July 27, 2021 / Artist Spotlight

Talks Art, Gesture Drawing, Process and Storyboarding It is a pleasure to bring you this interview with Bodies in Motion user Chris Parker.  Since we first saw the work he shared on the site (username ChrisPy ), we’ve been inspired by the style and energy in his drawing and animation studies. We took a bit of time to sit[…]

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Coming soon… 3d Studies in Anatomy and Body Variations

November 23, 2019 / New and Noteworthy

We are excited to announce that starting in Autumn 2020, we will have a huge expansion to the scan library geared specifically towards studying the anatomical variations between varieties of body-types across hundreds of isolated anatomical poses. The resource will be a unique and comprehensive resource for studying anatomical variations between bodies of varying[…]

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September 24, 2019 / Artist Spotlight

It is our sincere pleasure to introduce Tom Gately. For the last ten years, Tom has worked as an artist, character designer, and animator at Pixar Animation Studio. Prior to that he was cranking out amazing drawings for Disney – animating some of our favorite Disney characters of the 90’s including Quasimodo from Hunchback[…]

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Announcing FACES – a library for facial expression study

January 19, 2018 / New and Noteworthy

Explore the FACES library A critical part of figurative art is portraiture – every well drawn or sculpted figure need a well constructed head on it. There are quite a few reference libraries out there for faces, but they miss one critical thing – multiple camera angles so the artist can study each expression[…]

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BiM VI – New Ballet Motions

October 2, 2017 / New and Noteworthy

We are excited to announce the release of the first ballet/dance Motion Set from our recent Bodies in Motion VI shoot. Fellow artists, please find the breathtaking new reference and inspiration here. We hope you enjoy it as much as we have enjoyed putting it together for you. -Scott

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Bodies in Motion VI – Dance & Martial Arts

June 5, 2017 / New and Noteworthy

We’ve just finished a busy weekend photographing Bodies in Motion VI! Even though the banner image is a fierce Muay Thai pic from the shoot, it was actually all about dance – ballet, contemporary, and modern dance (but with a bit of martial arts thrown in at the end). I have 700 Gb of[…]

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Bodies in Motion Scans launching June 20th

May 17, 2017 / New and Noteworthy

I am excited to announce that we will be releasing the Bodies in Motion Scan library on June 20th, produced in collaboration with Metapixel Studio. The library will feature dancers, athletes, and performers (many of whom you will recognize from your favorite motions) captured in full, sculptural 360 degrees. The Scan library is a[…]

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BiM at the World’s Strongest Man

April 19, 2017 / New and Noteworthy

I recently got invited to photograph the Europe’s Strongest Man competition, the European qualifier for the World’s Strongest Man final in Botswana this summer. A handful of the strongest men in the world were in attendance including Hafþór “Thor” Björnsson (who famously plays the Mountain in Game of Thrones) and Eddie “the Beast” Hall,[…]

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Bodies in Motion Episode #3

March 4, 2017 / New and Noteworthy

This episode covers: new ballet, freerunning, and hapkido motions, artwork review, and the anatomy lecture of the elbow, plus next week’s drawing challenge. Favourite Artwork of the week Donatello by Jonathan Marks Barravecchia instagram: @jonathanmarksart THIS WEEK’S DRAWING CHALLENGE Draw, illustrate, imagine your favorite comicbook hero or villain using reference from these motions: Reference[…]

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Best of Artwork 3 – Paloma Alperi

February 15, 2017 / Best of Artwork

A beautifully observed and meticulously crafted digital sculpt by Paloma Alperi, based on reference from the Male Straps motion set. About Paloma Paloma is a Freelance Digital sculptor based in Spain. She works mostly for videogames and collectibles and does some teaching on the side. To see more of her work: ARTSTATION: INSTAGRAM:[…]

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