As today drew to an end I struggled with the fact that I hadn't yet found time to sketch so I took my Seawhite square sketchbook over to the PC and visited Posemaniacs .
I started the first two pages using 60 second poses on top of watercolour I had prepped the pages with yesterday, adding a little coloured pencil into the negative areas on page one when I had finished and a little more watercolour to the figure on page two, just for interest.
Then I decided to shorten the length of the poses to 30 seconds, producing a further 21 poses that filled four more pages.
The whole lot, including the addition of colour afterward, took just 18 minutes. The Posemaniacs program took me through some very challenging poses and pushed me, forcing me to sketch the angle presented to me, rather than moving around the room selecting my view point, and allowing me to see the figure from angles I wouldn't otherwise see unless I took a ladder into life class.
You cannot help but be productive when using this free tool, here I was facing the midnight hour with nothing creative to show for my day and now I am sharing six whole pages of my sketchbook.
I love this website!