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The animated image shows how a pose can be zoomed-in and rotated for portrait and detail views. You can see any part of the figure close-up from multiple angles.

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Create A Login and download 2 free full size poses from your Pose Library. Then explore the Pose Tool for additional models in thousands of poses (Pose Credits are easy to use and give a discount when buying individual poses). Collections of poses—at a substantial discount—can be found on the Sessions, Companion Disks, and Ebook Downloads pages.

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The photos may be used as a reference for creating traditional art which may then be sold. For example, a drawing, painting, or sculpture is permissible under these guidelines, whereas a work which uses the actual photos—such as a collage—would be prohibited. The photos may be used for games, videos, and digital art if first manipulated in a substantive way, for example, as the basis for a wireframe mesh, skin, or texture. However, they may not, in whole or in part, be resold, repackaged and sold, nor given away.
If you would like to use our photos as part of a product, class, or other offering, please contact us and provide as much detail about your project as you can. We license photos on a case-by-case basis.

About the Pose Tool

ThePose Tool is a free, easy to use, interactive search tool that helps you find just the right pose. Without buying anything, you can use it for pose ideas, instructing models, planning compositions, practice, and inspiration. When you are ready to create finished works of art (our ultimate goal for this website), you can download the complete 24 views at full resolution starting at just $4.00 (17¢ per photo).
These are the most recently edited photos available in the Pose Tool:


Downloads give you immediate access to complete pose collections. Individual poses can be purchased through the Pose Tool one at a time or at a discount using Credits. If you purchase credits, simply log in, then click the Buy Now Button above any pose you want in the Pose Tool.
We are actively developing new features for and hope to offer much more in the future. Your thoughts and ideas for improvements or new features always welcome! Please Contact Us.

A diversity of models pose for the Art Models project

Jenni posing with Art Models 2 and 4 Jenni is a model from the Czech Republic. When she was in the U.S. she contacted us to become part of the Art Models project. Her photos can be seen in the Pose Tool. It amazes us that artists and models around the world have heard about the Art Models mission (providing access to quality reference photos of the human figure) and want to take part. We were showing Jenni Art Models 2 and 4 and she held them up for a pose. You can find Jenni poses in the Pose Tool and the Session Downloads page.


Becca, Larger Than Life.

A quick snap-shot showing Becca standing next to her photo from a previous shoot. We're using a PlayStation 3 connected to a 60" high-def TV to view her photos at larger-than-life size. You could do the same with the photos on any of our Direct Downloads, Sessions, or Companion Disks. If you don't have a Playstation, you could connect a computer to a TV. Some DVD players will let you show photos from a disk. In a classroom or meeting, you could use a projector for an even larger view.


Jesse modeling one of the figures from The Burghers of Calais


In preparing Art Models 2 to be reprinted (we sold out of the first print run), I was reminded of this photo by Dan. Sometimes the younger models get all the attention but Dan did a great job of capturing the expression of a wounded and dying combatant and we thought it deserved to be featured.


Free Session Download

We’re doing a promotion for the new book. Buy it on the release date, April 7, and get a Session Download free! Email us your receipt (admin  the@symbol and you’ll get your choice of Session Download (under $25) from this website. Limit 1 per person. We’ll also honor any purchase before April 7. 03/24/2015

New Star Sessions

Uploaded the first Star Sessions. A mix of ordinary activities and some more traditional art poses. The poses have been done for a while but we overlooked uploading the Sessions. A thank you to the customer who requested them! 03/24/2015

New Bailey Session

All the poses from the Bailey bodybuilder Photo Shoot are now up in a Session Download. The photos are largely unedited, straight from RAW camera photos through developing to finished photos. Even though we usually do only a light editing to remove transient blemishes, no editing at all has been requested several times by people who want natural skin textures, imperfections and all. 03/10/2015

Checkout the Kickstarter for Movement & Form by Disney Animator and top animation instructor Samantha Youssef! We're excited in part because Samantha directed a Photoshoot with us and IrinaV (Session 6B), which will be used in the book. We get no compensation from her, we just think it will be an amazing project.

New Kerri Sessions

All the poses from the Kerri Photoshoot are now up in 2 Session Downloads. The Kerri photos are largely unedited, straight from RAW camera photos through developing to finished photos. 02/24/2015

A professional Ballerina directed by a Disney Animator

These two sessions have all the poses from the photo shoot directed by Samantha Youssef of Studio Technique. They are divided into two groups. The poses selected by IriniaV and the Art Models team and one for the poses selected by Samantha. Many of the poses directed by Samantha focus on body mechanics that are relevant to learning animation and some of those will be featured in her upcoming book "Movement & Form." 01/19/2015

New Special Sessions Available

Recently posed on Facebook about which poses seem to be the most popular based on downloads per day. Someone asked if we had plans to bundle those top poses into a special package. Sounded like a good idea, so here they are. We did one for males and one for females. We chose them based on poses that had been available at least a year as of 12/31/2014 and ordered by number of times they are downloaded per day. We omitted a few poses, such as ones that were repeats of the same posture by different models. 01/04/2015

New Mobile Friendly Site!

The Beta version of our mobile-friendly Art Models website,, is now live. It's a Beta, so things might break—please let us know. Now you can view your Library photos without having to download and open a .zip file, just use your login from You can also search the whole Art Models catalog and buy and use Pose Credits. It works on a variety of screen sizes and devices. Hopefully, we can get a lot of people trying it out, so please pass this on to anyone you know who might be interested. Thanks! 12/23/2014

New CatH Sessions Available

CatH poses are now available in Session Downloads. One download contains a dressing sequence, plus details, and close-ups. The other has more conventional poses.
See all the poses at the Session Downloads page. 12/23/2014

New AveryA Sessions Available

The Avery session had lots of close-ups and portrait style photos for painting and drawing, which has been a frequent request. Since people were asking, we did those as soon as we had a model back in the studio. Those were combined into one Session Download, while the more conventional sets with 24-point rotations of the full figure were put together into another Session. That one contains a mix of "posed" poses, casual, and some more painterly poses.
See all the poses at the Session Downloads page. 11/18/2014

Movement & Form

Samantha is posting information about her book project, which will use photos from the session she directed with IrinaV. It sounds great. Very exciting! 11/9/2014

In the Studio with Samantha Youssef

Recently, we had the honor of working with Samantha Youssef of Studio Technique . Her credits include Lilo & Stitch 2, Bambi II, and Tarzan II. She is an accomplished artist and animator who has been invited by top studios and universities around the world to teach master classes to their top artists. She planned and directed a shoot with IrinaV, a formally trained ballerina. Samantha is also trained in ballet. With the two of them speaking a common language, combined with Samantha's knowledge of exactly what would make a great art reference, the shoot went beautifully!
See the poses she planned and directed as they are developed in the Pose Tool. 10/3/2014

New JohnyG Sessions Available

People have been asking for more male model poses in general and for JohnyG sessions in particular. Here they are, all three parts of his first session. We tried to do a variety of poses, from classical to modern, everyday and more unusual. The photos were taken about a year ago and are finally finished editing. 9/23/2014

Updated Art Models iPad app Available

We've created an app for iPad to make it easier (we hope) to access and view the Art Models photos when using an iPad. Try it here. Photos now loop around from first to last and last to first when swiping through views in the Library. Much better than having to swipe through all the photos to get back to the beginning. Also, a number of small improvements made and a bug fix. 8/28/2014

New GingerYoga Sessions Available

These are sets of Yoga based poses photographed in rotation as each posture is held. They are the same poses Ginger did in the video series. Ginger is not a yoga professional, so it's not meant to be a teaching aid, but rather a series of reference photos of an average body in yoga postures.
See the poses at the Session Downloads page. 8/1/2014

New DanM Sessions Available

Both halves of DanM's second session are now available. DanM excels at dynamic poses, like this sample, but we also mixed in some ordinary everyday activities (drinking coffee, writing on a notepad). Many poses were inspired by Joseph Sheppard's Drawing the Living Figure. Take a look at the Session Downloads page. 7/30/2014

New Art Models iPad app Available!

We've created an app for iPad to make it easier (we hope) to access and view the Art Models photos when using an iPad. Try it here.
  • Search the entire catalog of Art Models poses anywhere you have an internet connection.
  • Keep track of your favorites.
  • Download and view complete poses from your library right on your iPad.
  • Zoom and pan the high-res photos.
  • Add poses to your library using Pose Credits.
  • Unclothed poses are hidden by default as a parental control. Log in using your existing website username to show them.
  • Once viewed, photos are cached for fast viewing without re-downloading.
It is version 1.1, so it may have a few bugs, but please give it a try and let us know what you think by replying to this email.

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