Turning a windlass photo series

I'm taking a quick break from releasing Rosali bundles to get a few other sorts of bundles out instead - I figure it's a good thing to mix up the release schedule a bit. :)

So today, check out this set of 12 figure study photos by photographer Bill, available immediately for everyone. I'll let him describe the idea behind it in his own words:

"The other day I saw a group of men struggling to turn a large wheel that I assume was attached to a shut off valve of some kind (they were water department employees). I wondered if I could recreate the look using a table that I have and this is the result."

Here's a sample of one of them:


Aunt Herbert

Cool idea. Looking forward to drawing them.


Thank you! I'm looking forward to seeing what these poses inspire.

Phobos Anomaly

Nice, thanks. I really like and would love to see more 'action' poses in general - models performing real life tasks and interacting with objects. It's very useful for drawing scenes from imagination. People in everyday life rarely assume extreme / dramatic / theatrical poses, but they run, climb steps, lift objects, kneel to pick objects up, etc. So thank you for these pictures from Bill!


Thanks for the kind words! I'll keep working on "real" poses and I look forward to seeing the art that these inspire.

Pearla (unregistered visitor)

Thanks, Bill! You guys work so hard on your photography and it really helps us. Keep up the amazing work :)

Stun Gun (unregistered visitor)

Action poses are always worth practice. I like drawing people in action...it's difficult and interesting at the same time

Stun Gun (unregistered visitor)

Another thing I like about action poses is that you learn the process of human action thanks to drawing and undestanding it. But there's a problem with finding good examples. Some pics are too overloading, others are with bad quality and composition in general. It's hard to focus when the images have poor quality. Sometimes I even have to find the collections of images |I need at https://depositphotos.com/stock-vectors.html and get them for some fee. Anyway, I think it's a good way to spend some money because it's better to have an image with high quality, it makes your work more productive.

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