Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A question for you

A question for you all...

As you may or may not know, my day job is as a model for college and museum life drawing classes. That means that I take off my clothes, and sit very very still while students try to make drawings and paintings of me. At the beginning of the semester, we're lucky if the resulting charcoal smears are vaguely human shaped. By this time of the process though, some of the figure studies are showing quite a bit of promise.

Here's the question. Sometimes the students let me take snapshots of their drawings. I have a tendency to post the pictures in my own portfolio, with their permission. Would it offend folks if I also occasionally shared them here? It is a creative endeavor that I am a partner in, and as such I'd like to be able to talk about it. But there is no 'cut' to put the images behind, like there is in live journal.


  1. I think that would be awesome! I think it is so interesting to see the different interpretations and styles of different artists!

  2. I'm okay with it. I'm impressed you can do that job. I'm positive I've never been at that place in my life, with my own self-image.

  3. There actually is a way to do a cut! If you do a search for "Blogger Expandable Post Summaries" you should be able to find more info.

  4. I'll do more research into the cut, but I'm pretty much a point and click user. :)

    Ok, I'll consider the life drawing fair game. It is fascinating to see what folks come up with. Same pose, same assignment, and no two interpretations are the same!

    I took the class a couple of times before I decided to go ahead and apply to be a model. I took my courage and inspiration from one of the favorite models I drew from. She was about 5 foot tall, and probably about 200lbs, and was absolutely *gorgeous*. All swoopy luscious curves, and a fearless attitude. It was the attitude that made it.