Diversity in Renderings


So I spent the last little while looking at purchasing scale figures for renderings and I can only seem to find white people. The packages come with 1 or 2 people of different ethnicities...but that doesn't quite cut it for the location of the project I'm working on (DC).

Anyone have any tips on where I can find a diverse set of people for purchase? I don't want to spend hours cutting people out so I'm happy to spend the money.

Nov 9, 12 4:27 pm

Good luck, and when you decide to cut out your own, good luck finding enough that you can legally use and that are not reinforcing negative stereotypes.

Nov 9, 12 4:34 pm

google 'free entourage images'

Nov 9, 12 11:20 pm
CultureofCon has a ton of high quality entourage for free.  I highly recommend it.

Nov 10, 12 2:42 pm

Thanks for the tip on vyonyx....great resource.

But as Randh predicted, not much in the way of non-white people. I'm going to hold onto hope for a bit longer, but I think this might end up a long weekend.

Nov 10, 12 7:45 pm

I've had the same issue. I ended up just turning them into semi-transparent silhouettes instead.

Nov 29, 12 2:51 pm

fashion magazine from around the world

Nov 29, 12 7:39 pm

Try fashion blogs. Great source for high quality images of all kinds of people, plus the subject is always in focus. They look a little quirky but it's better then seeing the same vyonyx people in every rendering since 2010.

Nov 30, 12 8:23 am

try the sartorialist

Nov 30, 12 11:00 am

Fashion blogs do seem okay...but fashion mags are maybe a bit much. 

I'm often hesitant to put overly fashionable people in my renderings because I feel like when all of the people are beautiful and stylish it abstracts the space to much. I'm all for artistic renderings, or images with a limited material palette...but there is something about runway models that make the space seem uninviting, or cold, or something.


Anyway, all of this is pretty much a moot point anyway because I can't use images off of a blog like the sartorialist without running into copyright issues.

Dec 1, 12 1:16 am

write the sartorialist, tell him what you're doing, and ask permission. if you're not publishing for $$$, i don't see why there would be a problem. 

of course this may not work if you're on a short deadline (like it's due tomorrow), but maybe for next time...

Dec 1, 12 8:01 am

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