Children's poses for illustrators?
Hi lovely people,
I really want to do intensive practising of drawing children, does anyone know a resource where you can find children’s poses to draw from?
Melissa Bailey 0 last edited by Melissa Bailey 0
@neilpriceart a few years ago, I bought a used book called "Virtual Pose for Children and Teens" (https://www.amazon.com/Virtual-Pose-Children-Teens-Reference/dp/0971401055/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=virtual+pose+for+children+and+teens&qid=1616434862&sr=8-1) -- thinking that I would use it for reference. I never did!
Instead, I've found myself using royalty-free picture sites like Unsplash, Pixabay, and Pexels to search for reference images. Or sometimes, for a gesture, pose, or general anatomy reference, I'll do a Google search. Or if I can, I'll take my own pictures (or ask my client to send pictures they've taken of a specific subject in the project).
There are also 3D pose sites that I tried out, but have forgotten their names and opted not to continue using them, as they required a paid membership. (At the time I felt I wouldn't use it enough to be worth it. The 3D models are usually adult figures.)
Asyas_illos last edited by
I just search Pinterest to find reference when I need it
amandalo last edited by
Also, this Japanese photography studio website has a section for family portraits.
(I don't understand any Japanese, but if you click on the horizontal top left links, there are more.)
The kids here look are really natural and seem to be having so much fun. Their compositions are gorgeous too!
Thanks so much for everyone's help