Artists don’t usually lack models… there is always something to draw or to paint. I suppose that even in a prison or a mental institution (Ptiu! Ptiu!) I could find models, as long I have at least some paper and a pencil (and the guardian don’t club me on the head or give me tranquilizing shots (Ptiu! Ptiu!)… Models never were my problem… Still, sometimes, you can lack some special kind of models… Beautiful women, interesting faces, exotic places, extreme sports, movements and rare animals aren’t so easy to find if you don’t have big money and free time.
All these you can find in movies, of course, and now, with the DVD players, you can “freeze” the image you like after having find it by your step by step button on your zipper (sorry! zapper)… Add Internet and the portable computers and you’ll have an infinity (or equivalent…) of models/images… Ten statistical lives and wouldn’t be enogh to use ALL the models you can find, even if you are kind of poor… I made these drawings in 2002 or around, using a VCR and then a DVD player as source… (The movies I used are: “Pulp Fiction” and “La Belle Noiseuse” with respectively Maria Medeiros and Emmanuelle Beart)