I feel this is long overdue, but I wasn't really sure how to properly thank the people who are essential to my work.
I'm talking about all the great people on and off of DA who provide excellent stock references of human anatomy.
All those models and photographers who go to great lengths to provide us artists with a wide variety of poses and lighting-references to choose from.
I salute thee.
For, though I have an extensive library (okay, I have five books really..) with photo references for various poses, that I can draw on for inspiration; here are some people I follow on DA for amazing stock that ends up in my inbox so frequently and gives me the most inspiration.
I would love to link back to every stock photo I have used of yours, but that is simply impossible because of my drawing process.
I tend to rely on more than one photo.. well, a lot more than just one photo, for a drawing of a human body and as such, the way I piece things together. I'd say its so rare that I find a picture I wanna use as a reference right off the bat, that it just doesn't happen. Also, I think that if I were to list all the references that go into any one drawing or painting, it would quickly become a cluttered mess of links, going to and from.
With also a special mention to;
...for providing me with awesome inspiration, not as much for poses, but for outfits and scenes in general and that is awesome.
You have my utmost admiration, thanks and appreciation though and I hope this little shout-out goes at least a little way to thank everyone who makes this stuff possible.
My other great references are the two great reference-books by Buddy Scalera;
Men and Boys: ISBN: 1581807589, 9781581807585
Women and Girls: ISBN :1600613632, 9781600613630
-and- These great photo collections of classical poses by Mark Edward Smith
The Nude Female Figure: ISBN:0823099911, 9780823099917
The Nude Figure: ISBN:0823032329, 9780823032327'
-and also the slightly humorous-
Hindsight: :ISBN: 103936882894, 139783936882896 (its by one of my absolute favourite artists; Boris Vallejo)
I recommend you all look these great artists and books up if you're ever stumped for how to draw something or just what to draw :3