This is possibly the best fun I’ve had in a while. This group of hens were really enjoying themselves in a beautiful large mansion they had rented for the weekend in Cheltenham. I was a surprise for the bride and I was working for henswithpens.com on this occasion.
The girls had been warming up with some practise exercises when I arrived but they had no idea what to expect. Penny the art tutor snuck me in so I could get ready without the girls noticing.
When the moment was right the Bride was blindfolded and I snuck into the room ready to strike the first pose. After some giggles and introductions and some drawing instructions from Penny, we got going with the first sketch.
The girls were very merry from whatever they’d already been drinking. It was a large group with around 20 women. They had already been clay pigeon shooting that day and had celebrated the night before with a meal in the house. (Did I mention the house had a hot tub!?)
The girls produced some fantastic sketches and there was a lot of characters in the room. The mother of the bride even had a clay skulpting table and she decided to skulpt me out of clay rather than draw me!
I would have loved to have stayed longer and been a Buff Butler for them too but I already had other plans arranged for that night.
It was a delight to entertain this hen party and they were very welcoming made it a lot of fun for me (with plenty of flattering compliments about my body!)
Ben Lowrey – Buff Butler and Life Drawing Model. Bristol, Bath, Gloucester, Cotswolds, Swindon, Somerset, Cardiff.
Wow what a hen party! This group of girls had decided to visit Bristol for the weekend and in amongst all the other activities they decided to have afternoon tea at Cox and Balony, a boutique tea shop in central Bristol.
I was hired as a Buff Butler for a few hours whilst the girls had tea, cocktails scones & cakes.
There were also hair stylists pampering the girls and doing their hair in vintage style ready for their night out in Bristol.
They had booked an evening at a secret cocktail bar in Bristol, the kind of place where you have to knock on the door.
I spent at least the first hour chatting to the guests, pouring bubbly, and making sure everybody had everything they wanted.
Cox and Bolony offers homemade cocktails which are made from the flavours of fruit teas, distilled into a sweet syrup and then mixed with vodka. Very unique.
I was a little cold when I got there because the changing room is in a storage space, I got into my Butler outfit and then when the time was right I greatest the Bride with a glass of champaign.
It was great fun being around these hens as some of them were from the local area and so we had lots in common. One of the hair stylists even recognised me from the gym!
If you would like to book a Buff Butler or Hen Party Life Drawing session then get in touch.
Today I was life modelling for a hen party in Bath! On this occasion I was working for groovesandmoves.co.uk
This bunch were very fun, and a few of the girls had studied art at college, there was one graphic designer in the group who had some great skills. Even the people with no artistic background had a good time and drew some great sketches.
Sian was the art tutor for this session and Sian always gets me to do fun and interesting poses for the girls! We even got the bride posing with me so her friends could draw us both.
Life Drawing is a fun an tasteful form of hen party entertainment, everybody always has fun and even though there might be some giggles and some blushing at first, everybody always has a goof time.
The Ring o Bells in Bath has a beautiful function room which is very spacious and private, perfect for a life drawing session. It also has some good downlighting which make for some interesting shadows on the body,
We even got the bride and her mum both modelling with me for one of the poses!
The girls had more activities planned for the day but life drawing is a perfect gentle day time activity, perfect for a Saturday morning hangover!
Bath has a lot to offer and is a perfect hen party destination.
Today I was life modelling in Bristol for a hen party Life Drawing session!
I arrived at Central Chambers just as the group was arriving and I snuck in without anybody seeing! (It’s important for it to be a surprise for the bride! After all, that’s part of the fun of a hen party weekend)
We blind folded the bride and made her sit on a chair in the middle, once Beki gave me the signal I came out and stood infront of the bride in my dressing gown. (I think she probably guessed there was going to be a man in front of her!)
After she did her duty of removing my dressing gown, we proceed with the drawing exercises and some of the girls in the group did some great sketches!
Here is one by Lindsay
The group were from Wales and they had the usual fun feisty personality that we love about the Welsh! They had booked themselves a hotel for the weekend and had already explored Bristol the night before.
Bristol is a popular destination for hen parties because it offers so much. There is no shortage of bars, restaurants, cafes, clubs, activities and sights to see.
The girls did invite me to join them in town that night but unfortunately I had already been booked to be a Buff Butler that evening at another hen party!
We got a nice group photo
Some of the girls did some fantastic sketches as you can see from the picture.
This group of hens were a lot of fun. I was booked by Grooves and Moves to be a life model for this life drawing session on Saturday morning in Bath.
Beki was the Art Tutor on this occasion and she gave the hens lots of fun exercises to do.
The girls were hungover from the night before because they had been partying hard and playing lots of drinking games so we heard! But in true hen party style, the best way to get over a hang over is to start drinking again! They girls cracked open the bubbly and had a great time drawing some great sketches!
Beki had them drawing a range of different styles using different drawing techniques using char coal and pencil.
As you can see from the photos the girls drew some fantastic sketches and we even had enough time to get the Bride to sit with me and pose for one of the sketches! (don’t tell the fiancé)
There was talk about the sketches being displayed at the wedding! Whether they will or not we may never find out.
It was great to meet this group of girls and I believe their next activity that day was to visit the Roman Baths and enjoy the luxury Spa.
Well this was an unusual location for a hen party! This group of hens had opted for luxury camping weekend on a beautiful farm near Kideminster, Worcestershire.
I had been hired by Hens with Pens to deliver a Life Drawing session for this group of ladies. When I got there Louise the tutor had already been warming up the hens with some practise exercises where they were drawing each other.
There was a hot tub outside and the tent was beautiful. The first think I wanted to do was take a tour and look around the structure. It looked like it might have been custom made from thick canvas. It had a wood burner inside and all the amenities everybody needed including fitted kitchen and bathroom and bedrooms.
There were insteresting bunk beds inside wooden pods which were very cosy. Considering it was a tent it was definitely more luxurious than the average house!
It was a small group but they had plenty of energy! They’d already been enjoying themselves in the hot tub and had been doing other out door activities.
If I didn’t have to get going I would have very happily stayed and got in the hot tub with them!
As you can see from the sketches they produced some great art and they all enjoyed themselves.
Once the session was complete we got a nice group photo and I said goodbye.
This group of hens had hired a beautiful town house for their hen party weekend. The life drawing session was a complete surprise for the bride and she went bright red when I walked in!
I was working for Hens with Pens on this occasion and Penny had been warming the girls up with some portrates of each other. They were working mostly with charcoal but we did have pencils available if they wished.
We were in a beautiful spacious living room in an imaculate town house house in central Bath which was split over several floors.
The girls had visited the Roman Baths that day and had other activities planned for the rest of the afternoon which were a secret surprise for the bride.
I gave them a range of poses over our one hour session and some of the girls drew some fantastic sketches. There was lots of giggling but the artistic talent was very high and some of the hens surprised themselves with their drawing abilities!
My favourite hen parties are when the group has rented a weekend house. Everybody is more relaxed and they can help themselves to drink and food any time they wish. Much nicer than a hotel function room!