WebFind: SenshiStock, free drawing references by artists, for artists

Image: SenshiStock
Image: SenshiStock

SenshiStock – a Creative Commons pose reference resource for artists – is a deviantART account full of non nude pictures of people. Published as a drawing and art creation resource, this is a great free resource for creating comics.

The photos focus on models who are wearing form fitting, lightly colored clothing so an artist can see the pose clearly without nudity. This also allows all ages of artist access to the stock.

“They can be used for anatomy help, pose reference, help with drawing perspective, and much more,” says Sarah ‘Sakky’ Forde, who runs SenshiStock and is the main model. She began making stock for her own pose reference material for her work as an artist and illustrator.

Image: SenshiStock
Image: SenshiStock

All of the images have a CC BY 3.0 license, and the main thing the team want is they deservedly want credit for image use, although supporting them on Patreon wouldn’t hurt either. You can share and distribute the stock as long as you give credit and link to the DeviantArt account. (Check out the Rules for all the details).

If you have a pose suggestion or you’re looking for a specific poses, check out the Really Long Guide for help with which folders might be best for you.

A gallery search (the white search bar at the top of the Gallery tab) before asking is advisable though, as you may find your pose already covered.

This is a really nifty resource that’s clearly taken a lot of hard work and dedication to put together. Check it out and let the team know you’ve used their work.

SenshiStock is on DeviantArt here | Please Read the Rules before using this stock | Official site (where you can buy stock packs and the Senshistock to Go book) www.senshistock.com | See the FAQ for more info, too

• Like SenshiStock on Facebook | Follow SenshiStock on Twitter: @SenshiStock and @sailorastera | tumblr

• You can view some of Sarah’s artwork on deviantART

• Try the SenshiStock Sketch web app every day for timed, rotating drawing practice

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor. He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY. Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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