I am a fantasy artist/ pencil artist with 10+ years experience as a free-lance illustrator in various art markets from d20 role-playing games, sketch cards to fantasy and pin-up artwork.
I am interested in commissioning local models for "drawing reference" - photo shoots.
Update on home studio location: the remodel is completed - there is some clutter, but the room is up and running for shoots.
I work with both clothed and nude models. I'll be using these reference photos for drawing and painting references only. The model has duel copyright and use of images for their portfolio. The type of theme(s) for the shoot i.e. fantasy, classic pin-up, implied nude, or full nude, can be discussed before the shoot. I have some swords and other items that can be used as props during the shoot. If new to the fantasy art or pin-up genre doing some research a head of time helps out greatly i.e. go to Barnes & Noble or Amazon.com and check out artists like Gil Elvgren, Varga, Boris Vallejo, Julie Bell, Luis Royo and Frank Frazetta. They all have books published that have some behind the scene features in their books as well. I have a huge library that is available the day of the shoot. Either before or on the day of the shoot, there's a sit down for some creative brain storming i.e. going through various art reference books and photo portfolios of my previous photo shoots with various models to see which direction the model is interested in going for the shoot.
***Model has the option of bringing an escort to the photo shoot***
My hourly rate for paying models can be negotiated. A model release will be signed before the shoot covering all the particulars of the shoot in regards to the use of the images. The model will recieve a copy of the model release and a cd copy of all images from the shoot.
Models looking to expand their portfolios with fantasy art type themes. I am willing to work Time for CD or trade a photo shoot for an original piece of artwork inspired from your shoot or for an existing artwork piece already in my portfolio.
Models must have photo ID to show proof of age (18+) the day of the shoot.
****Meeting my deadlines is important to me!****
I'm on the clock, so I'm looking for the best model for each project while not going over budget. I still need to select an image from the photo set and turn it into a finished piece of artwork.
Bench Warmer sketch cards
Actor Jerry Maren (Wizard of Oz)
Author Eric Cooper
Model/actress Natasha Yi
Emerald City Expeditions, LLC
Mystic Eye Games
Troll Lord Games
models from MM that I have worked with:
Midnight Goddess #2221040
Charlie Mancini #1989643
Lavender Marie #2361932
Kris Kricket #2122489
Brutal Cascade #1076398
Safa Warda #1525759
Kira Skye #859916
Mandi Jean #770566
Paper Doll Princess #703682
Jane Summet #893836
Lorrisa Julianus #626156
Jennifer Bollinger #541463
Lizabeth Reis #690138
Aspen Silvestra #1227959