Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Figure Drawing Model Poses

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Figure Drawing Model Poses Biography

NO,actually some weigh makes for better defined forms and a more interesting subject to draw. Besides people come in all shapes and sizes.
They may request a pose but it helps if you have a few comfortable poses that you can call your repertoire. Experience will give you more as time goes on.You may find some to use in figure drawing books.Think of it as a ballet in slow montion.
No make up. It's not a date. Use your natural beauty.
It isn't necessary to shave anything, anywhere..
Poses can be as short as thirty seconds for what is called a gesture drawing,to longer for was is a sustained drawing, more finished,with shading, more details,etc..
If you are nervous don't make any eye contact,' look over peoples heads., Eventually you will get comfortable.I've know some models that have fallen asleep and they still wanted to be paid! Remember those doing the drawing from a nude model for the first time may feel just as awkward as you do.
Have a robe nearby with you for breaks.You will be able to take them,just ask when you feel the need.
And occasionally there might be an idiot in the class. Don't hesitate to register a complained with the instructor if anyone is out of line. Do it quietly.And let the instructor handle it in the classroom. The authorities on the outside should the problem leave the building.. This should be a professional environment.for the students as well as the model.
If you are nervous take a deep breathe hold it and tense your stomach muscles at the same time. Release them both at the same time. Then repeat several times. Actors will do this to get rid of the butterflys before a play..
The first time I ever had a nude model was for a sculpture class. We were using modeling clay on sculpture stands with wheels so that we could move around the model. She was an old hand at this not much older than me at the time. It was a summer class at college. She was a student from some university in another state. Traveling for the summer on vacation earming some money along the way financing the trip as she went. She had lined up jobs,usually a week each, for the summer in different locations that she wanted to visit, making arrangements earlier in the year in advance before her spring semester ended. We got so comfortable working with her she stand there holding a poses and students would chat with her until the instructor called for silence. It eventually should become no big deal.very matter of fact. Good luck. LOL! And you can scratch your nose when it itches.just remember the pose.you were in. Oh and sorry I don't have a book that you can buy.There's no need to feel shy or embarrassed at your life drawing class. Professional models are used to posing nude and being observed by the artist. The model is not to be touched at any time, but the teacher may strike a pose themselves to demonstrate how they want the model to be placed. Poses should always be tasteful, in the manner of classical art - life class is not the place for 'pushing boundaries' or risque poses. You'll find that you are soon so focussed on the problems of drawing the body as a collection of lines or values that you'll forget any awkwardness about nudity.Life classes and models can be expensive, so make sure you arrive on time to make the most of your class, and so you don't disturb others. You'll also feel more relaxed if you have time to chat with the other students, and meet your teacher. When you arrive, the model may be clothed or wearing dressing-robe. He or she will usually be introduced by the teacher. A privacy screen is usually provided close to the posing dais, where the model will disrobe, then move to take up poses for drawing.
Most life drawing classes commence with some quick warm-up sketches. Then they may do some longer five to fifteen minute poses. You may find that you are unable to complete a drawing at first. You'll soon learn how much detail you can include for different length poses.
After the model has had a break, you will probably do some longer poses - thirty minutes or longer. Sometimes a class may do a very long pose, with a break in the middle. You'll probably find that your arm gets very tired, unless you are used to painting with your arm outstretched. Try drawing with your 'wrong hand' or sit and draw in your sketchbook for a while if you need to. If you've practiced drawing at a standing easel before your class, you'll be more produtive.During the life drawing class, the teacher may walk around, looking at each person's work and offering suggestions. Don't be shy about showing your teacher your work, no matter how terrible you think it is - they are there to help, and can suggest ways to improve. Sometimes your model may also look at work during breaks. They may well be artists themselves, so feel free to chat with them about your work. Don't feel bad if you feel it isn't a great drawing - figure drawing is about many things and flattery isn't one of them.
Many life classes include a group discussion, with everyone turning their easels in to see how each student handled the same pose. This can be very daunting for beginners. Remember than everyone was a beginner once, and that you can all learn from each other's mistakes - and often even a beginner's work has many wonderful qualities that can be enjoyed, as well. Try to offer constructive thoughts about other students' work.

Figure Drawing Model Poses
Figure Drawing Model Poses
Figure Drawing Model Poses
Figure Drawing Model Poses
Figure Drawing Model Poses
Figure Drawing Model Poses
Figure Drawing Model Poses
Figure Drawing Model Poses
Figure Drawing Model Poses
Figure Drawing Model Poses
Figure Drawing Model Poses

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