If you're looking for advice and tips on how to become a life or nude model,
Paul Maplesden has written a series of free articles that explain some of the
key concepts of life and nude modelling and what you can expect.
Part One - Introduction -
The aim of the first part of the guide is to provide a perspective in three main areas:
1. To help people that want to find out more about life modelling but
don't know where to start.
2. For people who are life or nude modelling already who want some further insight.
3. to explain some of the craft and ideas behind life modelling.
It also explores some of the reasons and benefits of nude modelling.
Part Two - FAQs - Life & Nude Modelling -
This second guide answers many of the questions that new and experienced
life models might have about working with an art class.
It addresses concerns such as what you can expect, why people need
life models and what you might be expected to do.
Part Three - True or False -
The third part looks at some of the ideas that you might have about
being a life model and examines them closely.
It covers questions such as whether anyone can be a life model, if you have to have
a great body to nude model and how brave you need to be to do this.
Part Four - Main Skills of a Life Model -
This is the most practical part of the guides and covers the main physical, mental, emotional
and social skills and approaches that will help you be an effective, in-demand model.
Part Five - Expectations, Examples & Exercises -
This last part of the guides tells you about the expectations you may have
of other people and what they may have of you.
It also contains examples and exercises as a starting point for you to
develop your life modelling career further.
Taken together, these guides will give you a good idea of what to expect from
life and nude modelling and help you find out if it's a career that might work for you.