Here’s a wonderful documentary video on Life Models and the process of posing for artists. Video by Jessie Parsons.
Male Model: Xavier
Xavier is an experienced Life Model, who’s worked in many genres spanning professional modeling, art photography, body-painting, and life-modeling. His body is clean of tattoos and piercings, which is a rarity these days. His physique is strong and muscular, but his lines are not hard-edged. He will remind you of the well-toned, smooth Greek and Roman male […]
Life Model: Long, Lean Female
These photos of a long, slender model posing on a pedestal are well lit and allow for good shadow studies. These poses are actually interesting and the poses quite graceful, even though the model has a predictably perfect physique.
Nude Yoga Poses
Nude Yoga poses that are perfect for artists’ studying anatomy and lighting in non-traditional poses. Excellent references for life drawing. Imagine your model floating in space?
Male Model: Neil Fleischer
Neil Fleischer is a popular Life Model and Body Painting Model working in the NYC area. He has a well-toned physique and is muscular. His poses are creative and he works with many kinds of artists. The body paint and body paint photos here were by Fred Hatt. The other two were by other artists. […]
Carisha Fishing in River
Carisha is an athletic, swedish-looking model who exudes an innocence and flair for fun that is obvious in her modeling work. Here in these photos, Carisha strikes poses that suggest she’s fishing for something. These are great reference shots for poses that are at least natural.
Mature Male Model: Nudes
I’m available to model nude for art groups and individual artist and photography looking for an older mature male model. I’m in my mid seventies, 5’5″, 155 #. I’m located in the Washington DC and Baltimore areas and willing to travel. I get to New York City often. I have a background in graphics and fine […]
Susann Models on River Rocks
I found photographer Stefan Soell’s work on a nude model website. These shots taken at a riverside location present this beautiful, athletic model against the lovely views of this location. All are wonderful references for drawing the Nude.
Lean, Angular Brunette
I found this model online and was struck not only by her lean, muscular body, but also by her sense of self, as reflected in the confident, athletic poses she presents to us. Here’s ten images that are sure to inspire a Great Nude from one of you artists!
Sail Poses for TheGreatNude Invitational 2010
Sail flew down from Massachusetts to join us at TheGreatNude Invitational Saturday, May 15. I asked him to pose in the window so that not only guests, but passers-by in the street could see what we were doing at our exhibition. Website: www.SailAuNaturel.com www.ModelMayhem.com/Sail
Ric Stewart – Life Model
Here’s another excellent model from the North East. Ric Stewart is a more mature Life Model, but he’s very athletic and in excellent physical condition. A great reference for Life Drawing.
Lake Bell Poses Nude for New York Magazine Cover
Lake Bell is a successful model and up-and-coming actress who has graced many fashion magazines and played noteworthy supporting roles in some recent popular films. But her appearance on the cover of New York Magazine during #FashionWeek was an attention grabbing role. Bell posed for the cover shoot in nothing more than a temporary tattoo […]
Jenny Poses for TheGreatNude
One of our favorite models in a series of flat reclining poses. Resting on a warm-yellow wooden floor, under a bright sunlamp, our model catches reflected light and displays a wonderful range of undulating shadows. These strong contrasts of light and color are always a challenge to the artist drawing from Life. In the video […]
Liliana Poses at Jacob Javits Center
TheGreatNude presented Sketch Sessions to the public at the Contemporary Art Fair NYC, held at the Jacob Javits Center, Oct. 19, 20 and 21, 2012. Liliana, a well-known Life-Model here in New York City’s figurative arts schools was one of the model posing for us that weekend. This video gives an overview to the fair […]
Michael Singerman Models, Man!
Michael Singerman is a model from the D.C. area. He’s athletic and in excellent shape.
Mia Poses for TheGreatNude
Mia was a wonderful model who worked for TheGreatNude a number of times, at our studio Sketch Sessions and at some of our live, and very public events. Here’s a collection of images from over the years. Thanks, Mia!
Jim Smith goes to Washington
A Life-model from the mid-west, sent in these poses of himself for the Artist-Subscribers of TheGreatNude. On their behalf, thanks Jim! Great references for Life Drawing.
Susann as “Eve, the Apple-Picker”
Here’s a great set of photos of the model Susann playing ‘Eve, the Apple-Picker” at an apple orchard location. These shots are wholesome and fun, and great references for drawing the nude female model in “normal” situations.
Eva at the Jacob Javits Center
Eva posed for TheGreatNude during the Contemporary Arts Fair NYC, held at the Jacob Javits Center, Oct. 19, 20 and 21, 2012. She is a well-known Life-Model here in New York City’s figurative arts schools. All images are actually 1200 pixels wide, so feel free to download them as references for your own drawings or […]
Cassandra at Jacob Javits Center, 2011
Cassandra is a well-known actress/dancer/model here in New York City, and we were thrilled to have her posing for us at TheGreatNude’s weekend-long event at Contemporary Art Fair NYC, which was held at the Jacob Javits Center this last November, 2011. Serendipitously, Cassandra also happened to be one of our exhibiting artist’s models (Daniel Maidman) […]
Jeremy at TGN Invitational 2010
Jeremy is a popular model working here in New York City. He has posed with artists such as Marina Abramovic. In this series of photos, he poses for a live crowd at TheGreatNude Invitational 2010.
Tiana on Persian Rug
Here’s a great set of reference photos featuring a trim model with etherial qualities striking a series of “floating” poses. One can almost imagine this model as an angel or a figure in one of the Pre-Rafaelites’ paintings. Let us see your work!
Carisha by the Railroad Tracks
Carisha is a tall, blonde, wholesome, athletic model who is playful with her poses. Here, she uses these railroad tracks as her props. All are wonderful references for drawing the Nude.
Aubrey at Jacob Javits Center
Aubrey posed for TheGreatNude during the Contemporary Arts Fair NYC, held at the Jacob Javits Center, Oct. 19, 20 and 21, 2012. She is a well-known Life-Model here in New York City’s figurative arts schools. All images are actually 1200 pixels wide, so feel free to download them as references for your own drawings or […]