Anybody here a life model for artists and art classes?

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    May 10, 2010 7:52 PM GMT
    We always think that artists only want to draw/paint/sculpt the body beautiful, but it turns out they like fat chicks (just ask Rubens, Raphael, and Rembrandt) and skinny guys too, because they like to study the skeletal structure.

    That said, I've been modeling for an art school and an independent artists group here this winter/spring, and it's been really interesting.

    Anybody else? What are your experiences?

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    May 12, 2010 12:35 AM GMT
    Yeah I've done it before, I also studied arts too but I mostly posed for Photographers not Visual Artists. I love doing it because I get to see how other people see my body and I like being naked in a (semi) social environment hehe It's a good confidence builder being so open to other people

    Bigger models are fantastic to draw, the contours you get from rolls of flab is great especially with females with sagging breasts.
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    May 12, 2010 2:03 AM GMT
    in class we had so many models to work with. It's actually pretty fun sometimes (that and if you din't feel attracted to the model it's that much easier to draw them, lol) icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 12, 2010 4:42 PM GMT
    NakedBudd saidWe always think that artists only want to draw/paint/sculpt the body beautiful, but it turns out they like fat chicks (just ask Rubens, Raphael, and Rembrandt) and skinny guys too, because they like to study the skeletal structure.

    That said, I've been modeling for an art school and an independent artists group here this winter/spring, and it's been really interesting.

    Anybody else? What are your experiences?

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    A number of artists and photographers have asked me to pose, but I've yet to take the plunge...
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    May 12, 2010 5:01 PM GMT
    When I have taken life drawing classes, there have been a variety of body types, both men and women. The beauty of the human body can really come through, muscles not being a priority. The ability of the model to create and hold a pose was more important to me.
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    May 12, 2010 7:18 PM GMT
    nicelyproportioned said<

    A number of artists and photographers have asked me to pose, but I've yet to take the plunge...


    Ok, what about private settings? Just you, me & a canvas...



    ....who said I could paint? LOL
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    May 12, 2010 7:22 PM GMT
    Appropriate joke time!

    A famous artist was hounded for over a year by a wealthy lady to paint her in the nude.

    He kept refusing....until one day she offered so much money he agreed.

    On 2 conditions:

    1) No one must ever know he was the artist.

    2) He has to wear socks.



    She said "OK, why do you need to wear socks?"


    "Because" he replied,"I have to have somewhere to keep my brushes!"

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    May 12, 2010 7:40 PM GMT
    StudlyScrewRite said
    nicelyproportioned said<

    A number of artists and photographers have asked me to pose, but I've yet to take the plunge...


    Ok, what about private settings? Just you, me & a canvas...



    ....who said I could paint? LOL


    The issue is neither the setting nor the number of artists but control over the product: what happens to the paintings and photographs after the sitting?
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    May 12, 2010 8:26 PM GMT
    And just who said I was going to paint a portrait OF you?

    I was thinking of painting you ...with chocolate, maybe.icon_twisted.gif
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    May 12, 2010 8:32 PM GMT
    StudlyScrewRite said And just who said I was going to paint a portrait OF you?

    I was thinking of painting you ...with chocolate, maybe.icon_twisted.gif
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    Well, that would certainly take care of any copyright concerns.
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    May 13, 2010 1:18 AM GMT
    nicelyproportioned said
    The issue is neither the setting nor the number of artists but control over the product: what happens to the paintings and photographs after the sitting?
    Side note: If you ever decide to take the plunge, find a photographer who's familiar with Usage Rights (experienced ones should be), make an agreement on who can use the images and for what, have it put in writing and signed by both parties, and keep a copy for your own records.

    Personally, I won't work with anyone who shows the slightest bit of discomfort or uneasiness. But shooting life models who are comfortable in their own skin (kinda redundant lol) is a very fun experience.

    For the OP, I posed as a life model in a male/female erotic art photo shoot last year. It felt weird having my soft dick pressed up against a hairy pussy while my hands were groping her big soft supple boobs. The fact that she was 6'3" made it even more weird. But hey, the pics turned out awesome! icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 13, 2010 6:01 PM GMT
    RE: the question about what happens to the images, and will people "see" me?

    I have found that while photography is of course realistic, most non-photographic artists (draw/sketch, paint, sculpt, etc.) "interpret" what they see and you are pretty unrecognizable.

    I am the model for all three of the works below. I don't think even my closest friends would know it was me.
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    Oct 04, 2011 11:01 PM GMT
    I model about twice a month for art schools and universities.
    At the end of today's session I asked one of the artists to take a photo of me standing with the anatomical skeleton there in the room. icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 04, 2011 11:03 PM GMT
    NakedBudd saidI model about twice a month for art schools and universities.
    At the end of today's session I asked one of the artists to take a photo of me standing with the anatomical skeleton there in the room. icon_lol.gif
    Sooo...what's is like to dig up an old thread, respond to it, then realize it was originally your thread to begin with? icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 13, 2012 6:04 PM GMT
    I have done. The first time, I was surprised how physically taxing it was to hold a pose for 15-20 minutes at a time.
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    Nov 13, 2012 6:08 PM GMT
    I've been the model and the drawer and I find it much more comfortable to be the model. The drawer has too much control, it feels less natural.
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    Nov 13, 2012 6:08 PM GMT
    ChoklitDaddy saidI have done. The first time, I was surprised how physically taxing it was to hold a pose for 15-20 minutes at a time.


    Also this.
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    Aug 07, 2013 12:38 AM GMT
    I've taken a few nude painting classes and one of the models in the last one had so much cellulite that I started wretching every time she dropped her robe.
    The teacher said we werent there to just draw attractive bodies but I thought "What's the point of doing this if the model is so disproportioned that she makes me look like I can't draw?"
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    Aug 07, 2013 12:45 AM GMT
    I found this searching for "ugly bodies"
    The caption was "cute face but ugly body."
    What do you think?
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    Aug 07, 2013 3:19 PM GMT
    I'm modelling nude for an art photography piece on Monday. The theme is Leonardo's crucifixion vs Abu Grahib.

    I've done nude modelling before for amateur life drawing and a well-regarded british smut-mag.

    My Adult photo was taken by the smut-mag photographer, Adrian Lourie

    I love seeing various people's interpretation of my physical form.
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    Aug 07, 2013 3:26 PM GMT
    Yeah, I've done it - both as an artist drawing / painting life models and as a model.

    As a model I did it for a different class - 1st or 2nd years, for lousy pay. Most of them were afraid to draw the penis. We also used to get more women willing to do it than men. Guess guys are afraid they'd shoot a boner or it'll shrink, which can happen...

    Must say I prefer drawing men to women - their bodies are just better defined and more complex.
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    Aug 07, 2013 3:29 PM GMT
    I was a foot model for the Life Drawing classes in art school. I just couldn't do the whole nude thing, so did that instead.
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    Aug 08, 2013 7:12 PM GMT
    StudlyScrewRite said Appropriate joke time!

    A famous artist was hounded for over a year by a wealthy lady to paint her in the nude.

    He kept refusing....until one day she offered so much money he agreed.

    On 2 conditions:

    1) No one must ever know he was the artist.

    2) He has to wear socks.

    /joke there.
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    Aug 10, 2013 1:17 PM GMT
    nicelyproportioned said
    StudlyScrewRite said And just who said I was going to paint a portrait OF you?

    I was thinking of painting you ...with chocolate, maybe.icon_twisted.gif
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    Well, that would certainly take care of any copyright concerns.


    ::::Sigh::::
    It's been 3 years....the chocolate got moldy and I threw it out. Not a word from you, Nicely..:-(

    joking!
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    Aug 20, 2013 11:05 PM GMT
    A new season of FACE OFF starts tonight on the SciFi channel. I have to admit; I enjoy the bad makeup more than the good makeup.

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