Naked Drawings from April 22, 2017 (EAST Village)

A nice turnout, solo poses and a couple of duo poses.

Drawings from a naked drawing session at a private home in New York City. We’re friendly and non-judgmental (of both drawing skills and bodies)! Join us! NOTE: Some of the drawings probably shouldn’t be viewed when your boss is looking.

Various artists. Photos by TonyP. Posted with permission.

Naked Drawings from April 20, 2017 (WEST Village)

It was a small group so we had 7 solo poses. Drawings from a naked drawing session at a private home in New York City. We’re friendly and non-judgmental (of both drawing skills and bodies)! Join us! NOTE: Some of the drawings probably shouldn’t be viewed when your boss is looking.

Various artists. Photos by TonyP. Posted with permission.

Naked Drawings from April 19, 2017 (Brooklyn Heights)

A wonderful session with three first-timers! 6 solo poses and 2 duos.

Drawings from a naked drawing session at a private home in Brooklyn, New York City. We’re friendly and non-judgmental (of both drawing skills and bodies)! Join us! NOTE: Some of the drawings probably shouldn’t be viewed when your boss is looking.

Various artists. Photos by Carlos Luis. Posted with permission.

Naked Drawings from April 18, 2017 (EAST Village)

Our first pose with a man and his dog! Plus 3 solo poses, 2 duos, and 1 trio. Photos of three of the poses included.

Drawings from a naked drawing session at a private home in New York City. We’re friendly and non-judgmental (of both drawing skills and bodies)! Join us! NOTE: Some of the drawings probably shouldn’t be viewed when your boss is looking.

Various artists. Photos by DavidB. Posted with permission. Photos of people posted with permission.

Naked Drawings from April 13, 2017 (WEST Village)

“It always makes me happy to see first timers get up and pose!” 5 solo poses and 3 duos.

Drawings from a naked drawing session at a private home in New York City. We’re friendly and non-judgmental (of both drawing skills and bodies)! Join us! NOTE: Some of the drawings probably shouldn’t be viewed when your boss is looking.

Various artists. Photos by Elton. Posted with permission.

Naked Drawings from April 11, 2017 (PSPS)

A nice, small group, very friendly. 5 solo poses and 2 duo poses.

Drawings from a session in our main studio space in New York City. We’re friendly and non-judgmental (of both drawing skills and bodies)! Join us! NOTE: Some of the drawings probably shouldn’t be viewed when your boss is looking.

Various artists. Photos by Shungaboy. Posted with permission. Photos of people posted with permission.

Naked Drawings from April 8, 2017 (EAST Village)

“Great time!” A nice Saturday afternoon session. 4 solo poses and 3 steamy duos.

Drawings from a naked drawing session at a private home in New York City. We’re friendly and non-judgmental (of both drawing skills and bodies)! Join us! NOTE: Some of the drawings probably shouldn’t be viewed when your boss is looking.

Various artists. Photos by Chuck. Posted with permission.

Naked Drawings from April 6, 2017 (WEST Village)

A nice, small group so almost everyone posed. 8 solo poses.

Drawings from a naked drawing session at a private home in New York City. We’re friendly and non-judgmental (of both drawing skills and bodies)! Join us! NOTE: Some of the drawings probably shouldn’t be viewed when your boss is looking.

Various artists. Photos by Robert. Posted with permission.

Daytime Naked Drawings from April 4, 2017 (Brooklyn Heights)

Our first weekday session during the day; 9 artists got naked and posed for each other in the middle of the afternoon! You can see some much more with daylight. So nice. Six solos and two duo poses. There are photos of two of the poses.

Drawings from a naked drawing session at a private home in Brooklyn, New York City. We’re friendly and non-judgmental (of both drawing skills and bodies)! Join us! NOTE: Some of the drawings probably shouldn’t be viewed when your boss is looking.

Various artists. Photos by Diego. Posted with permission. Photos of people with permission.

Naked Drawings from April 1, 2017 (EAST Village)

A well-attended session. 3 solo poses, 3 duos and 1 sweet TRIO pose. For the first 3 poses, we split the room into on-camera guys and camera-shy guys for reporter Mantai Chow of the Sing Tao Daily. See the 2 blogposts on the VIDEOand the ARTICLE.

Drawings from a naked drawing session at a private home in New York City. We’re friendly and non-judgmental (of both drawing skills and bodies)! Join us! NOTE: Some of the drawings probably shouldn’t be viewed when your boss is looking.

Various artists. Photos by Shungaboy. Posted with permission.

Here’s the video:

Naked Drawings from Mar 30, 2017 (WEST Village)

A super-small group so everyone posed and the poses were 15 minutes long (compared to 10 minutes for a solo pose), except the last one, which was shorter because we ran out of time, LOL. 7 solo poses. 2 VIDEOS of poses by Shungaboy below.

Drawings from a naked drawing session at a private home in New York City. We’re friendly and non-judgmental (of both drawing skills and bodies)! Join us! NOTE: Some of the drawings probably shouldn’t be viewed when your boss is looking.

Various artists. Photos by TonyP. Posted with permission. Photos of people posted with permission.

VIDEO: Shungaboy and Men’s Naked Drawing on Sing Tao Daily, Apr3,2017

Video interview of Shungaboy talking about nudism and body acceptance as practiced at Men’s Naked Drawing Group NY.

Sing Tao Daily visited a session of Men’s Naked Drawing on April 1, 2017. Sing Tao Daily, the longest-standing newspaper in Hong Kong since 1938, is internationally recognized as one of the world’s most widely-read Chinese dailies. The reporter was Mantai Chow. Before the session, Mantai interviewed Shungaboy.

VIDEO: (transcript below)

Transcript of video (Shungaboy speaking):

(In) traditional drawing groups, the model is naked. In my group, the artists are also naked. We’re on an equal footing, which fosters a greater camaraderie and openness that you don’t have in traditional groups. Welcome to Men’s Naked Drawing, I’m Shungaboy. We take turns, so everyone has the opportunity to experience being a model. In our society today, everyone is very body-conscious and no one thinks that “I can be a model,” but in our group, anyone can be a model. Being a model is also very liberating; it helps with you body acceptance. One of our core values is that we’re not judgmental. Your weight doesn’t matter, how fit you are doesn’t matter, and the size of your penis doesn’t matter. I formed the group in December of 2014; initially I started out with maybe a dozen guys; right now we have over 650 members. My being an Asian-American gay man in America has been a big factor in my life. The thing that you feel most discriminated against is your most core identity. Becoming a nudist for me was initially a challenge, to break out of my shell, but I have found that by taking that step and doing it I’ve gotten a lot more self-confidence, (has been) emotionally very helpful as an Asian-American gay man.

Sing Tao Daily Article about Men’s Naked Drawing, Apr3,2017 (translation)

Sing Tao Daily reporter Mantai Chow visited Men’s Naked Drawing Group’s April 1, 2017 session. Sing Tao Daily, “the longest-standing newspaper in Hong Kong since 1938, is internationally recognized as one of the world’s most widely-read Chinese dailies.” Below is a google machine translation of the Chinese-language article published on April 3, 2017. See the original here: https://www2.singtaousa.com/ny/436-紐約/58547-曼哈頓藝術工作室+畫家模特兒袒裎相見/

Manhattan Art Studio Painter Model Barely Meet

Photo caption: In addition to the model is naked, the painters have to be naked.

Manhattan this little art studio, a Saturday afternoon to come to more than 10 people, they are a participant in the body painting group. But this activity is not the same as the ordinary human painting class, because all the participants, whether the model or the painter must be naked.

“The traditional body painting, only the salaried model is naked, but we here, the painters have to nude.” Shungaboy held this event is also a naked to accept the reporter’s visit. He said the painter was wearing a protective cover, which was their sense of security, but when everyone was naked, the painter and the model were “equal”.

No trace of mutual management model
The first group of participants in the painting group, the first thing after the entrance, is to change the room “turned”, and then “true face” see people. Participants are all men, it seems that when the naked is normal, but one thing, we have talked about laugh, the atmosphere is not a little embarrassing, and the reporter became the only person wearing a dress.
In addition to the activities during the naked, another with ordinary human body painting activities is different, that is, the identity of the participants is not just the painter, they will take turns to take the model, as everyone painting the object, every ten minutes to turn the people. Shungaboy said that many people in today’s society may be very concerned about their own body, that they are too heavy, body type is not enough standard. “Nobody thinks he can be a model,” he said, “but here we can be a model, as long as you are willing.”
41-year-old African-American LaMond is the first time to participate in such human painting activities, the same day became one of the models, against the other participants, naked on the stage posing. He said he was very shy in the past, but also on their own body feel no sense of security, but when he reached the age of 35, they decided to overcome this psychological barrier, fight to do back to their own. He began to be interested in nudism. “It’s a breakthrough for me.”

Participants are mostly gay men
To participate in the activities of people, tall and thin, what type of body type, Shungaboy said, “regardless of people” is the core value of this group. “Your weight is not important, it is not important whether the body is marked, nor even the size of the sex organs is not important.We believe that your true body type is more sexy than the almost perfect body.We will accept the original you.”
Shungaboy also said that most of the participants were male comrades, many people also face the problem of personal growth and sexual orientation, but he pointed out that the painting class will not discuss sexual orientation, nor is it to homosexuals for positioning, People will welcome.
Members of the group from different ages, there are young people who have white, the day to participate in activities of more than 10 people, then the middle-aged for more. “We welcome people from 18 to 80 years of age.” Shungaboy believes that society is full of discrimination against age, so he also hopes to compete with this atmosphere through the event.

Welcome young people to attend
Although the participants are unselfishly naked, but does not mean that the painting class without any boundaries. In the briefing, it is important to emphasize that the activity is not a “sex party” and therefore does not allow members to have sex when the activity takes place. Shungboy said that members when the model, you can put sex seductive posture, but should communicate with the opponent in advance, at any time can not say no. “I know that some groups of activities will become sex parties, for some people may be a good thing, but I believe that most people do not want to become so, so I will not allow sexual activity during the event, I hope participants are Will focus on the painting. “He also believes that some naked doctrine of social party, may easily make the participants feel embarrassed, but if we are focused on the creative arts, there will be no such problem. “This line is not easy to draw, but this painting class can continue for a long time, I will focus on the art back.”
Shungaboy set up a nude painting group online in December 2014 and was the first to be held in January 2015. It was held once a month and has now been increased to two to three times a week. The number of members from the beginning of the 10 people, and now there are more than 600 people. “I can be proud to say that four of them have personally participated in our activities.” These gatherings are $ 15 to $ 20 each, perhaps to attract young people, 18 to 29-year-old painter admission fee is only 5 To $ 10.
The current event only allows men to attend, but Shungaboy said that in May this year he would host a similar event in men and women in Los Angeles, and he hoped to hold a nude painting group that would welcome any gender participation.

Newspaper reporter Zhou Wentai reported in New York

There will be a separate post about the video, but here’s the video too!

VIDEO:

Naked Drawings from Mar 28, 2017 (PSPS)

4 solo poses, 2 duo poses and 1 steamy TRIO pose!

Drawings from a session in our main studio space in New York City. We’re friendly and non-judgmental (of both drawing skills and bodies)! Join us! NOTE: Some of the drawings probably shouldn’t be viewed when your boss is looking.

Various artists. Photos by TonyP. Posted with permission. Photos of people posted with permission.

Naked Drawings from Mar 23, 2017 (WEST Village)

“Wow as always! Great men, great range of body types to draw, fun to pose for, great to look at, no judgment for one’s drawing…,” said one of our attendees. 5 solo poses and 2 duo poses at this session. A VIDEO of the third pose follows the photos.

Drawings from a naked drawing session at a private home in New York City. We’re friendly and non-judgmental (of both drawing skills and bodies)! Join us! NOTE: Some of the drawings probably shouldn’t be viewed when your boss is looking.

Various artists. Photos by Carlos Luis. Posted with permission. Photos of people posted with permission.

Naked Drawings from March 21, 2017 (EAST Village)

See photos of 3 of the poses followed by the drawings. A nice big session. Our first TUESDAY session in the EAST Village. Four solo poses and three duo poses.

Drawings from a naked drawing session at a private home in New York City. We’re friendly and non-judgmental (of both drawing skills and bodies)! Join us! NOTE: Some of the drawings probably shouldn’t be viewed when your boss is looking.

Various artists. Photos by Carlos Luis. Posted with permission.