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To learn the basics of figure drawing,or just to have "standing around," a manikin is a useful reference tool. The accurately proportioned figures adjust to assume most human positions.
Each has its own stand. Both figure and stand are made of unfinished hardwood.
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HAPPY CAMPER FOR MANY DECADES
from SAN DIEGO, CA 92106
Comments about Blick Hardwood Manikins:
I AM A NINETY YEAR OLD ARTIST, TAKING MY FIRST COLLEGE ART CLASS IN "LIFE DRAWING" WHEN THIRTEEN YEARS OLD...I'VE BEEN IN A LOCAL LIFE CLASS FOR OVER TWENTY YEARS, AND NOW DISABLED FROM DRIVING TO CLASS, PURSUE MY ART WITH PORTRAITS DONE FROM PHOTOS, AND LIFE DRAWINGS, WITH THE ASSIST OF A WOOD MANIKIN, JUST REPLACED WITH A NEW ONE FROM THE BLICK CATALOG, WHERE I HAVE PURCHASED ALMOST ALL MY ART SUPPLIES, SINCE THE FIRST BLICK CATALOG CAME OUT...STILL PHONE MY ORDERS, AS I GET SUCH PLEASANT WOMEN ORDER TAKERS....WHICH ALSO ADDS ENJOYMENT TO MY ELDERLY PURSUIT OF ART....ALWAYS RECOMMEND TO OTHER ARTISTS TO USE BLICK FOR THEIR SUPPLIES, AS WELL AS MY OLDER SON, A HIGH SCHOOL ART TEACHER.....YOU HAVE MY HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION......GOD BLESS, GEORGE (GEORGE REIS, 785 LOMA VALLEY RD., SAN DIEGO, CA 92106)
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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These manikins are great when you compose your own painting
not made for lots of use
By teacher of art
I use this for Art I and II courses. About 130 students We use them with care, but they are still not made sturdy enough to last without injury.80% are still working after a month's usage.20% are unusable and broken.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Classic & Cheap!
By Big Galoopus
from Westborough, MA
Can't beat the value here. Order 10 and arrange them on a shelf!
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Horrible range of motion
from Charlotte, NC
I got three 16" male to help me with a scene of guys sitting around and forget it. Not only can they not cross legs, they can't even sit normally. Maybe a scene of guys standing around might work but what is the point of mannikins if you can't pose them. Since I only had one scene in mind, maybe I'll cut their legs off, glue them back on in the right orientation, paint them, and then throw out the mannikins when I'm done.Barbie dolls (Ken dolls if they are still around) are making more sense.This was an exercise in frustration.
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that these manikins aren't working for the poses you intended. Please know that if you would ever like advice on the suitability of a product for your intended application, we have a knowledgeable team of Product Specialists who are happy to assist you. Just call 1-800-933-2542 (8am-5:30pm CST M-F) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Not so great!
By Crafty Lady
from Syracuse, NY
Bought two of these. One fell apart immediately when the bottom flange on the spring from the pelvis to the head snapped. No undue stress was put on the item. The second is still okay.
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that one of these manikins failed, and we'll be happy to take care of this for you. Just give us a call at 1-800-723-2787 to speak to a Customer Care Agent, and we'll take good care of you!
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
I am probably partially to blame as I saw it had a great star review and assumed it would suit my needs. However, it's very stiff and it can't really be posed in many human like positions. Right now it's just decoration in my studio. But you pay for what you get.
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear you're not happy with this manikin. Please know that our Customer Care Agents are happy to work with you on a return or exchange. Please look for an email offering further assistance.
from Peoria, AZ
Although it's a nice idea, it's not very flexible, and does not hold poses very well. The worst part though is that the legs can only go forward and back; you can barely spread them at all.
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that this manikin isn't living up to your expectations. A member of our Customer Care Team will be contacting you to see if we can help you with a return or exchange.
Ok, would not buy again
By Poor Artiat
from Cape cod ma
I like the size, however while you can move the limbs, they don't hold position at all, so complex poses are out of the question, built very cheaply with a bad spring system on both the male and female models. I won't be actually using them, I cant, so the sit on my shelf as a weird deco
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that this manikin isn't working in the way you had intended. One of our Customer Care Agents will be in touch to see how we can help.
Mannequins with a few screws loose
By Art Guru
My students use mannequins for several different lessons. The hands, legs, and feet are falling apart after just the second use.
Merchant response: We're sorry that these manikins aren't holding up well for you. A member of our Customer Care Team will be reaching out to assist you.
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