Maria our model last week is relatively new to Life Modelling, and determined to do interesting poses, she had devised herself. She managed some relatively difficult poses with consummate ease. But as she found some poses that are easy to hold for a few minutes, become really difficult as time passes by. For example anything that includes holding your arms in the air. One thing I make clear to our models, is they must never feel uncomfortable. And every class member I have ever spoken to expresses exactly the same opinion. But Maria was resolute and simply took a few breaks throughout a tricky pose. As I state during every class, Life Drawing is different to Still Life drawing, models are human.