Saturday, January 21, 2023

iPad Gal


I have no idea when I drew this, I think it might have been in 2020 or 2021, but she was a doodle I left on my iPad, and when i opened her up there to inspect, it appeared on my recent documetns on my desktop too.

I'm heading out for two weeks to Japan for a wedding, and I plan on drawing with my iPad from there. Here's hoping I can make headway in learning how to use it properly.

Friday, January 20, 2023

Smoothie 2


I thought I'd add a Prada silhouette to yesterday's runway walker.

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Smoothie


The menswear shows are in high gear in paris, and I was inspired by the pants on one pic I saw, and the Belgian Comics brush just totally nails that flou.

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Belgian Comics Brush, Too


Trying out more very inky looks. Although as much as I love a pure ink line, I dunno if people tday like that sort of thing. Either that, or they don't know how to use them. So many online illustrators I've seen feel too computery and don't have the confident line older fashion illustrators have.

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Loose Boots


Been playing more with the Belgian Comics Brush and the Smoother version as well and now I understand why it's a fave—it's sooo smooth. Reminds me of the Mongoose brush, although this one has a smoother feel even more than that. So I thought I'd take a stab at the big boot trend that's appeared in the past couple of years. On an otherwise naked guy, of course.

Monday, January 16, 2023

Year of the Rabbit 2023


I got inspired to do an Instagram graphic, so here's this year's bunneh. I do love me some pink and red.

Sunday, January 15, 2023

Men's Tableau 2


I thought I'd dust these guys out for possible posting on Instagram, because between teh Covid from the past two weeks as well as the upcoming trip to Osaka, I've been swamped with stuff that's not drawing! I did some triage and cleaned up a lot of details and color fields, so it's really not as evident. But stuff has been done to these guys!

Saturday, January 14, 2023

Rabbit Rabbit!


It's the year of the rabbit, and I was thinking of doing some bunny sketches. Here are a couple of trials.

Friday, January 13, 2023

Belgian Brush


Kyle Webster of KyleBrush was saying on one of his tutorials how his Belgian Inker brush was one of his most popular, and I don't think I ever really used it before, so I took it for a spin with this guy.

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Couch Man 2


Yeeehh, I feel like it's a little too porny for me nowadays, no?

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Couch Man


I know this pose so well, I've seen many a photo of it in various ways in various years. Hell, I've evemn tried to draw it a couple of times but never finalized it because it was maybe too raunchy for Instagram. Probably still is.

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

In Store 20


Ugh, this series is so what I want to do right but I'm too sick to do a good job of anything. So I thought I'd try a new pose just in case I fuck any others I already like but which still need finishing.

Monday, January 9, 2023

In Store 19


I just realized that the lips I wanted to be able to reproduce—a sort of cupid's bow puck—on a guy, is very trendy right now on many of the models chosen. It's a common enough lip shape to find in Asians, but I just noticed a lot of the buys I liked had similar ones too. Anyhow, I had to do and redo it with this guy's face, as it's a subtle thing I still don't know how to render right.

Sunday, January 8, 2023

Solo Time


I finally contracted the Coronavirus after testing positive yesterday, and while it feels just like a cold so far, I'm both relieved and trepidatious about this. Relieved because it's the other shoe to finally drop, and naturally afraid after being so fearful of it all these years (years! It's actually been years now. And why does it also still feel new? Maybe because it keeps evolving?). Anyhow, this all I could muster to draw, an appropriately wistful sketch...

Saturday, January 7, 2023

In Store 18


An image on Zara inspired the pose of this face, but while I referred to it, I put it away and didn't draw directly from it. I liked the positioning of his gaze as if he had to crane to look our direction. I don;t know what the clothing will be but often with this series, I tend to put layout first.

Friday, January 6, 2023

In Store 17


I was walking around  town today and thought to myself, is it just me, or are Asian men happening more now in fashion? I certainly feel more inclined to draw Asian men as models than I did last year, when I was all about African men, whom I still draw but now I want to do more Asian guys. Anyhow, I was thinking about refining this guy's face more and decided he was too mature and had to scale back his details so he looked a bit younger.

Thursday, January 5, 2023

Pink & Red 2


 I thought I'd refine this guy a bit more to post, but not sure if it's ready, although I do like it as a layout. There's something missing for me and I can't quite place what.

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Black Man's Profile

I'm trying to add an accompaniment to my drawing yesterday, with a beautiful black man's silhouette, but I'm having trouble drawing just from memory, at least to my satisfaction. So I referred to some of my reference tears but not copying directly, just studying, putting away, then trying to sketch from memory.

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Not Quite White Shirt 2

 


Just some minor detail tweaks, and the ironic removal of the white shirt. I like this much better now.

Monday, January 2, 2023

Not Quite White Shirt


I was just doodling and I liked how this fashion sketch turned out, and yet I had no desire to draw any fashion so I went with homoeroticism once again. So what started as a white shirt ended up as a white shirt revealing the body underneath again. Although I'm still fiddling with the color.

Sunday, January 1, 2023

In Store 16


I decided to sketch out a silhouette based on a Richard Holiman Vogue Pattern sketch I saw online, but as a man. I took a look at it, marveled, put it away, then sketched from memory. Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 31, 2022

Dazzling Jeans


I had the idea of trying to redesign Dazzler's original silver jumpsuit and perhaps making it into a high-waisted flare leg jean ensemble in current fashion. But as I sketched out the look I suddenly wondered if it was worth pursuing.So I left it at a sketch,

Friday, December 30, 2022

In Store 15


Well, I found myself wandering on Instagram, and ended up in Kenshin Asano's page where so many of his wonderful hair stories inspired all sorts of high fashion images in my head. So suddenly the typical curls I do gave way to an editorially beat up face with just one single slice on his bangs. Ah, inspiration, how it changes things instantly.

Thursday, December 29, 2022

In Store 14

 

I thought about adding more closeups to the layout, and I saw a face of a guy in an editorial on Fucking Young's site, where the shelf of his forehead made such a dark shadow in the inner corner of his eye, I thought I'd do something similar. I looked at the reference, put it away and began to draw my own version of it.

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Christmas Magik, Re-Done


I couldn't help but tinker. I decided her hips were a bit wide and gave her Naomi Campbell hips to go with her thigh gap. Plus I adjusted her eyes a bit, although I'm not sure they're an improvement, minor as they are. Although I kept the 12.27 date on teh graphic since that was when I originally 'finished' her.

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Christmas Magik, Done


That proceeded quickly! I like her doll-like face and runway saunter.

Monday, December 26, 2022

Christmas Magik


I've been hemming and hawing on finishing up my friend Justin's Christmas gift from LAST year, a requested drawing of X-character, Magik. I finally decided that the elaborate new costume sequence I had planned feels all previous now, and so I thought I'd go back to her classic New Mutant's look, because the latest costume is too horrible to reproduce. This is the initial sketch.

Sunday, December 25, 2022

Big Bow 10

 


Was trying to get this guy ready for a Christmas post, but Christmas wrapping and prep got in the way. Plus I barely touched it, just a few new attempts at painting the fabric on the bow...

Saturday, December 24, 2022

Train-ing


I tried to do a sketch on the train on my way up to Hudson, but frankly I wasn't too enthused. All I wanted to do was rest and get out of that train already! So this guy is an effort, just not a very good one. Made on Procreate Pocket.

Friday, December 23, 2022

Wall Leaner


Saw a clothed model posed leaning against a wall, and tried to figure out how to render that as a nude. Of course, using a watercolor isn't helping things as I'm going somewhat minimal...

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Shadowmapping




This was an exercise in blocking out shadows and highlights. I was interested in this walk pose because it differs from my usual in that the bent knee is about to step forward, so the leg is actually raising. Normally I have the bent knee trailing behind, so this presented different shadows and highlights

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Xrcyze Christmas


I usually do my friend Ernie's Christmas posts for his personal training gym Xrcyze's Insta account, so this was this year's design. I thought it was fun!

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

In Store 13


I tried a different approach to painting this face. I kinda like it, but not sure how to adapt it in terms of the rest of the editorial!

Monday, December 19, 2022

In Store 12


Yesterday's side view became a "looking over my back" view when I saw an image in my head of how the pose could play out in my layouts. I like this pose, but will have to see what clothing I feature. I'm thinking of some back-pleated pants from Hed Mayner, or possibly another view of the device coat from CHCM.

Sunday, December 18, 2022

In Store 11


I had drawn a side view of a man looking away from the view, and then I saw a pic on Zara with teh same pose, so I thought I'd see how different the bone structure was to compare with my memory. There were certainly more variations with the way the teeth and forehead protruded. Always a good way to practice.

Saturday, December 17, 2022

In Store 10


Okay, I kinda love how this Junya outfit turned out, but I intentionally chose it for the color. Now I just need to make sure the whole article looks good, both illustration-wise as well as editorially.

Friday, December 16, 2022

In Store 9


Trying to se up other models and outfits, but am not sure about these guys or what they'll be wearing just yet...

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Graham


An online model/acquaintance is setting up a posing session with me via FaceTime, and I had a quick idea of a very simplistic sketch

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

In Store 8


This is a sweater from CHCM, plus a rough of a sketch for a Teatro Device coat that has a lot of facets.

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

In Store 7


A little more progress, with the outfit and the stance of the Atelier outfit, just need to color the serape stripe in accurately later Well, the first one, if I'm lucky and do more than one per store.

Monday, December 12, 2022

In Store 6


I've finally, FINALLY started drawing the actual clothing and poses I'm imagining for this In Store series, and not just making random croquis. Hopefully it's a good start and a speedy finish!

Sunday, December 11, 2022

Playback, Greek


I was trying to do another Playback video, this time inspired by some of Dimitris P.'s Greek gods/performers, but it got a bit comical so I dunno if this is going anywhere, haha

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Playback


I was testing out the playback Action in Photoshop as a means to record my drawing process in Photoshop. It didn't quite work out but I did get a good drawing in the process. I was trying to sketch out an idea for an online model based in England, based off of my fave flasher theme, but the sketch turned out good on its own. I love it when things work out.

Friday, December 9, 2022

Facing Pair 3


Both faces have definitely improved, and although maybe I need the guys to be somewhat less delicately featured...

I also put down the brushes I used lest I forget. Again.

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Facing Pair 2


Layout in place, time to suss out the features. Progress one at a time...although I really don't like how that guy on the right turned out, but I need to stop for now.

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Facing Pair


I passed by a frame store on the way to,lunch the other day, and I saw a framed artwork with two faces posed this way. I liked the composition, and later realized I had done the same composition in an older sketch just with a woman and a man. So this time I thought I'd just try with two men. This is hte initial rough.

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Pink & Red Also


I though that if it were an editorial, there should be a full-sized sketch of the outfit too. Although I also thought, AM I doing an editorial? I didn't actually have a plan for the previous sketch. But anyhow, here's the quick croquis.

Monday, December 5, 2022

Pink & Red


Hot pink and red are my favorite combination right now, and I've been meaning to do a sketch that really focuses on that. This ons is looking a bit Alex katz, but also 80s fashion illos. It feels too easy, like I need to do more to it, but I should really be leaving it as simple as is. Also trying to remember which brushes I used for a recent nude sketch I rediscovered, so exploring the Wet Charcoal brush here was an effort to remind myself.

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Bazaar-ed 2


Gotta figure out if I need a model for this. Too many elements here whose forms I'm only guessing at, from the shoulders to the chin on his forearm, to the foreshortening of that forearm, etc etc.

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Bazaaar-ed


There was a Bazaar Thailand cover I saw on an IG follower's feed, and it inspired me to do a similar pose on a tabletop angle, but in my own way. This is an initial layout of the pose.