This site provides an extensive listing of web pages of interest to life models and figurative artists.
Under the Gaze – Half hour insightful video essay on the relationship between life model and figurative artist, by Suki the Art Model and Bel
Artists’ Model Blogs
- The Nude Shift: Tales of Modeling Without Clothes – An insider’s look at the figure modeling world in NYC. See also her Facebook page.
- Nude Art News – Posts about life modeling
- The Life Model Who Looked Back – Retrospective musings by a feminist European life model
- cdnmalefiguremodel – Blog by a Canadian life model from Calgary in Alberta, Canada
- Musings of a Nude Art Model – General information, thoughts and advice about becoming a nude art model, by a life model from Boston, Massachusetts
- Male figure model Chicago and surrounding area – Blog by William, an experience male life model in Chicago, Illinois
- Art Model Log – A journal of Dan Hawkins as a nude art model in Texas
- Ruby Magic – Blog by American life model living in Oxford and London, England
- Jason and the Golden Pose – Catalogs the adventures of a part-time male figure model in his mid-30s in the Washington DC area
- Suki the Life Model – By Suki, a life model in Yorkshire, United Kingdom. You can also sign up for her free newsletter.
- Disabled Kevin – Blog by inspirational wheel-chair bound life model living near Devon, UK
- Figuratively Speaking – Blog by a nude art model in the United States with extensive experience
- Diaries of an Art Model – By Susannah Marie, an experienced Canadian art model
- Museworthy – Blog by professional artist’s model Claudia in New York City
- The Yellow Robe – A figure model’s thoughts from the platform by a Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania writer and life model
- Clare – Blog by full time professional life model Clare Broome from Belfast, Northern Ireland.
- Gabrielle Galapagos: Still Naked – Her blog entries about life modeling by a full-time art student/artist and part-time nude model
- Vancouver Art Model – life modeling blog from Vancouver in British Columbia (Canada)
- Building Atlantis– Art Model blog entries by professional artist’s model Miranda in Atlanta, Georgia
- The Mirror and the Easel – Documenting pieces of work, observations and experiences from an artist turned figure model in Pennsylvania
- The real does not efface itself – Observations, stories and photographs by and of art model, sometime dancer, Alex B.
- Steve Ritter: Life Model – Blogs by a life model in Essex, United Kingdom
- Tom: Artist’s Model – Blog by an experienced British life model
- A Model and His Artists – Photos and comments about posing nude for art classes and individual artists by a retired Presybyterian minister turned life model in Gibsonville, North Carolina
- Everyday Life Model – Blog of a full time professional life model living in North West England
- pposeur – Blog by a male life model from England
- Not a Muse – An assembly of writings on life class and life modelling written in 2004 by an Australian life model
Figure Drawing Blogs from an Artist’s Perspective
- TheGreatNude.tv – Subscription only online resource for figurative artists and art lovers that focuses on the nude. Readers of ArtModeltips.com can get 50% off the annual subscription by typing ARTMODEL in the coupon code on the payment page!
- PJ Lynch: Drawing, Painting, and Illustration – Artist blog by talented Dublin artist – See topics “Life Drawing”, “Female Nude”, “Male Nude”, “Life Drawing Exhibition”, “Sleeping Nude”)
- The Figure – Artist blog by full-time figurative artist Bruce Day of Fredericksburg, Virginia
- Fredericksburg Life Drawing Salon – Blog written from the perspective of a weekly open draw facilitator Susan Ishii of Fredericksburg, Virginia. Includes representative drawings generated by the artists each week.
- Yann Hovadik blog – Blog by talented French figurative artist and instructor
- Art of S. L. Gallant: Figure Drawing – Life drawing blog entries by a professional illustrator living in Washington, D.C. (Check out all posts with any of the following tags: “Figure Drawing”, “Figure drawing”, “Sketches”, “Models”, “life drawing”)
- L Rossi Art: Life Drawing posts – Life drawing blog posts by a professional animator from Paris, France
- Lovelifedrawingblog – Comprehensive blog for figurative artists by a figurative artist in the UK
- Figure Drawing – Notes, Illustrations and Books about Life Drawing and the Proportions of the Human Form
- Life Drawing Classes in Cumbria – Blog site by a figurative artist in Cumbria, England
- NY Figure Drawing (Summer Sketch) – A blog for all the artistic folks who attend, or would like to attend, life drawing classes, and who want to share tips, techniques, observations & opinions. Includes posts with great advice for finding employment as a life model.
- Drawing Life by Fred Hatt – Blog that includes technical information about creating figurative art
- Erica Moen blog – Life drawing artist and former life model in Portland, Oregon
- Brooke Lynne – Self-described hodgepodge of rants and ramblings about nude art by an artist and photographer from Minneapolis, Minnesota
- From the easel… – Thoughts on painting, work in progress and exhibition news by British figurative artist Adele Wagstaff (sort on Category: Nudes)
- Pistrucci Artworks Blog – Blog by Canadian figurative artist.
Photography Model Blogs
- Diaries of an Art Model – Blog entries from professional art model Susanna
- The model in art nude photography – A blog/research project about art modelling written by a British model curious about modelling as practice
- The Other Side of the Canvas: An Interview with David R. Quammen – Figure model advocate and founder of the Figure Models Guild
- ArtNudes Network – Figure Models – A blogging community set up for models, photographers and artists
- LifeArt – Community network for life models, figurative artists, and life drawing classes
- LoveLifeDrawing Forum – An online forum for figurative artists
- Society of Figurative Artists – An online forum for figurative artists
- Artists-Models – Yahoo discussion group to enhance the relationship between artists and models
- Bohemia Artists’ Models Register –Free listing of life models throughout the world
Information on how to be an art model
- Advice: How to be a life model
- How to be a nude art model
- How to become an artist’s model
- 5 Myths About Nude Modeling for Art Classes
- FAQs about life and nude modelling for art classes
Other sites of interest
- Life Model site on Vimeo – A site dedicated to videos of nude models posing for life drawing classes
- I am an Art Figure Model – site where life models share stories. Fun to read. Most of the stories appear real.
- Resources for Figure Artists
- How to be a figure model – sister site to ArtModelTips.com on Squidoo (need a Squidoo account to access)
- Figure Drawing League – a comprehensive website provided by a world-wide league of figurative artists
- Sheridan Portfolio Tips – a great reference for figure drawing artists, which includes recommended video demonstrations
- Working with Life Models – an artist shares advice for finding models and establishing a working relationship that’s mutually rewarding.
- Art Nude UK – describes itself as a life modeling search hub
- How to Start a Life Drawing Class – a comprehensive reference compliments of lifedrawingposes.com.
- List of Hub Pages on figure drawing
- Wet Canvas – An online message board for artists, with an entire section devoted to figurative art and figurative art resources (See “Figure, The” and “Library of Figurative Art Resources”).