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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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Horrible range of motion
from Charlotte, NC
Comments about Blick Hardwood Manikins:
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.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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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!
(1 of 1 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.
not very lifelike
from port townsend, Wa
Doesn't look remotely like a female. Could be a guy too
from Huntsville, AL
This manikin is not as flexible as I'd hoped it would be, but other reviews had noted this same fault. Still, it's small size and inexpensive price point makes it suitable for my needs and I can definitely work with it.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
have just begun to sketch and bought the mannequin to help me with proportion. I was hoping it would be more flexible than it is, the legs really do not move in "leg" fashion.Obviously, I can use the mannequin, but trying to pose her is not as I had hoped it would be
By Figurative painter
from Easton, Maryland
Worked well for a drapery study. Posed the figure - almost getting weight shift. Sprayed a piece of muslin with starch and ironed it tightly folded to mimic Classical Greek drapery. Since I'm able to draw human figure from memory I could then get a very realistic look with raking light. Far better than using drapery propped on easels, chairs, etc. and models are too expensive for use in preliminary water color studies.Can't beat the price. Ideally, weight shift could be better but the way it's constructed ain't bad.
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