During COVID-19 situation and beyond
Virtual modeling isn't a full replacement for working "in person" with a model. But we're all adapting best, and I've continued to refine my online/virtual modeling and have a reputation for high quality webinars artists can use to practice or create and am available for private online bookings. This PDF describes some online possibilities and includes a questionnaire you can fill out and email to me to plan a custom session. You are also invited to inquire about in-person modeling; with adequate precautions it may be feasible!
EMAIL me (Avid) to be added to my email list for occasional updates I send to artists. This is not a spam list; I typically send a couple emails per month to announce upcoming sessions, collaboration ideas, etc. There is no obligation, your address will not be shared, and you can be removed anytime (scroll down for contact info)
1) PRIVATE APPOINTMENTS. Artists, you can directly check my availability and book a custom 1, 2, or 3 hour session. Private appointments cost a little more than pre-scheduled webinars but allow you as artist to choose scheduling, pose flow, and session details within my abilities. 1-to-1 session technology allows private live video interaction, or we may instead agree to use a private webinar for somewhat better video. Private sessions for small groups can also be arranged. To learn more visit my Live 1-to-1 overview page and click "Additional info" under one of the listings. Or click "book now" and click through to select me as 'team member' and a date/time. Be sure to provide accurate contact info so we can confirm and coordinate details before the session.
2) SCHEDULED WEBINARS. I occasionally schedule 1, 2, or 3 hour long modeling webinars for up to 25 artists. For these I decide schedule, duration, theme, pose flow, and whether it is draped/clothed or nude. These are affordable ways for artists to practice drawing/painting a male model in professional lighting, without special software (webinars are accessed via common web browsers). These are uninstructed, but I enjoy coming up with creative themes and visual approaches to keep it challenging and fun for artists. The webinar feed includes live video of the model (up to HD when bandwidth allows) and usually just background music and pose timing prompts in the audio. Attending artists can interact using text chat, or simply stay hidden and focus on their work. The flow of these is similar to typical open studio sessions.
You can self-register for a scheduled webinar on the Yondo platform, if it is not sold out, up until start time (or soon after). Access is automatically provided if the requested donation amount is submitted at registration. I do sometimes offer FREE PASSES or discount codes, and also accept Venmo and CashApp as payment methods; email me at least 1 hour prior to a session to inquire about any of those alternatives.
then on the "Webinars" tab to see if there are sessions scheduled
(If the Webinars tab does not appear, that means none are planned at the moment and it will show my 1-to-1 appointment page) TO REGISTER for upcoming modeling webinars:
1. On the web, go to https://avid.yondo.com; go to “Webinars”
2. After opening the event type and specific session of interest, select “Register”
3. When the “Bookings” window pops up, click “Proceed”
4. Provide Contact Info (or Sign In if you already have a Yondo account). Use whatever name you want to go by, but use a real email address because your access link will be sent there. Your contact info is not shared elsewhere. You can check the box to “Create an account” (attendee accounts are free)
5. Click “Register”
6. You should see a confirmation window and receive an access/reminder email.
7. Shortly before start time, use the link to join (it should launch in your browser).
Meanwhile, hello from Avid! Thank you for visiting my modeling page. I've learned that creating successful
portraiture or art requires an interesting mix of introverted and extroverted skills.
Models are not so different from photographers, painters, and other artists -- often sharing similar visions
and artistic interests. Perhaps that is why so many models become artists and vice versa.
Professional models can make it look easy; sometimes it is, but more often it is not. It takes practice and refinement. I have experience, and charge reasonable going rates for most bookings. I do still consider requests for TFP / TFCD or equivalent work, but it depends a lot on the project.
My best genres are in the artistic realms like bodypainting, abstract/conceptual, fine art nude, etc. If you are a photographer, sketch artist, painter, sculptor etc please feel free to contact me with just about any idea for which you may need a male model. Thanks for your interest!