I do not own a professional studio, so I do not have the luxury of hiring a model to come in and pose for me whenever I need to sketch the human figure. I often have to result to flipping through a collection of magazine clippings and hundreds of images online to find a pose (and an angle of that pose) that is even REMOTELY close to what I might have in mind for a particular project…and, I don’t know about you, but I do not appreciate all of the lewd images that can pop up when I type in something as simple as “man running” or “woman kneeling.”
So, if you are like me, I would like to introduce you to this amazing piece of technology called Post Tool 3D. You can find it on your smart phone in the app store for $6.99 – or you can download the free limited version called Pose 3D. In order to use this tool successfully, you have to have a good idea – already – about what the human body can and cannot do, but it has been a HUGE blessing in my world!
You can choose either an adult male or adult female form in six different body types, including…
You can also choose from several different proportions tools:
You can change the lighting and the skin tone. You can save several different avatars and your preferences for each. You can pose everything (except the facial expression) right down to the toes and fingertips…
…and best of all…
…you can view your creation from EVERY ANGLE!
Here are some of the avatars and poses that I have been toying with for upcoming projects:
Pretty neat, huh?
POSE TOOL 3D! Check it out!