To celebrate my accomplishments last year I treated myself to a new book and I am thoroughly thrilled with it. The poses are a great mix of dynamic and traditional but what sets it really apart are the angles. they provide so many shots from different perspectives.
Most of you know that I generally work without a model. I get ideas for a pose, I work the anatomy and lighting out and produce the final (or play with conceptualization). it’s handy to have good knowledge of anatomy, but sometimes it can be tricky to work out twisted relationships or foreshortening. I want to play with angles and depth more and I cant twist myself into poses the way I used to. That is why this book is such a great find – I am looking forward to getting back to some life drawing roots and really playing around. while it can be freeing to work model free it can also be frustrating.