I’ve always had a thing for superheroes in vulnerable moments. Ripped costumes, visible wounds, a solemn expression– it all really does it for me! Maybe it’s because it makes them seem a tad more human– brings them down to our level. Whatever the reason, I’ve had this image stuck in my head for months and just had to get it down on paper!
This was for the guy who got all those commissioned pieces of his character All-American and all his sexy cohorts. It’s a genuine fan-art piece on my part as it was totally unsolicited.
It’s purposely ambiguous as to what exactly happened to these boys to bring them to this point. It could have been a really bad-ass supervillain– or a conglomeration of a bunch of supervillains!… or a natural disaster– or a manmade disaster!… or some fantastic Godzilla / Cthulhu-type creature!! Maybe they lost… or maybe they won but had to sacrifice something very dear to them! Who knows?! All I really wanted going in was to capture an emotion. I wanted to rough them up a little and make it feel like some unnecessary violence just transpired.
As for the rough and gritty coloring job, I wanted it to reflect the mood of the moment. And originally, I envisioned sunset lighting but the end result just wound up looking a bit like a nuclear bomb went off in the sky… which I guess could work too, storywise. heh. Comments appreciated!
So, I’m finding that the reason I started this blog (to have an alternative to Y!Gallery) is slowly becoming somewhat moot. Y! is extremely addictive and was easily sucking away hours and hours of my life. But now I’m finding that I’m becoming just as crazy and obsessive about blog land! haha!
Don’t worry though, I’ve no intention of abandoning this blog any time
soon. I do however want to say thanks to everyone who stops by and comments and a special thanks to people who’ve been linking this blog to theirs. I think linking is very important on the Internet. It’s the easiest form of advertising one could ask for. As an artist who’s goal is to do gay erotica fulltime, I need all the exposure I can get. And as a supporter of a great number of other gay artists, I am more than happy to return the favor.
Basically, what I’m trying to say is that I want my blogroll to
consist of as many gay erotica artists and supporters as possible! And… ahem… it’d be nice if the favor was returned. I mean, we’re all in this for the same reason, correct? We all want this artform to become more widespread and thusly more accepted in the art world and by society as a whole. SO LINK ME PEOPLE! That is all.
Hello dah-lings! So, if you swing on over to fromthecellarnyc.com, you’ll see some new work by yours truly. From the Cellar is a web comic written and created by Chuck McKinney. It’s about the loosely-reality-based adventures of a group of men who work at a hot bar in NYC.
I met Chuck years ago and did the first episode of his comic. Since then, he’s web-published 50 strips all drawn and colored by some of the hottest artists in this business. I figured, before this thing goes to print, I’ve gotta get at least one more episode in done in a more current style. It was pretty fun. My fave panel is this one pictured with all these hot boys grinding on one another!
Here’s a sneak peek at what I have in store for Anti-Heroes#3. Caleb has an awesome power suit that he dons when things get too crazy for the Anti-Heroes to deal with at their normal levels.
Issue 3 will center around Caleb just as issue 2 centered around Tai. Both characters transform into suped-up versions of themselves. With Tai, it was Super Semen mode and with Caleb, it’ll be Power-Suit mode. Zeke‘s special issue will be #4 and I don’t want to spoil it here. Suffice to say, knowing Zeke, it will probably be full of fornication.
Why is this image grayscale? Well, I colored it quickly for the guys over at Prism Comics to put in their 2008 Comics Guide which is printed grayscale. Rest assured, Anti-Heroes#3 will be in full glossitacious colour!
So just a few things to announce / rant about for the end of the year. Firstly, I’ve got some new figure drawing up for youze guys!
Here’s Gonzalo, a real he-man with amazingly bulgy muscular meaty thighs and thick luscious sable locks.
The following week was Brandon who was… very very fuzzy. I had some difficulty with this model’s face which is why you’ll notice I didn’t often draw his head. He had very big features and although he was pretty cute, I had trouble rendering a realistic likeness. So, I just made him a cartoon. In truth, I think it suits him better than any attempt at a realistic likeness.
I’m finding more and more by watching some of the other artists in the group that I have a unique way of blending stylization with realism. Most of the other artists there either work completey realistic or totally stylized.Anyhoo, let me know what yalls think. Tons more are up on my site here.
The next thing I want to mention is that my previous excitement over the graphics for Street Fighter 4 is now gone. 1up.com has footage of some in-game play and I have to say… it just looks very very polygonal to me. I mean… it kinda doesn’t look any more advanced than say Rival Schools or Street Fighter EX.
Call me a purist but think I’ve rejoined the “Street Fighter works best in 2D” camp. I mean… imagine a high-res, super-high frame rate Street Fighter with traditionally hand-drawn animation in the quality of something like Samurai Champloo. Now THAT would be groundbreaking. But when asked in the latest issue of EGM (Electronic Gaming Monthly) why didn’t Capcom just make SF4 entirely 2D, Yoshinori Ono, the game’s lead producer said they’ve “done all they can with 2D” and that they “wouldn’t learn anything new.” Pssh, yeah, way to dodge that question, buddy.
Finally, I’d like to babble on about one more thing. My BIRTHDAY is very close to New Years and all my life, it’s been overshadowed by New Years and to some extent, even Christmas. However, I’m excited about THIS new year because it’s 2008 and 8‘s are my lucky numbers. I was born on 01-08-80 and this year, my 28th BIRTHDAY falls on 01-08-08! So my BIRTHDAY is kindof an anagram of my birthdate! Heh heh! Oh, and by the way… fan-art makes a great BIRTHDAY present…. ahem… (cough cough!)
I did this a while back for Freshmen magazine. The fiction piece was about a cute blonde lifeguard who, despite having reservations, spent his summer sucking and fucking everyone he encountered. My partner really likes the brunette’s nose and thick, tapered dong here.
Back at Pratt, I had a LOT of figure drawing. With my major being Illustration, my advisors assured me that I should get as much figure drawing as possible. So about 4 times a week for 4 years I was sentenced to render the very repetitive brigade of weirdo models Pratt hired. Let’s see… there was Morbidly Obese Eviva, Johnny One-Nut, Coked-Up Keiko, Fat-Pussied Rose, Shaved Santa, Tampon String, Out of Work G.I.Joe, Senile Old Lady, and Beatles Haircut Guy With the Shit Stained Underwear… among others. Needless to say, I’d had my fill of figure drawing by the time I graduated and was content to let my imagination do the work from there on out.
So, imagine my delight at LLF when I saw hunky, hairy Roger! He was polite and outgoing and had the sexiest German accent. (He was Swiss.)
Despite much of the workshop feeling like school, I had a great time because I got to draw this gorgeous hottie. Although I really don’t know how I (or anyone there for that matter) was able to produce anything. It was wholly difficult to focus on drawing with such a sexy subject. But like the immortal Tom of Finland said “If I have an erection while doing a drawing, then I know it’s good.” Truer words were never spoken. Haha.
I’m glad to get back into figure. I think it gives my body or work this whole new facet you guys haven’t really ever seen. I feel like because it’s from life, it’s so much more real. Granted, I do take a lot of photo reference for my other stuff– but it really isn’t comparable to what I get from life drawing. I’m posting the whole set of all 8 of these on my main site in the Extra section. Enjoy!
So– about a month ago, Capcom released this promo vid for Street Fighter 4.
It looked really cool, but we had to keep in mind that it WASN’T any indication of in-game play. This week, however, they’ve released a screenshot and MAAAN, it’s startin’ to look good! And I’m not just talkin’ bout Ryu’s bulge either (haha!) Apparently, gameplay will remain 2D based while the sprites and backgrounds will be polygonal.
Usually, I don’t like 3D characters but given the amazingly stylized treatment of this image, I’m going to have to make an exception. It looks as though they’re going for a real painterly look here. That’s something that I always really loved about the series– the art. It was always beautifully stylized, cutting-edge stuff. So let’s hope that Capcom can pull this off. Because if they can, I for one will be overjoyed at the revival of my favorite game series.
Here we have two delectable new characters from the mind of the dude who gave us that sexy patriot, All-American.
First up is Kid Sonic, a cocky young hothead with a heart of gold. Yeah, he’s loosely based on the Flash with a dash of the Life of Ryan kid mixed in there. I really love the 2nd part of this drawing. He just turned out so damn cute!
Next is the Stalker, a fearsome brooder with a thirst for justice. It’s a toss-up between who I find more sexy– All-American or his flip-side counterpart, the Stalker. In regard to these guys, the Superman + Batman dynamic was discussed at length. If All-American is the bright and shiny idolesque hero, then the Stalker is the dark, creepy hero that no evildoer ever wants to cross… ever!
In case you haven’t noticed, character design is one of my absolute favoritest things to do in the whole wide world! And since me and the guy that gets these commissions share a love for sexy gay superheroes, churning these out ends up being a real treat for me!
Hey, guess what! It has been one full year since I launched this blog! One year since I gave up my unnatural preoccupation with Y!Gallery. One year of my psychotic rantings about X-Men and video games. And one more year of me steadily churning out sexy cartoon wang for the public to enjoy!
Since I am obsessed with statistics, I feel like I need to report some averages for the past year. I’ve posted 46 times which comes out to a post about every 8 days. About 61% of those posts have been porny.
I wanted to thank everyone who visits and comments. Hearing what you guys think is very important to me. I value all of your opinions and truly enjoy communicating with all of you. So thanks again for making this all worthwhile and here’s to another year of bulgy bloggin’!