Frequently Asked Questions

What is this website anyway?

This is the official website for Justin R. Martin, the author and artist of the Pose For Artists book series, among others. Here you'll find his art reference books, free poses, public appearances, links to social spaces, biography/intentions, and more.

Are all of the poses your originals?

Yes, all of the drawings in my books and online are my originals. Some of them are based on photo references that I purchase, some are drawn from my imagination.

Can I use your pose references freely for my art?

Absolutely. My poses are free to use for your new original artwork, commercial or otherwise, and you don't even have to credit me.

It does help me out though if you tag me, do a review or give me a general shoutout online.

The poses I draw are intended to help inspire you to create new art, and to help understand the human form. If you make money with my references and want to appreciate me by supporting the project, you could buy a book.

Do you have how-to videos?

Yes, a few dozen, right here on Youtube.

Do you do commissions or take requests?

Yes, commission requests of any kind can be sent to justin@posemuse.com

Where can I find your social media spaces like Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Pinterest, Instagram, etc?

All of the links to my socials can be found here.

I'm an international fan, can I still get your books?

Yes. All of our titles and formats are available internationally.

Can I get a discount?

We post discount codes regularly on our socials, usually for the pdf and zip book versions.

All ebook customers receive a discount code one week after an order.

Contact me at justin@posemuse.com for wholesale pricing.

I’ve noticed that a lot of your female poses seem sexualized. Could create some regular day-to-day poses of women with different body types?

A. My books include over a thousand poses that have a mix of all male and female body types.

I can understand the perspective that some of the poses seem idealized, but the majority of them are based on actual photos of real people.

My intention with these poses are to inspire you to draw, and artists are encouraged to change the body-type of any pose to fit their needs and interests without limitations.

Are NFT's bad for the environment?

Update: Ethereum merge makes it environmentally friendly, cuts CO2 output by 99%!

I've seen strong evidence for both sides of the debate on this. It seems like it's situational, it depends on the NFT and the platform being used.

Not every cryptocurrency mining network negatively impacts the environment because many use eco-conscious energy, see Polygon, Bitgreen, Solarcoin, Nano, Cardano, OTA, Chia and Ethereum 2.0.

We use Rarible, because of this post: No, CryptoArtists Aren’t Harming the Planet. Clarifying a big misunderstanding about the ecological impact of NFTs–and what we’re doing to make SuperRare more sustainable. Also, see The 28 Most Sustainable Cryptocurrencies for 2022

I didn't get my order, what do I do?

For orders via Amazon, please contact them directly otherwise, email me at justin@posemuse.com.

How do I contact you?

My email is justin@posemuse.com, I respond as soon as I can.