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Nude life model

  • 12-02-2024 9:59am
    Registered Users Posts: 3

    Hi, I'm 44 single male, in decent shape. i'm working fulltime but i wanted something a bit more exciting. I offered myself as a nude model for an art class months ago and got a call to saw they would like me to pose for a class for them. I've never done this before and am getting a bit nervous now. It's in a town about an hour away. Am i just having a mid-life crisis!!😐️ Do you think i should go ahead or pull out. It could be embarressing if someone i know is in the class!! Please advise, i need it!!! 🙂


  • Registered Users Posts: 3 jh1979

    How about the 'mid-life' crisis part!! 😮😅

  • Registered Users Posts: 32,819 ✭✭✭✭Princess Consuela Bananahammock

    Oh, and bring a bathrobe or something if you have one. Most models undress in private, come on with the gown and then disrobe (although not mandatory). You can also use it a a prop for your posing or as something soft to lie on.

    Everything I don't like is either woke or fascist - possibly both - pick one.

  • Registered Users Posts: 15,120 ✭✭✭✭Beechwoodspark

    Did it years ago as a fit 23 year old.

    Got a number of dates and few quid out of it. Go for it OP

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,803 ✭✭✭BENDYBINN

    Would there be much money out of this sort of thing?

  • Registered Users Posts: 3 jh1979

    €60 for 2 hrs, but it's an hour drive to and from the town as well. It's more to do something out of my comfort zone.

  • Registered Users Posts: 901 ✭✭✭thefa

    If you’ve gotten to this point and it wasn’t an out of the blue (mid-life!) notion, it sounds like something worth trying.

    An hour is a decent enough distance away and it sounds like a fairly serious class rather than a hen do at your local.

    Being a bit nervous pushing your boundaries is ok.

  • Registered Users Posts: 13 lainers99

    Fair play to you. Pretend to yourself that you feel confident about it and the confidence will come. Good luck!

    I don’t think it’s a mid life crisis, just a person setting themselves a new mental challenge to overcome.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,272 ✭✭✭YellowLead

    I’d be a little concerned that you called this ‘exciting’ - it’s not supposed to be sexual in any way, it’s just a job.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,272 ✭✭✭YellowLead

    Fair, but what if you get excited by being naked then can easily be inferred a little.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,508 ✭✭✭Day Lewin

    I've done some life drawing and I've seen many male models. Usually they were quite experienced and none of them ever showed any signs of "excitement".

    I've posed myself, as well, for an informal drawing workshop. Holding a pose for even ten minutes is harder than you think; and for any longer time (there's often a "half-hour pose" too) you'd need to choose an easy, relaxed position where you won't get cramps, and can recover the identical pose if you need to stop for a muscle stretch or to scratch an itchy place. Yes, this is a recurring problem!

    PS Models are by no means all beautiful. Some of the most draw-able are interesting shapes: either curvy, or very skinny, or with tattoos or very long arms etc etc.

    Most of all, a bit of personality - which is a hard thing to describe, but I've seen models just stand there like a twit with a droopy drab face, no energy at all.

    Go for it, it'll be fun! And a handy little sideline for a bit of weekend money. Good models are in demand so this could turn out very well for you.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 235 ✭✭ElizaBennett

    Well done on taking on this challenge. I did this when I was back in college as it paid very well at the time (maybe three times the minimum wage at the time.) I was about 20 and decided to do it to shame myself into losing weight lol - funny approach, which didn't entirely work out. As others have said, it's incredibly hard work and can be extremely painful to hold poses for 20 or 30 minutes - especially if you don't move an inch, which i used to pride myself in not doing. It taught me great stoicism in general and was a great life skill.

    As to the question of someone you know showing up - that happened to me. An old boyfriend from when I was a teen, who had never seen me naked as it happened, turned up in the class. As others have said, there's a great atmosphere of respect in the class and you should feel safe and comfortable at all times. I decided not to be a baby about the old boyfriend showing up and got into my robe at break time and came out to chat - but he'd run away like a frightened rabbit lol. So that was that.. So, even though you're a mature adult, it's still possible that a person you know being in the class could feel awkward. So be it, it won't be your fault. the best advice on here is to be very aware of how physically strenuous this is going to be - especially standing poses with most of the weight on one leg. If you're asked to do a lengthy standing pose do your very best to evenly distribute the weight (though teachers used to spot me doing this and tell me to lean more on one leg as it makes a more interesting shape and throws one hip out etc. ) The other thing is temperature - obviously you'll need the room to be very warm (not sure but i'd imagine mid 20s C) - you'll have students moaning about being too warm, which is very annoying - ignore them, or remind them that sitting still - even fully clothed - can make you get very cold very quickly. Ask to see a copy of the working conditions / entitlements if it's a college (mandatory breaks, longest poses expected, temperature etc.) Some days if the heating really wasn't up to it the tutor would say it's fine, stay clothed - well some of them said that (the decent ones.)

    Be aware that it's very unlikely that anyone will have much talent. I worked with fine art dept in NCAD for 3 years and probably saw about 5 students in that time who were actually brilliant at drawing. They'll make you fatter, uglier and more wrinkled than you are so don't take offence:) In fact, I usually didn't bother looking at the work as it was so crap. You'll have a great opportunity to think deeply about a lot of things and be very mindful, that's a gift. And bear in mind you can feel faint so make sure to have eaten and not be hungover. Best of luck!