Drawers Off



Jenny Eclair


Diana Ali


MultiStory Media North and Motion Content Group for Channel 4, 1 March 2021 to 26 March 2021 (20 episodes in 1 series)

As Drawers Off: The Big Naked Painting Challenge: 30 May 2022 to present


Amateur artists turn their hand to life drawing. They take turns to disrobe and model while the rest of the group paints them. Best artist - as judged by the model - wins a cash prize. The same group remains with us all week.

The artists are amateur, hobbyists, doing it for fun. We don't get art as good as Portrait Artist of the Year, though there are little hints and tips for the aspiring life artist.

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"There's not as much nudity as some people might be hoping for," promises Jenny Eclair, undermining half the gimmick of the show. Such are the perils of a teatime commission, where you can't show those bits, or those bits, and you certainly can't air that.

The second series gained a superfluous subtitle, The Big Naked Painting Challenge.

Web links

Channel 4 site

See also

Watercolour Challenge, a more sedate daytime show where everyone kept their clothes on.


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