UK Life Model
Established Life Model booked repeatedly across the UK and renowned for offering highly challenging expressions.
The life drawing session with Julian was the perfect addition to our hen weekend. Not only did he make us all feel comfortable and relaxed with his friendly personality, he actually coached us in life drawing skills with a variety of different activities. By the end of the session, we all felt we had really learned something, with many of the group saying they enjoyed it so much, they now wanted to take up life drawing as a hobby!
Julian also ensured the session had a fun element, making it as personal to the hen as possible by incorporating some of her interests in the form of props etc. He even made a selfie board at the end with the hen’s name and the date on it, and created a film of the session which he sent to us afterwards as a memento. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Julian as the perfect life drawing model and tutor in one, and a brilliant, fun choice for a hen activity.
I have been lucky enough to book Julian as a model for my drawing class. He is reliable and punctual. He has a professional attitude towards modelling and comes prepared with portfolio of modelling poses and a variety of interesting props. The poses he has prepared are informed by a knowledge of the human figure in art and tie in really well with the class. Julian also responds well to instruction and is adaptable with different poses, long and short. Julian is an excellent life model and I would reccommend him without any reservation.
We began our life drawing classes last year and part of the success of our classes (apart from those drawing) is the professionalism of Julian. He has a variety of poses, props and is more than happy to take suggestions from the class but to also provide ideas when needed.
Julian puts everyone at ease and is aways very complimentary of everyone’s work, at our classes we encourage everyone to get to know each other and build each others confidence and Julian has been very supportive of this and our classes since we started. I would highly recommend as a life model, whether you are a professional artist or whether you have never picked up a pencil.
Julian is an exciting and very professional model. He is aware of his body and will go to great lengths to strike interesting poses for the artist. He has modelled for me in experimental workshops, sculpture and life drawing classes. I highly recommend him.
I booked Julian Lewis for a Head Sculpting week last year, 2018. I was so pleased with the course that I booked him again for a Torso Sculpting weekend, which was equally successful and he is booked in later this year for a Full Figure week.
Julian is an experienced and supportive model who has a real interest in the history and art of modelling for artists. He makes every effort to create the right pose, which he is able to hold and return to well. His bone structure and physique is very good to sculpt and he has a range of professional photos demonstrating his poses. He communicates well, both before and during the course and is very organised and reliable.
The atmosphere in my class is of utmost importance to me and Julian’s professional and friendly demeanour helped to create a relaxed and welcoming feel. I would not hesitate to recommend him as a model and look forward to working with him again.
Julian’s modelling is outstanding. His attention to detail is quite remarkable. > I have had him modelling for my class many times and I am constantly amazed at the energy which he puts into his poses which produces an energy in the room, which inevitably creates a new level of creativity.
This is a very well researched and structured work that I thoroughly enjoyed.. I was impressed with the level of detail the author lends her book .I would read the book at night after finishing a modelling assignment and was astounded that my own experiences were pretty much the same as the models mentioned..
I have recommended this book to many Life models, and they have all enjoyed it and state they learnt a lot from it. . It is one of the best books I have read on Life drawing, from a model perspective as I found it so completely unbiased, unambiguous or stuffy.