Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Happy Birthday, You Bitch


I'm allowing 80s squiggles to be counted as my sketch of the day, lol

Monday, September 13, 2021

Mike's 80s, Exclusively At Anson's


I had a long conversation on Facebook about a friend's Kansai purchase, and how we were figuring out what he should wear. So I made a parody sketch.

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Olimpio's Hair


I was inspired by the memory of my favorite portrait by Singer Sargent, of a model named Olimpio Fusco. Except my guy seems to be Hawaiian.

Saturday, September 11, 2021

New Fall 13, In Stride RE-Done


I couldn't help myself, I had to retool both his face (which needed to look more like Max) and his gloves, which I forgot to detail.

Friday, September 10, 2021

New Fall 13, In Stride, Done


I think this is done!  After 9 years, jeez.

Thursday, September 9, 2021

More Peen On My Mind


One of my IG friends, model Gabriel, has a magnificent piece that was easy to draw, from a screen grab from one of the videos he sent me.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Jared 3


I want to get a tableau of sketches from this shoot but I'm not doing well with producing them. This one needs work.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Digital Charcoal Fashion Line 2


 Can't say this is done, but it's aversion. I posted it on Instagram as a work in progress, because I really like the face but wanted to give it a form to match.

Monday, September 6, 2021

Jared 2


 More doodles, but nothing worth keeping. Yet.

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Olive


The background, not his name. I was doodling with the Jared sketches yesterday, using the Charcoal brush I had hoped to learn how to use, and this started forming instead of me focusing on Jared's poses.

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Jared


 A model i met on Instagram posed for a video session with me, and I decided he was gonna be a loose series of sketches based on his long, wiry body. This is the first sketch.

Friday, September 3, 2021

Digital Charcoal Fashion Line


I love how some artists from the 50s onward wield a charcoal stick line, something I try to emulate. This is a sketch I thought I'd post for the fashion illustration group I moderate on our First Friday personal post event, but I'm not ready with it yet.

Thursday, September 2, 2021

New Fall 13, In Stride 9


Was going to post this as a Throwback Thursday, but could not commit to finishing it on time as I was having trouble trying to decide whether to go with how I paint now, or try and paint like I did then, the mechanics of which I seem to have forgotten...

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Naked Hula Hooping


Because watching a man undulate naked is pretty damn hot.

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Peen On My Mind


After I posted yesterday's IG post, I got a couple of requests to model for me, as per usual, but one guy turned out to be HOT! He immediately sent me some dick pics (because exhibitionist, I'm sure) and started talking about his insecurities that he was too small. I think he was fishing for compliments, because he then sent me 6 more dick pics, and one spectacular erection shot. This isn't from those, but just a drawing from memory of a nice cut dick.

Monday, August 30, 2021

Francesco Redux, Done


I prepped everything for Instagram posting, and as is usually the case with me, I realize some things need adjusting when I see the phone-sized preview. In this case, it was the highlighting on the left leg, which needed softening and extending. And he's done! And so far a lot of likes on IG, so well done!

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Retooling, Done


Okay then!  I found more than a few errors my perfectionist personality can't deal with, but I'm gonna submit anyhow. Besides, Done is better than Perfect!

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Retooling 9


Home stretch! Everything due tomorrow night for a Monday mornign submission...

Friday, August 27, 2021

Retooling 8


 I finalized a new look entirely this morning, and I do think I'm making progress with my figures...

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Retooling 7


I was working late into the morning with these. I am always slow to get started then I just can't stop, at least until my body tells me to...

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Retooling 6


 And more client details...

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Retooling 5


 More hidden pieces of process...

Monday, August 23, 2021

Handsome Bruiser 3

I pulled out this guy fro October 202 because what I thought was unfinished looks pretty done to me almost a year later. I did some tweaks though, with some of the mark placement and some details around the eyes.

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Retooling 4

 

This is the foot of one of the all new figures I had to create. Well, actually the only one, everyone else was based of a previous drawing.

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Retooling 3


And another, continuing from yesterday...

Friday, August 20, 2021

Retooling 2


Witness the first of the next few cropped, unrecognizable clothing details for my client!

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Cosmic Comic


The title has nothing to do with this drawing, but everything to do with its origins. I wanted to do a female version of the character Cosmic Boy from the Legion of Super Heroes, but as I drew the face, she started to evolve into something more akin to a moody character than a super heroine. So she's still named Cosmic, but I like her now just as a portrait. More of a handsome woman, in the vein of Charlotte Rampling...

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Francesco Redux 15


NOPE! Too much peen showing still on the last version! So, here we go the full drapey-drapey, the kind of draping that would get me frustrated if I saw it on a male model. I do have to admit all the whiteness of the towel is adding nicely to the weight of the composition. Now to finalize the background a bu=it and I should be donezo!

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Fracesco Redux 14


 So now it's the saga of the chastity towel! I'm such a perfectionist, even if this version is only for my model to be able to post on his page, I have to make it worthy of being a sketch on its own!

Monday, August 16, 2021

Retooling


My menswear illustration client came back to me to retool some of the looks and add new ones to the project I just finished last month, so you're gonna get a lot of half assed sketches since I can't show anything recognisable!

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Side Peen (No More) 6


I finally got it right by reducing the length of his torso, giving him a chest lift, removing some of the line work on his arm and oh, removing the side peen altogether. It feels much better now.

Side Peen 5


I have kept reducing that side view of his penis to make it seem more plausible but the fact of the matter is, I don't know if you would be able to see any part of his groin from that view. It's almost like those anatomically awkward positions of women in comics where they twist them so you can see botht ehir boobs and their asses? Like that.

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Side Peen 4


 I wasn't keen on the arm position, but I suspect the whole body proportion is off so it's not going to be a quick fix after all!

Friday, August 13, 2021

Francesco Redux 13


My model asked me if I could make a safer version for his feed, with his crotch covered. So I'm doing a towel, which is ironically how I photographed him but never drew him 15 years ago in my first shoot. I might have to fix the draping though—it makes it look like he's enormous AND erect! And while he's big, that highlight on the fabric looks like he extends all the way to his thumb, hehe

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Side Peen 3


 I'm well overdue for another post on IG and I was hoping this old sketch would work as a quick retool. But I'm too much of a perfectionist to let it go out as is, so I'm retooling a bit. Or a lot.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Vested, Too 2


I'm not sure if this is working, as I feel like it's no longer fashion-y. Hmm...

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Vested, Too


 I wanted to do a variation of the Asian model with the Schiele proportions, but with a Caucasian man, specifically not to draw a huge crotch on him so that the Asian one doesn't look intentionally tiny by comparison. Not everyone is a show-er, so I needed to visually establish the variations.

He kinda reminds me of my old fave model, Will Chalker.

Monday, August 9, 2021

Styl-ish


 I was watching the finale of the HBO reality show Stylish with Jenna Lyons and for some reason I wanted to draw the hairstyle of the stylist who is part of her team. It doesn't look like her but I suppose it's an impression

Sunday, August 8, 2021

Sneer 22


I did a lot of painting and adjusting, but I think I just want to show (by way of solid colors) the adjustments made to the pose.

Saturday, August 7, 2021

Sneer 21


Man, I haven't touched this drawing since October 2019, but I think I'm gonna finish it up this year (it's been going on since 2015!!) for my model's milestone birthday. Adjusted his face, it's funny how much I was able to see clearly now, which I apparently didn't before.

Friday, August 6, 2021

Francesco Redux 12


Also known as, Hello Shlong! He's totally presenting in this pose, which is the whole point. It's both a dare and an invitation. This is pretty much done, and Francesco himself gave it his blessing but I have to finish it up with background lines,  and shading, as well as do a version with a towel draped over his crotch for Francesco's IG feed.

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Please Be Seated 7


Maybe that should be, Be Feeted. I just adjusted the feet and the legs a bit again as it was looking wrong. This is the flipside to being able to correct a drawing after leaving it alone: being UNABLE to correct it to satisfaction. Too many things start looking all wrong. Ugh.

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Paring Down The Form 2


I pulled out this old sketch from June 2011 to retool a bit and post on IG. Guess you just never know what piece will find finishing among the thousands in this blog. I adjusted the anatomy as best I know how now (it's amazing how much I know better now, but I'm sure a few years from now I will look at parts and go, ew, why did I draw that that way?!) and did it in a graphic layout.

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

A Face


 While I'm busy working on my longer-term illo projects like my nude portrait of Francesco, I needed something else to be a sorbet between drawing jages. So, just A Face here. Don't even know if I'll develop this further (it needs fixing) or leave it be forever... you never know.

Monday, August 2, 2021

Half Nekkid Leap 2


So my pantless draped shirt sketch from the other day becase my biggest Instagram post ever, going from my personal high of about 800 and change likes to over 1100! I'm  not sure why, either, as I wasn't too keen on the drawing myself. But who knows the whims of IG users? Anyhow, I went looking in my archives for something I might post while I still work on Francesco's piece, but I wonder if this is too similar in theme to the butt-focused drawing earlier?

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Francesco Redux 11


There's ALWAYS some fiddling to do with a portrait. So even if my client said it really looked like him, I keep thinking I'm refining the sketch further by tinkering. Hopefully I don't tinker it into a better render but a worse likeness.

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Red Duck


I was advising my friend to try and draw regardless of whether or not she wants to, which is what I do even if I don't want to make anything for this blog. So often I'll give myself a short goal, like draw a duck in 2 minutes. I didn't time this one, but it's obvi a duck... colored like a Mexican mango.

Friday, July 30, 2021

Francesco Redux 10


I did a lot of retooling of the body, as well as adding more details to the face and hands. It hink the hands have come a long way since last iteration so that's the focus of this post. Although some might focus on that light globular thing on the side, hehe

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Lift and Separate 3


I actually ended up posing in the mirror and in front of my iMac, plus asking my friend Ernesto to clench his buttocks for me just to get the minimal lines right, lol

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Francesco Redux 9

 

Now that his dick is in place, I can concentrate on sussing out teh arms and torso, hehe