Over the past few months, I've booked multiple gigs modeling for artists. It's a unique experience that I sort of fell in love with. I want to experience every angle of modeling possible. There were some cool challenges and obstacles I had to learn to overcome. The first one was when I had to go to the bathroom, I started thinking in my head, "Okay, how am I going to get back into this exact position if I leave?" Reluctantly, they let me use the restroom, and I managed to get back into the same position afterwards. Another obstacle I had to overcome, was knowing my own strengths. Try leaning forward with your elbows on your knees, and your head in your hands... Now, try to hold that position for an hour. You'll discover sooner or later, that simple positions like that use more muscles than you originally would have thought!
This is a great opportunity for aspiring models everywhere, and you can find tons of information on becoming an artists model online with a simple Google search or you can even call a few local galleries who would probably be thrilled to have you! Its amazing work, even if it’s not the easiest. Think of how much you can impact your career by modeling for a painting; you would be impacting the artists, galleries, customers, and your own personal experience. Every obstacle you overcome helps to develop you into a better product for future clients. Art speaks, and modeling for a painting is a once in a lifetime experience that I would definitely recommend.
The photos below are from modeling for the School of Light and Color and Capital Art Center in Sacramento, CA. The outfits: Bridal cocktail, flower girl, European sailor, cowgirl, soccer referee, and business woman.