Friday, January 18, 2019

Skin Test

I found an old Antonio Lopez watercolor and realized that the skin tone he used wasn't like the orange wash I'd been accustomed to doing, based on his work (and TBH, my cheap watercolor choices). So I tried a softer wash in the same color of the sketch, but am wondering if I'm setting it down right?

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Seventies Redux

I've been growing my hair into a late 60s/early 70s rocker shag a la Peter Weller (look him up) and the shows are still featuring these haircuts. So I wanted to sketch it out for a fashion sketch I want to do, but I got lost in rendering the head...

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Vanvan Naked



We'd been planning this drawing session for ever, and it finally happened. But I still have to get more comfortable with drawing people in my home—I definitely spend too much time chatting with them when I'd rather drawing silence, and it does affect the drawings...

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Backside

I've been trying to finesse this sketch but since I'm not using a reference, I'm having a hard time angling the perspective. Its fine now as a n almost head-on view, but I had wanted it a bit foreshortened from above. Ah well...

Monday, January 14, 2019

Red Speedo

I was tired of all the low-liked drawings I was posting on IG so I thought I'd construct something designed to attract the thirsting hordes. Well, this one did okay, but not too well. It's gotten over 200 likes at this point, but >that should be about my average now but I can never tell with IG. I'm just not playing that game well.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Upshot

I'm not entirely certain since I didn't draw form a reference, but I think there might be some inaccuracies in the anatomy. Anyone want o pose naked for me so I can confirm the pose? lol

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Legionish

I started out drawing a fashion sketch at an angle, but then I got it in my head that the angle wasn't sharp enough,a nd what would it look like if I added more figures to the layout? So then it became—in my mind—a comic book sketch idea, and possible a story about super heroes, then it became, what if this was the Legion of Super Heroes. And also, waaay more backstory for a sketch  than it needs, lol

Friday, January 11, 2019

Catwalks 3


I wasn't very happy with how I rendered the walker. It's just too full done. I might go back in and redo it entirely but I thought maybe fixing his face would make me feel better about it. It's a bit better, but I'm not thrilled. It looks like old, clumsy work of mine where I paint too much.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Catwalks 2

I finalized one of them but I'm not oo keen on the finish—it's too done. I might want to redo the colors in a less full-on way.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Random Face 3

Tinker tinker away. Just refining the kid, hoping he achieves heart throb status lol

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Yogabod



I got to drew a yoga instructor who has quite the tight body, and being very tall, really long lean proportions.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Random Face 2

I thought the last version looked too loose and generic. This one is kind of all American, but with Timothy Chalamet hair (or at least what I think it looks like—I didn't have a photo when I drew this).

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Random Face

Just a quick doodle of someone boyish.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Catwalks

My friend Mel Odom posted on Facebook that his work was on the runways of Qasimi in the London menswear shows, which I hadn't realized were on. I'm really out of it. Anyhow, thought I'd do some sketches based on fave looks, but since I haven't reviewed everything yet, I figured I'd do some croquis and fill in the clothing later.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Bigfoots 2


Ugh, I couldn't leave well enough alone and I had to draw the entire figure that the crop represented. It started out with me just trying to figure out why the legs would be posed the way they were, by drawing the full legs, then the ass, then the torso, and pretty soon, I had to draw the whole guy. And now I'll be wanting to figure out the best pose for this whole figure, lol. His head and arms might still change. And for that matter, the whole outfit...

Edit: Yup, added more variations:



Thursday, January 3, 2019

Bigfoots

I have been avoiding the ugly sneaker trend for a while, mostly because I don't like how the shoes look on me, or for that matter, on most people. And they've been getting bigger and more clunky, and its a weird channeling of the big monster shoes of the 90s, but it was never this designer-y nor prevalent as it was back then. So when I finally bought a pair I could wear (Raf Osweegos) I could finally get into the trend a bit more, from experience.

This was an image I had for a while now, just focusing on the ugly sneakers, some variation thereof that I will just make up myself.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Phoney

Drawing people sitting down, leaning against walls, or whatever pose while looking into heir phones is relevant now, so here's one that popped into my head.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Polo Shirt

Happy New Year! I couldn't decide what to make as my first drawing of the year, so whatever came out came out as a result of doodling with this gouache brush. I had actually drawn more parts of this image's body but erased it in favor of a more minimalist look.

Monday, December 31, 2018

Sneer 13

And so my last drawing for 2018 is this ongoing  painting, stage 13 at this point, of my friend Ernesto. Here's to finishing this early in 2019!

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Making A Scene

I started with a guy looking into the distance while he zipped up his pants then I decided o give him something to be looking at. This could be one of those Tom of Finland style scenarios.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Sneer 12

I would love to finish this in 2018 so I'm working on it.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Stumble

I came upon this pic of model Harry Goodwin on Instagram, and I loved the attitude of the image so much, I tried to capture it from memory (well, after a couple of glances at it) to portray its very spontaneous, "I'm-sorta-dancing-drunk" feel to it. The photo still did a better job, but I don't mind this drawing. The face turned out okay considering it's not taken directly from the photo.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Leaps

I was watching Top Chef on my ipad, so I picked up the nearest sheet of paper and a pen and started doodling these leaping figures. Bad anatomy.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Coupling

I was doodling and decided to try and draw an interacting couple, not always as easy as a single figure. But I do like the laughing guy on the left. The one on the right needs a bit more love...

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Look Over Your Shoulder 2

This was definitely a piece that pretty much finished itself, it just came to life spontaneously. But even when that happens its always nice to take a beat to let it rest and come back to it a bit later and correct any minor details. I fixed up the shading as well as things like the ear folds.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Here Kitty, Kitty

I decided to draw my local comic book guy a Kitty in her current costume (well, with some minor modifications—hate the belt in this one) as a Christmas present. It was both fun and weird to draw a comic book character on paper—it felt familiar AND foreign because I haven't drawn this kind of extemporaneous sketch on paper in years. But I don't think I did too badly. I even knew that I didn't have enough space after sketching out her head so I changed the angle to fit, and it turned out okay methinks. Bad photo, though, but I forgot to take a better one before I gave it to Kyle.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Look Over Your Shoulder

This one was a spontaneous, continuous experiment that worked out nicely, I think. ALthough I feel like I've seen it before.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Train Face

I tried to sketch a face while waiting on the subway platform for the F train on my way to Soho today, to buy my friend Rainer's Christmas present. I started the face out then did a lot more on the phone at home. All the lighter green elements were done on the phone with my fingers, while the darker green tones were elements and adjustments I made in Photoshop later.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Walking Away

I saw a guy in the subway station, up ahead of me on the floor between trains, and I liked his proportions in his outfit. I didn't quite capture the outerwear, but he had a nice oversized jacket over cropped black pants.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Another Brush Kitty

File this under styles I'd never thought I'd try. This rather retro looking brushwork just happened on its own, maybe with a bit of help from the mask once it was rendered.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Brush Kitty

The new-ish kid who works at my regular comicbook store said the nicest thing to me on Tuesday, saying he liked our interactions and wished there was more of them than the usual "nice 4 minutes". It was one of the most straight forward yet charming things Ive heard form a straight guy for, like, ever. So in the course of my talking to him I told him about my Kitty Pryde costume, and he mentioned that Kitty is his fave X-man, so I thought I might do him a little drawing. Not this one, though. I gotta do a more comic book-style sketch.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Street Pink

I did a quick sketch of a streetwear fit, in the millennial blush pink that still pervades.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Shouldered Too

I was watching Top Chef on my computer and I wanted o doodle while watching, so I drew on some cardboard backing sheets I had saved from work. These sheets that were used to back a proof I had received, but they inexplicably sent too many. So why not recycle/repurpose?

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Street Art

I often see things at a glance and imagine something else was there, before realizing what that thing actually was. It's a bit of mistaken identity inspiration. I'm not sure this color study counts as a drawing for the day, but it's certainly a painting for the day, something I saw while glancing at a monitor inside a store while I passed said store by in the rain, so I stopped and painted it on my iPhone so as not to forget it. And anyhow I added a sketch of my figure passing it by, just so that I can say there's a drawing there at least.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Mariano






Small world: a guy I noticed at Amazon a couple of weeks ago turns out to be our nude model on Saturday. Had a great time drawing him despite not being at the top of my game. A lot of my proportions felt off, and I think I need to work bigger if I want to get in the details I want...

Friday, December 14, 2018

Shouldered

Got an idea for a sketch, and here's a sketch of that sketch, which will hopefully looking better than this rough idea lol

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Askance 3

I decided to add another guy. I think this can be a fun drawing/composition.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Gabriel at the LL Prince Street Project


One of my favorite models, Gabriel, was posing at the more erotic LL session on Wednesday, so I went over to draw him. I had trouble all night getting a satisfactory face, and I wonder if I just can't see the details the way I used to, now that my vision is eroding and I need higher-graded glasses? I sat dead center but at the furthest end from the stage, so I kept trying to get more detail but it wasn't anything I could easily pick out. I'll have to sit closer next time.

We post drawings on the walls so that everyone—and especially the model— can go around the room and see people's work. Consider it analog sharing!