If you are willing to invoke confusion, bewilderment and a sudden urge in others to change the subject, you could consider an extra source of income in these crunchy times: life modelling. When I tell my friends that this is what I do with my spare time, the reaction is usually one of disbelief. Three times a week, I model for Robbie Wraith, an internationally renowned artist who studied in Florence under Pietro Annigoni. I stumbled across his advert accidentally after finishing university, and have not looked back since. I have no lingering body hang-ups, and delight in the idea that, when I'm eighty, I'll look back at what I did at twenty-two, smug in the knowledge that I once looked like a twenty-two-year-old. As well as being the subject of some great art, I have also learned a lot during these afternoons: about myself, the creative process, and the world in general not to mention the horrors of south-east England's fading and intermittent daylight. And I have only dipped a toe in the waters of life modelling. Entire networking websites exist to match up artists of all media and expertise with willing models, who often work full-time and are predominantly female. One Oxford-based model, Ivory Flame, said: "I got into modelling when I used to work for a beauty store.
Sites simulating a life drawing session
Sites with videos of actual life drawing sessions
The Pose Picker is always available just below the main menu. Use the check boxes to limit your search to just the type of models and poses you want. Use the Reset button at the bottom of the Pose Picker to clear all check boxes and start over. Once a category is checked the Pose Picker will update its display of the number of available poses within that choice. Note that many of the choices are mutually exclusive. If you want to see both male and female choices then leave both unchecked.
Life models will find this page a great reference for coming up with poses for upcoming figure drawing sessions. Figurative artists will find this page a great reference if they want to practice life drawing between sessions. However, two dimensional pictures can never replace drawing from a live model.
Create Amazing Art. Choose from a huge collection of Expertly Crafted photos for figure drawing, painting, and sculpting. See a Free Pose. No email, no form, just free. When you buy a pose, what can you do with it? This demo shows how 5 of our Poses were used for portrait drawing and full figure drawing. Notice how the photos can be zoomed in and out for details. Plus, interesting angles can be chosen to get the view you want, like the first Pose—Adhira in profile.