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I Am a Life Drawing Model

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    Strictly Academic

    I am a life drawing model.  All of my work has been for life drawing classes at the local community college, university and art associations.  I initially modeled while a graduate student long ago in DeKalb, IL.  Now a resident of Springfield, IL  I picked it...
    SpringfieldIL SpringfieldIL 61-65, M 4 Responses Sep 15, 2009

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    One Day

    Ive always wanted to be a nude model for an art class because I've always been interested on how the artists would draw me and I would like to have a reason to be naked in front of people. But besides my exhibitionist traits I really would like to see nude drawing of myself, just...
    aroundhere aroundhere 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 7, 2011

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    Admiration!

    I so admire your courage! (at least for me it would take courage.). Charlotte
    charlottesbed charlottesbed 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 11, 2012

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    More Reflections...

    For some reason, the word “focus” has been stuck in my head all morning.  I am usually a very focused person, organized, task-oriented, effiicient.  Lately, and quite determinedly, I might add, I have allowed myself to become freer, more open, trying not to get so caught...
    frosew frosew 46-50, F May 4, 2012

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    I now have three modeling jobs (10 hours) in

    three days. Today, tomorrow and Friday! And another Tuesday. And my first modeling job was on January 11th, just 25 days ago. Earning $427 during my very first month (21 hours), averaging just over $20 an hour is not too shabby! It is fantastic to have a job where they are...
    n44wwep n44wwep 51-55, M Feb 5

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    I Love It

    I have been modeling for life drawing classesNorth Carolina and previously in Florida for over 6 years and love it. I work with Universities, artists groups and private sessions with professional artists. I have also been in a life drawing video. It allows me to meditate, listen...
    MikeNC MikeNC 46-50 4 Responses May 25, 2009

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    I Want To Work As Life Model

    I'm a guy 45 single, I know this work is not a very popular, but I've been looking for a way to make extra money. The regular part time job isn't cutting it. I looked for different ways to earn a few dollars. I found work as a life model clothed or not doing a Google search.I...
    friday2010 friday2010 46-50 4 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    I posed for an art class in Spain during the

    summer it was great the class was very friendly and the weather was beautiful. Highly recommend this class to any female. Martin and his wife looks after their guest very well making sure that the experience is a rememberable one
    44IrishLass 44IrishLass 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 9

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    Have been for a few years now

    and it was something that I never gave much thought until a friend of mine asked me to do it. She was a local artist and very into life drawing. Her model had let her down at last minute and she asked me if I would do it. At first I said no but the more I thought about then why...
    artmod artmod 46-50 1 Response Mar 10

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    Once , in a suburban group ,

    a stunning early-twenties woman surprised me by covering a huge sheet of paper with a detailed study of my genitals , so in the next pose I straddled a chair , whereupon she exclaimed to the room " Yummy ! " A group of young tertiary students were fascinated by my waxed body , a...
    RandomBloke01 RandomBloke01 41-45, M Mar 17

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    I Am a Life Model

    I am a life/portrait model and proud of it! It gives me me chilling time and a space to think. Winter is the worst a most rooms are cold! The student and teachers respect me for what I do. All I have to do is be very still for up to 45 mins. This is no problem when I "...
    mineisarose mineisarose 51-55 13 Responses Mar 30, 2009

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    I Agreed To Model Nude And Be Painted For My Girlfreinds Modern Art Class At Uni.

    about 3 months ago I agreed to be a model for my girlfriend Hannah's university project. She told me that she and her friend Holly were doing a model as canvass piece that would involve the model being painted head to toe with various imagery and popaganda and historical slogans...
    garymilne garymilne 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 5, 2011

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    Pocket Money

    When first in college at age 18 I was saying to my girlfriend I wanted to find a job to earn some beer and pizza money. Her friend Heather was a art student and said they needed models. Not being shy about my body (I grew up in an American-Finnish community where nudity was just...
    Jesse50 Jesse50 46-50, M Feb 3, 2013

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    I Want To Be A Life Drawing Model

    I am not a Life Drawing model but would love to be. I think that it would be so intereting to see how others see and interperate my body. I have some tattoos . I dont know it that would make me unsuitable or more interesting to draw.. Maybe it is time to ask some questions.
    newdragon newdragon 46-50, M 3 Responses Feb 27, 2013

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    First Meeting With Teacher

    After months of researching and contacting local art schools and workshops to see which need figure drawing models, I've just (finally) received a request to meet with an instructor at their school.  Fortunately, I'd sent a follow-up email today, just as he was beginning to...
    n44wwep n44wwep 51-55, M 7 Responses Oct 22, 2013

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    Being A Life Model

    HI I started life modeling back in Sept. '11 I was fortunate enough to have a training so I didn't have to jump in without knowing what I was doing. It has taken a while to get into schools and co-ops but it is finally happening. The problem is that it isn't a very depedable...
    Stephan58 Stephan58 51-55, M 3 Responses Feb 7, 2012

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    Misinterpretations...

    I am frustrated! I absolutely love being a life figure model. In my view, it is one of the most incredibly creative experinences one can have. It allows as complete a freedom of expression of ones unique essence as few other artistic venues can. But there is a part of me...
    frosew frosew 46-50, F 5 Responses May 29, 2012

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    Almost 19 Years

     I am now 67 years old (male) and have been modeling off and on since 1990, at age 47.  At the time I began, I was between jobs, and recovering from a disastrous experience in Jamaica, where my wife & I and our three youngest daughters had gone as missionaries from the...
    Warmenuf Warmenuf 66-70, M 1 Response Aug 20, 2009

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    Looking For That First Experience

    It's on my bucket list. Though I lack the glamour, thought I would like to try. Any thoughts?
    oletom oletom 66-70, M 6 Responses May 15, 2012

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    I Love to Pose!

    Well, as I know you all can relate, I truly love to pose nude.  It is a bit of a rush to be the only nude person in the room, and totally comfortable w/ it.                    ...
    Modelman1 Modelman1 46-50, M 7 Responses Jul 24, 2009

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    Life Model And Anatomy Model

    Hi all I have just joined. I found this site by accident. I was trying to see if I could find a site where I could correspond with older life models and came across this site. Let me introduce myself. My name is Chris and I live in East Cornwall, UK about 20 miles from...
    CJMB1 CJMB1 61-65 8 Responses Dec 10, 2012

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    clicked on this by mistake ,

    but hey why not lol
    satman satman 46-50, M 4 Responses Dec 5, 2013

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    How Life Drawing Modeling Saved My Life

    "COGNOSCAS TE IPSUM"  WRITTEN IN LATIN     AN ANCIENT GREEK TERM MEANING    "KNOW THYSELF"  Let me begin by saying Life drawing modeling is not for everyone but if you want to inprove your confidence in your self you might try it some day. "It had long since come to my...
    lifedrawing lifedrawing 61-65, M 4 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    Modeling For The First Time

    hello tom here will be modeling for the first time but a little worried while poseng if i get an erection any advice thank you
    vislocky11 vislocky11 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 4, 2013

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    Life Art Model

    Hi I first started modelling last year and I love it.The Artist are so professional and make you feel welcome, at first I was neverous, but know I am more relaxed.These clubs need all the support they can get as it is a very relaxing way to spend the afternoon.I have attached a...
    44IrishLass 44IrishLass 46-50, F 11 Responses Sep 14, 2012

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    Posing Via Skype

    I've always fancied having a go at posing and a few months ago got talking to an artist on chatroulette who was looking for a model. I ended up posing for him via Skype and posed 3 times. Since then I've posed this way several times for other artists. If anyone is interested in...
    medazza medazza 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 14, 2013

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    My Only Time (So Far)

    I have modeled one time for a life drawing class at a small college in Iowa. I was so concerned about getting aroused in class, especially since I'm a big exhibitionist, and knew I loved getting naked for an audience. As it turned out, I should have been more concerned about...
    modelnude4u modelnude4u 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 23, 2013

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    Renoir

    I am a quiet person. I prefer to keep to myself than have boisterous conversations. When I model, I come across as soft and delicate. Artists describe me as the Renoir of life drawing.
    SuperToga SuperToga 22-25, F Dec 4, 2012

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    Life Model For A Lifetime

    I was five years old and my parents had left me with My Aunt Mary who was an artist in NYC. She used to take me to muesums and galleries and not just walk through but show me age appropriate things that I would ask questions about so that she could explain them to me. We did this...
    rrosenfield rrosenfield 61-65 2 Responses Oct 18, 2010

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    When In Rome

    In college I had posed for a couple of art professors and a few artists they had introduced me to, but had never posed in front of a class because my college was so small. During my junior year, I studied Latin and art history abroad at the American Academy in Rome and the...
    rexth rexth 36-40, M 1 Response May 13, 2012

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    Life Model And Anatomy Model - Continue

    Hi All. Since writing my previous piece Life Model and Anatomy Model I have given some thought to expanding upon it. My main advice is about what you as a model might find useful to take with you to a session. I would advise you take: a bath robe or something similar that you...
    CJMB1 CJMB1 61-65 7 Responses Dec 21, 2012

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    I am a life and photographic model based in

    Bedford. I life model for pay, but take on photographic work mainly on a tfp basis. I also have been involved in some small film productions acting in small parts. Photographic modelling is mainly a hobby for me. I enjoy the process and find that keeping an up to date portfolio...
    RobertTho RobertTho 36-40, M Dec 28, 2013

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    Interesting...

    I have been back at life modeling for a few months now. I have thoroughly enjoyed this leg of my life's journey...I find each modeling session to be so uplifting and inspiring! I've modeled for experienced artists and those who are just honing their drawing skills. It is...
    frosew frosew 46-50, F May 20, 2012

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    Perusing the want ads two

    or three years ago, I stumbled on "life model"...a pretty big surprise in my tiny town. I thought it sounded like fun so I gave a call. The artist suggested I come and observe and I struck the jackpot! The model was very helpful with ideas, pointers, supply suggestions...
    camev camev 56-60, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    I have now gone professional!

    After months of scouring the Internet for contacts in college art departments, art galleries, art schools, etc., I received my first paid assignment for nude modeling for an art class that was held just this evening. IT WAS GREAT! I had spent a lot of time preparing, reading...
    n44wwep n44wwep 51-55, M 3 Responses Jan 12

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    Last Night At The University

    One of the advantages of figure modeling for College and University undergraduate figure drawing classes is that as a model you essentially get a tution free education in figure drawing. Although I have no real drawing talent myself, I have been thinking that just from repetitive...
    model55 model55 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 16, 2012

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    During my first two months of modeling,

    I have modeled for 41 hours in 14 sessions, averaging just under three hours per session, at six different colleges and six different studios and have earned $846, averaging about $20.63/hour, with a low of $15/hour and a high of $35/hour. This has taken a lot of Internet...
    n44wwep n44wwep 51-55, M Mar 8

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    Hidden Talent I Wish I Could Do More With

    Hi all! I started modeling in about 2004, around the time I was going to art school for fashion design. It was the first time I ever saw a nude model and was very embarrassed initially as it was an awkward feeling seeing a naked person I did not know. I was often shy about...
    LaGentilleDame LaGentilleDame 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 2, 2013

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    I am not your typical art model.

    I say this because I have extensive scars on my torso from a fire I endured at the age of 9. I am 40 years old now, and have spent most of my life feeling insecure about my scars. In fact, many people that I have known for years are surprised when they find out, because you can...
    porchbrunke porchbrunke 41-45, M 3 Responses Dec 19, 2013

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    Anyone Ever Posed As A Life Model For A Bachelorette Party?

    Okay so this weekend I've accepted an offer to pose as a life model for a hen party. To be honest I've got real reservations about doing it, I've never worked as a ******** nor have I done any erotic art or photography. I was put onto it by a friend of a friend who said that the...
    garymilne garymilne 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 8, 2011

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    I Want A Model

    I draw for pleasure, I'm not a pro. I enjoy life drawing when the opportunity arises. I appreciate the female form like any other man, but of course, when you're drawing, the perception is changed, and your mind shifts to see a complex series of curves, shadow, light, shape and...
    JimiX JimiX 56-60, M 1 Response Jun 17, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I had modeling jobs the past three nights. I usually don't do that to myself, but decided to to for it. One day at a community art center, one with a professional artist and...
    artonthebrain artonthebrain 41-45, M 5 days ago

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    I pose nude for drawing, painting and sculpting classes at several local colleges. I think a lot of people think it is sexual and I assure you it is not. I did get aroused the...
    artonthebrain artonthebrain 41-45, M Apr 6

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    I went to an art school for my college education. I had to work my way through school and the jobs I found weren't paying much. One day I saw a sign that the school was looking for...
    artonthebrain artonthebrain 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    Drawing has become part of my identity. I was incredibly shy in school, and didn't like approaching people first. I found that with drawing, people paid attention to me and...
    almaera almaera 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    Not currently, but when I was growing up I did a little modeling. Don't get too excited, this was nothing fancy at all, no magazine ads or anything like that. My mom had a friend...
    massagechick85 massagechick85 26-30, F 7 Responses Mar 25

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    I give people my drawings a lot. It is because I fear being forgotten. If I die I want that person to know that they meant something to me and that is why I gave them my drawing...
    Lynzee13 Lynzee13 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    I just for through drawing Timmy Turner. I like it. I really enjoy drawing. It calms me down when I'm angry, upset, frustrated, sad, or bored.
    GeorgiaPeach03 GeorgiaPeach03 18-21, F Apr 3

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    I love drawing......its the one thing that even when I so sad I can still grab a pencil and draw. I have to draw to keel my feelings from going overboard otherwise I wouldn't be...
    TealMarie TealMarie 16-17, F Apr 9

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    I wouldn't say it's something I'm entirely passionate about, nor something I'd look into pursuing as a career in the future. It's sort of just a fun pastime. I like drawing because...
    BringMePierceTheSirensAtSix BringMePierceTheSirensAtSix 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    Hey guys Ive got another drawing, this one's anime which I used to do a lot of but stopped, I decided a few days ago to continue drawing anime, so here you go guys. Tell me what...
    JoeLeIrishGreek JoeLeIrishGreek 13-15, M 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    I work for a modelling company called Bareface out here in Dubai, and am looking for new models, from anywhere around the world. Potentially getting the job would allow an all...
    Orsoeus Orsoeus 18-21, M Mar 30

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    i was 17. i told my step mom i wanted to be a model and enter the beauty pageant. she said we would see. the next week was my sister party. she was having a party and her and her...
    loverboy758 loverboy758 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 15

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    I am a figure model, too. I have posed at colleges, community art centers, open studio sessions and for professional artists, alone and with their students. One of the things I...
    artonthebrain artonthebrain 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    I have modelled for one thing ever in my life, it was a tweed coat and all the photographers did was make me stand in marshes for a long time with a mad dog.
    projectgwyn101 projectgwyn101 16-17, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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