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STILL trying to get a few remaining models to send reference snapshots for the ANONYMOUS NUDES PROJECT...

Anonymous Nudes Project
Over the years, since leaving art college, my paintings and drawings have gone off on different tangents, from small gouache paintings, through Photoshopped collage illustration to large acrylic paintings on canvas... but there were a variety of images/ideas in my head that I'd never put down on paper...

a. Though I'd produced many life drawing 'nudes', I'd always wanted to produce fully toned/shaded/textured drawings of nudes, to a 'finished' n' framed state.

b. I always wanted to draw unfussy, simple, forward facing, standing nudes (arms down by side, legs together)... (though male models tend to suit a slightly different pose, it seems).

    *  You would not believe how difficult it is to find simple standing reference images of nudes, without asking/nagging/pleading with friends/family/facebook et al.

    ** I also don't necessarily want 'model' shaped models. (... don't necessarily/particularly want them shaved either).

c. I was always inspired by Brad Holland's powerful, black and white, cross-hatched, ink drawings with a bizarre edge whilst not resorting to an overtly cheesy 'fantasy' style.

d. I like masks.

So... I decided to combine all of those thoughts and put them into...
        A series of black ink drawings, largely cross-hatched... Giving ANYONE, of any size, shape, age (over-18), race or gender (though I do need more female models than male now), the opportunity to pose nude, whilst protecting their anonymity. In the process, I remove all the trappings of the 21st century (clothes/tattoos, jewellery) and replace the landscape, scenery and context with one from an imagined theme.

It's gone really well so far, I think...
Please send all submissions, anonymous or otherwise, based on the poses below, to      (ASAP please!)


These two are completed...
Bastet by TomSoya

Anonymous Nude 2 - Completed by TomSoya

... the following are works in progress...

Anonymous Nude 3 - Stage 4 by TomSoya
Anonymous Nude 4 - Stage 2 by TomSoya
Anonymous Nude 5 - Stage 2 by TomSoya

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phydeau Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
If I sent in one of a woman who now has a tattoo on her ribs, would you be able to just not draw the tattoo?
TomSoya Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014   Traditional Artist
Absolutely. I've left out several tattoos on models already. Thank you! 
Lillabeff Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Hi Rich! I've just followed your link from the Spencer Tunick Facebook page. Are you still looking for female models? If so, let me know what to do (sorry if I've missed this on your page!) Liz
TomSoya Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014   Traditional Artist
Yes please, Liz! As it says above, just a simple, standing, front facing nude shot, just like the cat/Bastet drawing. It's purely as reference and completely anonymous. I will keep you posted on the progress, though it's going to be some time as I don't get much free time to draw. Submissions to be emailed to 
Thanks again, Liz. Very much appreciated!
Andrew310 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
I think Lee would be happy to help:
TomSoya Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks Andrew! I'm actually looking for more female models now, as I've had many more submissions from male models than female.
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