Saturday, April 07, 2007

And Now for Something Completely Different....

Hey there, in-between playing with the 'new' style and the day-job, I've been working on this commission of a female Boo! Pretty weird, huh? It's been a while since I've drawn a woman much less sculpted one, so it has been a challenge. Luckily I have all those years of figure drawing classes where most of the models were oppressively female. Smile. No worries, I think we can all agree I've more than made up for that injustice over the passing years. So in God's divine sense of irony I am given a challenge to feminize one of my most virile creations, Boo. It's been a hoot. And speaking of hoot, how about them hooters? I figure if Boo were a woman, he'd have obnoxious knockers, to make up for the lack of an obnoxious penis. Is there such a thing as an obnoxious penis? Anyway, rambling over here, so enjoy and I'll make sure to post the finished piece...

Thursday, April 05, 2007

April 6th, 2007

April 5th, 2007

Yesterday was kind of hectic so I only got three drawings done, plus an older one I hadn't posted yet. On a side note, many thanks to the folks who made it out to the closing party for "Blacks" the art exhibit I was featured in at Antebellum Gallery here in La La. It was great to see some familiar faces and meet people I hope will become familiar faces. Special kudos to Anari for his amazing spoken word peaces that were hotter than fish grease and naaaaaaasty. He's definitely a cutie who bore more than a passing resemblence to my character, Oasis (those of you who have "Brothers of New Essex" know who that is..), and his poetry definitely fit my artwork so I know he'll be a force to reckon with in the spoken word arena. Now back to our regularly scheduled program...

Hall of Love
Spare Change
No Teeth Mo' Sucktion
sexy man

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

And the trend continues...

I really need to start rationing out these sketches...5-7 a day? I guess I'm making up for lost posts...Trying to be a better blogger and not let you guys down...But it doesn't feel like work...yet. In fact, I'm on a creative high...a good space to be in.
This current batch I did seem to have more of a point of view, more content which is another side effect of the more stylized treatment. I can say things in these drawings that's more direct than I could in the more realistic rendered style. I tried to figure out how to put these title headings under the actual drawing but you can see how well that worked out. I have a love/hate relationship with E-blogger...grrrrr...oh well...enjoy

My Breath

Look, Ma...No Hands!!


Suck 'Em Like Ya Mama's

Who Put That There?

Father and Son?

Are You Sure These Are A Size 32?

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

More More More

Ok, I'm addicted...whenever I get a free moment these days I'm cranking out one of these sketches. The strangest outcome of this new style I've been experimenting with is that it makes drawing different types of men easier and also more tantalizing for me. A friend of mine remarked the more abstract qualities of the images make an appealing picture even though the men I'm drawing aren't all stereotypically attractive. I like that the style allows for sexy representations of a lot more body sizes, thick, thin and inbetween. It works for bears as well as beanpoles. smile. And I personally think the drawings are more interesting and just plain better. It's definitely more fun than the realistic style I cultivated for so long. And a lot less tedious to execute, so as you may noticed, my overall output has tripled. ("Now if he can only do a fuckin' story...") Even though I'm experienced in cartooning and animation, I never really applied those techniques to my erotica. I suppose because I didn't think it would be...well, erotic. But I'm definitely getting an artistic hard-on from the freedom this style is giving me.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

More of the New Style Drawings...

Hey there, first of all, please scroll down and read the invite for the Closing party of the art show I'm featured in, Blacks, at the Antebellum Gallery April 4th if you're in Los Angeles. It should be a very fun fete. Next, here are some more of my new style drawings. I have really been on a high cranking these out spontaneously. I've never really drawn this way before but I have been influenced by the work of Claire Wendling and Douglas Simonson to some extend. They've both dealt with simplified figures in their work, but it never really caught on with me til recently. Now my only challenge it to see if I can do a story in this style. I've heard a few who actually post comments that my more detailed style is preferred but lately I was finding that style a bit limiting and it was getting stiff. I think this style is opening me up to more compositional styles and actually more body types. I like pushing away from the more realistic rendering to something more organic and fluid. I think as photos of black nude men overwhelm the internet, it behooves me to push my style in a more unique direction. When I first started doing this kind of art 1000 years ago as Oprah is fond of saying, there was very little in the way of erotic black male imagery in the media. Herb Ritts Mapplethorpe and a few other photographers were doing the high end art photo thing and for erotica, it was small outfits and photoghers like Zebra studios and Rip Bowman but finding black male imagery was like panning for gold. Rare and hard to find. NOW flash forward to our internet inundated age and you can't help but walk into a butt naked black man exposing his crack or dick in pictures. And I'm talking about people's personal profiles, not actual art photography! So the world has caught up with me. LIfe is now just as outrageously debaucherous and more so then anything I drew back in the 90's (of course, it always was, but we didn't have photographic proof of it in videos and pictures like we do now). So whats a depraved artist like me to do? It's been hard to be motivated to create in all honesty, since what originally motivated me was the virtual lack of black male images that were available lo those many years ago. Now, who needs a Belasco when you have Adam4Adam, CocoDorm, DawgpoundUSA etc? Switch it up, that's what. I think my foray into other media such as sculptures is a natural progession of getting my message of liberating the black male figurative form. I still want to do comicstrip stories and maybe this newer style will inspire me toward that. Stay Tuned and find out...