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Artist feature, aceoni

Fri May 21, 2010, 5:46 PM
I admit I'm biased when it comes to artwork/drawings/paintings of me.  I really don't think it's an ego thing for me, in fact it may be the opposite in that it helps me see in myself what I would otherwise never see and that feels good to do sometimes.  Still, I'm not going to suggest in any way that I can be objective about artwork I was that directly involved in.  I'm not, and I know it.

Despite that and still, there are sometimes works based on my reference, or live modeling, or whatever, that particularly make me pause and think "I like that!".  This is one of them and I don't think it or the artist is getting enough attention so I decided to try to do my part to potentially remedy that with this quick feature.  I hope nobody minds.

With all of that said, please see Anatomy Study 01 by aceoni by aceoni :iconaceoni:

My thanks to her for sharing her work with me.

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If you wish, please use my image/stock to create artistic imagery. I very much enjoy being a part of the artistic creative process as a model and am highly motivated to do it with no direct reward other than the opportunity to see the result.

Please do not use my image to create pornographic/erotic/intentionally sexualized imagery. In my view of things, the world already has an overabundance of sexualized figurative imagery, and I have neither the interest nor desire to contribute any more to that. It has long since been more than sufficiently overdone, in my opinion, to the point of seeming to cloud the vision of far too many. A huge part of my motivation for modeling is to try my best, in my own small way, to balance that out a little with figurative imagery that is not intentionally sexualized, and by doing so, hopefully, offer an opportunity for those who will, to see and appreciate the body for what it is, which in my view is so very much more than a sex object.

For respectful and non-sexual drawing reference purposes, permission is granted to do anything you may wish with your resulting drawing, including commercial uses, etc. There is no need to ask me for additional permission, it is granted. All I would ask, and very much appreciate, is the opportunity to see a scan or photo of your work, and by whatever means you prefer and/or find most convenient.

In addition, and though it probably isn't even fair of me even mention this, I'd also prefer to not have my image obviously "emasculated"/"neutered", for lack of a better way to put it. Intending absolutely no offense to patients having had to undergo such an actual procedure, I have to wonder how many artists would render the undraped female figure with the equivalent of an artificial/contrived mastectomy. I am male, I was born with male parts, and though it took me a very long time to reach this realization, I really believe that's okay. In fact, I believe that every single part of all human bodies is inherently wonderful and beautiful and worthy of artistic rendition, including male bodies. And, all we have to do to see that is to open our minds to it. Let's open some minds, if we can! :)

Lee.

WTF!

Sun Mar 7, 2010, 1:57 PM
Who and/or what in the hell is devart?  I know the obvious.  It's somebody hiding trying not to let their identity be known while annoying deviantart customers.  And, yes, that's exactly the way I see myself here, as a paying customer!  And, to make matters worse, I'm paying to ONLY offer a FREE service to artists!  I'm way beyond sick and tired of being harassed by the morons running this site just so I can offer a service.  DAMN YOU GUYS ARE SOMETIMES CLUELESS AND OBNOXIOUS!

Now, with that out of my system, maybe, we'll see where things go from here.  In the meantime, expect at least these deviations horizontal by justmeina recline twist over foot by justmeina to disappear, so if you want them, you better get them while you still can.


UPDATE:  I got a response from the help desk.  They put the images in question back in stock for me, and although they're still locked so I can't move them.  I guess that's something.  I still can't say that I'm at all happy with the process, which seems absolutely moronic to me, to say nothing of annoying.  But at least for now I guess the images are still here and we'll see what stupid thing happens next around here that gets me all fired up....

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If you wish, please use my image/stock to create artistic imagery. I very much enjoy being a part of the artistic creative process as a model and am highly motivated to do it with no direct reward other than the opportunity to see the result.

Please do not use my image to create pornographic/erotic/intentionally sexualized imagery. In my view of things, the world already has an overabundance of sexualized figurative imagery, and I have neither the interest nor desire to contribute any more to that. It has long since been more than sufficiently overdone, in my opinion, to the point of seeming to cloud the vision of far too many. A huge part of my motivation for modeling is to try my best, in my own small way, to balance that out a little with figurative imagery that is not intentionally sexualized, and by doing so, hopefully, offer an opportunity for those who will, to see and appreciate the body for what it is, which in my view is so very much more than a sex object.

For respectful and non-sexual drawing reference purposes, permission is granted to do anything you may wish with your resulting drawing, including commercial uses, etc. There is no need to ask me for additional permission, it is granted. All I would ask, and very much appreciate, is the opportunity to see a scan or photo of your work, and by whatever means you prefer and/or find most convenient.

In addition, and though it probably isn't even fair of me even mention this, I'd also prefer to not have my image obviously "emasculated"/"neutered", for lack of a better way to put it. Intending absolutely no offense to patients having had to undergo such an actual procedure, I have to wonder how many artists would render the undraped female figure with the equivalent of an artificial/contrived mastectomy. I am male, I was born with male parts, and though it took me a very long time to reach this realization, I really believe that's okay. In fact, I believe that every single part of all human bodies is inherently wonderful and beautiful and worthy of artistic rendition, including male bodies. And, all we have to do to see that is to open our minds to it. Let's open some minds, if we can! :)

Lee.

Artist feature, NettaP

Sat Jan 2, 2010, 7:15 PM
This drawing Solitude by NettaP so inspires me that I can't help but do a quick feature of the artist, :iconnettap:

Great work, and thanks NettaP!

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If you wish, please use my image/stock to create artistic imagery. I very much enjoy being a part of the artistic creative process as a model and am highly motivated to do it with no direct reward other than the opportunity to see the result.

Please do not use my image to create pornographic/erotic/intentionally sexualized imagery. In my view of things, the world already has an overabundance of sexualized figurative imagery, and I have neither the interest nor desire to contribute any more to that. It has long since been more than sufficiently overdone, in my opinion, to the point of seeming to cloud the vision of far too many. A huge part of my motivation for modeling is to try my best, in my own small way, to balance that out a little with figurative imagery that is not intentionally sexualized, and by doing so, hopefully, offer an opportunity for those who will, to see and appreciate the body for what it is, which in my view is so very much more than a sex object.

For respectful and non-sexual drawing reference purposes, permission is granted to do anything you may wish with your resulting drawing, including commercial uses, etc. There is no need to ask me for additional permission, it is granted. All I would ask, and very much appreciate, is the opportunity to see a scan or photo of your work, and by whatever means you prefer and/or find most convenient.

In addition, and though it probably isn't even fair of me even mention this, I'd also prefer to not have my image obviously "emasculated"/"neutered", for lack of a better way to put it. Intending absolutely no offense to patients having had to undergo such an actual procedure, I have to wonder how many artists would render the undraped female figure with the equivalent of an artificial/contrived mastectomy. I am male, I was born with male parts, and though it took me a very long time to reach this realization, I really believe that's okay. In fact, I believe that every single part of all human bodies is inherently wonderful and beautiful and worthy of artistic rendition, including male bodies. And, all we have to do to see that is to open our minds to it. Let's open some minds, if we can! :)

Lee.

The Art Model's Handbook

Tue Jun 9, 2009, 4:00 PM
I'm sometimes asked questions by others curious about art modeling so I thought I'd refer those so inclined to a recently written book by a good friend of mine, called, of course, "The Art Model's Handbook".  It's packed with great information and as far as I know is the only book of its kind.  It would be a great resource for anyone curious about what art modeling is really like and what all it entails.

For more information please see the author's own journal entry about it at andrew310.deviantart.com/journ…

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If you wish, please use my image/stock to create artistic imagery. I very much enjoy being a part of the artistic creative process as a model and am highly motivated to do it with no direct reward other than the opportunity to see the result.

Please do not use my image to create pornographic/erotic/intentionally sexualized imagery. In my view of things, the world already has an overabundance of sexualized figurative imagery, and I have neither the interest nor desire to contribute any more to that. It has long since been more than sufficiently overdone, in my opinion, to the point of seeming to cloud the vision of far too many. A huge part of my motivation for modeling is to try my best, in my own small way, to balance that out a little with figurative imagery that is not intentionally sexualized, and by doing so, hopefully, offer an opportunity for those who will, to see and appreciate the body for what it is, which in my view is so very much more than a sex object.

For respectful and non-sexual drawing reference purposes, permission is granted to do anything you may wish with your resulting drawing, including commercial uses, etc. There is no need to ask me for additional permission, it is granted. All I would ask, and very much appreciate, is the opportunity to see a scan or photo of your work, and by whatever means you prefer and/or find most convenient.

In addition, and though it probably isn't even fair of me even mention this, I'd also prefer to not have my image obviously "emasculated"/"neutered", for lack of a better way to put it. Intending absolutely no offense to patients having had to undergo such an actual procedure, I have to wonder how many artists would render the undraped female figure with the equivalent of an artificial/contrived mastectomy. I am male, I was born with male parts, and though it took me a very long time to reach this realization, I really believe that's okay. In fact, I believe that every single part of all human bodies is inherently wonderful and beautiful and worthy of artistic rendition, including male bodies. And, all we have to do to see that is to open our minds to it. Let's open some minds, if we can! :)

Ben.

Dead computer

Mon Mar 9, 2009, 2:00 PM
  • Listening to: windows restart over and over again
  • Reading: error messages
  • Watching: a computer go in circles then crash
  • Playing: phone games with tech support
  • Eating: crow
  • Drinking: just might start
I know I've been kind of quiet here for a bit.  It's because my main computer has been giving me fits, and now it seems it has pretty much given up the ghost entirely.  So, it may be a while before I can get things rebuilt and be very responsive here (I know, no cheering ;)).  I did/do have backups of just about everything, and the machine is supposedly still under warranty, but getting it all figured out and rebuilt is likely to take some time.

Just thought some might want to know.

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If you wish, please use my image/stock to create artistic imagery. I very much enjoy being a part of the artistic creative process as a model and am highly motivated to do it with no direct reward other than the opportunity to see the result.

Please do not use my image to create pornographic/erotic/intentionally sexualized imagery. In my view of things, the world already has an overabundance of sexualized figurative imagery, and I have neither the interest nor desire to contribute any more to that. It has long since been more than sufficiently overdone, in my opinion, to the point of seeming to cloud the vision of far too many. A huge part of my motivation for modeling is to try my best, in my own small way, to balance that out a little with figurative imagery that is not intentionally sexualized, and by doing so, hopefully, offer an opportunity for those who will, to see and appreciate the body for what it is, which in my view is so very much more than a sex object.

For respectful and non-sexual drawing reference purposes, permission is granted to do anything you may wish with your resulting drawing, including commercial uses, etc. There is no need to ask me for additional permission, it is granted. All I would ask, and very much appreciate, is the opportunity to see a scan or photo of your work, and by whatever means you prefer and/or find most convenient.

In addition, and though it probably isn't even fair of me even mention this, I'd also prefer to not have my image obviously "emasculated"/"neutered", for lack of a better way to put it. Intending absolutely no offense to patients having had to undergo such an actual procedure, I have to wonder how many artists would render the undraped female figure with the equivalent of an artificial/contrived mastectomy. I am male, I was born with male parts, and though it took me a very long time to reach this realization, I really believe that's okay. In fact, I believe that every single part of all human bodies is inherently wonderful and beautiful and worthy of artistic rendition, including male bodies. And, all we have to do to see that is to open our minds to it. Let's open some minds, if we can! :)

Ben.
Andrew310 just alerted me to a couple of works I wasn't aware of and I was amazed.  The work is by ceruleanvii and the pieces in question (of me) are both just in scraps (which amazes me).  For specifics, please see:  ceruleanvii.deviantart.com/art… and ceruleanvii.deviantart.com/art…

My thanks to ceruleanvii for the opportunity to be in these works.  I am duly impressed.

Ben.

SaraD feature -update

Wed May 9, 2007, 7:56 PM
If you wish, please use my image/stock to create artistic imagery. I very much enjoy being a part of the artistic creative process as a model and am highly motivated to do it with no direct reward other than the opportunity to see the result.

Please do not use my image to create pornographic/erotic/intentionally sexualized imagery. In my view of things, the world already has an overabundance of sexualized figurative imagery, and I have neither the interest nor desire to contribute any more to that. It has long since been more than sufficiently overdone, in my opinion, to the point of seeming to cloud the vision of far too many. A huge part of my motivation for modeling is to try my best, in my own small way, to balance that out a little with figurative imagery that is not intentionally sexualized, and by doing so, hopefully, offer an opportunity for those who will, to see and appreciate the body for what it is, which in my view is so very much more than a sex object.

For respectful and non-sexual drawing reference purposes, permission is granted to do anything you may wish with your resulting drawing, including commercial uses, etc. There is no need to ask me for additional permission, it is granted. All I would ask, and very much appreciate, is the opportunity to see a scan or photo of your work, and by whatever means you prefer and/or find most convenient.

In addition, and though it probably isn't even fair of me even mention this, I'd also prefer to not have my image obviously "emasculated"/"neutered", for lack of a better way to put it. Intending absolutely no offense to patients having had to undergo such an actual procedure, I have to wonder how many artists would render the undraped female figure with the equivalent of an artificial/contrived mastectomy. I am male, I was born with male parts, and though it took me a very long time to reach this realization, I really believe that's okay. In fact, I believe that every single part of all human bodies is inherently wonderful and beautiful and worthy of artistic rendition, including male bodies. And, all we have to do to see that is to open our minds to it. Let's open some minds, if we can! :)

Ben.

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It is with great pleasure that I feature artist Sara Dehman :iconsarad: SaraD.  I think she has an incredible gift when it comes to creating digital paintings.  I'm truly amazed by them.  They offer such passion, such feeling, such a sense of "wow" when I see them.  I can't draw at all myself, but I would have to think creating such a feeling in a digital work would be quite a challenge - a challenge that Sara meets in a truly magnificent way.

As you might suspect, given my feature, she recently completed a digital painting based on a photo reference of mine.  I think it's an amazing work.  I hope others so inclined will see this and want to check it out, and then check out all of Sara's amazing gallery and works.  I think you'll find it worth the time.

This is the specific, recently completed piece based on my reference Utter Despair by SaraD and this shows the piece at various steps along the way as she completed it Utter Despair WIP by SaraD .  This is the only piece based on my reference that she has added to deviantart, so far.  However, there is another piece on her site at: sara.mallverkstan.net/gallery_… with the various steps of it shown at: sara.mallverkstan.net/gallery_…

I offer my personal thanks to Sara for offering me the wonderful opportunity to be a tiny part of her magnificant talent.  I am deeply honored and grateful.

Ben.

P.S.  Updating this journal to include Sara's latest work :D : Hide Away by SaraD - work in progress: Hide Away WIP by SaraD .  Great stuff, Sara, I love it!! :excited:

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IT-hammar feature

Tue Feb 27, 2007, 4:33 PM
If you wish, please use my image/stock to create artistic imagery. I very much enjoy being a part of the artistic creative process as a model and am highly motivated to do it with no direct reward other than the opportunity to see the result.

Please do not use my image to create pornographic/erotic/intentionally sexualized imagery. In my view of things, the world already has an overabundance of sexualized figurative imagery, and I have neither the interest nor desire to contribute any more to that. It has long since been more than sufficiently overdone, in my opinion, to the point of seeming to cloud the vision of far too many. A huge part of my motivation for modeling is to try my best, in my own small way, to balance that out a little with figurative imagery that is not intentionally sexualized, and by doing so, hopefully, offer an opportunity for those who will, to see and appreciate the body for what it is, which in my view is so very much more than a sex object.

For respectful and non-sexual drawing reference purposes, permission is granted to do anything you may wish with your resulting drawing, including commercial uses, etc. There is no need to ask me for additional permission, it is granted. All I would ask, and very much appreciate, is the opportunity to see a scan or photo of your work, and by whatever means you prefer and/or find most convenient.

In addition, and though it probably isn't even fair of me even mention this, I'd also prefer to not have my image obviously "emasculated"/"neutered", for lack of a better way to put it. Intending absolutely no offense to patients having had to undergo such an actual procedure, I have to wonder how many artists would render the undraped female figure with the equivalent of an artificial/contrived mastectomy. I am male, I was born with male parts, and though it took me a very long time to reach this realization, I really believe that's okay. In fact, I believe that every single part of all human bodies is inherently wonderful and beautiful and worthy of artistic rendition, including male bodies. And, all we have to do to see that is to open our minds to it. Let's open some minds, if we can! :)

Ben.

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This is a feature I probably should have done long ago, but as I just received one of these original works in the mail today, I decided this was finally the time.  So, it's my great pleasure to feature artist IT-Hammar :iconit-hammar: .  Given her age, and her obvious raw and incredible natural ability as an artist, it's hard for me to even imagine the future she has ahead of her, but I know it must be incredibly bright.

It is my great honor and privilege to now have in my possession the original of .  It is quite a treasure to me, and if my predictions are correct about IT's future, I imagine it could become an even greater treasure to have in the years to come.

In addition to this work ("Awakening of the Muse II"), I have also been privileged to be a part (as a model) of these other works by IT-Hammar : :thumb49011413:

For more information about IT, please see an interview with her at: www.artist-perspectives.com/in…

Way to go, IT, and keep up the great work and I think the world will one day be yours.

Ben.

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talis13 feature -update

Tue Feb 20, 2007, 6:25 PM
If you wish, please use my image/stock to create artistic imagery. I very much enjoy being a part of the artistic creative process as a model and am highly motivated to do it with no direct reward other than the opportunity to see the result.

Please do not use my image to create pornographic/erotic/intentionally sexualized imagery. In my view of things, the world already has an overabundance of sexualized figurative imagery, and I have neither the interest nor desire to contribute any more to that. It has long since been more than sufficiently overdone, in my opinion, to the point of seeming to cloud the vision of far too many. A huge part of my motivation for modeling is to try my best, in my own small way, to balance that out a little with figurative imagery that is not intentionally sexualized, and by doing so, hopefully, offer an opportunity for those who will, to see and appreciate the body for what it is, which in my view is so very much more than a sex object.

For respectful and non-sexual drawing reference purposes, permission is granted to do anything you may wish with your resulting drawing, including commercial uses, etc. There is no need to ask me for additional permission, it is granted. All I would ask, and very much appreciate, is the opportunity to see a scan or photo of your work, and by whatever means you prefer and/or find most convenient.

In addition, and though it probably isn't even fair of me even mention this, I'd also prefer to not have my image obviously "emasculated"/"neutered", for lack of a better way to put it. Intending absolutely no offense to patients having had to undergo such an actual procedure, I have to wonder how many artists would render the undraped female figure with the equivalent of an artificial/contrived mastectomy. I am male, I was born with male parts, and though it took me a very long time to reach this realization, I really believe that's okay. In fact, I believe that every single part of all human bodies is inherently wonderful and beautiful and worthy of artistic rendition, including male bodies. And, all we have to do to see that is to open our minds to it. Let's open some minds, if we can! :)

Ben.

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:icontalis13: recently created this drawing :thumb47179857: from this reference of mine hand up by justmeina .  I really like it, and hope that those who see this journal entry will too.

talis13 has also previously done the following sketches from my reference photos:
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Ben.

P.S.  Adding another white on black sketch by talis13 :thumb49268051: :)

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Deviation feature -update*4

Thu Feb 15, 2007, 6:10 AM
If you wish, please use my image/stock to create artistic imagery. I very much enjoy being a part of the artistic creative process as a model and am highly motivated to do it with no direct reward other than the opportunity to see the result.

Please do not use my image to create pornographic/erotic/intentionally sexualized imagery. In my view of things, the world already has an overabundance of sexualized figurative imagery, and I have neither the interest nor desire to contribute any more to that. It has long since been more than sufficiently overdone, in my opinion, to the point of seeming to cloud the vision of far too many. A huge part of my motivation for modeling is to try my best, in my own small way, to balance that out a little with figurative imagery that is not intentionally sexualized, and by doing so, hopefully, offer an opportunity for those who will, to see and appreciate the body for what it is, which in my view is so very much more than a sex object.

For respectful and non-sexual drawing reference purposes, permission is granted to do anything you may wish with your resulting drawing, including commercial uses, etc. There is no need to ask me for additional permission, it is granted. All I would ask, and very much appreciate, is the opportunity to see a scan or photo of your work, and by whatever means you prefer and/or find most convenient.

In addition, and though it probably isn't even fair of me even mention this, I'd also prefer to not have my image obviously "emasculated"/"neutered", for lack of a better way to put it. Intending absolutely no offense to patients having had to undergo such an actual procedure, I have to wonder how many artists would render the undraped female figure with the equivalent of an artificial/contrived mastectomy. I am male, I was born with male parts, and though it took me a very long time to reach this realization, I really believe that's okay. In fact, I believe that every single part of all human bodies is inherently wonderful and beautiful and worthy of artistic rendition, including male bodies. And, all we have to do to see that is to open our minds to it. Let's open some minds, if we can! :)

Ben.

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I had intended to do much more in the way of artist feature, and I know I just haven't done all that much of it, when I wish that I had ^^; .  So, I'm going to remedy that just a bit right now.

Partly to offer my thanks, I'd like to mention how impressed I am with the work of crazystyna :worship: .  I'm afraid I know almost nothing about her, and it appears that she is fairly new to DA and so far has only added one image to her gallery, namely

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Male study by crazystyna
  (quick note/update: She just added a number of very lovely drawings!).  As she used my stock as reference, and mentioned it to me, it immediately got my attention.  I was really impressed.

I love the message and what it seems to represent and "say" as a work, with a very traditional/classical feeling to it, yet done in a slightly non-traditional way (via photo).  It seems very true to the original (

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sit stare left by justmeina
), and yet, especially emotionally, seems to capture so much more.  My own possible bias notwithstanding, I enjoyed just looking at and studying this drawing for quite a while.  It was time well-spent.  To me, I think it captures some of the essence of what figurative art can be and is all about.

Should you be reading this and inclined, please offer a nice welcome to crazystyna and I'm betting I won't be alone in hoping to see more of her work.

Thanks crazystyna ! :D ,

Ben.

P.S.

Quick update:  crazystyna also completed and posted this one

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Oil study-male by crazystyna
in oil! :excited: :) :) :D

Another quite update:  crazystyna also completed and posted this one

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Male Back study 1 by crazystyna
(see reference (I think....)).  I am absolutely amazed.  I don't think I could say enough good about this piece :worship: .

P.P.S. ;)

Another: by crazystyna

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Reclining nude 01 by crazystyna
(reference ).  I continue to be very humbled, honored, and pleased.


Adding another! :D :  

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Male nude study by crazystyna
(reference Side rest by justmeina ). :D :D :D


And another:  

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Male figure with a pole by crazystyna
, which I think I just removed the reference for due to what I thought was lack of interest - silly me....

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GraphicalGoddess feature -update

Sun Jan 21, 2007, 5:29 PM
If you wish, please use my image/stock to create artistic imagery. I very much enjoy being a part of the artistic creative process as a model and am highly motivated to do it with no direct reward other than the opportunity to see the result.

Please do not use my image to create pornographic/erotic/intentionally sexualized imagery. In my view of things, the world already has an overabundance of sexualized figurative imagery, and I have neither the interest nor desire to contribute any more to that. It has long since been more than sufficiently overdone, in my opinion, to the point of seeming to cloud the vision of far too many. A huge part of my motivation for modeling is to try my best, in my own small way, to balance that out a little with figurative imagery that is not intentionally sexualized, and by doing so, hopefully, offer an opportunity for those who will, to see and appreciate the body for what it is, which in my view is so very much more than a sex object.

For respectful and non-sexual drawing reference purposes, permission is granted to do anything you may wish with your resulting drawing, including commercial uses, etc. There is no need to ask me for additional permission, it is granted. All I would ask, and very much appreciate, is the opportunity to see a scan or photo of your work, and by whatever means you prefer and/or find most convenient.

In addition, and though it probably isn't even fair of me even mention this, I'd also prefer to not have my image obviously "emasculated"/"neutered", for lack of a better way to put it. Intending absolutely no offense to patients having had to undergo such an actual procedure, I have to wonder how many artists would render the undraped female figure with the equivalent of an artificial/contrived mastectomy. I am male, I was born with male parts, and though it took me a very long time to reach this realization, I really believe that's okay. In fact, I believe that every single part of all human bodies is inherently wonderful and beautiful and worthy of artistic rendition, including male bodies. And, all we have to do to see that is to open our minds to it. Let's open some minds, if we can! :)

Ben.

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I indicated I wanted to do more of these kinds of features, and I saw these drawings just recently done from my (corresponding) reference:
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by :icongraphicalgoddess: and was inspired to do another right now.  They're good drawings and I really like them, and couldn't be happier that GraphicalGoddess created them and shared them with me.  I'm very honored to have played a small part in them.  There are lots of really great traditional artworks in her gallery, worth taking a look at, if you haven't.

Thanks very much, GraphicalGoddess , for creating and sharing great art with us!

Ben.

P.S.

I wanted to add the latest work of  GraphicalGoddess :
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I like it a lot! :)

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Haegtessa, overdue feature

Wed Dec 13, 2006, 12:20 PM
If you wish, please use my image/stock to create artistic imagery. I very much enjoy being a part of the artistic creative process as a model and am highly motivated to do it with no direct reward other than the opportunity to see the result.

Please do not use my image to create pornographic/erotic/intentionally sexualized imagery. In my view of things, the world already has an overabundance of sexualized figurative imagery, and I have neither the interest nor desire to contribute any more to that. It has long since been more than sufficiently overdone, in my opinion, to the point of seeming to cloud the vision of far too many. A huge part of my motivation for modeling is to try my best, in my own small way, to balance that out a little with figurative imagery that is not intentionally sexualized, and by doing so, hopefully, offer an opportunity for those who will, to see and appreciate the body for what it is, which in my view is so very much more than a sex object.

For respectful and non-sexual drawing reference purposes, permission is granted to do anything you may wish with your resulting drawing, including commercial uses, etc. There is no need to ask me for additional permission, it is granted. All I would ask, and very much appreciate, is the opportunity to see a scan or photo of your work, and by whatever means you prefer and/or find most convenient.

In addition, and though it probably isn't even fair of me even mention this, I'd also prefer to not have my image obviously "emasculated"/"neutered", for lack of a better way to put it. Intending absolutely no offense to patients having had to undergo such an actual procedure, I have to wonder how many artists would render the undraped female figure with the equivalent of an artificial/contrived mastectomy. I am male, I was born with male parts, and though it took me a very long time to reach this realization, I really believe that's okay. In fact, I believe that every single part of all human bodies is inherently wonderful and beautiful and worthy of artistic rendition, including male bodies. And, all we have to do to see that is to open our minds to it. Let's open some minds, if we can! :)

Ben.

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I think I should have done this feature some time ago, but I guess it's now a case of better late than never ^^; .....

So in any case, I'd like to feature a series of works by artist Victoria Champion :iconhaegtessa:


I'm quite honored to have been a part of haegtessa's work and for those who notice this feature, I hope you enjoy the works, as I certainly have and do.

Ben.

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Artist feature - Martijn de Boer

Sun Jun 11, 2006, 10:14 PM
If you wish, please use my image/stock to create artistic imagery. I very much enjoy being a part of the artistic creative process as a model and am highly motivated to do it with no other direct reward than the opportunity to see the result.

For respectful and non-sexual drawing reference purposes, permission is granted to do anything you may wish with your resulting drawing, no need to ask for additional permission, it is granted. I would very much appreciate the opportunity to at least see a scan of your work.

Please do not use my image to create pornographic/erotic/intentionally sexualized imagery. I love figure-based art and believe in the beauty that it possesses and am saddened to think that such would ever be debased.

I believe that every single part of all human bodies is inherently wonderful and beautiful and worthy of artistic rendition (including male bodies). And, all we have to do to see that is to open our minds to it. Let's open some minds, if we can! :)

Ben.

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Hoping he doesn't mind (since I plan to post this and then mention it to him), I wanted to make a journal entry here in honor of and/or to honor artist Martijn de Boer ( AEnigm4 :iconaenigm4: ).  We "met" here on DA and I unfortunately know little about him, except what I can see in his work.  I was really surprised and pleased when he began sharing drawings with me that he created using my stock as reference.  His art strikes me like watching a highly skilled and trained athlete that makes something that would be beyond impossible for me (and perhaps many) look graceful, easy and beautiful.  I was amazed to see how much work he could do in a seemingly short time.  Below are some thumbs of the drawings he has done using my reference photos.  All of his work is well worth checking out!

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Ben - Posture Study 5 by AEnigm4

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Ben - Posture Study 2 by AEnigm4

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Ben - Posture Study 4 by AEnigm4

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Ben - Posture Study 8 by AEnigm4

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Ben - Posture Study 1 by AEnigm4
Ben - Posture Study 3 by AEnigm4 Little portrait of Ben by AEnigm4

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Ben - Posture Study 6 by AEnigm4

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Ben - Posture Study 12 by AEnigm4

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Ben - Posture Study 7 by AEnigm4

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Ben - Posture Study 9 by AEnigm4

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Ben - Posture Study 10 by AEnigm4

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Ben - Posture Study 11 by AEnigm4


My sincere respect, admiration and thanks to you, AE,

Ben.

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Artist feature - Royce

Mon May 1, 2006, 6:03 AM
If you wish, please use my image/stock to create artistic imagery. I very much enjoy being a part of the artistic creative process as a model and am highly motivated to do it with no other direct reward than the opportunity to see the result.

However, please do not use my image to create pornographic/erotic/intentionally sexualized imagery. I love figure-based art and believe in the beauty that it possesses and am saddened to think that such would ever be debased.

I believe that every single part of all human bodies is inherently wonderful and beautiful. And, all we have to do to see that is to open our minds to it. Let's open some minds, if we can! :)

Ben.

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Well, I said I was going to occasionally feature other deviants here, and I think it's certainly been long enough since I said that to qualify as occasionally, so here goes.  I'd like to direct anyone so inclined's attention to draunaturel :icondraunaturel: .  Royce has been a good friend of mine for a number of years now, in fact we have more than a bit of a history...  I'll share a (very relevant) part of that history.

Royce and I chatted extensively on-line for quite a while before having an opportunity to meet in person one time when he was making a quick trip to my neck of the woods.  As part of his trip he had indicated that he would be potentially doing (nude) figure drawings for part of a day for anyone so-inclined.  What Royce didn't know at the time, as we hadn't talked about it and despite everything we had talked about, was that I had really wanted to do that.  In fact I had wanted to for decades, but had never dared actually do it.  When I first attended college, at age 18, I used to walk by the college's job postings often just to see if the posting for "undraped male model" was still there.  It almost always was and I imagined myself having the courage to inquire, but I never did.  I didn't really know why I wanted to do it, and I suppose I had to figure that out in my own mind first, and that took a while - an exhibitionist I am most certainly not.  In fact I tend to be scared of my own shadow generally and for the most part, truth be told.  So, even with the opportunity with Royce's visit and in a relatively comfortable setting, when we met, I chickened out again and didn't even mention to him that I was interested.

It was sometime later that he actually specifically asked me to model for him, and I agreed.  Due to the distance, we had to do it by photo and I spent a great deal of time, and with much guidance from Royce, trying to get something that was even useable.  Ultimately Royce did do a (first) drawing of me and it was such an incredible experience for me that it's hard to even describe.  When I saw the (electronic version) of the image and just sat and stared and studied it - for hours, I was so amazed.  I wondered why I'd been chickening out for some 20 years.

Knowing what I know now, I'm embarrassed at what I offered to him for a photo to work from, but he made it work in any case.  He also subsequently kindly offered and has sent to me his original, which I have and treasure.  And, in addition, that experience also opened a door for me that probably would have never opened another way.  Sometime later, Royce also introduced me to deviantart.  I think what it all boils down to is that if you find my contributions here useful, you have Royce to thank (or blame, I suppose =p ).

These are four of the drawings that Royce has created with me as his model:  :thumb19440723: :thumb19290603: :thumb15286274: :thumb19489831:

An interview with Royce can be read at:  www.artist-perspectives.com/in…

Royce's website is www.draunaturel.com/

My thanks to Royce,

Ben.

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Fri Feb 17, 2006, 8:38 AM
If you wish, please use my image/stock to create artistic imagery. I very much enjoy being a part of the artistic creative process as a model and am highly motivated to do it with no other direct reward than the opportunity to see the result.

However, please do not use my image to create pornographic/erotic imagery. I love figure-based art and believe in the beauty that it possesses and am saddened to think that such would ever be debased.

I believe that every single part of all human bodies is inherently wonderful and beautiful. And, all we have to do to see that is to open our minds to it. Let's open some minds, if we can! :)

Ben.

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I've been thinking about the idea of featuring other deviants here in my journal occasionally, hoping those who watch me wouldn't mind if I did.  I'm grateful to each of you who do watch, and do not wish to bother anyone by sharing these entries.  However, I would very much like to recognize those who've supported and helped me and made wonderful artwork using my stock as reference :worship: .  Of course recognizing everyone at once would be challenging at best and definitely impractical.  So, I suppose this will be a first experiment for me, and I hope and expect I'll probably do similarly and/or more, occasionally and with time.

So, all of that said now, and if I may, I would like to direct anyone so inclined's attention to a good friend of mine, namely Andrew Andrew310 :iconandrew310: .
Andrew and I have shared a passion for and interest in art modeling for some time now, and have managed to meet in person on a couple of occasions over the past couple of years for just a few days.  On both of those occasions, we of course took advantage of opportunities to create art reference (stock) images, each of us taking turns both in front of and behind the camera.  Specifically, I might note these (stock) deviations of mine that are currently included in my gallery for all of which Andrew was behind the camera at the time:
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Andrew is the editor of an art site called Artist-Perspectives.  He has conducted 14 interviews of various artists, many of which I also consider good friends of mine, and which can be found on his Artist-Perspectives site, along with a few other articles.  The interviews talk about how the artists got started, what inspires them, and tries uncover some insights about their personality and style. I hope you'll find the site of interest. Artist-Perspectives is a hobby for Andrew, and is updated sporadically. www.artist-perspectives.com/in…

In addition, if you wish, you may see the work of 16 artists who have drawn or painted Andrew as an art model at home.earthlink.net/~artmodelan… .

Offering my personal thanks and gratitude to Andrew for his friendship, support and help as photographer as well as my thanks to all who took the time to read through this, I hope it was worthwhile to you,

Ben.