I recently found 2 men’s drawing groups new to me. The one in Vancouver, P-Can Nude Drawing is a naturist group where both the models and the artists are naked! Just like my Men’s Naked Drawing Group NY!
Brighton Draws Men sounds like a fun, friendly bunch of artists! Here’s their BNDrawsMen twitter.
Here’s my full list of Men’s Drawing Group:
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Tagged art, figure drawing, gay, male, naturist, nude, nudist, paintings, sexy, shungaboy
Added 2 men’s drawing groups to my list:
Men’s Art Event, Ft. Lauderdale and the Vauxhall Gay Life Drawing Group, London, UK.
I’m also happy to report that my Men’s Naked Drawing Group NY has gotten a lot of interest! We have 32 naked artist members; the January 13 session has a waiting list and the February 10 session is already starting to fill up. Who knew?
Just found out that TNT!MEN, Toronto’s social group for naturist men has a naked drawing group! It’s usually on the 4th Thursday of each month (but it’s different for this month so check their calendar). I’ve added it to my list of male drawing groups. Check it out.
So I finally got my naturist drawing group set up! Our inaugural drawing session will be Tuesday January 13, 2015 in NYC.
A sketch group for naturist/nudist male artists where artists take turns posing for each other. When both the model and the artist are similarly naked, they are on equal footing, encouraging an openness and camaraderie not found in traditional drawing groups.
In all the drawing groups I attend, there is a common challenge: good poses. I’d like to hear from artists, models and collectors on what you think makes for a good pose, specifically for figure drawing groups as opposed to photography.
We all want interesting poses, even if it’s a classical statuesque pose. The model has to be able to hold still for 5, 10, 15 or 20 minutes (with brief stretches as necessary), so there are practical physical limitations. What is it that clicks or triggers creativity? There are many different answers, but to start the conversation, here are a couple of mine:
- I like dynamic poses with twists and diagonal lines.
- I like poses that show emotion (face and/or body).
Classical Nudes and the Making of Queer History
October 17, 2014 – January 4, 2015
Curated by Jonathan David Katz, this show is a stunner. Opening tonight the exhibit includes works by Michelangelo, Paul Cadmus, Romaine Brooks, Tee Corinne, Robert Mapplethorpe and so many others.
For more info: http://www.leslielohman.org/exhibitions/current.html