I hope you are having a great weekend! Things here are going pretty well! I've been working as an assistant to a local photographer and trying to write my novel, so things have been kinda busy here. But I haven't forgotten about all you awesome people! I have some new photos which you should be able to see soon!
The poses in this set are pretty much my standard gun-toting action hero stuff (I'm starting to think that, deep down, my inner child is an 80s action hero), but the costume is the focal point here. I have been trying to construct my own space marine armor out of EVA foam. I am still getting the hang of how to build armor out of EVA foam, and I do not quite have the right tools, but I am pleased with the results so far. I thought it might be fun to take some pictures and show you all what I have so far! I'd love to hear what you have to say about it. Like I said, I'm still learning.
Of course, feel free to use these pictures like my normal stock/reference photos. However, if you have not already done so, please check out my rules first.
Also, as you know, I have been providing these photos free of charge for quite some time, and I hope to continue to do so. I believe in helping out the art community. But I would love to be able to afford new costumes, backdrops, tech, etc. as well. I've been trying to come up with ways I can make some money. Some of my friends have suggested doing exclusive stock packs, but I'm not sure. I'm open to the idea of paid commissions, provided they still fall within my family-friendly guidelines (send me a note if you want to talk about that), but I had another idea.
I have always wanted an actual, physical book full of poses and stuff that I could draw. Staring at pictures on a computer screen works in a pinch, but it's not exactly easy on the eyes. Unfortunately, all the books I have found have any or all of the following three problems:
1) The book is full of nudes. Of course, these are great for learning anatomy and how the muscles work, but you can't very well use these books out in public without attracting some odd looks from passers-by.
2) The poses are mostly uninteresting. We've all seen these books. They have a couple of good poses, but the rest of the poses are just not what you are looking for.
3) The good poses are really small. Lot of good that will do, am I right? Its easier to work from a larger photo.
So I thought to myself that it would be pretty neat to put together an actual, physical book full of poses--just the best ones, big and in full-color. I also thought it would be pretty cool to maybe include some transparent grid pages, drawings that other people have done based on the photos, or something cool like that to really set it apart from all the other pose books. It's just an idea at this point, though. I have not looked into how much it would cost or anything like that. But is this something that you all would possibly be interested in? If not, that's totally fine. Like I said, it was just an idea I had.
Anyway, as always, thank you all for your patience, encouragement, and support!
Enjoy the new photo set!
Listening to: The Return of the Jedi Soundtrack
Reading: The Great Gatsby
Watching: Buffy the Vampire Slayer