Life modelling – class format

Life drawing classes can either be taught classes (perhaps at an art school, or by an artist) or groups of artists who just want to come together to practise their drawing. Note: there's also one-on-one modelling for a single artist, although this is less common, and should be approached with caution for personal safety. Usually … Continue reading Life modelling – class format

Life modelling – fun facts

You will get cold You will get too hot You will sweat You will want to cough You can stretch It will hurt You will need to fart You will fart You will move You will get an itch You will be able to not scratch that itch You will feel like a badass for … Continue reading Life modelling – fun facts

Life modelling and relationships

Life modelling really is about art. It’s not about nudity or sexuality. So it shouldn’t cause a problem. Right? Only sometimes it does. I’ve only been in one proper relationship when I’ve been life modelling, and I didn’t think it was a problem. Until we broke up. It was the first thing that came up when … Continue reading Life modelling and relationships

Life modelling – a little too familiar?

Hannah mentioned in this post that her worst fear with life modelling was seeing someone she knew. I'm not sure I share the same fear. I mean, yes, it would be awkward, but I like to think I'd remain professional. Being naked in a life modelling class is way different than being naked in front of … Continue reading Life modelling – a little too familiar?

Life modelling – a model’s view

If you met Hannah Colgan in her day job of a Physiotherapist, you’d probably not give much of a second thought, too busy concentrating on your exercises to wonder what she may get up to in her spare time. But behind the professional care worker exterior, Hannah holds a more unusual hobby. Hannah's been a … Continue reading Life modelling – a model’s view

A world of pain – life modelling

I laid on a wooden table, my shoulder blades jarring against the flat, hard wood while my left arm was bent back and under my waist, shoulder twisted unnaturally. My right arm laid on top of my belly, my little finger numb. It felt crooked and bent under the others even though it was flat … Continue reading A world of pain – life modelling