Category Archives: Original Art
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!
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!
I actually really like Halloween, but my partner and I have sort-of been non-participants these past few years. Ever since we’ve been together, we’ve had one disastrous Halloween after another, so we finally decided that we’re just not going to do anything anymore.
Consider that perhaps one of our most memorable Halloween experiences was one year when we went to the parade. We stood next to this extremely loud, slightly mentally challenged woman who screamed and shouted the whole time. “SEXY!!! WOOHOO!! SEEEXY!!!” She’d call for people to come over to her and most were smart enough not to. The best was “YO, BEETLE-JUICE!! BEETLE-JUICE!!! COME HERE!! BEEEEDOOO-JOOOOS!!!” She would not let up. The guy she was yelling at was dressed like Edward Scissorhands.
That was like 4 years ago but to this day, whenever we see any reference to Edward Scissorhands, we look at each other and shout “YO, BEETLE-JUICE!”
The boys’ Winter Formal Dance is abruptly interrupted when they discover their arch villain Redcoat has returned and kidnapped one of their buddies! The setting is the grounds of the guys’ posh New England prep school.
This BG was fun to concoct and really sets the mood for the piece. Redcoat, as my client dictates, is an old enemy, possibly from way back in the Revolutionary War where he battled the heroic Ghost Soldier. Now he has mysteriously reappeared with a vengeance! He’s All-American’s version of the Joker or Lex Luthor– a real evil sunnuva. He was pretty fun to draw as well, and successfully convinced me that I can make a guy in a powdered wig hot. heehee.
And then we have the cute lil’ teenaged hostage. My client liked my design for him so much that he made him into a super-hero as well! Meet The Rebel, the latest sidekick for the patriotic super-duo. He’s loyal, eager, and ready to serve! Think of the “Batgirl dynamic” with a dash of Jimmy Olsen thrown in.
More on these guys to come…
For those of you who don’t know, SD began as a senior thesis project for one of my illustration classes. My good friend and I thought it’d be fun to make up our own video game. It would be a fighting game in the tradition of Street Fighter or Rival Schools with a medieval fantasy twist.
I created 33 characters with elaborately intertwined stories and initially wanted him to design half of them. But after I saw a lot of his design ideas, I ended up redesigning most of the characters chosen for him (bit of a control freak here, what can I say?) His strength was in designing the elves, so I actually kept those characters true to his vision but gave them a bit of a wardrobe change.
We both got B’s on the project and apparently would have gotten A’s if we actually made the video game. Needless to say, our teacher didn’t quite know how difficult that would have been. haha! Joking aside though, after I graduated, I really did have massive plans for Supreme Dominion. But then, one project led to another and another and another until I finally kinda forgot about SD. I think this was because I was getting more and more into my homoerotic art and SD didn’t really have any gay characters.
But then I noticed that many of my gay art site visitors loved the concept of my medieval fantasy fighter. I was constantly being asked what I was going to do with the series. I’ve played around with ideas but nothing has really come to fruition just yet. The most I’ve done is “slashed” the male characters, making for some hot, sexy drawings.
So we’ll see what eventually happens to the cast of my beloved beat-em-up. Featured in the NEW piece at the top are Sir Vanderlorne the knight, Jaygar the barbarian, Paxton the merchant, Keth the half-ogre, and the dude getting “bukkaked” on is Ruschae the elf.
In the first one, as skinny teens, Todd and Cameron discover an old chest in a dusty attic from which a ghastly specter appears. The ghost is a soldier from the American Revolutionary War and also a super-hero in his own right.
This series was particularly fun as I got to explore new techniqes with the ghost and his power effects. Also, even though the background was a pain, it was pretty satisfying to get it done. So expect more from me about this duo because I’ve totally fallen in love with them and their story.
Also, let my client know what a cool premise this is for a comic book! You’d buy it right?
Oh, and you have my permission to laugh at this one (hehehe.) The mechanic is supposed to be a little doofy-lookin’. ^___^
Preston’s expression here is decidedly serious because people are always saying how humorous my work is– even when I’m not tying to make it funny. So yeah– Preston is SOMBER and CONTEMPLATIVE here! Imagine him thinking about a man he shot last week or something.
Oh– but I guess he wouldn’t he wanking his dick while thinking about heinous crimes he committed. Oh well, whatever– it’s just NOT supposed to be comical.
In the meantime, because you guys liked that concept, I thought I’d show you where it originally came from. As I said, I have been intrigued by Greek mythology for the better part of my life. I used to sketch modern versions of the deities quite regularly. So, I’m once again opening up the vault of old shyt to show you these scary sketches of the gods. I was probably 17 or 18 when I drew these and I remember it was an attempt at fashion illustration. Pretty embarrassing– I know. Well, I am still somewhat proud of my Hera and Apollo. But yeah, the rest of them look pretty deformed.