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These anatomically proportional one-sixth scale models have over 30 points of articulation allowing them to display virtually the full range of human movement.
They are constructed of highly-durable plastic. A display stand is included.
Choose from male or female models. Both male and female heads have generic facial features, and the hands are crafted with distinctive, expressive fingers to make detailed drawing easier.
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from Las Vegas, NV
Comments about Sideshow Collectibles Art S. Buck Anatomical Models:
This mannequin is really good for sketching out ideas for poses or if you're stuck because you can't find a good reference photo for a specific pose you're after. As someone who has graduated from art school, I only highly recommend this product to people who have already learned figure anatomy. Because it's not 100% accurate and if you don't already know how the body moves and proportions, this won't help you. I had a generic wooden mannequin back in the day and it didn't help me. Granted this one is much much better than that, I still advise caution. It's better to learn the right way than to re-learn everything you thought you knew.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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it's OK for basic position reference.
I use the female figure, the male was on back order, although did order the male as well, I canceled that order. I'm trying to improve my figure drawing skills, always been a bit of a crutch for me, so a challenge I hope to concur one day.;) I like to draw characters, and wanted a figure that was flexible enough to place in as many poses as I pleased. The stand is terrible! ! Why even package the thing, it doesn't hold her up straight! NOT AS FLEXIBLE as I'd hoped. Hope one day I find one that is. Can't afford live models. I do like the anatomically correct proportions, that helps, still useful for basic reference. :)
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that these manikins didn't meet your expectations. A member of our Customer Care Team will be reaching out to see how we can help you with this.
Used as a sculpture tool
Get for figuring out poses for clay sculpture.
Going to need more paper!
By Greg Imagines
from Pittsburgh, PA
I bought these (male and female) for my wife as a Christmas present. Within days, she's already gone through nearly 30 pages of sketches and doodles from the figures. She absolutely loves them and can't stop posing and sketching them. They have made a HUGE impact on her figure drawing, which was the hope.
they are helpful in drawing
from Grand Island New York
these models are stiff and hard to pose. You can't for example cross the legs at the knee. The male is especially stiff. I am drawing scenes with people for my college BFA senior thesis. They are not as helpful as I hoped they would be.
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Love this for my art!
from Canada, Toronto
A fine product for artist who needs reference to poses. A lot better than those wooden figure. With 30 ball joints, it do almost any pose. It comes with adjustable stands as well. A solid purchase.
Very happy with this product
from Petaluma, CA
This was the best model I found. The smaller wooden ones just didn't seem like they would be helpful. I think using this model will help me in learning to draw the figure in different poses!
Happy to have a anatomical model for art
I am just glad to have a anatomical model to draw from!
Nice Sketch Reference
from Austin, TX
I bought both figures, and they make a really nice drawing reference, particularly when used together. The standard featureless wooden model might be OK for gesture drawing. I wouldn't necessarily throw that one away. But if you want to work with lighting, see anything more than the most generic pose, etc. then these figures will help a lot. It's particularly useful for working with forms and shadows if you give them a strong light from one direction. There are still some poses that you can't get (e.g. with arms close in, etc.) but it's worlds away from what you can get with the typical wooden model. The main issues are that some of the proportions are a bit "unusual" (as other reviewers have mentioned). And the joints are still there. It's a good reference, but it's not a live model. The stand doesn't seem to do much, but you probably only need it for poses that can't easily be balanced. Otherwise, sitting, standing, kneeling, etc. poses are better done without the stand, because if the figure falls over, a person probably would not stand that way. Posing the figures realistically is as instructive as drawing them. If you don't pose them right, they look unnatural.
I never knew I could draw figures until now!
from Portland, Oregon
In the past, I've used the generic wooden artists mannequins for sketching with some success. These forms are just so much more functional. You can get many many more poses (even sitting or kneeling), realistic features, so many points of articulation. I saw my figure drawing improve drastically the first day of sketching with these. My renderings look better and I am more confident in displaying my costume designs now that my figures look realistic and are original and not traced. Worth every penny in my book.
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