Welcome to life models, figurative artists, and those considering nude modeling!


Painting by Ludwig von Hoffman (1861-1945). Public domain.

Painting by Ludwig von Hoffman (1861-1945). Public domain.

ArtModelTips.com is a comprehensive reference for nude artist models (a/k/a life models) and those interested in becoming nude artist models. This site also provides several resources for figurative artists.

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Toamna by Friedrich Miess. Public domain.

Toamna by Friedrich Miess. Public domain.

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Drawing by Simbisai Kahari (2013). Reprinted with permission.

Drawing by Simbisai Kahari (2013). Reprinted with permission.



18 Responses to Home

  1. Gregor says:

    Hi All:

    Random question that I’m sure has been asked many times: How would I go about getting into life modeling, either clothed or nude? Is this generally a paid job? It’s something that’s been on my mind, and I’m seriously considering doing it as a part-time job. I live in Los Angeles.

    Thank you, and Happy Holidays!

  2. Devin says:

    I have another website you can add to be figure model blog section. thanks.

  3. ruchika says:

    Figurative Life Drawing Session held in Tokyo every Sunday.
    If you could add our link to your list, we appreciate it a lot.
    If any art models visiting Tokyo and interested to pose for us, let us know.

  4. Bob R says:

    Gentle sir:

    Many thanks for your kind comments about my little website. It’s intended to be a basic introduction to life modeling, with sites like yours providing the exhaustive resources once the decision is made and more detailed information is needed.

    Peace and blessings, brother.

  5. Christa says:

    ฉันรัก ได้รับ ร่วมกัน และส่วนแบ่ง views ดี เว็บไซต์ ,

  6. Al says:

    I modeled 30 years ago in college. When I got married I was still working my way through college but my wife hated the idea that I modeled for art classes so I quit modeling and did other jobs to pay the bills. Even though she was a pretty good artist herself she always found it odd and embarrassing that I modeled. One time we met up at a bar with a 80 year old woman who happened to share my then wife’s interest in collectibles. At one point in our conversation my wife apologized to her older friend saying that that she hoped she wouldn’t be scandalized by it but that I was an art model in college. “Oh no,” she replied, “I too was an art model in college.” Guess they had art models in the 1920’s too. Go figure.

  7. Hey there! I’ve been following your blog for a while
    now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Humble
    Texas! Just wanted to say keep up the great work!

  8. Tayler says:

    Hello! I just wanted to give my thanks to this website and all the models featured here. It’s helped me immensely with my art, I’ve created some very interesting pieces, and if you (admin) would like to see them, feel free to email me and I’ll shoot ya back some pics. Many of the models and the poses have inspired me creatively in a way that’s hard to explain. Also, I’m thrilled to see some poses that would be PERFECT for comic booking/graphic novels. More action poses would be fantastic.
    Thanks again!!!

  9. A K Nandy says:

    I am 3d Maya Modeler, this site is very very helpful for us.
    So many many thanks to Artmodeltips.

  10. Hello,
    I appreciate your site as I am an artist and find it increasingly difficult to find people who will pose for me, to paint realistic to religious subjects. A hundred and fifty years ago it wasn’t so much of a problem to find friends and relatives. I was wondering how I could enlarge your images on your website as I need detail in faces etc.
    Best regards,
    Brent Shepherd.

    • admin says:

      If you click on the photos, they should show enlarged versions. If you need even more detail, you should contact the source sites, On Air Video’s Croquis Cafe, and New Masters Academy.

  11. Neil. says:

    Hello, I am interested in writing an article about what makes someone do life modelling. So if anyone who has done life modelling would like to reply to any or all of the following questions I would be most appreciative. Thank you.
    What made you give life modelling a go? (i.e. what motivated you to do it)
    Was your first go at modelling in a classroom of budding artists or for a solo artist?
    Do you find life modelling to be a liberating experience? Or is it just a job?
    What is the most difficult aspect of life modelling?
    Is age a barrier to life modelling?
    Is gender a barrier to life modelling?
    Do your family and friends know that you do life modelling?
    Would you let your friends draw you?
    Would you recommend to others that they have a go at life modelling? If so, why?

  12. Liz says:

    Is there a way I can get all these photos on a cd rom, or something similar (For personal reference of course). Thanks, looking forward to your reply.

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