Profession art model

Art models pose for visual artists as reference or inspiration for their creative work. They stand model for artists that perform figure drawing, paint, make sculptures or create photographic art. Art models are professional models that use their body to become the object of the artist's creation.

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Personality Type

  • Artistic / Enterprising


  • Body language

    Notice and interpret the non-verbal signals that people send out with their body, including yourself.

  • Human anatomy

    The dynamic relationship of human structure and function and the muscosceletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, endocrine, urinary, reproductive, integumentary and nervous systems; normal and altered anatomy and physiology throughout the human lifespan.


  • Inform customers about body modifications

    Make sure that customers are properly informed about services such as tattooing, body piercing or other body modifications and ensure that they are aware of the permanency and the risks of these modifications. Inform them on after-care and what to do with infections or other complications.

  • Maintain an artistic portfolio

    Maintain portfolios of artistic work to show styles, interests, abilities and realisations.

  • Adapt to artists' creative demands

    Work with artists, striving to understand the creative vision and adapting to it. Make full use of your talents and skills to reach the best possible result.

  • Negotiate with artists

    Communicate and negotiate with artist and artist management about prices, terms and schedules.

  • Pose nude

    Pose nude as the object of an artistic creation. Model nude before an audience.

  • Define artistic vision

    Continually develop and define a concrete artistic vision, starting from the proposal and continuing all the way through to the finished product.

  • Pose in front of a camera

    Perform poses in front of cameras in order to advertise products. Listen to the directions of the photographer or director.

  • Express yourself physically

    Express emotions and ideas through movements, gestures, and actions.

  • Pose for artistic creation

    Pose for an artist as the object of an artistic creation. Model for the creation of an artistic painting, drawing, sculpture or photograph. Pose without moving and control body movements for specified periods of time. Follow the directions of the artist as part of the creative process.

  • Interact with an audience

    Convey the artistic values of the art form(s). Respond to the reactions of your audience and involve them.

  • Harmonise body movements

    Harmonise body movements in accordance to rhythm and melody, aestetic or dramatic concept, dramatic pace, etc.

  • Attend castings

    Go to castings in order to promote yourself and show your abilities.

  • Maintain personal hygiene standards

    Preserve impeccable personal hygiene standards and have a tidy appearance.

Optional knowledge and skills

be in touch with your body bring out performers’ artistic potential accept feedback on artistic performance attend dress fittings develop an artistic network develop professional network acting and directing techniques photography follow directions of the artistic director meet contract specifications apply body paint make-up techniques work with an artistic team identify customer's needs

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