I work as a professional figure model, meaning I pose naked sometimes with props in a room of people for 3 hours while they draw me from life. I mostly work undergraduate class sessions, but I also do private modeling for grad students working on their thesis and other special sessions, all in an academic setting. It's fulfilling work that I enjoy very much, but there's a lot of misconceptions, so I thought I'd answer some common questions. Hope ya'll find it interesting!
Male models - We Love Nudes
The quality of these paintings when finished will vary widely but the naked man says, "I have been really surprised by how well some of them do. His name is Jonathan Miller, and, a few minutes before he took off his clothes and began to pose, he was saying: "The first time I did this, I will admit, was nerve-wracking. But now, after doing it 15, 20 times, it's a lot easier. I am just being part of a fun evening in a creative and light-hearted place. The studios host all manner of public, private and corporate events, with the monthly ladies nights being particularly popular.
The male nude is a favourite motif in Michelangelo's work, whether in his drawings, paintings, or sculpture. It allowed him, in multiple variations, to glorify the beauty of the human body in movement. His drawings were exquisitely executed and striking in their expressive force. Come join this artist workshop to use your own talents to glorify the beauty of the human body. Artists will be able to draw, sketch or paint a male nude model.
Has modeling affected your art? Do your friends and family know about your art modeling work? Join 15, others and get access to my library of free resources - workbooks, checklists, and ebooks that will help you get what you want, love what you have, and have time for all of it. I find this fascinating, thought I am not an artist by any stretch of the imagination.