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04 April 2005, 03:27 PM
Does anyone know a good website for references? Particularly poses and faces? I have looked all of the place and haven't found anything good, but I was wondering if maybe one of you guys knew of any good websites. Thanks for you time!

04 April 2005, 03:35 PM

Probably the best out there.

04 April 2005, 05:22 PM
Another place where we can find some interesting poses sometime is in the Stock section of DeviantArt. Some users have some good pose creativity and sometime we can ask for a specific pose for them to shoot, if we have it in mind. Though, it is sometime hard to find something really worth it but still. ;)

I usually find the best reference to be myself in front of a mirror.

04 April 2005, 06:13 PM
Mirror, live modeling, and a well polished knowledge of anatomy works wonders (this so you can warp you body and make it more feminine or masculine or childish, etc.) But if I had a digital camera I would sure take tons of pics. ^_^ It's easier working from 2d to 2d though you have to be careful cuz it can look kinda stiff...

04 April 2005, 06:26 PM
StephanD- I've actually seen that website before, but as far as poses go, they are really stiff and doll-like, if you know what I mean. They are relaxed. It's a nice place for learning skin tones and hair but that's all I've found useful there. Thank you though.

Lilie-I know about the DA Stock section. And it does work wonders, but it's really hard to find a good stock photographer in there. Do you have any favorites?

oz haver-I think your right about that. I just wish I had more time to snap references like that, hehe. Thanks for the help! :)

04 April 2005, 07:03 PM
I personally like using There are tons of beatiful pictures of what they call "tasteful nudes".

Most of the site is commercial, but they have a daily free picture and some free pictures in their weekly newsletter.

04 April 2005, 08:10 PM

and this program is kind of interesting

04 April 2005, 09:51 PM
Also try some of the model agencies' sites - like this one for example :

04 April 2005, 09:52 PM
i always go to ( probably one of the best places to find refrences because u can just type what u're looking for and a big list of pictures will come up..sometimes it's very hard to find exactly what u want though..finding good refrences is not that easy

not sure what u're looking for but corbis is a great place to look for any pictures in general.

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