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What is your art connection?
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scubare

Posted: Aug 31, 2008

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Are you a model or artist? Let us in on any stories of interest, of educational value, of entertainment value, etc.

scubare

Posted: Sep 2, 2008

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Perfectionism seems to be a common trait among artists. I wouldn't worry about that; it constantly challenges you to grow and push your boundaries... unless you get so caught up in it that it freezes you. Like anything else, even those things that are good for us should be taken in moderation.
I encourage you in your quest to model. I've known of several artist/models and they've said that having experience on both sides of the eisel has really helped them in both pursuits.

scubare

Posted: Sep 6, 2008

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That's great, Jeff. Have you looked into schools or drawing groups in your area where you could model? It is very relaxing and rewarding. My only regret with it is that I cannot get enough steady work. I love it.

scubare

Posted: Sep 7, 2008

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Yeah, I've been told that by a number of artists too, BeNdY. There is even a websiste that artists can subscribe to that gives them a 360 degree look at the model by having the model on a revolving platform. But you still can't beat the 3 dimensional look you get from a model.
I encourage you to look into schools in your area, but be warned, once you get started it can get addictive! LOL

aznative

Posted: Jun 15, 2009

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I posed a few yars ago at The Drawing Studio here in Tucson. I have to get back in shape to pose again. It has crossed my mind a few times. Would prefer a single artist or a small group. Having 20 or so clothed people looking at me was kind of intimidating. Made pretty good money for doing nothing.

scubare

Posted: Jun 19, 2009

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What makes you think you have to "get back in shape" AZNative? As a naturist you should know that body acceptance is the standard, and the only other non-naturist group I know of that believes that as well are artists. They don't care what kind of shape you are in, they just want to draw! I have to be grateful for that, because I am not in the best shape either!
Cheers - Daniel

aznative

Posted: Aug 18, 2009

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I know full well that naturists have a good body image. Not how we look but how we feel. I know too that it doesn't really matter how a model looks. "Can't draw palm tress all the time" Just persona vanity that is outside of nudism.

scubare

Posted: Aug 21, 2009

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LOL...understood aznative. Still, don't let it stop you from enjoying modeling.

scubare

Posted: Aug 21, 2009

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"... but I don't think anyone would want and old hippy for a model..."
You'd be surprised neutan, I heard of a gentleman in his 80's who is stil modeling down in Louisiana.

shvd28

Posted: Sep 17, 2009

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Even though I live in a really conservative part of the us, I want learn more about life modeling and then do it--sounds like community colleges or small schools will be the place to start thx all

nakedfiddler

Posted: Sep 24, 2009

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I am an artist and have worked as a model too. The last semester I was in art school there was a definite need for models. The ones slated for my painting class rarely showed up. I went to see the person in charge of modeling and she was eager to have me pose. I am not in the best of shape and wasn't then either but I always had plenty of work. It certainly was an enjoyable way to make some extra money.

scubare

Posted: Sep 24, 2009

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You're right,Steve. Although the size of the school really doesn't have that much to do with it. As long as they offer classes in life drawing, painting,etc. Just look them up online to see what classes they offer, and then get in touch with them to offer your services.
Good Luck!!

shvd28

Posted: Oct 26, 2009

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Thanks for all the good advice, will let everyone know how it works out

Jakari

Posted: Jul 7, 2010

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I've been modeling for a few years in the Philadelphia area on the suggestion of a nudist friend. Afer getting up the nerve to call the schools, I was booked. I've been busy ever since! I've alway found work either with schools or individuals. I've now moved to the San Francisco area recently and I would like to get back into it. For me, it was always a win-win for both me and the students. I was able to be nude and be 'still' for long periods of time (I tend to run around a lot) and the students had a live model to draw, paint or sculpt from. I miss it.

meshugginer

Posted: Jul 19, 2010

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I've modeled for art classes. putting images on paper is one of the gaps in my education. A jr hi art teacher friend once told me that drawing class is not about drawing, but learning to see. If she can teach you to see, you will be able to draw. She had the kids draw a still life which included a bag of Doritos. In some of the renderings, "Doritos" was misspelled. They weren't seeing.
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