Illustration by Stephanie Rudig I took off my robe and tossed it on the floor, and all eyes were fixed on me. My first foray into figure drawing was in high school when I wanted to build a portfolio that I could use to apply to art colleges. So my mom signed me up for a class at a local university. I was as nervous about the situation as any awkward teenager would be, and even more so when I arrived to find that the model was an old man. While the instructor set up the lights, I dug around in my bag of supplies and tried to act nonchalant. The model settled into a pose, and my discomfort vanished as I focused on outlining the sketch.
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Melissa Stanger. Save for intimate partners, I hate being naked in front of other people. My own mother hasn't seen me naked since I was about seven or eight. Even when I'm in a bathing suit at the beach or in my underwear in the gym locker room, my mind immediately goes to what other people might be thinking about my body — how they might be judging or scrutinizing it. And, as body positive as I strive to be, it does bother me. So what possessed me, then, to get up in front of room full of strangers and literally bare it all? Call it the ultimate body-positive challenge, or an experiment in not giving a shit, or even just facing my fears. I wanted to see what others saw when they looked at my body, and what better place to find out than in an art class?
Andrew Crayford and his companions can hold their gymnastic poses for up to 45 minutes. Posing in the nude while being sketched by a bunch of strangers for life drawing classes wasn't extreme for model Andrew Crayford. Now he's launched Life Drawing Gymnasia where artists sketch as he and two female companions perform a series of eye-watering poses while completely naked. He is also the front cover of the Irvine Welsh novel A Decent Ride and worked extensively with renowned 3D photographer Scott Eaton and posed for the storyboard of the film Legend of Tarzan.