Saturday, May 27, 2017

Ian McNude

This morning I attended a session at the LGBT Center and drew the handsome Ian. It took me several poses to get my groove.  But these are the best ones if the day. Images to come. U

Friday, May 26, 2017

Adverntures In Conte Crayon

Well, digital ones at least. I'm gonna try my hand at natural media soon. I'm intrigued by the line and how my natural hand might react to it. or rather, how it will react to my natural hand.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Come Hither 2

The experimentation with the Conte crayon continues. Maybe I'll pick it up in natural media too... could be fun.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Come Hither

It's the eyes, I think. This face has that come-hither look of an 80s men's model. Which I like, although I don't know if it will just seem too dated.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Hair Blob

This drawing is something that popped into my head the other day. I think it was more realistic and rendered more interestingly in my mind (And less retro), so I'll call this a study if I attempt to do it better in another try. Still, these brushes were fun and great for future reference,

Monday, May 22, 2017

Rough Poses 4

Well, I call them rough because that's how they started, but I suppose I'm refining them so they're not that rough anymore...I do love how relaxed this pose looks, I just don't know if I got all the anatomy correct... in fact, I know I didn't somehow...

Sunday, May 21, 2017

For The Good of X 8, Done

Ben there, done that. I think this is done... unless I decide to tweak it, but I'm hoping not! Hope he likes it. I'm bleary eyed from working on it too much tonight.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Wide Yellow

I spent the entire afternoon with my friend and model form the For The Good of X series that I had no energy to draw today... especially after doing cardio at home and then errands like grocery shopping and laundry. All I wanna do is sleep!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Naked Interlude

I'm still trying to loosen up my style even further as I tend to love a more controlled drawing, even if my style is basically looser.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

For The Good of X 7

As I started painting the body, I realized I got some of my proportions wrong—that always happens when you're dealing with more volume and not just a line. Well, I guess I shouldn't say always, as it's my own inabilities as an artist to capture the image in perfect proportions. That's why I like digital work: I get to keep adjusting without overworking the substrate.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

For The Good of X 6

Now I just need to finish up his bod. Image to come...

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Rough Poses 3

I kept it on in my Photoshop space so naturally I saw it again today and decided it needed to be tinkered with and tweaked. And changed, and re-tweaked. I honestly don't know if it will be a drawing in and of itself or if just the roughs I intended to show teh model for the posing session.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Rough Poses 2

Trying to make it not so rough. I really like the gesture of the leaning pose, and wanted to see if I could flesh it out better without any references. It was okay, but I couldn't resolve the arm over his head...

Sunday, May 14, 2017

For The Good of X 5

The better the painting looks, the more I want to work on it and the sooner it gets done (I hope). Detail of his improved face.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

For The Good of X 4

This is coming along nicely... although I feel like he needs a compelling show of penis root to make it especially thirsty.

Friday, May 12, 2017

For The Good of X 3

It's been almost a year since I last touched Ben's drawings (it's been really busy too so I can justify it in my head) but suddenly getting teh urge to discard all my other projects (and they be legion!) and do him tonight.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Rough Poses

Arranging a model session with a guy I met online, so I made a few sample sketches of what poses I might ask him to get into. Sometimes I think I'll follow through on these sketchs wiht a model, but I wonder sometimes if the gesture I get from my imagination is better in a way for the flow of the form...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Old Dog, New Styling

I passed by a vendor on the way to the subway station today, and he was wearing 4 layers that I thought were so quirky that they would be great on a younger, fashion model: a turtleneck with a striped woven shirt over it, with a collared knit shirt over that, and a blazer. It's funny, on an older guy with humble pieces, it's quirky to the point of tacky. But transpose the exact same thing on a young model, and it's suddenly edgy and ironic.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Sketch Booked 3

I might make this a regular thing, although perhaps I should choose a different medium from ballpoint pens.

Big Silhouette

I was distracted all evening (all day, actually) and didn't get this sketch done in time to post. So this is for yesterday, because despite doing so many sketches on Sunday, I can't count them for today...

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Sketch Booked 2

More sketches from my day in Hudson.

I tried sketching a house bu I really have no interest in it. Still, it adds some contrast and context to the other sketches...

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Sketch Booked

I took a sketchbook up to Hudson and drew on the train.

Friday, May 5, 2017


This sketch started out as an idea (that I still have clearly in my head) that changed the minute I started drawing features on the skintone background. As always, I sketch each line as a reaction to the previously laid down line. If I trust my abilities, I usually work with what shows up that I like, as opposed to trying to shoehorn the original idea.

Thursday, May 4, 2017


Back in the 90s, one of my first personal trainers was a man I later befriended. He also posed for me for a drawing I never got to finish. I had him in this rather awkward seated pose that I'm not quite sure how I got him to stay in it, but he did enough for me to get this drawing. It was during a phase when I wanted to do large sexy male angel paintings (it was such a thing in the 90s). Anyhow I dug it up to post for Darren as well as to do a throwback Thursday thing in Instagram, but I wondered about sketching in the missing wings that I never resolved...

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Busted 10

Trying to cheat on properly rendering all those links just leads to a bad rendering, and the rest of the drawing shouldn't be tainted by my laziness, so...ugh... I did them more carefully (although not perfectly. I don't have the patience for it since its a freebie)

Monday, May 1, 2017

Busted 9

Ugh, drawing individual chain links!  Blerghk.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Busted 8

Now I'm just drawing all the jewelry this display bust is supposed to present. And we have a nose ring, folks (one which even I can wear should I choose, actually)

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Back Once More

I think this sketch is finished. It wasn't feeling right where I left it, so I simplified it and just made it about the big pants. Which indeed it is, although I like the juxtaposition of ink in the way it's painted, with the ink on his body. Maybe I should have called it Inky.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Dancing Kitty

My friend Justin asked me to draw an update on my Kitty's Kostume Korner drawing from over 30 years ago, and I haven't gotten to it til now. But I seem to fall asleep at my desk a lot, so this rough is all I can manage right now.


Does this look like a tipsy sway?

I got so drunk yesterday because there was a Spring mixer at work, and we were drinking (cheap) white wine, then I went out to dinner with my boss for even more wine! So while I drew this yesterday, I didn't bother to upload it. How could I? I was plastered, haha. Wine always hits me hard...

Wednesday, April 26, 2017


The J.Crew menswear director has just parted ways with the company he so ably repped for these past several years, so there were a lot of articles on his leaving. I thought I'd do a caricature of him since it was so clear n my head how to do him.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017


I don't understand why but it's two hours before I normally sleep, and I was falling asleep—hard!—while trying to draw this. So, Sleepyhead is the title.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Crouchy 3

Just trying to figure out this pose without an actual reference...

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Busted 7

Not the best rendering for the pendant, but It's weird now that I've done the figure, to realize that teh technique (crosshatching) won't really work for the featured jewelry that the bust was drawn for!  Ah well, regroup...

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Busted 6

It's actual drawing and working on the image, but you won't actually get a sense of it from the sketch versus previously, but anyhow, here it is.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Crouchy 2

While trying to refine the pose, I kept on reworking the face which is starting to look much nicer, I must say.

Thursday, April 20, 2017


I saw a pic on Instagram the other day of a guy grouching, and it occurred to me I might want to learn how to draw that pose. Well, I did save the reference pic, but I didn't even look at it to draw this one, just relied on memory, as well as adjusting the pose based on how I place one element after the other.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017


Drew the beautiful model Edward at tonight's Queer Salon. He was very model-y, with his deep-set eyes and slightly upturned nose and mouth corners.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Inky Rude Boy

I love a guy who's spread-eagled. Hehe.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Inky Street Scene

This ink brush just keeps on inspiring me to be much looser with my sketches, and to allow for more abstract forms.

Happy Bunny Day

I actually posted this on Instagram on Easter Sunday, and I think I spent so much time getting it ready for there that I totally forgot to post it yesterday. So this is Easter Sunday's (less religious, somewhat inappropriate) drawing.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Inky 2

I kept drawing and sketching in that ink stye borne of the chosen ink brush. It's rather fun. There's a freedom and immediacy it kinda demands.

Friday, April 14, 2017


I picked out a brush from Kyle’s Inkbox and started sketching, and  the American Comics Inker brush kinda determined what I did based on the strokes. Always fun to draw in a style you didn't know you had, but media can do that.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Busted 5

I finally got direction on which jewelry to place, so I'm drawing them in. There's bound to be a level of stylisation in the renderings, but I'll figure it out.