A pose that looks graceful on one body might look clumsy on another.

satirical figure modeling

Model male posing for satiric artist

The very purpose of existence is to reconcile the glowing opinion we hold of ourselves with the appalling things that other people think about us.

Quentin Crisp, Interesting facts about Q. Crisp

Life models are useful for studying rules and body proportions involved in figure drawing ratio, but whether they are relevant to aesthetics is unclear.

life art model drawing figure

life art modeling

"Modelling in general is regarded sceptically by many biologists"

Nature, A leopard canít change its spots.

Truth is the daughter of time

Truth is the daughter of time; acceptance of life as it is, not as it is supposed to be.

female posing nude for art class

Posing is living.

A pose that looks graceful on one body, with individual proportions, might look awkward on another.

Sarah R. Phillips, Modeling Life

life drawing sketches

The human foot is a twenty-six bones anatomic.

Beneath drawing's daunting complexity lies a simplicity that gives grounds for hope. "The arts matter because they encourage the imagination".


People want black-and-white rules.

grounds for hope

Why are they called stairs inside but steps outside?

"The artist's arousal is seen as positive as long as it is used toward the production of art."

Sarah R. Phillips, Modeling Life

To be successful, artists must pour their heart and their soul into their work and translate a physical presence directly into image.

If it was that easy, they wouldn't have come to look for figure drawing tutorials.