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.
Not surprisingly, my boy, Ryan, the sexy reincarnation of the mighty Zeus, won the Favorite Frat Boys poll.
This was an old Kid Sonic sketch that I reworked into Ryan. One of my latest fantasies has been the sensuality of rock stars. So now, Ryan is a singer. Who knows whether he’s actually good or not… ‘cuz even if he wasn’t, it’s not like anyone would have the cahones to tell him!
I’ve wanted to work more with pencil for a while now, like one of my idols Tom of Finland. I tend to get a little frustrated when I find that I can’t really render like him. But then I figure, I can cover that up with other assets. Like for one, I do surface design (pattern; textiles,) and I felt very early on while doing this piece that I wanted his outfit to contain some really intricate hand-drawn pattern work. It’s the type of outfit only a man like this could get away with, eh? Comments appreciated.
So I’m in an annoying state right now where I have tons of drawings only halfway done. I like to work on more than one thing at a time but usually they’re are all at different levels of completion. This time, everything I’m working on is kinda far from being finished.
Looking back, I shouldn’t have been so post-crazy during the month of January. I doubled my normal post rate that month instead of saving things for a time like now when I have absolutely nothing to post. But ah well, it was all stuff I wanted to share immediately and anyone who knows me knows that patience is not my strong suit. bleh.
Cue this latest barrage of ancient drawings! This is all stuff you guys have never seen– all stuff from my drawers and folders and sketchbooks from the past. I’ll show them in chronological order. This first one is circa 1999. I was in my 1st or 2nd year of college and was busy writing erotic stories about X-Men and posting them on the web. This was one of the ones I illustrated as well. All I remember about the story was that I wrote a really good closeted Iceman. HAHA.
Next up was this strange idea I had circa 2002 to create a team of magical heroes based on Sailor Moon— except they’re all boys. I think maybe halfway through the sketch, I realized how gay this was and abandoned it.
This Tai drawing was probably done around the same time. I used photo reference to draw all three of the Anti-Heroes as realistically as I could. I really hate the way Zeke and Caleb came out so you guys can’t see those.
Lastly is a sketch of Nightcrawler I did maybe 4 years ago. Hope you guys enjoyed this blast from the past. I get so worried showing old stuff because I definitely feel like I’ve progressed much farther than this. I hope new visitors to this blog don’t think this is representative of my current work. I guess that’s more incentive for me to post something new ASAP!
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!
I have some unused sketches that I want to turn into personal pieces featuring my boys. Vote in the sidebar on your favorite Omega Phi fratboy. You’ll note that last time I asked you guys who was the hottest, Blogger didn’t have this nifty poll feature. So please vote in the sidebar and whichever cuties end up with the highest tally will be featured in some new illustrations. I’ve made it so you can vote on more than one character.If you don’t remember which guy was which, refer to my handy chart below and the original post.
Aaand, fans of these boys will be pleased to know that I am indeed working on a script for an Omega Phi one-shot comic book! It’ll introduce some new characters– pledges, if you will, and make them go through some utterly grueling hazing rituals!
This was for a piece of Freshmen fiction wherein an eager young lad interns at an auto garage. I actually live across the street from one and went over there to take reference photos.
Me: Yo, can I take a few pics real quick for a school project?
Hilariously Stereotypical Big Loud Boarish Italian American Guy Born & Raised in Brooklyn: YEAH? WUT SCHOOL YA GO TO?
Hilariously Stereotypical Big Loud Boarish Italian American Guy Born & Raised in Brooklyn: OH, WHAT’S IT, SOME ARCHITECTURE SHYT?
Me: Um, yeah, somethin’ like that. His reaction, though a perfectly normal tone for him, kinda startled the hell out of me because he was just so big and loud and projecting. It made me think for a minute how (thankfully) cutoff I am from certain cultures. The funny thing was, if he was that reactive over the lie, imagine if I’d told him the truth– that it was really for a drawing in a gay porno magazine! HEHE!
Eerily uncanny though, was that this assignment came right at a time when I was really into auto mechanics. (Refer to this post.) Remember how I mentioned the commercial for the trade school with the hot mechanic boy? Well, here he is! Yeah, I took pictures off the TV with my phone.
Whilst fiendishly perusing the Humplex one day, I came across something that really piqued my interest (other than all the cum drenched hotties, I mean.)
Humbuged had some pics that he’d drawn on his Nintendo DS. Being the annoying guppie that I am, I always have the latest tekkie gizmos. Before I got my iPhone, I had a really amazingpocket PC smart-phone that was super customizable. At the time, I was friggin’ obsessed with finding a good digital painting program for it. But alas, none of them really worked.
I dunno why I was/am so preoccupied with a portable digital painter. So needless to say, when I discovered that I could get one for my trusty lil’ DS, I jumped all over that!
The application is called Colors! and it is a homebrew game created byJens Andersson. It keeps things incredibly simple for ease of use. And the resulting works can look really amazing. I was never a real lover of any traditional media other than a pens and pencils, but this program makes it look like I can watercolor with the beat of ’em! Haha
My favorite feature of the game is that it records every single brushstroke so you can view an animation of the progress of your drawing! I’m so enamoured with this game, it’s not even funny. The only real problem is since I only really play with it in public (on the subway) I can’t really draw anything all that raunchy. When you have a DS or PSP or whatever, it’s a given that folks are gonna look over your shoulder. I don’t know if I could take the guilt of exposing some impressionable young tyke to a giant cartoon cock.
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!
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!)