The following week, armed this time with non-toxic markers, I got to draw Conrad, a beautiful young man with plenty of muscles to spare… who, in these drawings, doubles as a CRAZY GAY SUPER-HERO! HAHA! For some reason, that day, I was very much in the mood to stylize and hey, super-heroes are my thing, so, voila! What’re his powers? Sitting around looking pretty. HAHA! A special No-Prize to anyone who can think of a codename for this dude. There’s just a few more are up in the figure drawing section of my site. Oh, and yes, there is a slight adjustment to the previous post with Nelson. I ended up really hating that blue feathered fill i put on his fur coat. So those versions of those pieces are GONE FODDEVAA!!! I like this newer effect better. For now…
GAH! So, I know it’s been a while since I’ve porned you guys up. You have my humblest apologies. Things have been super busy on my end, and as always, I have tons of stuff half-completed (including a scrote-load of new figure drawings!)
This model’s name was Nelson– a real hottie. I was turned on the minute I saw him. Unfortunately, I left early that day, so I only have 3 drawings to show. Why’d I leave early? Well, for 1, I wasn’t feeling great. 2) Some asshole old troll was throwing shade, stating, among other things, that the workshops were much better years ago before they got so crowded with all the new people. Naturally, I took offense to that. 3) I was all set to use my markers, but after the first drawing, I was informed they weren’t allowed. In truth, they are a bit noxious. So I bounced– and of course, everyone assumed that I was just not into the model. But the truth was anything but. He was really cute with his floppy uncircumcised willy. I bet he would’ve came like a fountain. Damn it.
Rob had a great body and an amazing bum– like very chunky. With this set, I alternated between gray and blue colored paper and used white pencil to indicate highlight. You know, just trying to do something new. I feel like the guys in the workshop are sick of seeing my regular old pencil drawings.
Next up, we have a hot duo! The tall guy’s name was Corey– he was about 6’5″ with a beautiful sinewy frame, shelf butt, and a willy that made even me do a double take. Corey was a regular model at the workshop and everyone knew him. Super friendly. His friend was a new guy and I couldn’t really get into him because he looked like my dad in the face.
Anyhoo, the full sets are on my site here. Let me know how you like these!
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!)
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!