ELEMENT OF SURPRISE SCENARIOS
The advantage of booking me personally and then liasing with me directly as opposed to booking a life model through an agency or hen party company offering hen party life drawing classes is that you can discuss all the details of the hen party logistics, element of surprise scenarios, the personality of the bride-to-be and perhaps more details about the other ladies attending.
I always give my party organiser a courtesy phone call or we speak at her convenience in the week prior to the party booking to pay special attention to the element of surprise and this then enables myself and yourself to know exactly what to expect prior to the actual hen party.
This can include you all drawing something else to begin with and I will be waiting outside the door in the wings as-it-were after being secretly and discreetly let in by one of the ladies in which case you can settle all the girls down with their drawing pads to begin drawing a fun object or to play a drawing game of your choice which I will leave to your imagination and discretion.
The ladies will all wonder why they are drawing at a hen party so you can then suggest that whatever you are drawing is boring and that you are going to find something more interesting to draw - Which will be me waiting in the wings as it were being the "something" more interesting to draw.
You can then introduce me into the female fold perhaps saying "Girls! You will not believe this, but look what else I have found to draw".
You could even commence drawing the bride-to-be for five minutes on the pretence an artistic activity then writing good luck message on your drawings as a momento.
I can then enter the room wearing just shorts, a towel or completely naked wearing just my "birthday suit" at your discretion to suit the party introducing myself to the ladies working my charm and charisma so the ladies graciously compliment and tell me!
If I am wearing some shorts then the ladies may then wonder if I pose completely nude so we can tease them by me wearing them until the big moment of my revealing all in style...
I can assure you that this "grande entrance" will guarantee surprised laughter and giggles letting the fun, frivolity and frolics begin by wishing the bride-to-be a very happy, hippy hen party gently whispering to her and reassuring her that I am NOT stripper, but a life model to entertain her with a tasteful, creative, artistic life drawing class much to her visible and palpable relief.
I am always aware of what to expect with the hen's and ladies personalities having liased with the organiser prior to all my parties, yet some parties still manage to surprise me, but I immediately analyse the mood of the party, personalities and most importantly the bride-to-be knowing exactly where and how to pitch the modelling session.
If you have any other suggestions of surprise scenarios with your own ideas perhaps to suit the party theme or personality of the bride-to-be, then please feel free to discuss this with me when we have our initial chat regarding the finer details and logistics of the booking.
Another fun scenario incorporates my acting skills adopting the role of a maintenance man sent on the pretence of investigating a problem in the bathroom whereby I feign surprise meeting the ladies then go upstairs only to return in just shorts or a towel declaring there is nothing wrong with the plumbing...
I could always rely on my drama acting experience and pretend to be a genuine waiter or the manager if your party is to be hosted in a function room commencing by entering the room charming the ladies whilst pouring drinks only to then reveal myself as the nude male model.
If you wish to aim for the maximum shock factor and with the space or room allowing - I can adopt a classical, statuesque pose waiting completely naked in the room where the life drawing party is to be hosted waiting for the bride-to-be followed by the other ladies to make their entrance casting their eyes and vision on me for the first time.
PARTY POSES, GAMES & FINAL SURPRISE FOR THE BRIDE-TO-BE
It has nearly always been suggested by the guests that at the end of the drawing that the bride-to-be or even the bridesmaids (at the choice of the hen to get sweet revenge for her own initial surprise with me!) pose with myself to suit and respect their own personal boundaries and comfort zones of course.
The pose usually lasts for approximately 5 minutes for photographs and drawings. I am always aware that the whole life drawing session has been a surprise for her entertainment and NEVER over-step any boundaries or comfort-zones with her at any time during the pose keeping still-In fact it is usually the highlight of the drawing session and so much fun for all.
I always seem to gauge if the bride-to-be is comfortable with the idea of posing with myself and I NEVER push or suggest this idea myself always being careful not to take any of the ladies out of their comfort zones.
Sometimes the bridesmaids or other guests will be encouraged to pose with me at the culmination of the entire life drawing session, but if not then we can finish with another pose of your choice.
We can be both inventive and creative playing some fun games when drawing to make the life drawing session even more interesting fun.
Remember that my hen and party life drawing sessions are NOT the serious life drawing classes you would undertake in an educational establishment by any means.
You can also arrange some token first, second and third prizes for your friends after the drawing with different catagories such as best technical artistic, funniest, worst or even the sexiest drawing when you can write good luck hen party messages for your special friend.
PLANNING YOUR PARTY WITHOUT A HITCH...
Well at least with one "hitch" that is the hen getting hitched...
I modelled for a party in Whitstable, Kent in July 2013 and the ladies had hired the most spectacular house overlooking the sea.I decided to make my way to the town earlier that Friday day thus making a day-trip combined with my party booking on Friday evening at the hired house.
Whilst I was in the town the hen party organiser phoned me to frantically inform me that although she had meticulously pre-purchased all the art pads and drawing materials then were on route from London and had forgotton to pack them.
She asked if I might be able to source the materials and that she had discovered an art shop in the main shopping centre. To my disbelief the shop had closed for a half-day so my only option was to find the pads and materials elsewhere.
I discovered a "99p" shop further down the quiant high street and they had a very limited selection so I can only say that the girls were highly amused to be drawing my naked torso on My Little Pony drawing pads...
So almost without a hitch!
SOME LIFE MODELLING JOKES
I was once asked "Do you ever paint yourself Simon?" To which I replied "Well I used to but it's such a hassle to wash off!"
You can always read my new book before the life drawing party which is titled "How to Get A-Head in Life Drawing!"
I was once asked what my own taste in art is to which I replied "I'm not sure - I've never bitten any!"
It could be an interesting idea to have the life drawings laminated to use as place mats at the forthcoming wedding reception...
I am not a male life model but a male life "muddle"
And of course "Does my bum look big in this?" Hee Hee!
I am rather well-endowed (if not too much information!!) and one ex-girlfriend did once ask me "that if all men think with their penis - then am I a genius??"
I am a genuine member of the high intelligence organisation MENSA so there must be some truth in her statement with many a true word said in jest, so therefore it is big and it is clever.
My endowment has even been called a "Penisaurus" so you might need larger sheets of paper for the finale drawing of my manhood on its own with a good luck message for your special friend bride-to be to complete the session Hee Hee!!