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WELCOME to Pose-Emporium - Your one-stop-pose-finding-stop!

Here we strive to find the best, most dynamic and exciting poses, as well as the most beautiful and professionally constructed poses for your artistic inspiration.

With already over 1,000 inspiring pose photographs in our gallery, we are one of the premier pose collection groups on Deviant Art!


We would love you to join! Just hit the "Join this group" button at the top of the page and you will be automatically approved!

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All Submissions must be listed in the Resources & Stock Category of dA.

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:bulletred: We are specifically looking for beautifully photographed and constructed dynamic poses (mainly full body, either nude, semi nude or clothed appropriately for the pose).

:bulletred: A well lit white or at least plainish background is a bonus, although we know this is not always possible depending on the photographer's situation.

:bulletred: We have numerous folder titles to choose from and poses must be submitted to the appropriate title please.

:bulletred: Poses MUST be of a kind which will be useful to artists who are drawing or painting from scratch, therefore dynamic, interesting and clear.

:bulletred: All photos MUST be categorized as some kind of STOCK IMAGE - any other listing type will be declined.

We will not be accepting the following:

:bulletorange: Poorly lit, badly focused, or 'far away' type pics, as well as overly confusing backgrounds (like foliage), and pics which are not specifically set up to be a pose shot. The aim is to have a clear pose for an artist to replicate, thus it needs to be as large and clear as possible.

:bulletorange: 'Shag-on-a-rock' type poses (meaning the pose is boring, or lumpish, or too similar to a normal snap shot) - Please keep your poses interesting and dynamic. Standard standing, sitting and lying down poses are fine however they still need to look interesting. Standing in an interesting way and standing like a 'fish-wife' is not the same thing.

We will keep a strict standard of professionalism and aesthetics so the gallery will be of a high standard and useful to artists searching for great poses.

These rules may change at any time without prior notice


So pleased to share with all the Winners - Thanks for all the creepy, errr...rather CREATIVE entries - our judges are cross eyed, hoarse and not speaking to one another after several days of debate. They may never recover. Enough though - here are the results!

The judging process:
All entries were numbered and put in a dropbox. A point system was ascribed and a survey via MailChimp used to vote. Two members of Novel Expression tabulated votes independently, entering resulted in a spread sheet, then swapped spread sheets to check results. 

The Judges: 
Undying appreciation to  SheridanlaEllenCHerbert, and NovExChip, and special guest judges: Spotted,ermes-buttolo and marioluevanos

Prizes donated by:
The lovely, generous and always gracious ElandriaCelticStrm-Stock and PirateLotus-Stock 

The Results:
Honorable Mentions.Will be posted on Novel Expression site and in Social Media, along with the other winners:

Honorable Mention #1 by kuldi

Serpent's heart by Kuldi
Judges comment:Holy creepy hero! While there was not a lot done to our model, the light touches successfully made him ominous. I would be intrigued by this cover whether I saw it from the back or front - beautiful design.

Honorable Mention #2 by aramisdream

Tales from the crypt - Monster me up cover contest by Aramisdream

Judges comment:
 I just loved the entire execution of this image. It as the feel of a classic tween book - maybe a modern short horror story collection. I would have liked to see the model more "monsterized" but the total execution here is what makes it my winner.

Third Place by gardjeto7

Frankenstein'sBride by gardjeto7

Judges Comment: What a fabulous creation. The model looks wonderfully creepy.. but could also be a little kitschy - in a good way.


Second Place by TheCoverArtisan

The-Dwell by TheCoverArtisan

Judges Comment: 
         Without reading a blurb or anything else, this cover creeped me out and hinted at a haunting tale. Love the grunge look.    

First Place! 

by eclipsy    

Heart of a monster by eclipsy

Judges comment: 
The artist did a beautiful job overall in telling a story through this piece, as soon as I saw this image I knew it was my 1st place choice. The transformation of the male model was very creative and well done. All of the elements, the lighting, shadows, highlights all very well done - excellent job!

Take a look at ALL the entries to enjoy and to honor all the artists that took the time to share their talent with us.  And remember:
A gypsy fire is on the hearth,
Sign of the carnival of mirth;
Through the dun fields and from the glade
Flash merry folk in masquerade,
For this is Hallowe'en!
~Author Unknown
More Journal Entries

I'm bored! Come chat with me in our sister group The-Stock-Directory's group chat open now! :D 


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ziggy90lisa Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
Thanks for the request ♥
anthonyjensen95 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
Sorry If I am being dense, but I can't find a "join" button.
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DX-101 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
omg you guys are epic :O cant find the join this group button :I
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Wade42Wilson Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
You guys are literally the most awesome people on the internet. Thanks a ton to everyone involved in this group.
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Sisterslaughter165 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the request! :iconposeplz:
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