I Am a Life Drawing Model

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 344 People

    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

    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...
    7 Responses Dec 10, 2012

    Life Model For Young Student

    recently a young male student requested me to pose for anatomical positions found several very revealing compared to a normal class
    mewal mewal
    36-40, M
    Jan 26, 2013

    Of to pose for a local art group in a couple of

    hours... i'll be the naked one in the middle of a circle of clothed people again ....
    maasbar maasbar
    51-55, M
    1 Response Apr 24, 2015

    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

    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
    4 Responses Dec 19, 2013

    In the buff - I finally went through with it.

    I have joked about posing nude in the past. I'm a bit of an exhibitionist. My cousin who is part of the local artist community took me up on it. She has a friend who is a life drawing art instructor. She hooked me up with the instructor. On the day of the pose, things didn't...
    pilotpro pilotpro
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Apr 8, 2014


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

    I have modeled for Art Class at the local

    university for about a year now. Last semester I also found another college that had art classes. I find it difficult to find Life Drawing Modeling jobs. I have also done some portrait modeling for the same schools but I enjoy the Life Figure model more. I wish I could find more...
    subindy69 subindy69
    56-60, M
    Mar 9, 2014

    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
    4 Responses Feb 27, 2013

    Tomorrow I am posing nude

    for the first time with another guy. Very excited and interested to see how it goes. He's quite uptight about getting too close or touching so we will have to see what happens once we get going.
    maasbar maasbar
    51-55, M
    5 Responses May 28, 2015

    My First Gentle Experience

    Well, after years of wishing I have made a start. My wife Anne has been interested in drawing and painting for many years but has not persisted for long. A year ago she joined an art class, then joined another, and was often going twice a week. I made it clear that I would be...
    canman19 canman19
    66-70, M
    3 Responses Oct 23, 2011


    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
    1 Response Dec 4, 2012

    I posed more than 10 times

    for small groups to medium groups (17 artists). I'm able to maintain a pose during one hour and I love to see artist drawing of me. Some are so good and their drawings are like painting. 80% of artists are women from all ages and 20% men. Men life drawing model are rare where I...
    sky1967 sky1967
    41-45, M
    1 Response Dec 6, 2013

    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
    31-35, F
    9 Responses Oct 2, 2013

    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
    6 Responses Oct 22, 2013

    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, 2014

    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

    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...
    6 Responses Dec 21, 2012

    clicked on this by mistake ,

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

    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
    11 Responses Mar 30, 2009

    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
    5 Responses Jul 24, 2009

    Posed last night for the first time with an art

    class. Was a great experience. Very weird the first time stripping off the long tee-shirt I was wearing as a cover up. And then standing in the middle of a circle of people, so there was nowhere to hide lol.
    maasbar maasbar
    51-55, M
    1 Response Feb 22, 2015

    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

    I want to model for a artist

    or class in the UK south near London. I am willing to travel and also pose outdoors.
    Expatnudist Expatnudist
    46-50, M
    Mar 8, 2016

    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
    2 Responses Jan 12, 2014

    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
    66-70, M
    4 Responses Nov 3, 2012
    subindy69 subindy69
    56-60, M
    1 Response Mar 9, 2014

    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
    2 Responses Jul 8, 2011

    It's finally going to happen!

    I'll be modeling nude for a group of women this Saturday. This will be the first time I model nude to be sketched and the first time I will have ever modeled nude in front of more than one person. It's an activity planned as a part of a baby shower. The lady who picked me to...
    ClarkInHouston ClarkInHouston
    56-60, M
    3 Responses May 13, 2014

    My First Time (as A Model)

    i've never painted at a life drawing but in just 3 weeks i will be posing for the first time in my life totally nude at a life drawing.. i've never even posed at all.. i'm so excited.. i am from western europe but i live in hong kong now.. i'm male and in my mid 30-ies.. but look...
    Ashtar Ashtar
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Oct 1, 2010

    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

    I have wanted to be a life drawing model

    for years. have posed for a photograph session with a professional photog and have applied at the local art academy, but so far, no calls to pose. I will be a life drawing model in about 2 minutes from now......my wife has set up her easel and is ready to draw me naked.
    phph phph
    66-70, M
    1 Response Dec 3, 2014

    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
    1 Response Mar 10, 2014

    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
    41-45, M
    1 Response Nov 14, 2013

    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
    5 Responses May 25, 2009

    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

    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
    2 Responses Oct 18, 2010

    It's my favorite job.

    I started out 13 years ago to make some extra money and - like many - wanted to do it. In recent years, I find myself using my time on the dias as a way to meditate and to create. As a model, you must make the distinction between naked and nude. Naked implies vulnerable...
    Guyd13 Guyd13
    36-40, M
    3 Responses May 30, 2015

    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

    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...
    1957model 1957model
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Feb 16, 2012

    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
    61-65, F
    3 Responses Jan 21, 2014
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