Don't google image search "nude model. I want to draw some people, but I want them to be nude, so I can get used to how bodies work. I want 'natural' poses, mostly - not cheesecake. Bigger photographs are better than smaller ones, but I can deal with any size as long as it's big enough to make out the major topography. This guy on Deviantart is perfect. Warning: NSFW. Lots of variety in the poses, many of them natural standing or sitting poses, posting explicitly for the purpose of being an artists' model.
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The following pages provide thousands of examples of life model poses presented by several models representing a wide range of body types. Click the photo to access the type of poses you want to view. For even more pose ideas, see the listings provided at pose ideas for life models. All these web sites provide fine art instructional resources for figurative artists. To access these offerings, click here:. Anyone can be an artist model if you can find work. See the Frequently Asked Questions page , the detailed instructions on how to find work as a life model , and the instructions on how to serve as an artist model. First of all you need to be extremely comfortable with your body, you should not be shy to be nude or showing your body in front of the camera. So first make sure you are comfortable with that.
" ... now my belly has been part of so many beautiful pieces of art.”
Most of the friends I grew up with in Fairfax, Virginia felt this way, too. Insecurity was normal for our group of white, middle class girls. In fact, we used to joke that if you did like your body, something was obviously wrong with you. I was too fat to be on the high school gymnastics team; too fat to date. When I was 21, I hit my heaviest, pounds. So I moved to Belfast, Northern Ireland. Belfast was an inclusive, community-minded town. Its culture placed more value on art and music than on getting ahead. Something in me opened up and relaxed. Over the 12 years I lived in Ireland, I shed 60 pounds.
Most recently, Stanton photographed a woman sitting on a park bench who proves that pushing yourself to do things you're afraid of can actually help to change the way you feel about yourself. But apparently my curves are fun to draw. It's been liberating for me. I've always been insecure about my belly. But now my belly has been part of so many beautiful pieces of art.