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I Have Posed Nude For a Painter

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 32 People

    Posed Nude At 35 In Key West..

    Around my 35th birthday I was vacationing in Key West and lounging by the pool in my bathing suit at my resort.  There was an older couple at the pool bar who started chatting with me who lived in the area.   They asked if I could come by their place and if I would pose nude...
    BearJim BearJim
    41-45
    1 Response Mar 30, 2012

    Poor Students

    As impoverished art students, our largest transitory expense was the fees paid to models. We were paying for newsprint, charcoals, paints, canvases, etc. etc., and art supplies were always pricy, considering how much we needed as we practiced and trained. The models would get...
    auroramaru auroramaru
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jul 5, 2011

    A Couple of Painters

    My hats off to anyone who does this for a living.  It is incredibly difficult to hold the same pose, for sometimes days on end.  Being naked helps in a way.  I used to become uncomfortably warm from the heat of just trying to hold the pose.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Nov 7, 2007

    As a life drawing model I guess I have posed

    for more than my fair share of artists of one description or another, but even so to this day I still love my work and love being part of that creative process. I have also never lost my sense of excitement, trepidation, nervousness, interest and wonder ahead of each sitting...
    accordinglyford accordinglyford
    36-40, M
    1 Response Dec 27, 2013

    I have in the past and enjoyed it.

    I found it relaxing. And if the opportunity presented itself and with the right artist, I would jump at the chance to do it again, today, in a heartbeat.
    CowGirlFan CowGirlFan
    56-60, M
    Feb 27, 2015

    At College

    I posed nude for the Art Department to get a little extra money.
    ameeker ameeker
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Nov 16, 2007

    Immortlized

    I am a painter.  I have yet to paint for others-but I do have a nude self portrit.  It was when I was in the best shape of my life! (i didn't realize it at the time)  I'm glad I did it!)
    archer100 archer100
    26-30, F
    Feb 14, 2008

    Just a Question For Those That Have Done This...

    Do you know the painter or is it someone you have been hired to do?  How can you stand someone staring at you and putting your body on paper for the world to see?  I myself have posed for nude pictures for my hubby but goodness it took me YEARS before I was comfortable...
    beaglewoman beaglewoman
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 7, 2007
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