In a job advertisement seeking nude models, this may be referred to as being "undraped" or "disrobed. Most models learn on the job, but many have experience in the performing arts, athletics, or yoga  that provide a basis for posing, such as strength, flexibility, and a well-developed sense of kinesthesis. Occasionally the distinction of participating in Fine Art may make a young amateur model willing to pose for a photographer, with unexpected consequences; examples being Vanessa Williams and Madonna.
Artists' Models in Studio and Classroom. The costumed models used to create historical paintings may not have been a distinct group, since nude studies were done in preparation for any figure painting.
A feminist view is the male gaze , which asserts that nudes are inherently voyeuristic, with the viewer in the place of the powerful male gazing upon the passive female subject. Drawing with an Open Mind. Artists' models Visual arts occupations Nudity.
This may be something as simple as not undressing in another room, or not wearing a robe during breaks. First, it is best to draw from life, rather than copying two dimensional images such as photographs. Professional portraits generally have a client or "sitter" rather than a model as the subject; and are now often done from photographs at least in part, although artists prefer to have at least some hours of live sitting particularly at the beginning to better capture the personality, and at the end for final touches.
Throughout the history of Western art, drawing the human figure from living models was considered the most effective way to develop the skill of draftsmanship. The nude virtually disappeared from Western art during the Middle Ages due to a combination of civil disorder and the attitude of the early Christians.