the photo (sigh, it's always something...., but I try).

Thanks for the kind words, Cris, much appreciated! As I have no sword (which is probably why I haven't tried such poses before), would my trusty broom stick handle (lol), turned club in the "Hercules attempt" work at all? Otherwise, I suppose I'll have to at least hunt down a toy sword... hmmm......

werepumpkin (and Rebecca), I consider my photos copyright to me (at least the ones I took myself, which includes all of them in this thread, so far). I do this to protect the photos themselves, hopefully, from potentially popping up heaven only knows where. However, and to be clear, I grant full permission to use them for artistic and non-sexual reference and you may do anything you wish with your resulting works, including commercial uses (it's happened a number of times already, and frankly, I'm quite pleased to be helpful to artists in this way). If you would like more formal permission, say a formal model release, please let me know and I will offer one. Thanks also for the kind words, werepumpkin :) .

09-23-2006, 06:01 PM

Thank you for the clarification! I have edited my post. :)



09-23-2006, 09:10 PM
Oh, yes, Ben...broomhandles are fine. OOoooooo...I can hardly wait!

Thank you,

09-24-2006, 12:46 AM
Rebecca and Ben, thank you for the clarification.

Ben, let me once again thank you for such an incredibly generous offer. I frequesnltly need reference, but don't have the resources to do them myself.

For my first request please see the attached low-res version of the image I am working on.

I hope to send you a few more requests soon.

09-25-2006, 03:13 AM
Hi Ben,

I have a big request for you - I really appreciate anything that you can do! :)

Here are my sketches - it would be great if you could mimic the lighting, I'm at least interested in the dramatic lighting that I've seen you use on your webpage - this is a great example (http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/39302583/?qo=14&q=by%3Ajustmeina&qh=sort%3Atime+-in%3Ascraps) of nice lighting from your gallery. I'd prefer the lighting of the pictures to be not nearly so dark as my sketches, I can always exaggerate the lighting, mainly I am interested in being able to see clearly defined form and distinct shadows.

09-25-2006, 03:16 AM

09-25-2006, 03:18 AM
You are a life saver Ben! Thanks so much for your willingness to help out. :)



09-25-2006, 04:35 AM
Okay Cris, when I get the chance, I'll see what I can do with a broom handle, then :) ....

Werepumpkin, I'll see what I can come up with for that - cool image, looks complex, hopefully I can get the pose right (and without a tree quite like that to brace on/against, could make it tricky...).

Rebecca, for clarification, I'm seeing a black background, probably little if any fill light, with #7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 14 taken while sitting, kneeling, or laying on the floor and #3, 4, 5, 6 taken with the camera directly above me, #1 seated, and #2, 9, 15 standing. There is no #13. I'm I thinking along the right lines? Did you want me to post them here?

09-25-2006, 04:51 AM
Hi Ben,

Don't worry about the backgrounds - it's really unimportant what's in the background. Fill light is actually helpful, I don't want the photographs to be as dramatically lit as these sketches, because I need to be able to see the form. There's no #13 due to superstition :D - I would prefer that you email the images to me as I'd like to be able to use them exclusively.

Please feel free to take liberties with these. Shots from 'above' can be mimicked by posing upright / standing against a background. Hope this makes sense. Please let me know if you have any questions! :)



09-25-2006, 12:02 PM
Thanks, Ben. I look forward to see what you come up with.

09-26-2006, 05:01 PM

Thank you so much for sending me the images! I just wanted to acknowledge here how grateful I am for your generosity. You're the best!



09-26-2006, 05:44 PM
Thank you, Ben...it's hard to find dynamic shots...appreciate it.


10-03-2006, 05:05 AM

I gave the pose a try - it turned out to be a bit of a challenge, perhaps even more than I thought (and many of these tend to be a challenge, at least for me - not that they're not also fun to attempt, of course).


If this one doesn't already scare everyone off, the larger version can be seen here: http://photos.imageevent.com/justmeina/temp/PA023178CE-N195.JPG

10-03-2006, 05:14 AM
Obviously, me and my broom handle (lol), don't really know how to do this, but this is my attempt:


10-03-2006, 05:14 AM
You go Ben!

10-03-2006, 05:16 AM
These are wonderful, Ben, thank you so much!


10-03-2006, 05:16 AM

The larger versions are available here: http://imageevent.com/justmeina/temp

10-03-2006, 05:18 AM
Thanks Queensoul and Cris! :)

10-03-2006, 05:24 AM

I feel like a kid at Christmas!


10-03-2006, 05:26 AM
Queensoul asks timidly if there are bigger versions too? Dont worry if there aren't.

10-03-2006, 05:28 AM
*Ben, smiling widely*, thanks again Cris! :)

Yes, Queensoul, the larger versions are available at this link: http://imageevent.com/justmeina/temp

10-03-2006, 05:32 AM

Thank you for the images - they're great, as usual. By the way, you may wish to pace yourself - there's a massive CGTalk Challenge competition just around the corner, and you may find yourself with a lot of requests (depending on how many people are aware of what you are doing for the community). Please don't feel obligated to fulfill every request - only do what you can. :)



10-03-2006, 05:52 AM
Thanks Rebecca!

Of course I will and can only do what I can. For various reasons, these "sessions" (which I did one of last week and one this week) tend to take me between about 5 and 8 hours to do (re-arrange the house to convert part of it into a makeshift "photo studio", set everything up, check everything out, attempt the poses again and again getting most of them wrong (or perhaps even more wrong...), take everything back down and put it away and restore the house (lol?), and then process and edit each photo (I shoot them all in camera raw format now, so each is processed bit by bit, individually (including the many I just subsequently throw out)). I do not claim to be any good at any of this, but I do try, and I have fun in the attempt. I hope I can meet the challenge of whatever request comes my way, although in some cases, it may take me quite a while. So far, I've never turned any down, although I'm sure I've done some rather poorly, for various reasons (I really just don't have every piece of equipment, nor can I get into every position any longer - darned 40+ thing, anyway :( ....). Bottom line, I will try my best, but just as you said, I can only do what I can do.

More than you wanted to know, I'm sure,


10-03-2006, 06:04 AM

No, I think that really helps us to appreciate how much effort you put into this. It's a fantastic committment and I think everyone is enormously grateful for your generosity. :)



10-03-2006, 06:14 AM
I agree with Rebecca. I never expect anything more than what someone is willing to do when it is me asking for a favor. I'm really quite grateful for what you've done...and that you took the time to do some for me...really, Ben, thank you so much.


10-03-2006, 06:24 AM
I can only imagine how much effort and time you put in doing what you so selflessly do.
Your efforts are greatly appreciated. Perhaps you need some well deserved break before we come bugging again. :)

10-03-2006, 12:53 PM
No worries, Rebecca, Cris, and Queensoul. I do this simply because I want to, and enjoy doing it. I love to see resulting artworks and I feel very good about supporting figurative art in this way as I believe figurative art offers tremendous potential benefit to the world, culture, and society we all live in. If/when the time comes that I can't do it any longer, for whatever reason, then I guess I won't - although I think that will be a sad day. Until then, and for the moment, I'm "caught up" on requests, so I think I'm "good" :) . I do hope, perhaps despite my limitations, that my efforts are helpful and useful as that is what makes it all worthwhile for me.

10-04-2006, 02:46 PM
Ben, my sincere thanks for the reference photo. I did a little of modeling for reference photos for friends in college, so I can appreciate how much work you must put into these. Yet, what you have come up with is invaluable for me. I will share my progress/ final image with you as soon as I have something.

By the way, how is it that you can post images right into the content of the messages but I have to attach them, which makes them come up in a separate box in the message and much smaller. Am I doing something wrong?

10-04-2006, 02:51 PM
By the way, how is it that you can post images right into the content of the messages but I have to attach them, which makes them come up in a separate box in the message and much smaller. Am I doing something wrong?
werepumpkin, just to jump in to answer your posting question: :)

(http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=267088)This thread walks you through how to use the free image host photobucket and how to post images inline so that they appear as large images and not as thumbnails.

However, please bear in mind that Photobucket and image shack do not even allow tasteful nude images or any art with nudity, so you may have to go with flickr or pbase, or your own web host for hosting nude images:

New to CGTalk? Learn how to post IMAGES here! (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=267088)

Cheers, :)


10-04-2006, 03:06 PM
Thanks for the prompt reply, Rebeca! I'll chesk the link out.

10-07-2006, 05:05 PM

I just wanted to wish you well on your project, and I hope that my attempt is useful in some way,

10-08-2006, 09:20 PM
Thanks, Ben. No doubt your photo will be of help. Thanks again, and take care.

Actually, while I'm thinking about it: here's the sketch for a large pastel piece I was doing about two years ago. The 3 figures always felt a bit off, but I never had the right reference to correct them. Do you think you can try these on your next session?

Thanks again.

10-09-2006, 01:30 AM
Yes, Werepumpkin, I shall try, next chance I get,

10-09-2006, 03:50 PM
Thanks:) for all your poses!..Sincerely...they made me grab my sketchbook!..

*Subscribed*to this thread for wonderful reference!..

10-09-2006, 05:08 PM
Sounds great, CgIcecube, and thanks!

*Ben smiles*,

10-10-2006, 09:04 PM

I gave the poses a try. As you can see, there are a few differences, in that I did them as full-body, not cropped (it's kind of a thing for me, I think...), and I didn't attempt any drapery as I thought that would make it more difficult. Again, not sure if I helped you, but I did make the attempt, in any case:

(larger version here: http://photos.imageevent.com/justmeina/temp/PA103315CE-N197.JPG )
(larger version here: http://photos.imageevent.com/justmeina/temp/PA103333CE-N197.JPG )
(larger version here: http://photos.imageevent.com/justmeina/temp/PA103338CE-N197.JPG )

10-10-2006, 09:20 PM
Beautiful! Truly!

Thanks, Ben.

10-10-2006, 09:29 PM
oooh what an awesome thread - thanks very much!:)

10-11-2006, 12:25 AM
Ben, once again THANK YOU!!

You've exceeded my expecations. I love that they are full body, the lighting is perfect, and they are just right for the spots where I needed the reference. In fact I'm sure I'll adjust a few more spots than I thought needed it.

Last but not least, thank you for doing them so fast. After reading how much you go through to do these photo sessions, I didn't expect them so fast.

I will restrain from more requests, until I have put these to use. Thanks again. Take care, and I'll see you here again soon.

10-11-2006, 03:48 AM
Thanks Cris! :) :)

Thank you, Intervain, I appreciate the kind comment.

You're welcome, Werepumpkin. I do hope they're helpful. I wasn't expecting to have the time quite so soon either, but then I did, so I tried it. I'm pleased to think I kind of "back-interpretted" the lighting okay, from your drawing. I was hoping it wasn't a bit "too much" contrast (although I think it's potentially easier to change/fix that in photoshop or similar, if necesary, than to go the other way....).

10-12-2006, 12:15 AM
You're right about the lighting, Ben, it's easier to tone it down, than to add detail where there is none.

10-26-2006, 11:04 PM
Ben, thank you so much for doing this! If possible whenever you have the time, could you do forshortening poses? Also, could you take close ups of your head, hands, and feet in various angles (those are the trickiest parts to draw for me). Again there is no rush on this and I'll post the results I get from the poses. Thanks again!

10-27-2006, 06:02 AM

Any foreshortening in particular that you're looking for? These are a few that I've done fairly recently that I think include some foreshortening:


10-27-2006, 06:05 AM

I haven't had much success at the close-up shots, though I've tried a couple of times - just never been very happy with the results. These are probably the "closest":


10-27-2006, 01:51 PM
These are great, Ben. I think many of us could use poses reference like these. Thank you agan for your generousity.

10-27-2006, 02:39 PM
just want to leave some thankfull words here too.
this thread is great and i will keep looking in here. its like christmas and birthday merging together and unexpected jumping out of a box called webspace. many thanks!

10-27-2006, 04:58 PM
Thanks (again) Werepumkin! :) Obviously these were some that I had already done previously, and added here based on Seansea's request. As I've done thousands of them, I think this thread will (have to) be limited to whatever is specifically requested.

Thanks DarioCoelho! I hope that my creating this type of reference imagery is helpful to you and others in your artistic pursuits. I have enjoyed and do enjoy doing it, for the opportunity to help and support figurative art, and I very much hope that it does.

10-27-2006, 05:07 PM
I have to be more careful and fully look through what you already have done (whoops). Those were the types of forshortening shots I was looking for! And your closeups are fine. I can always zoom in and crop if I need to go closer. Again, I'm very thankfull that you are taking the time to do this! :bounce::thumbsup:

10-27-2006, 05:22 PM
No worries, Seansea. You wouldn't have found these, even had you looked. These particular ones hadn't been nearly this "available" before. I'm more than happy to include images I've done before here based on request/need. Thank you and I do hope they're helpful :) .

11-06-2006, 03:53 AM
Hi Ben. Thanks so much for this opportunity/ I can't really afford going to modleing classes, so this is perfect for me. Thanks so much, really.

11-07-2006, 04:33 AM
No pose request (yet?) but just wanted to say thanks for taking the trouble to do this for us, it's real helpful. I know how hard it is to get "the shot".. its appreciated :)

11-08-2006, 01:24 AM
Hi, Ben. It's been a few weeks since you gave me the first photo, so I wanted to post the progress on my image, even though it's not finished, so you can see the results of your aid.

Once again, many, many thanks!


11-13-2006, 11:55 AM
Excellent Ben, thank you, thank you!

11-13-2006, 02:38 PM
Many thanks to ha-dou-ken, evilhead, and art2 for the kind and supportive words! :)

Good to see your update werepumpkin. I do quite like that figure/pose and I wish I could have gotten a bit closer to it.... Nice work!

11-14-2006, 07:45 PM
Thanks, Ben. And don't worry about the precission of the pose matching perfectly. Your photo was just enough to correct some of the problems I was having. It was very helpfull helping me properly place the head in relation to the torso. I was flattening things out a bit too much.

Thanks again. Take care.

11-14-2006, 07:56 PM
thanks a lot it will great help.

11-14-2006, 08:35 PM
* subscribing

Thank you - how wonderful!

11-15-2006, 07:34 AM
Hi Ben,

I wanted to subscribe to your thread and I thought it would be nice to say hi rather than just subbing silently. :)

It's wonderful that you're willing to take requests. Thank you so much for modeling. :)


11-15-2006, 09:54 AM
also here cool stuff. subscribing as well :)

11-15-2006, 05:10 PM
Thank you Ben!

11-16-2006, 09:11 PM
I would also like to say thanks for the wonderful reference! Subscribing too. This is such an asset to the community and all of these talented artists.

11-18-2006, 04:50 AM
I want to thank anim_ziggy, Amerasu, Helen-Baq, michael-olszak, feliciano, and KrazyLegz for the kind words and support. It means a lot, many thanks! I hope my efforts in creating the images that I have and do are helpful to each of you. If you're looking for something specific, please let me know and I'll do what I can to create it, if I haven't already, and include it here (I cannot realistically include every image I have here). If you're perhaps looking more broadly or generally for something that might help you, and would like, please send me a private note and/or e-mail for a link to my growing library of images/poses.

11-18-2006, 06:31 PM
Is it okay do ask for requests here? If so:

I'm doing an anatomy study in 3d and I want my study to appear to have life. So is it possible to do a standing pose, dynamic that has a good sense of weight. Also I don't want any symmetry if possible. Unless it adds to the overall pose. I may display the final image as a sequence of poses, to show the entire body, so I may have more ideas. :twisted:
Thanks for your time!

If not, disregard this ^

11-19-2006, 02:30 AM
Yes Womball, this is the place to ask for requests. And, anything is possible, if I can figure out how to do it..... I'm not clear on what you're looking for exactly, however. Are you looking for basically any standing pose without much symmetry, etc.? I guess I'm just not sure a pose is necessarily coming to mind that meets your criteria. Perhaps I don't understand your criteria well enough. How might what you're looking for differ from the standing posses I've included in earlier pages on this thread, for example? (such as this one) :


11-19-2006, 02:41 AM
I do like the assymetry in the pose, but its a bit subtle. Also not quite as lively as I would like. But I may use something similar. Do you have any lively poses too? Like doing some sort of action?

11-19-2006, 02:46 AM
Okay this one (also from this thread) is more "action-like". How might it differ from this?:


12-02-2006, 07:50 AM
Hi Ben..
Thank you so much for the service you are doing... I made a few of sketches from your images and have posted them in my anatomy thread.. You have been a great help to me in studying the human form.:)

There is a scene from the Indian epic "Mahabharatha" that I was thinking of sculpting for quite some time now.. I made a rough pose in Maya(which I am posting below), but I have no idea how to go about the task of adding the muscle and bone details and bringing out the personality of the charaters. I was wondering whether you would be interested in doing a few poses for one of the characters, namely,the King..

The story line goes thus: A king falls in love with a maid at the river bank and proposes.. the girl, who is actually the river itself in human form, accepts on condition that the king never questions anything she does. King agrees... they get married.. The girl/river gets into the habit of throwing every child born to them into the river... 7 years and 7 infanticides later, the river-girl is about to throw the 8th child into the river(herself), when the King loses control over himself and stops her.(this is the moment I want to capture.) The river-girl reveals her secret to the King and leaves him, leaving the child in his care.


The way I look at it, there are a lot of conflicting emotions involved... The King is so much in love that he let 7yrs pass without questioning the killing of his off-spring, but he is at the end of his patience... on one side, it is his masculine pride trying to assert itself.. on another, it is the deperate need for a heir... then again, there is his paternal instincts which he with-held so long..

Please do not consider yourself bound by the way I composed the scene... Do whatever comes to your mind... I am interested in seeing your interpretation of the character, the scene and the story.
Btw, I posted the same request in Ron's thread also.


12-02-2006, 04:05 PM
Hmm, yes, quite a scene. I'll have to do some thinking on this one, and see what I can come up with, that might, hopefully, be helpful.

Thanks again for using my reference for your sketch work. I'm glad you mentioned so I could appreciate them, since I hadn't discovered them earlier, I'm afraid I've been rather busy/pre-occupied recently.

12-02-2006, 04:28 PM
I started drawing some of your poses. I hope to do more during winter break. I had some new idea. Fencing poses! They combine dance (ballet I think) with fighting, which generally dead things can't do. Except for super zombies. Very elegant to.

12-19-2006, 12:12 AM
Sounds good, Womball! I hope you're able to find some time (seemingly unlike me, recently).

And, speaking of not having time, anandpg. I know that Ronnie has been working on these poses for you, and I'm glad and that's good, because I just haven't had time, I'm afraid. I made an attempt today, though I fear it may have been an attempt to try "something" and try it "too fast". In any case:


Or, should you still dare, larger versions available at: http://imageevent.com/justmeina/temp

01-06-2007, 02:26 AM
Phenominal work here Ben, I went and added you to my deviant faves too. The pieces you've done are wonderful, some looked like they were quite difficult as well.

I would like to ask you for a couple poses if you get a chance, I am looking for poses that would simulate a dominating force looming over his victim. The two images I have in my mind are a vampire getting ready to grab his victim from behind and a gladiator getting ready to make his final blow to a prone opponent.

Beyond those mental images, how the effect is given will be up to your discretion. Thank you for your time, and keep up the wonderful work.

01-11-2007, 09:03 PM
Thanks for the kind words, Therverian. I gave the idea a try, and this is my attempt:
I hope it's useful.

01-11-2007, 09:26 PM
This is so kind of you to do Ben!

What I have been curious of, which seems to lack in books and such, is how the muscles and the expression on the face appears when the person is lifting heavy things. I do not want you to risk any injury, but somehow, could you replicate this effect? This would be so great as I haven't been able to find this in any books, and I lack a life model.

Thanks again! :D

01-11-2007, 11:34 PM
Hmm, I'll have to think about what I can use for weights, as I don't have any actual ones, that would kind of seem like the obvious. Hmmm, heavy, compact... thinking......

01-12-2007, 07:26 AM

Those poses are perfect :) You do us all a great favor.

I appreciate your help with this. Hopefully I can have something to give in return in short order. Thanks again for your help.

01-13-2007, 04:31 AM
Thanks Therverian. I sincerely hope my efforts are helpful and useful.

01-16-2007, 02:07 AM
Ben, sometime in the future (not sure exactly when, maybe a couple of months) I want to run a 50 hands / 50 feet Anatomy Lesson Series Workshop - would you be able to take pictures of, say, 25 hands and 25 feet for the Workshop? I've asked Ron to do the same, and I may also mix in some master drawings / or sculptures of hands. Let me know if this is possible - there is no rush! :)

(I posted exactly the same thing to Ron's thread - I'm hoping that dividing the shots will make it easier for you guys. Like I say, there is no rush - thank you!)

01-16-2007, 02:12 AM
The lighting looks phenomenal in these pictures! You can see SSS (the light passing through skin) effects too!

01-18-2007, 11:08 PM
Hey Ben. Not sure if you're still doing this stuff, but next time you get the camera set up could you take a pose for me? Like a foreshortened laying down on your back sort of thing? Did a quick sketch for rough idea but it should be tilted a lower angle with more foreshortening. See sketch:


His right arm is trying to shield his face, palm up... other arm out like his fingers are being pulled at & his arm follows.. one leg up, sort of an action, writhing, hopeless being attacked feel.

Thanks in advance


01-19-2007, 12:57 PM
I'm not sure why, but I haven't had much results that I've liked doing hands and feet shots so far, Rebecca, but when I get a chance, I'll see what I can do.

Thanks Womball, I hope the images are helpful and work.

I really like your pose idea, Jeff. I don't have anything I've already done quite like it. Next chance I get, I'll see what I can do.

01-25-2007, 11:45 PM
I thought I'd have some time to catch up on pose requests today. But, as it turned out, I only had a few minutes, but I did happen to get one done - namely this one:
I hope this is kinda what you had in mind, Jeff, and helpful.

For the other request(or)s, please don't give up on me, I hope to get them done, hopefully fairly soon.

01-28-2007, 08:11 PM
Wow!! Ben, I just want to thank you for doing this for all the artists out there. Trying to find resource pictures like this is unbelievably difficult. I've known of your dA account for a good while but had no idea you posted here! :) Very kind of you, and very much appreciated.

02-28-2007, 04:20 AM
Byoideeful! It's gold, ship it! Thanks buddy I appreciate it :)

03-22-2007, 07:32 PM
Wow! Thank you so much for doing this Ben! This thread is amazing!!! I'm going to steal most of these shots for practice sketching, and if I can think of any pose I especially need, I know where to go! Again thank you so much from a fellow artist.

03-23-2007, 12:42 AM
hi ben, thanks for all those poses... they have proved very useful to me... i have been searching the internet like mad for some of those poses.... thanks again.....

do u think u could do me a pose of an uppercut but with something in ur hand... so as if u have just hit someone with a donkeys jawbone in ur hand and ur hand is now at the extreme end of the hit...

it would be v v helpful if u could do that....

thanks a million....

03-28-2007, 09:22 PM
Thanks Somnilocus, evilhead, Chiko, carlsden! Also, and assuming I understood the idea, I tried this one, carlsden:

05-29-2007, 10:45 PM
Whoa, awesome thread! Thank you to both Ben and Rebecca for creating this!

Hi Ben, I'm looking for something simple that I haven't seen on your website or in this thread. Could you be so kind as to do a standing pose w/ your left hand resting on your hip (thumb at the back, four w/ the weight on your left leg and your right leg rested and slightly bent. Similar to this: http://www.reybustos.com/03ra/YoungMan_mx.htm but w/ your back arched so that your chest is more pronounced. I'm trying to model the upper torso of a character in this pose but the back blade/trapezius and latissimus dorsi are giving me problems.

If you could do this pose, I'd appreciate it. Thanks!

06-07-2007, 06:51 PM
Thanks for the kind words! I hope my efforts are helpful. I made the attempt, and hope that too is helpful....:


06-20-2007, 11:58 PM
Hey Ben, the pose is great! Perfect! Do you happen to have a higher-res version?

06-21-2007, 03:07 PM
Thanks! I hope it's helpful. The higher resolution (the highest I have) can be had here: http://photos.imageevent.com/justmeina/temp/P6073814CE-N211_1-2.jpg

06-21-2007, 03:09 PM

Though it may be easier to get it by going to the main photo album at http://imageevent.com/justmeina/temp
(it's near the bottom).

06-21-2007, 07:35 PM
Most appreciated, Ben! Thanks!

08-12-2007, 06:25 PM
those are really amazing photos!!! thank you so much!!!it makes me so inspired to train my anatomy and real flesh colour. you are a life saver!!!

08-13-2007, 02:06 AM
Thanks very much for the positive feedback and kind words! I do hope the images are useful and helpful.

08-23-2007, 02:16 AM
Hey Ben... thanks for the awesome work! I started on the project after so much delay.. you can watch the progress in my anatomy thread. Thanks a lot!!

10-12-2007, 10:22 AM

nice work

10-14-2007, 03:42 PM
thats very cool

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