Sunday, September 13, 2020

Out-of-the-blue Boys 2

An alternate, more monochromatic version of the first sketch from yesterday.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Out-of-the-blue Boys

 I was sketching and these two drawings emerged spontaneously, out-of-the-blue, and I'm quite pleased with them. Part of my explorations of this Ruffian brush, as well as looser renderings.

Friday, September 11, 2020

Ernie 2020, reDone

 So it wasn't actually done done. As I got it ready to post on Instagram, I decided I needed to fix the overly long neck as well as retool the details on his face. Glad I did. It's not perfect, but it's better now.

Ernie 2020, Done

 I added some shading marks, plus I edited his head and neck down a bit.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Ernie 2020, 2

 I decided he needed to be in shorter shorts, the better to show off his legs. Also refined the musculature and added highlights, which I seldom ever do because I've seen too many cheesy highlight technique...

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Ernie 2020

 I asked my friend Ernesto to pose for me during one of our vidchats and I decided to draw it today. I rather like the chunkiness of the line. This is using a new Charcoal brush I discovered (even if it's been there forever in my Photoshop stash). It was originally a nude reference but I know Ernesto doesn't like hisdick posted online so I faked some long shorts on it. It looks a bit fake to me, so I will restyle.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020


 I was just sketching  face and I thought he looked like the comic book version of Magneto, whose original name was Magnus.

Monday, September 7, 2020

House This For A Gift? Done

 I bit the bullet and just finalized this commission for my friends. It's not my thing to ever do architecture and buildings, but I can do them (albeit not well, nor easily). Ah well, I hope they like it.

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Taint Necessarily So 3

 I like his face now, but not sure about the finishes and the background

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Red Robe

 More of this Ruffin brush, and another nekkid guy in red versus the other day's blues.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Blue Ladies in Ruffin

Still playing around with this Ruffin brush and liking the rawness of its strokes. Just playing.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Taint Necessarily So 2

Still working this one out, especially his face. There's something a bit Rufus Sewell, a bit Justice Joslin that I want to convey but it's not getting there since I'm not using a reference at all for his face.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Taint Necessarily So

 I saw a pose in a video where they shot a guy sitting on a chair, but they only showed the shot from below the chest. So I liked the angle with the idea that it might be interesting to see the same pose, but sans clothing. So I basically imagined the rest of the guy, which is a fun exercise.

Monday, August 31, 2020

Sweater Folds

 I liked how the sweater draped in a photo I found so I used it as a reference to draw from and study the draping.

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Happy Boy

Rene Gruau's penchant for drawing a woman laughing with her mouth in an open smile is so classic, I learned it from another fashion illustrator who was imitating it back in the day. Although I'm not sure they would have used it for a guy getting nekkid in the drawing, but that's MY update!

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Minimal 2020

I like to draw minimally, but this—while making use of my regular techniques—looks so right. I'm going to try and keep this style up and see where it goes for me.

Friday, August 28, 2020

House This For A Gift?

My friends asked me to draw the new house of some mutual friends so that they can gift them with greeting cards with teh drawing on top. It's a nice House Warming present (featuring their house). Except I have to fake my way through—I'm horrible with archtecture!

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Fashion Redux 4

I finished the new commission, but can't share the entire thing, so here's a detail shot.

Inclined To Recline 3

I thought adding volume and shading would help, and it does but it also highlights the anatomy in ways that I'm not sure I know how to render! I asked a friend to pose for me but he hasn't gotten back to me. Ugh.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Pander Peen

I decided to try and make him a Towel Tuesday thing, but I've done this before and I'm not interested in posting for posting's sake.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Inclined To Recline 2

That bend in his body is getting to me. Not sure how the flesh will 'fold' there,and even if I did, I'm not sure it would look real...

Monday, August 24, 2020

Inclined To Recline

I got this idea to do a guy not only lying in the floor and being foreshortened, but also curling his body to the right. I don't have a reference since the pose is just something I dreamed up, so I'm totally making this up, and it's not looking quite right. Not sure how to handle this one.

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Downton-esque 3 (Pander Peen)

I'm drawing something to prep for Instagram, and it's totally pandering: I haven't posted in a while and I don't really have the desire to, so I wanted to post something that I feel will get likes. But I don't like it so I'm not really keen on posting it either. Guess I'm not pandering entirely!

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Downton-esque 2

Instead of mimicking Downton any further, I thought I'd try the Ruffin brush on my own style of male nudes.

Friday, August 21, 2020

Ruffin Ready 5

I've changed his hair and his nose a lot, and now he doesn't look/feel like a model anymore. Even a vintage one! Ugh, back to the drawing board...


I realize that the Ruffin brush has a waxy finish that resembles some of David Downton's strokes when he outlines his figures.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Ruffin Nude

Trying out the Ruffin brush for a sketchy black nude. Brush is okay but this piece could be better.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Ruffin Ready 4

More tinkering with the face. He's starting to look more real, but also less classically refined, which might not be apropos for this sketch.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Ruffin Ready 3

My problem with minimalism is the scrutiny of the marks that are there, when an artist's tendency is to draw in as much detail as possible. I didn't like his face and kept tinkering. Not sure it's an improvement.

Monday, August 17, 2020

Ruffin Ready 2

I turned him into a pretty boy for a somewhat retro menswear Monday.

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Ruffin Ready

The Ruffin Brush that I just discovered has an inky, oily quality to it that I'm starting to love.

Meanwhile I thought I was drawing a woman but it turned out to be a bit too manly.

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Fashion Redux 3

Exploring possible new faces. I wanted to do someone Middle Eastern, but don't have enough experience drawing those features from memory...

Friday, August 14, 2020

New Brushes Tests

Kyle Webster mentioned that there were new Photoshop brushes available from Adobe so I downloaded some and tried a couple out.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

The Butt In Focus

 I did a sketch of a possible pose for a friend to get into for a drawing.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

New House

 A friend commissioned me to do a drawing of a friend's new house as a gift, so here's the start of it.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Classic Neck

There was a fashion photograph showing a model seated at a table, tilting his neck in a way that I thought conjured up classical paintings. So I used that pose as inspiration for a half naked guy seated (sans table). And then I thought, haven't I drawn this exact pose before?

Monday, August 10, 2020

White Shirt Project

 I love me a man in a white shirt and nothing else. And I asked a model online if he'd be the first one in what could hopefully be a series. This is the concept sketch.

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Fashion Redux 2

 We add some more to this ongoing project...

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Garrel's Hair

 I love Louis Garrel's unruly mop of Gallic hair. I can channel him without working from a photo at this point, although it might not be exactly his features. I did look up some references for the size of his jaw...

Friday, August 7, 2020

Doozy Curves 5

Did a lot of narrowing of the body and featured as well as a change of the angle on the overall stance... the evolution continues...

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Doozy Curves 4

 You may not notice it but when it comes down to minimal line drawings like this, the smallest details are key. I adjusted his abs and did some tweaks here and there.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Doozy Curves 3

Funny how a few changes in the face turned him from generic to looking like the actor who plaued Mister Shue on Glee. With a bodybuilder physique. In speedos.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Doozy Doodle

Still with this Doozy brush, and getting a bit Schiele, a bit 80s.

Monday, August 3, 2020

Doozy Curves 2

And yesterday's face gets a porny body. Because I was watching porn and got inspired by the guy's physique. Strange sometimes how the artist mind will overtake my baser predilections, hehe.

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Doozy Curves

Just experimenting more with this brush, which is quite smooth. Which allows for a more minimalist look and feel, methinks.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Fashion Redux

My client came back with requested changes, so this is me trying to get back into work mode.

Friday, July 31, 2020

Doozy Inker 3

I forgot to save the original file of this version of the sketch so I guess this is the only, low rez version of this sketch in existence!

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Doozy Inker 2

Trying out this brush a little more. It reminds me a bit of Kyle's 2Smooth2BForgotten brush too.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Doozy Inker

Found a new, smooth brush lurking in my folders, the Doozy Inker from Kyle Webster's pre-Adobe run, I believe. It's a doozy! I like how smooth it runs.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Put some pants on, Ernie!

I drew my friend Ernie nude, but for IG I decided to protect his decency by drawing some white speedos on him!