A) If the room is at all chilly, you ought to have a heater; afan may be appropriate in hot weather. If you can’t get warm enough, put on a few clothes for posing: things will change.
B) There should be a wide, sturdy model stand, with a soft rug
on it. This brings the visual and mechanical center (the
pubic area) of a standing model more or less level with the
eyes of a seated artist,
A) A model’s clothes provide warmth, comfort, and (for many
people) a feeling of security, between poses, and provide
accents during poses. An ankle-length robe can often be
useful for all these purposes, and can be useful as a rug,
if the floor is too chilly, or too rough. Bring slippers,
too: tacks are a constant danger.
B) Large hats, a staff, large or small balls, a scarf,
Getting undressed for modeling is very different from getting
undressed for taking a bath or for going to bed. “Costumes” reveal,
accent, and conceal; the modeling costume – nakedness – is designed
primarily for revelation. Decorations which contribute to expression
of the self “at the moment” make nakedness especially effective in
its expressiveness. Here is a “pot pourri” of examples.
A) Glasses help people communicate, when they are needed.
A) A large towel. This can serve many purposes: it can be a
comfortable rug, a comfortable seat cover, a drape, a
blanket, a furniture protector, a hair cover, and so on.
B) A model-release form (several, if several photographers may
C) A piece of chalk and a piece of charcoal, for marking poses.
D) A male G-string (simple, not “jokey”), or a plain leotard,