* Please use it as an inspiration/reference for your drawings/painting or for learning purposes. Do not create bases and photomanipulations from it. Thank you *
You can use the arts done with my poses anywhere and do not need to credit me (though it is appreciated).
EDIT: I found two more poses on a sheet of paper, so I scanned them and added here.
I wanted to do some more of the pose references from a longer time.
Instead of drawing singe character I decided to create some couples. So now my face-less models are in love: hugging and flirting
I found it really relaxing to draw. I hope you'll enjoy it as the previous sets of poses.
more from the series:
Thank you for the reference sheet, and for the ludicrously good timing.
Thanks for creating this.
Its not that there is any problem with them, they are exactly what the mainstream media imagines a couple to be. Like you said - nothing wrong with that.
But what about all the couples that aren't on this page? Ones that are chubby, or gay, or old. Is picturing love in exactly the same way every time is really a good idea?
Though yes, I can see why using the same body type over and over again would be dull and maybe even offensive to some, but this is also used as a reference study, so that whomever is using this may merely have a guide for poses rather than a direct outline, so that if an artist wishes for people with a different build or sex, they can draw them themselves using the reference as a guide, for art is interpretive, and people can take and leave what they wish from the art.
And no, love is never the same for everyone, but as for whether it is a "good idea"...? Well I think love is also interpretive, and as long as it exists, who cares about what its classified as? Gay love, Strait love, Love is simply Love, regardless class, identity, or gender.
(also I'm not a fan of the term "hetero" as a descriptive. I feel like thats the equivalent to saying "homo" as a rude name, and I just feel like things like that are offensive no matter what sexual spectrum you are on.)
I see what you mean, that people could still use this to draw other couples with diffrent charicteristics, but I can't find anyone doing that. Your stuff is good, are you going to break this trend?
Me? You mean you want me to draw people with different body types? Hmm, yeah. I think I could see myself doing that. It would be an interesting exercise. Unfortunately my tablet is on the fritz a the moments, so I'm not really sure when I could get around to it.
Though if you are looking for someone that draws people with different body types and sexual preference regularly, I recommend Tyshea. Nearly all of their characters have unique body types. :3
Only one out of 10 (interstellar) did not give us a central straight relationship. While beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I think most people would rank those couples as being exceptionaly attractive too. Also mostly white.
I don't think many people would discribe that as diverse (or liberal), perhaps you have a talent for picking the right things to watch?
Also why should there be a separate sheet for homo couples?!? Its kind of creepy to try and segragate them out like that.
The couples represented in moves are representative of couples in the media.
What I was describing as 'creepy' is that you don’t seem to think that other couples belong on this reference page. (its not a flow chart, maybe look up what a flow chart is) Art has the ability to be progressive, to improve our culture. There is nothing good about the idea that we should have separate sheets for heterosexual couples and homosexual couples. It sounds like a nasty echo of "separate but equal".
The point being, all varieties of couple belong on a sheet titled "Couples - poses chart". Filling this sheet with only one, mainstream, couple is poor art.
And the male figure in the top-middle pose (the "comforting"-ish one) will be a great guideline for fixing a pic I'm working on. The people's clothes in the reference photo I've been working from blur together in critical areas when I zoom in (I draw with a Wacom tablet and Adobe Illustrator), but this should solve that problem nicely.
Thank you so much for creating it, it's really helpful.