Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Art Model Tribute Dave

Cari Amici (Dear Friends),

Art modeling is not a job that just anyone thinks of finding. In fact, I would say that few people might even actually think about this kind of work.

The Dave Project is part of AVAA’s COLLABORATION Exhibit at the Dougherty Arts Center, AUGUST 5 – 28.

The king of models, Dave Larson, is the subject of this painting titled “Praise.” Dave is wonderful because he really works at coming up with interesting positions. As he got into this one, he said he was inspired by Michelangelo. It was a lovely pose on his knees with an arched back as his arms were raised above and slightly behind his head. And it was very difficult for him to hold as you might imagine. I cannot remember, but I think he held this for 20 minutes, maybe two 20 minutes segments. I hope you enjoy this composition.

If you are interested in becoming an art model, you may find these resources helpful.
Kelly’s tips for art models

Book by Andrew Cahner, a professional artist’s model. This book tells you what to do (how to pose for artists), how to find work, and also includes interesting interviews with other models to help you learn more about unusual situations and even opportunities.

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