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Diverse Face References
freefall_drift at 7:30AM, April 29, 2009
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Hi All,
I'm looking for sources of people's faces. Ideally there would be a set of same face from many angles.
Once source I use is adult pic sets. It's the same person(s) from many different angles. The drawback is that they tend to have a similar look. There is not a lot of diversity, in that source.
I get get a lot of diversity from flickr, but they don't have the same face from many angles. It's usually ones or twos, not a set.

I'm looking for racial diversity,
I'm looking for age diversity,
I'm looking for attractiveness diversity.

Do you all have anything, online or paper, that you use or recommend?
Freefall Drift - A sci fi space opera of a starship's mission of stopping the Endless Kings.
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CharleyHorse at 7:55AM, April 29, 2009
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Facial Expressions: A Visual Reference for Artists by Mark Simon
Watson Guptill press.
256 pages 3,200 black and white illustrations .

Published in 2005
by Watson-Guptill Publications,
a division of VNU Business Media, Inc.
770 Broadway, New Your, NY 10003,
Library of Congress Control Number 2004116562
ISBN: 0-8230-1671-4

All of that simply to tell you that the art book takes people of different races and both sexes through age progression and different poses with different expressions and the ages break down as follows:

Ages 20-27
Ages 31-39
Ages 40-47
Ages 50-54
Ages 65-69
Ages 76-78
Ages 83

Included is an anatomical study of the head in different positions with different expressions.
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lba at 1:01PM, April 29, 2009
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The obvious is posemaniacs. But there's also Morguefile which has a pretty decent selection of stock photos.
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kyupol at 5:34PM, April 29, 2009
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you can try the highschool yearbook. I always use that reference. :)
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mattchee at 10:31PM, April 29, 2009
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Check out the stock photos at– there's an endless amount of material there, and a variety of looks.

I also like using DAZ|Studio– you can customize your own expressions and angles. A bit of a learning curve, but after that, you cant beat it. Software and man/woman figures are free, plus you can buy new morphs for different features fairly cheap, I think. I'm looking into working with this more myself.
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Kristen Gudsnuk at 11:27PM, May 4, 2009
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The obvious is posemaniacs.

I could've used this for my last page…
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