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I Am a Life Drawing Model

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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...
    n44wwep n44wwep 51-55, M 7 Responses Oct 22, 2013

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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...
    rexth rexth 36-40, M 1 Response May 13, 2012

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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...
    friday2010 friday2010 46-50 4 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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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...
    RandomBloke01 RandomBloke01 41-45, M Mar 17

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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...
    model55 model55 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 16, 2012

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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...
    garymilne garymilne 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 8, 2011

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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...
    frosew frosew 46-50, F 5 Responses May 29, 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...
    medazza medazza 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 14, 2013

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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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    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...
    frosew frosew 46-50, F May 20, 2012

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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...
    lifedrawing lifedrawing 61-65, M 4 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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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...
    CJMB1 CJMB1 61-65 8 Responses Dec 10, 2012

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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 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...
    porchbrunke porchbrunke 41-45, M 3 Responses Dec 19, 2013

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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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    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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    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...
    modelnude4u modelnude4u 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 23, 2013

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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...
    Jesse50 Jesse50 46-50, M Feb 3, 2013

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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...
    camev camev 56-60, F 1 Response Jan 21

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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...
    SuperToga SuperToga 22-25, F Dec 4, 2012

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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...
    garymilne garymilne 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 5, 2011

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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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    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...
    JimiX JimiX 56-60, M 1 Response Jun 17, 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...
    newdragon newdragon 46-50, M 3 Responses Feb 27, 2013

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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...
    CJMB1 CJMB1 61-65 7 Responses Dec 21, 2012

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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...
    aroundhere aroundhere 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 7, 2011

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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...
    SpringfieldIL SpringfieldIL 61-65, M 4 Responses Sep 15, 2009

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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...
    MikeNC MikeNC 46-50 4 Responses May 25, 2009

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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...
    RobertTho RobertTho 36-40, M Dec 28, 2013

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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...
    n44wwep n44wwep 51-55, M 3 Responses Jan 12

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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...
    44IrishLass 44IrishLass 46-50, F 11 Responses Sep 14, 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...
    frosew frosew 46-50, F May 4, 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...
    n44wwep n44wwep 51-55, M Mar 8

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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...
    rrosenfield rrosenfield 61-65 2 Responses Oct 18, 2010

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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...
    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...
    artmod artmod 46-50 1 Response Mar 10

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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...
    LaGentilleDame LaGentilleDame 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 2, 2013

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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...
    Warmenuf Warmenuf 66-70, M 1 Response Aug 20, 2009

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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...
    n44wwep n44wwep 51-55, M Feb 5

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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...
    Stephan58 Stephan58 51-55, M 3 Responses Feb 7, 2012

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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...
    mineisarose mineisarose 51-55 13 Responses Mar 30, 2009

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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 2 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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    I love drawing manga. I draw it all the time. I'm not very good at it but it makes me happy drawing so I'm working on getting better. I eventually plan to move to Japan and become...
    BeefStromi BeefStromi 18-21, M Mar 17

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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 a week ago

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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 6 days 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 1 day ago