This is a pretty good source for artists who don’t have access to a figure drawing class: a variety of models in a variety of poses. You can specify make or female, clothed or nude, and 30-second, 1, 2, 5 or 10 minute intervals. some of those poses I’d hate to hold for that long — I’ve done figure modeling before!
The model sat, egoless, naked, one knee raised, head down. The students captured his form in large, looping curves, a bell chimed, and he stood, arms akimbo, facing the lights. Another minute, another stroke of charcoal pencil, another bell, another pose. Again. Again. Again.
The teacher calls for ten-minute poses. The model becomes his body. The model becomes an observer to his body, tracking aches and tickles as they migrate from shoulder to thigh, thigh to buttock, buttock to biceps, biceps to back. The model remembers the last time he posed, drawn by someone who loved him, long ago, and he finally understands that the love was real, the ending no fault of either lover, that it happened because it happened, and that tautology is enough.
The teacher calls for thirty-minute poses. The model recites multiplication: twos, threes, fours, fives, sixes. The model regrets closing his eyes, as this leads to less-focused mind-wanderings, and erotic daydreams come with trouble in this setting. The model experiences leaving his body and running around the room flapping his arms. The model experiences time expanding and contracting at his beck and call. The model calculates how many pages per day he must write to achieve a certain arbitrary goal by the end of the month.
The teacher calls for one final pose, forty-five minutes. The model meditates on focus. The model’s stomach gurgles. The model imagines himself with wings. The model is drawn with a halo.