Monday, December 17, 2007
While this isn't exactly a holiday image it is the sign for December...at least until the 22nd. Aquarius is also inked and awaits colouring leaving me with Gemini as the last.
Putting together a sketchbook was mentioned in my comments and I'm really considering putting all of the Horoscopes into a book, along with the sketches that lead to each final. I welcome any thoughts you guys might have on what you'd like to see.
Happy Holidays, all.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
What I think is great about drawing Wolverine is that you don't necessarily have to show him with his claws popped or even draw him in costume for it to be Wolverine. He's all about the attitude and the hair.
Monday, October 29, 2007
I prefer the classics. The movies made before gore and fake blood got to be so real looking. The original Night of the Living Dead still scares the pants off me. The Wolfman with Lon Chaney Jr. is surprisingly scary for an older film. And of course I love the Frankenstein and Bride Of Frankenstein, Dracula, and The Creature From the Black Lagoon (all time fave).
Lately every Halloween I've kind of established a little routine...put on Sleepy Hollow (good creepy music by Elfman, and good creepy atmosphere by Rick Heinrichs (production design) and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki (I looked 'em up), and I carve pumpkins. Then cook up the pumpkin seeds, dress up myself and my dog, and wait for kids to ring the bell for candy!
I can't wait for Halloween!
Hope you all have a good one! And feel free to share favourite scary movies or traditions. I'm always looking for some new old favourites!
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Once again I'd like to clarify that this is PARODY and rather silly parody at that. See my original post for my thoughts on the Batman/Robin cliche. I hope you enjoy this little tale of bondage and boyfriends.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Oh, and you should also check out Iron Jaw at the link because there are some gorgeous Neal Adams covers at the Atlas Comics site. And I just realized 'pon reading the site info that I actually have every issue of Iron Jaw published. There are only five so it's not that hard a collection to complete. :)
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
The drawing is referenced from a pose found in the Physique Pictorial collection. I love those books.
Thursday, September 06, 2007
I tried to come up with a variety of body types and personalities for these guys just as a way to push my drawing a little. I tend to rely on a few standard head shapes, hair styles and bodies when sketching men leading to a sameness. Hopefully over the next couple of busy weeks I'll draw a bunch more thus creating a whole army of beefy cavemen.
While sketching I started picturing a Saber-toothed caveman and had to draw him. I always love drawing the big underbite jaw and this guy's is huge! He'd probably poke his own eyes out with those chompers!
Thursday, August 23, 2007
This was the coolest thing! A six foot tall Jett Vector stand-up for my display area. A bunch of the guys had their characters made into giant cut-outs as well and our room looked awesome! See below for my area. That's Rob Coughler of Butternut Squash fame looking through my portfolio.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Finding me should be easy...I'm in the RAID room along with all of the Transmission X guys (a super collection of talented artists). I'll have a bunch of artwork on display and for sale. In fact check out the picture below for a glimpse into my little art sweatshop! There the canvases are printed, mounted on a frame and varnished for that professional shine! That's JETT VECTOR at the bottom of the image, waiting to be mounted.
Saturday, August 04, 2007
Sunday, July 08, 2007
Plus my brother had the Secret Wars Wolverine action figure...so it's really the only costume I'm familiar with.
Monday, June 18, 2007
Last weeks Antebellum Toon Fetish gallery opening went swimmingly, according to those who attended. Aman kindly shared with us his coverage on his blog. Dronio also posted a link to his Flickr page of pictures. Thanks guys, for sharing those with us. Looks like the opening was lots of shirtless fun! :)
So Happy Pride, everyone. My next update might be photos if I get some good shots. I'm always on the look out for the Real Jett Vector!
Monday, June 11, 2007
I was invited by Glen Hanson to contribute some art to the TOONFETISH exhibit at the Antebellum gallery. I feel pretty honoured to be included, to say the least. If you check out the list of contributing artists you'll find the talent level is pretty gee-golly high! :)
Rick Castro, the gallery owner asked for art work to be (preferably) explicit and in colour. Well...you guys all know about me and my "No Explicit Artwork" prudishness. And the only colour art I do anymore is on the computer...but for this show I really, really wanted the art on display to be an original and not a digital print out. So I went with black and white with an attempt to bring extra texture and juicy linework to my inks just to help the image stand out. Hopefully I succeeded.
I encourage anyone in the L.A. area to stop by the gallery and check out the art. I truly wish I could see it all myself but deadlines are more important than ego trips! On the 16th of June Glen Hanson is going to be holding some kind of "Naked Drawing Salon". If you want to go you must register in advance (check out the link to the gallery above). Frankly I wish I could be there for that, too. :)
If anyone does go to the gallery please write and tell us all about it.
One more thing...as I said before the Ape King looks like Damien Crosse to me. And the other little guy kinda ended up looking like Wolverine. In fact if I were to draw Wolvie I'd probably refer to this drawing here as my template.
Thursday, May 24, 2007
I understand completely the problems some might have with that little chunk of resin. Especially the thong. And especially, especially the Pearl Necklace ("Tee hee! Giggle! MJ's got a pearl necklace! You know what that means, right?") SO for Rachelle's enjoyment I turned the tables and drew up this...
Now, if Marvel ever decided to do a statue of Peter doing his laundry in a pair of underoos you wouldn't hear so much as an eye roll from me. I'd maybe even buy it (if the art it was based on was decent, that is).
One more thing...the brown things on the floor are clothes pegs...not dog poop. They kind of look like dog poop with the image all shrunk down so I'm just telling you they're clothes pegs.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Monday, May 07, 2007
Thursday, May 03, 2007
Onto other things...I encourage you all to check out Meatcute 's latest entry. The site is always a great source of new (and old but new-to-me) beefcake artists. I was asked to contribute some thoughts on style and inspiration and am ashamed to say I failed to deliver. Eep! Work and personal "situations" are my only excuses for not finding the time to contribute any more than a new piece of art. Happily Meatcute's owner and operator included me among the three other artists who DID provide commentary. Thanks, Meatcute!
And finally, here is Dark Taurus again now with background. Blog visitor Zpeedy wondered where this "snapshot" was taken and so I created a background. No pride parade here...just a good old fashioned Ranch with husky cattle rustler.
Monday, April 02, 2007
So today I give you "Dark Taurus"! Oooh, scary!
I really, really didn't want to interrupt the Horoscope theme with a non-Horoscope post but the sad truth is I am not done all of the signs of the Zodiac yet. This guy above is a re-working of the existing Taurus drawing done for a friend. This particular buddy, who I've referred to in the past as "saucy", much prefers his men closer to if not completely naked. While I don't disagree with him on the fantasticness of the undressed male you all know by now my own Code of Prudishness! Dark Taurus is as nearly naked as my COP allows. And he's still technically a Horoscope so I haven't broken the line!
And speaking of nudity I encourage you to check out the recent sketches posted by Belasco over on his blog. His newest drawings are almost animated in style with a gorgeous fluid line and terrific graphic shapes. I love 'em! I've been working on revising my Jett Vector style to something similarly stylized and absolutely hate that Belasco does it with so much pinache! :)
(By "hate" I mean "am jealous of").
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
I also get along well with Scorpio and Cancer...and, surprisingly, other Leos.
Friday, February 16, 2007
Salutes to Carlos and Francois...heck, you've all been asking for more flesh and here it is :)
Incidentally, Leo was one of the first images I came up with which led to the idea of drawing all the Horoscopes. I pictured the King of the Jungle with a big mane of hair and necklace made of teeth. He's maybe not leonine enough when it comes right down to it. But I believe there will be other versions of this "character".
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
I know how much you guys like skin so I'll post 'em both and let you judge for youselves whether the addition of clothing was a good thing
Sunday, January 21, 2007
I think the background to this one would have looked more natural as a brown or tan. But there was so much brown in the costume and lasso that I went with blue. I have yet to go through all of the finished pieces to this ongoing theme but I think so far blue is the most common background colour.
Y'all come back now!
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
So this is image number 2 in the continuing theme. I think everyone already knows but I appreciate the fun of prolonging the "mystery". As a hint...this is Adam before the fall. That means he still a virgin!
More to come!