Saturday, June 02, 2007

Sneak Peek: Work in Progress

Since this blog is called Belasco Art and Comixxx I figured I need to show some actual comics periodically so you guys don't forget my original claim to fame. Here's something I've been working on but taking way too long to finish. As most folks who know me know, the easiest part of creating my stories for me is the drawing and the hardest part is the 'writing'(which is why I have more Boo stories than any other since there is rarely any dialogue in those). Some artists I know have the exact opposite problem. Anywho,these are the first three pages of an 18 page story to whet your appetites.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

The Late Edition....

Bo Darris

Here's my rendition of one of my favorite porn stars from the 90's...I wish he'd made more videos....I realized recently that he may have subconsciously inspired some of the thicker guys I've been drawing of late. He was the original Diesel man...Thick and Juicy all over, but curvaceous! MMM MMMM

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

BELASCO in Palm Springs!

I've been meaning to post this sooner, but as you all know by now, I'm my own worst promoter. Ok, here's the deal: I am one of the guests of honor at what I believe is the first annual Blatino Oasis in Palm Springs the weekend of June 22-25. I will have some books, tee-shirts and some other stuff to sell. I have no idea what to expect, but damn, the flyer looks like it's going to be off it's meds! I was going to say, 'off the chain' but that's been done, right? One of the ironies is that I have a character named 'Oasis' who would have been the perfect promotional tool for the event since he is a stripper, but of course, I forgot to send a jpg of him to the organization, so Boo's on the flyer. Probably for the best, since Boo's the more popular of the two until I do all the other Oasis stories I have in my head! Anyway, I'm hearing the event may be close to be being booked up but if you're interested in attending, there's probably still time. Anyway, consider yourselves alerted! Hope to see you there. It's clothing optional too. This is one of those times I wish I had replaced one of my eyes with a mini-cam....heheheh Click the title of this post to go to the Blatino Oasis site for more info!

Color Boy

Hey, y'all. Been busy with getting the yard ready for summer...I hope to entertain some so I've been doing a lot of DIY stuff. Very butch, don't ya know. Yes, Belasco does tools...ahem, power tools. Anyway, of course no sooner than I get the high end Photoshop CS courtesy of an unnamed source, my damn scanner goes out. Mercury must be in retrograde. It effects (affects?) us geminis doubly (pun intended) so anything mechanical or travel can be sticky. Luckily I have another scanner hitched up to my old antiquated G4. But it's a hassle scanning onto that machine then burning a disc so I can upload it on my MacBook Pro. I'm sure there's some smart way around this problem but I haven't had the patience to figure it out. Anywho, since it's quite a process to get these sketches to you guys, I'm going to parcel them out sparingly over the next few days so I don't blow my wad, so to speak. First up is a quickie water color I did a few days ago. I used to do color work a lot in the early 90s but time and a demanding job got in the way and I hadn't picked up a brush for years. I'm rusty as hell, so it'll take time to get back up to snuff. For those of you who got the first releases of the novel B-Boy Blues and it's two sequels (before my cover artwork was dumped in favor of photographs...), those covers were done in watercolor and were pretty representative of the level I was working at back in those days. I'll be interested to see how this will gel with my looser drawing technique. Anyway, I call it 'Color Boy'. I was feeling the start of an typical L.A. summer, a mix of sunshine, listless relaxation and the ennui...Any of you L.A. transplants (those who aren't giving the rest of us a bad name, that is) may know what I'm talking about...Enjoy!

Color Boy