have done it~ one was a charcoal drawing for a series of women over a certain age. other was abstract which started with a photograph ~ then he used both paint and textile mediums. it looks amazing, the face is done in a way where I would not be easily recognized.
These are great and funny answers. As a former art student, I attended many life drawing and sculpture classes-- the models were not ever 'perfect'-- they became anatomical objects, like still life subjects with light and shadow on them.
Some were 'too fat', 'too skinny' or 'too something" but they did teach us about portraying anatomy correctly. One of our most interesting models was an elderly and lean yogi man-- who had very interesting poses and he could maintain them perfectly for long periods of time.
I wouldn't be opposed to doing it, if I needed the money-- but I would probably be cold.
I thought I would be cold, but the lights were so bright and hot, I stayed comfortable, then wore a robe during breaks. it was really a very amazing experience, one was with a photographer/artist who used to be a boyfriend who makes a living from his art. the other was with an artist doing a project. it's kind of strange though, because it's not like I can hang it on my wall. my youngest son still lives at home. it was something I always wanted to do, so one more thing to cross off the 'bucket list.'
Sure, I would...I also don't know how many artists would be interested in a post-baby body that's still working on looking human again, but some might consider it an interesting challenge . Honestly, I'd be really curious how the artist would interpret it, and for that reason would do it...it's always fascinating to see how others see what's in front of them.