News & announcements

News & announcements: Staving off a bot swarm

Many apologies for the lag and downtime this morning and afternoon! Around 10am PST, the site was swarmed by a shocking number of spam bots all trying to post garbage at once. There's always a few dozen spam bots we fend off every hour, but this was a spike almost verging on a denial of service attack. Continue reading

News & announcements: Window-lit poses, part 2

We are so lucky to be able to say we have another free-to-everyone bundle for figure study from photographer Theo. He's releasing a second set of 32 images in the same spirit as his original window-lit set, that everyone can use for free right away. Continue reading

News & announcements: Animal travel images

Today, we have a set of new animal images that photographer Yen Shu Liao captured in their travels and chose to submit to the site. This is a set of 83 images that is now immediately available for everyone in our animal drawing tool. It includes a wide variety of birds from around the world, lions, amphibians, reptiles, even some farm animals, and more! Continue reading

News & announcements: Oiled poses from Theo

Photographer Theo brings us a bundle of 65 stunning new images. "I oiled myself up for these poses as Greek athletes used to do and the result was some pictures with beautiful radiant skin. I know the skin toning is more important for painters, but I hope it is still inspirational for all the figure drawers here." These images are available in the study photo store -- grab them today! :) Here's a... Continue reading