Male standing poses

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This page provides many examples of male standing life model poses. 

All photos on this page reprinted with permission of On Air Video, Inc or the New Masters Academy, which maintains the copyright to these photos.

Both these web sites provide fine art instructional videos for figurative artists. To access these video offerings, click here:

Models

Dwayne * Kevin * Kris * Vincent * Yuji * NMA Model 2 * NMA Model 4 * NMA Model 7 * NMA Model 13

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Model: Dwayne


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Model: Kevin


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Model: Kris


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Model: Vincent


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Model: Yuji


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Model: NMA Model 2


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Model: NMA Model 4


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Model: NMA Model 7


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Model: NMA Model 13


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Male standing poses * Male seated poses * Male crouching poses * Male recumbent poses * Female standing poses * Female seated poses * Female crouching poses * Female recumbent poses

12 Responses to Male standing poses

  1. ste hawksley says:

    These are a fabulous source of inspiration of anatomy material for artists.

  2. Brian Glover says:

    Did my first Nude poses last week at the age of 72, enjoyed the experiance and have been asked to go back

  3. Patrick Ward says:

    I am a male, age 67, I have been posing for a life art class for the past 2 years. I have really enjoy the experience, and am considered one of the most desired models for the class. I plan on continuing modeling as long as they need for there class. The male models on this site have helped me a lot on figuring what poses to do each session. I would hope to do modeling for other artist. Maybe 2015 will be a good year for me.

    • Alan Atkin says:

      I am 66 and would love to be a life model have taken great encouragement from this site and I practice some of the poses at home have written to a few places but all only recruiting females at present . Still worth a try to just get myself known. would love to hear from anyone who can help to get me started

  4. Leah says:

    I’m an 18 year old figure drawing artist in training, and these pictures are definitely great to draw and practice. There so many to choose from. I’m also probably going to model at my local college because i don’t think they have a model of my size and age group. Having never modeled before, these are a really great inspiration, i practiced many of them for half an hour.

  5. Manuel says:

    I’ve worked as a natural model for photographs for some time, but a couple of weeks ago I started as a life drawning model, and I must admit it’s completely different, but I love modelling for both. Thanks for all your tips on modelling, and the poses, they were quite instructional and certainly, very useful.
    Keep up the great work!

  6. Manuel says:

    Hi, thanks for all the tips, and poses you have here! I’ve been modeeling for photographs for some time now, and recently had the chance to start as a life drawing model, and it was thanks to this page that I got ideas and cleared out some thoughts regarding the experience. I must say that I loved posing, two sessions already, and planning to go on working as steadily as I can on this field.
    I contacted an art school, offering my service, and the requested a book, and a sort of resume. Should I include some stats about my body (height, weight, etnicity, age, etc), and should the book just have photographs from the life drawinmg sessions I just did, or do I include some taken by the photographers I’ve worked with; Should I take some new pictures in some special poses? Please help me out with these questions.

    • admin says:

      Including statistics about yourself (age, height, weight, gender, etc.) is always a good idea. It can prove helpful to instructors looking for a particular body type for an upcoming class, or open draw facilitators who are looking to provide diversity in model types from week to week. However, since most universities and open draw sessions are looking for diversity, they are often willing to hire any interested person, regardless of body type. I have often been hired “sight unseen” for open draw sessions, without being asked what I look like. A head shot in a resume is a good idea, to personalize yourself, but photos (particularly nude photos) are absolutely not required. This advice covers life drawing. Nude photography is an entirely different area that I am not familiar with.

  7. Steve says:

    I recently started life modelling (having been a nude photographic model for a few years), averaging a couple of sessions per month and am really pleased to have found this site as the range of poses is proving invaluable and inspirational.

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