Models Drawing Models

This is what happens in the workshop: people try modelling. Before that they try drawing. They get addicted to both. Sometimes. That’s what happened to one couple who keep coming back for more. And more. Last event they came to draw (see results below). I wanted them to pose as a couple for our next gig at The Mall, but 5:30 on a Friday in Central London was unacceptable to them. We will get them on a long pose at some point this year!

The Last Supper from the other side, when Jesus is a woman
The Last Supper from the other side, when Jesus is a woman

Spirited Bodies 2Spirited Bodies 3

The masterpiece that is The Raft of the Medusa
The masterpiece that is The Raft of the Medusa

Spirited Bodies 5Possibly Jesus again

More rafting
More rafting
Dancers holding a bar
Dancers holding a bar

The Last Supper of 2012

December 2012 has been a momentous month for us – journalist Lydia Slater wrote an article about our October event which appeared in ‘You’ magazine with The Mail on Sunday on December 9th – You Article.

And we had a spectacular Christmas event on 15th with 14 models and about 35 artists.

Here follow some photographs taken at this recent event in Mortlake. They mainly show two big group poses we did – ‘The Raft of the Medusa’, and our version of ‘The Last Supper’, which needed to work from all sides as artists were all around. We had not planned to take these pictures but in the moment realised they looked so good it would be a shame to miss, even though we risked compromising our models’ privacy requests. We knew that we would eliminate any pictures the models did not want used, and also we knew that quite a few of the models were fine with photos.

For both images models were shown copies of the original paintings in advance. With ‘The Raft of the Medusa’, I suggested we need quite a few corpses in dramatic alignment with other folk mourning their losses and overcome by likely impending doom. There are also a couple of more hopeful figures who appear to be signalling to distant aid or rallying their fellows.

Da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper’ was just a starting point for this long pose.


Towards the end of The Last Supper, we plied the models with (more) mulled wine


With 10 minutes left for a final pose we asked the models to arrange themselves in a way that made them happy


To see pictures of the artworks created, see this album on our Facebook page:

As 2012 draws to a close we are preparing to meet with our soon to be trustees for when we become a charity.

Thanks to all who have helped to make 2012 an awesome year for Spirited Bodies, and wishing a superb festive season to everyone! We look forward to creating more amazing art in 2013