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 – choosing a pose

Short poses can be anything from 15 seconds to 15 minutes. These can be fun as you can try different things, knowing you don’t have to hold them for very long, and switch between different poses that use different muscle groups, minimising any pain or discomfort. Long poses are normally a max of 20 minutes... Continue Reading →

Portrait modelling

Portrait modelling is a bit different to life modelling. You'd think it would be easier, right? No getting naked. Piece of piss? Nah, not really. OK, so there's no nudity, but people are staring at YOUR FACE. It's really off putting. At least with life modelling you don't really notice people or where they are... Continue Reading →

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 →

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