Sunday, December 29, 2013

A Contest!

To celebrate the release of Vol. 4, we have decided to do a little contest!

We would like to see your artwork!  So, get your full copy of Vol. 4, sketch your interpretation of the final image in the "Working in Light" chapter (last image of the ibook) and send it to us here at Art Model Studio.

Send your artwork to:  (pdf or jpgs only)

The first THREE submissions will get a FREE copy of your choice of Vol. 1, 2, or 3. (downloads from iTunes.)

We will post the winning three images here to show your work off!  Sound like fun??  Ready, set, GO!

Volume 4 is now available!

Finally!  There must have been a year ending rush on iTunes to get books published, because this took a long time!  But, it is so worth the wait.

Volume 4 is outstanding!
(there may be some confusion on the cover art... but if it says Volume 4... thats it)

Check out the sample on iTunes, then get the whole ibook for yourself!!

Link to the iTunes description

Friday, December 6, 2013

Volume 4 Update and a new product.

Thanks for your patience!  Volume 4 has been delivered to the iTunes store...and now we wait for its publishing.  The timing of this has always amused me.  Some books hit the market in hours, while some take days.  So, I will post here when it goes live!

We are in the middle of editing a new version of the Art Model Studio.  I have talked with a few Art Instructors and they all assign their students a drawing a day... to keep them busy in the craft.  And yes, you can use the existing series of ibooks in this way, but we thought it might be fun to create some compilation editions with enough images for a months use.  We are in the process of putting together the first edition of this...yet un-named series.  Not just one model, but five different models in one book! It will have images that were not included in the regular series - so there is no duplication in the books.  This first one also has images from a new model, not yet released in our regular series.  (She is Volume 5.)

This new series will be submitted for publishing very soon and will be available soon thereafter.

And with the holidays approaching... you may consider giving iTunes gift cards to your artist friends.

We are also considering an art contest.... keep watching!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Volume 4 is nearly done!

Recently, we here at Art Model Studio, had the privilege of working with a nationally known art model that was traveling through our area.  And what a treat.  We have so many outstanding images, that could support doing many editions from her unique and wonderful posing skills.  She has a skill to add motion to her poses.  As you will see in this volume, she would strike a pose then go into a lean, adding that sense of motion.  Nice!
(Sample images from the ebook.  We preview only "safe" images here.)

Volume 4 should be available in about one week... so stop by this site or the iTunes store to get the big news.  And remember, these ibooks can now be used on your Mac with Mavericks installed or on your iPad!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Mavericks and iBooks

Wow!  Big advancements with the release of Apple's new OS X.  Mavericks can open and read iBooks from the iBookstore! This is pretty big news.

No longer are the Art Model Studio ebooks limited to the iPad, they can now be accessed on your Mac!  There are some quirks we will need to address, specifically, if a photo was rotated in the iBook, it doesn't automatically rotate on your desktop or laptop screen.  We will work on that, so bear with us if you use your LCD.

Anyway, we are excited to see this move to the desktop/laptop.  Spread the word!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Our new Facebook page!

As part of our effort to get the good word out about our project, we have started a Facebook page.  Yes, it will kind of mimic what happens on this page, but its a good way to share comments and spread the joy.  Come like our page!    

We have seen many purchases from outside the US, and that is great.  Thanks to all that have helped us get started.  Please tell your fellow artists about us so we can continue adding to the library.
We just completed two more fantastic photo sessions with another scheduled for next week.  Our collection of quality reference models is growing!  Watch for the release dates here and on Facebook.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Volume 3 - Available Now!

It's live!  Volume 3 is now available to preview or purchase on the iTunes store.
Here is a link to our iTunes page:

Please visit our store, share with your associates, instructors, and friends.  We would love to do more of these books to support the artist community.  And that will happen if the artist community supports us.

And we would appreciate your comments and feedback.  Thanks!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Volume 3 is coming soon!

We said it wouldn't be long!  Volume 3 of the Art Model Studio series will be available in just a few days.

This edition features a wonderful model that has lots of energy with a light touch.  We are sure that you will enjoy working with this new ebook.

Watch this site for the release of the Volume 3.  It will be available for the iPad on the iTunes iBookstore!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Volume 2 is now available!

It's here!  Art Model Studio, Vol 2 is now available on iTunes!

Go check it out... better yet, go buy it!  Enjoy the wonderful model and let those pencils rip!

We will start up on the edit for Volume 3 in about a week.  Share the word!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Vol. 2 is almost here!

We are in the final edits for our Vol. 2 edition of the Art Model Studio.  If all goes well, it will be online by Monday, Aug 26.

The model for our new ebook has what has been called a classic Rubenesque type of figure.  According to the dictionary: "of, relating to, or suggestive of the painter Rubens or his works; especially : plump or rounded usually in a pleasing or attractive way."

Our model is a great example of "a pleasing or attractive way".  She has modeled for several years and is a favorite of many art classes.  We are pleased to bring her to our series.

We invite you to tell your fellow artists and students about our series.  The more we can assist, the more we can add to the library!

Thursday, April 25, 2013


Today, Volume 1 of our Art Model Studio series went live!  Go to the iTunes Bookstore and search for the Art Model Studio book.  There it is!!  Ya, we are bit excited here!

Please share the info with your artist associates and friends.  And yes, you are welcome to buy it too!

We start the edit process on Volume 2 next week.  Great things to come.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Great Review! And we are almost there...

It is wonderful as you start a project and you send out a sample or two for some feedback.  When you get some good ideas you appreciate that.  But when you get a glowing review, you LOVE that.  We got this over the weekend from Perry Stewart, an art professor at Utah Valley University. 

"It has never been a simple prospect to find high quality photographic figure drawing references that are tastefully posed, effectively lit and beautifully photographed. I have long looked for photographs I could recommend to my students for figure drawing practice. I am so pleased to find your photo reference book that is filled with high quality, professional photographs that look and feel similar to what one might expect to see in a life drawing classroom. Nothing is more important to the figurative artist than drawing the human form from life. But having professional quality figure drawing references designed specifically for practice might run a close second."
Thanks Perry for the glowing comments and also for the rendering of one of the photos.  We have inserted it into the book as a great example of what you can do with the reference photos.
----- and an update.  We are in the process of all the paperwork on the iTunes Bookstore and will upload the ebook in the next day or two. :)  Ya, we are happy about that!  We will post here when the ebook hits the store.  Thanks for checking in with us!
By the way, we have new volumes already in production.  So, more variety and subjects are coming your way!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Just Getting Started!

Welcome to this first post of the Art Model Studio blog.  Not much to see here yet.  We are just getting ready to post our first volume of the Art Model Studio in the iBookstore.  Just a few more tweaks and additions and it will be there.

Our first volume will include approximately 60 images of a wonderful model, in a wide variety of looks - all artistically lit and posed.  Here are some sample images from Volume 1.

(Sample images from the ebook.  We preview only "safe" images here.)

Our goal is to offer to the artist community a valuable resource that can be used to practice the basic and advanced skills of the art of figure drawing and all it's related art forms.  The poses will not be scandalous or of the "adult" nature.  We want to provide images that will inspire the artist and not denigrate the model.

We also hope to add some tutorials to this blog from featured artists to help you as you develop your drawing skills.

As we add volumes to our library, we will announce them here, so check back often or subscribe to this blog so you can keep up on our new editions.

And please send us some feedback!  As we develop these resources we want to make sure that your needs are satisfied.  How can we improve?