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- Hand stock with gloves
- looking over the should turning degrees
- Stock photos on a bike
- climbing up a ladder
- expressions with the eyes closed
- poses with arrows and a quiver
- dramatic lighting with facial expressions
- Throwing poses (pokeball)
- Sleeping photos with pillows and blankets
- leaning against a wall, various poses
- Guns / holding a gun
- Let's draw falling from the front
- left-handed archery
- sitting / kneeling poses
- twin light sources
- slouched over a desk
- kneeling / crouching
- perspective from below, running, kicking, leaning casually
- unarmed combat
- crossbow
- Swinging on a swing (with a flat seat, not a round seat)
- Floating poses, but with a sword / staff / shield like an guardian or archangel.
- boxing
* casual poses, walking, eating, talking, passing
- Presenting something ala Vanna in Wheel of Fortune (low, medium and high)
- hands, feet, gun poses
- Emotions from different angles
- sports poses like volleyball
- Tilting top to bottom but with full body
- head angle shots with dynamic lighting
- Headshots from the front and side with the camera stationary but the head leaning forward and back
- ninja poses, sneaking around
- scythe stock, but action or dynamic
- Simple poses with crutches or a wheelchair
- worm's eye view of Let's Draw Sleeping
- light angles but with two light sources
- coloured light sources
- head turnaround but with glasses
- stock with casual clothes
- this pose
- hairstyle stock
- ancient warrior kneeling rotated
- legs and feet sitting vs standing and crossed ankles
- full-body upward perspective turn-around
- chair poses, couch armchair, wooden chair, bar stool
- crouching from an upward perspective like a gargoyle statue
- different character postures (chest puffed for haughty, slouched over for sad)
- facial expressions with lines drawn on face

Do you have X stock? (Playing an instrument / hands / daggers)

Before you ask me this question, do the following things:

1) Look through my entire gallery first. Some people have asked for stuff I do actually have, but haven't looked for it. I've made the effort to clean up my gallery and make it much more organized, but I am not your personal google. If it's there, it's there. If it's not, it's not.

2) If you can't find what you're looking for, use DA's search. Some helpful search filters are Popular -> Month and Popular -> All Time… (Browing for models popular this month)… (browsing models popular all time)… (browsing groups and couples)… (browsing female anatomy for hands)

Search for what you are looking for before you make a request from me. I am not the only stock provider on DA, and there are many, many talented folks out there who are lacking exposure. They also have done stock that I haven't.

Your photos are blurry / grainy / have poor lighting

Oh, yes, I know. Trust me, I know. I want to thank you for being willing to give me advice, but if a photo has a lot of comments, the particular situation may have been addressed before. Especially since in my loft, I can't exactly change my natural lighting situation. I will seek out advice and dialogue with better photographers on certain photos, but I prefer to do it as a unified discussion rather than me answering the same things over and over. I really like the critique system and use it often. Trust me, I am listening and learning. :)

You're shooting the bow / holding the sword, etc. wrong.

Here is where all I can say is, "Artistic license. Take what you can get from it."
Rest assured, I do know the basics for of holding a bow and swinging a sword. However, that often does not show up in my photography simply due to me trying to do many complex things at once. I am my own photographer and all of my shots are taken on a self-timer. This means that to get the lovely leap-shot series, I have a ten-second window to position my body in an action shot, in focus, with the right lighting and doing something worth drawing that doesn't cut my head out of the frame or cover up my face. that is... really hard. So you do see mistakes here and there. Sometimes I haven't fully drawn back. Sometimes my elbow is too high. This is an action shot and in fluid action, there's going to be some issues. I'm working those out but to produce the stock I am, there will be form mistakes.

There's also the sense of creating character when shooting stock. Characters don't exist in a void where perfect form is always available. If there's guns and explosions going on around you, you need to react and be flexible about what to do. perfect form is usually static, wheras most comic artists want dynamic, moving images. I have a variety of artists who use my stock and some will find it more helpful than others.

What's with the grid?
The grid on my floor was done for you, the artist. Each square is  1x1 feet (give or take the width of masking tape) to give a sense of perspective and where the camera is. I hope it helps when placing a character in a scene. Next time you use my stock, try tracing the grid as well as my body, but extend the grid into the horizon. Perspective become a lot easier.

Also, the grid helps to show how lens distortion works. Notice how the lines are not 100% straight? That's the curvature of my camera lens you're seeing.

I'm about 5'8-5'9 and 120 lbs.
My bust is 32"
Waist is 24"
Hip is 37"
I am a B-cup. That means I have a SMALL bust. I know lots of people like to give their characters ample bossom, (Or giant, man-eating chest-melons) but I am SMALL and quite happy with it. :P

How do you stay in shape? Do you dance?
I try to keep fit by swimming, primarily. Other hobbies are rock-climbing, snowboarding and of course archery and fencing. Though the otehr ones I mention besides swimming I do so rarely they can hardly be considered regular exercise. I'm not even very good at them.

No, I don't dance. I'd like to take some classes one day. I'd also like to learn how to ride a horse. (with plenty of pictures!)

Will you do stock of X Y Z prop?

I would love to, except I don't have those things. My policy for stock is this: you want it shot, you buy it. I am a broke student, and I can't afford to run out and buy the props and costumes that everyone wants. Now, most things are pooled, and the highest priority item goes first. So I save up enough donations and buy that thing, then wait until I can afford the next. If you'd like to see these props happen, feel free to donate. I only use donated money for stock stuff.

I am currently saving up for:

- A remote shutter for my camera

Prop suggestions so far in no particular order:

- Guns (pistols and rifles)
- Different kinds of swords like a katana
- Scythe
- Axes and maces
- Spear
- Staff
- A Lazy Susan turntable
- Various wigs
- Guitar
- Violin

You have a mosquito bite / bruise / other flaw

I consider myself a body-positive person. I accept my own flaws and don't see them as a huge issue. These flaws are part of what make me a human being providing a realistic resource. I just don't see it as that big of a deal.

Also, when I'm doing sets that can often reach into the hundreds of images, I'm honestly too lazy to bother photoshopping a bruise out of every single photo.

If it detracts from the quality of the photo, I make a judgement call, but if it's just... there, no biggie.

Your face / body isn't the same in every photo.

My body and face aren't going to be exactly the same in each shot because I need to stand up and walk back over to my camera to reset the timer each time. I take all of my photos solo, so there are limitations to this.

Will you provide male stock or couple stock?

At this time, no. I do not have a male partner willing to shoot stock with me. I get this request a lot and I am certainly interested in figuring things out, but I don't have anyone else interested right now.

However, I am not the only stock provider out there, and there are many great male stock artists out there. Check out this journal.

Looking for male stock?Since I often get requests for male stock, I wanted to do a feature and bring you some quality male model resources. Show them some love!
Also, stop asking me to provide male stock. At this point, I can't.
If you need anything male, first you should join :iconmanstock: the group dedicated to male stock and reference. Also, for everything couples, try :iconromancing-the-stock:
Now, in no particular order as I go through my watch list:



Hero or Villain Contest - 2 by jademacalla FA_Val_UCBD_2 by jademacalla
Cornfield -02- by manverustock Fly by manverustock Upside down by manverustock
bb4 by ohnostock bb18 by ohnostock bb5 by ohnostock
073 Jason Aaron Baca Promo2 by jasonaaronbaca jason aaron baca couple 06 by jasonaaronbaca fitness stock 1 by jasonaaronbaca
Male Stock 195 by BirdsistersStock Male Stock 1 by BirdsistersStock Male Stock 43 by BirdsistersStock
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londomedhit Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017
How do I find your stock where you have multiple expressions (64+) like in profile set, but in a 3/4 view? Thanks.
Charlene-Art Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Not sure if I could add to the suggestion list here but I think 'Getting Up' photo references would be helpful - e.g. getting up from a chair or off the floor. Stepping down or up photo references would be cool too - for example getting down off a low wall or even stairs. Legs when walking up or down stair look quite different.

I hope you are doing well and life is treating you fair. How have you been lately?
HamsterForFun Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist
Would you ever consider using people of different ages/body types in your stock? c:
Cute-Little-Angel Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't believe people really say mean things to you. You're doing such a good job! I just found your stock and I love the effort you put into it. It's hard to find stock as good as yours and people have to be rude about it?
Bionicbud88888 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I swim too!!
Jess4564 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like [link] as a pose for this one pic im doing for a friend. I hope ur okay with me using it. I will not be using clothing, but it'll be covered (nature things like vines and such) so i hope ur okay with that :D
ChiakiNeko Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012   General Artist
I was working on a sculpture of a face and it came to mind that refs of the top and bottom of the face would be useful for sculptures and 3D models. I have noted your Head Turnaround Top and Bottom for the profile and the front, but the angles aren't extreme enough, so a suggestion would be stock photos of the very top and bottom of the face :) Thanks a bunch~

Sorry this might not be the best time to be requesting poses ^^'
ming-zi Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
may i use your stock for my art pose references?
RobynRose Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
you don't need to ask my permission to use my stock, just please read my rules first.
Stars-in-the-Tide Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
I know staff is on the list, but I'm going to suggest it again :D You could always use a broom/mop, or even a branch from outside, and the best thing about that is it's FREE :P. A branch would also work for a wand/walking stick/cane (you could even use your umbrella, closed, I've seen in your present stock), etc. Even if it isn't a straight pole, showing how you hold and lean on something similar would be a huge help for those using your stock as reference. Maybe not as great for manipulation. But, hey, they have other stock for that, right? Ha :B

Also, I love your stock! You have so many different poses that are actually useful. A lot of the stock I've come across are "what-the-hell-am-I-going-to-do-with-that" poses that don't look natural, or are one perspective. You show ALL the angles! Keep it up! Your stock has been a big help. Thank you so much! I'll eventually get around to uploading/linking what I've used them for haha.
magicwingsforever Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a quick suggestion for people looking for stock of yours in your gallary? People can use the search that's only for you gallary, the search bar for that is right next to the scrapbook button in your gallary. :)
DEAFHPN Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you think you could do some animation stock?
RobynRose Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
what would that look like?
DEAFHPN Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
would be like this [link]


or that basically it would show you the frames.
kickbuttme Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
I second the gun suggestion. t'would be fun
jkleopardqueen Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A pack of various sitting poses around a table? Like with your elbows on the table, just sitting, looking down at something, etc.
JamieMDavies Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
For the props, you can find some of them at a thrift store for... well, cheaper than buying them new (lazy susan turntable, guitar, violin). As long as you're fine with a simple 'staff' you could go to a hardware store and get a 2m pole or something (not sure what they're called). Those are usually cheap but sturdy.

And what kind of remote camera shutter are you looking for?
RobynRose Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
I picked one up from ebay. it's a nice piece, but the cord is awfully short. I wish I could get one with a longer extension.
lemoncoughdrop Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012   Digital Artist
Are you still taking suggestions?
RobynRose Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
You can always write me a suggestion, though there's no guarantee I'll do it.
HerosofOlympus Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
I havent been able to find another person whose female stock is as good as yours. would you happen to know other good female ones?
RobynRose Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
try :icondaposes:
HerosofOlympus Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Are you ever going to do any swimming stock or something like that?
RobynRose Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
I'd love to do swimming stuff and possibly underwater stuff, but I'd have to get waterproof gear for my camera first, and that can run pretty expensive. ^^
Mann-of-LaMancha Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
On a side note, I might be able to help doing worms eye views of your images for people that want that but only see a straight on view. Just posting a picture of your image in a 3D environment, I can then change the view to any form of bird's eye or worm's eye view and then render the image.

However that breaks your "don't make stock from (your) stock" rule. So what if I e-mailed you the image for you to post in your gallery? Just suggesting it because I can do in 5-10 minutes what might take you a half to an hour of set up and shooting to do (or re-do as it were).
RobynRose Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
This sounds like an interesting idea to do in the future, though not at this moment. :)
Mann-of-LaMancha Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
just did a mock up of what I am talking about, using a straight on view of my own sketched drawing of a figmentary person then changing the view as I liked.
I borrowed your concept of a gridded floor and ceiling...

Making a copy of a copy is always bound to get pixelated, but my source image was low resolution to start with...
Mann-of-LaMancha Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
okay, I'll accept a "back burner" idea, but just add that it wouldn't work for photos with you holding your arms out ahead of you, but with them at your sides or out to the side, it should work out right a with minimum of distortion...
Mann-of-LaMancha Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey there!
Just did a somewhat exhausting look (too dramatic? ;P) through your gallery, so no fair saying I didn't look!! ;)
Also, I didn't see an FAQ even though I did see someone mention one...
Looked though the titles of your journals... not going to read each one. (You know dA should make it so you can do a "sticky" journal (one that stays at the top, ...if so used).
I guess I'll just shoot from the hip and make a comment here and hope it falls close to the right place.

I think if I ever want to see what I want to look for, I'll have to make a group myself and order it how I like, as daunting as that might seem...
Oh! Yes! Are you still here? heh Yes, I was supposed to simply say what I was looking for and hope it makes it to your suggestions list (or just affirm a request if someone already made the suggestion). (Not very good at "simply saying" anything! ;P )

Really find the sitting poses artistically helpful and could use some associated standing full body poses "at attention" as it were... or hands behind back. I'd also suggest a reclined sitting pose, but for it to be helpful for me, I'd have to draw a picture or go into a much longer discourse of explaining what really should be simple! :selflaugh:

On a side note, I was wondering how you felt about your image being modified? First, let me explain that I don't use photos of people, but use a photo as a life model to free-hand render from, similar to my icon image. Second, I'm not talking about anything erotic or doing "ballooning" as I have seen the term used, but instead the image would be "understated" instead (or changing hair color, etc)?
Using a person's "stock" is a new concept for me, so I am not sure about the policies beyond reading your terms.

On a side note, I will be looking at your male stock link, ...later, but for now, do you know of any models (male or female) that post stock similar to the way you did yours here [link] I'll start looking through a few groups, that I found only after looking at your gallery, tomorrow...
Seriously, I can find things on dA more easily if I used google to search for it, rather than using a dA search (sorry for the random whinging).

Being popular and having a lot of common-taters, I can understand your keeping a response, if any, to a one or two word response :nod:
RobynRose Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
I allow my stock to be used in multiple mediums, from traditional or digital drawing reference, to photomanipulation and sculpting. As long as people read and follow my rules, they're free to use my stock. If you have any further questions, you can always ask via note.

As to the poses you suggest, i have a long list of casual poses I'm going to do, but for now, my photo room is under construction. :)

As to other stock artists, all i can do is suggest what you said: look through groups for your best bet. there's no standard way to submit stock, so everyone will be slightly different.
Mann-of-LaMancha Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, I realized you had a (long) list, looking at this journal entry...

I might take you up on the note idea but just be warned, I might go into explicit detail (read as: maximum verbosity) of what is or isn't acceptable, only because I tend to like to spell out all the caveats and addendums. My dad always used to say I should have been a "Pennsylvania lawyer" ;P (a very detailed lawyer who picks apart every word or phrase used and makes lengthy what could/should be left as simply)

Yeah, that's why I said I might have to make up my own group so then I could order all the pictures up into sections and subsections as I would like to see. :XD: :no:
RobynRose Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
sounds good. :) better clear than not.
KeimoJ Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Professional Artist
Your gallery is a big helper in so many ways! :D Currently drawing your head from different angles. Is it possible to take few foreshortening pics?
RobynRose Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
I have some hand foreshortening in my Anatomy and Partial body folder.
KeimoJ Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Professional Artist
Ah, seems so :D thx.
Jonathanjo Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Some famous battle moves in the movies or animes
Nildrin Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very very much for all you do for us, drawers. It really helps to have a reference like those you provide.

In the future, I just hope you will not limit yourself to cosplays, since many here ask you to cosplay ; I really appreciate your gallery because you wear neutral underwear, which is great to create clothes after getting the pose right. I have browsed dA many times to find poses and other stock, and I find it very hindering when people already wear specific clothes / colours / jewelry / hairdos ...
Again, thank you !

(PS : I totally agree with your "accept your defaults" policy :) We're humans, not photoshop creatures !)
RobynRose Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Oh, I plan on keeping my stock the way it is. Cosplay is just a hobby that I've been wanting to get into for a while for fun.
Nildrin Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad to know it, then ;) I'll stay tuned !
Entraya Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love you. Thanks for taking your time to make all these things, even tho you do it alone and is broke
Oh, maybe a sitting perpective pack? I'd love to use something like that.
Mighty-Morphin-Mimi Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
keep up the good work
Gemini-FX Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have to say I love your work, and that a finally have found a good archery reference for one of my characters that have been in my head for awhile. When I am finish with it I will post it along with my other works that I have, done its hard being in the navy and trying to get your art work all in order because of deployments. I will make at least a few copies of my finish archer for my reference for art school apps, but I will if you like send the original to you. Also there's nothing wrong with being single as long as you are happy, plus you get a lot more work done.
Khaine17 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Would love to hear your voice, your accent. Would you be willing to do a FAQ s a video?

hope that doesn't sound to weird lol
RobynRose Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
probably, if it'll get people to stop asking the same questions over and over. :P
Though right now I'm having some trouble setting video up. I thought shooting with my DSLR would be easier than it is. >.<
Khaine17 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yeah i would have thought it would just be a switch, i don't really know anything about camera's though. hope you get it sorted ^^
Skia713 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I apologize if I am repeating something already said, but (especially if your room is not a perfect square) have you tried putting your camera on a tripod or other stand in one corner and standing in the opposite corner? Using the math principles of geometry and trigonometry, the length of the hypotenuse of a right triangle is always longer than the length of either side. Standard rooms can be looked at as having four right triangles or two right triangles that are duplicated, so this should help a bit. I am not much of a photographer, so I do not know how this would affect the lighting or the subsequent photos. I just thought this might give you a possible solution. Also, do you have a tripod that will lift your camera so that it can be aimed at a slight tilt to solve the chopped off head issue? Again, I am not sure if that will do the trick or not.

If my suggestions help any, I will be very glad. If they are useless or cause you to waste time, I apologize. If I had the money, I would simply send you the cash to buy what you need, but I'm retired on disability and living on a fixed income that doesn't always pay all our bills as it is. :(

Thank you for all the fine reference photos and please keep up the good work.
RobynRose Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
I did think of moving my camera to the corners of our room, and in theory we do gain some room but as you say, it affects the lighting a bit, and to be honest, it's "too little too late" in that I still have the problem of not having enough room to do the stuff I really want like jumping, walking, punching, etc.

Thank you for your advice, though. :>
SMDTuckAedon13257 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i plan on using ur stock for some personal drawing and if i ever post any to DA i will follow ur rule as best i can(im not very tech savy, and dont have my own computer with internet, i have to mooch from friends) and i appreciate the time u take to do this for us...and i would also be willing to do some male modeling for sure u may have had other offers by now, but i am genuinely interested(im kind of "stage shy" and i think it would help my over all confidence and may improve many aspects of my life and art) just something to consider....if ur interested start a convo with me..... :) *hopeful grin*
GigaPipen1407 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
SABRIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELLLL!!! :iconexplodelaplz: I love those books.
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