Category: Professional Suggestions
A) “Stretched” poses: usually short, (30 seconds to 2 minutes)
take unusual shapes, usually feel stretched; used by artists
for studies in foreshortening, action, and “character”.
These serve well as “warm ups” both for models and for
artists, and can offer excitement and variety not possible
in longer poses.
B) Moving poses: continuous slow-motion poses from one position
to another: used by artists for studies in shape-changing,
This section expands on the section above, offering general
remarks first, then going into suggestions regarding each type of
pose described above. A full-length mirror is a very useful tool for
people practising any kind of pose; it helps you be aware of how you
come across. Models often pose in front of a group rather than in
the middle of it. Even so, it is important to remember that you
exist in three dimensions,