Thursday, May 03, 2007

Rod and Reel!

Gentlemen and ladies (sure, there're ladies here. And why not?) I present to you Pisces. The fishman earlier presented in the January 10th post is in fact Capricorn. Half goat half fish a Merman seemed the obvious drawing...but then I read some more and found out that the fish part of the sign is antiquated thinking. Apparently Capricorn was considered to be a water sign and so the goat was depicted with a fish tail. Modern Astrology labels the tenth sign of the Zodiac as an Earth sign...so my water drawing is kinda wrong. That'll teach me to do more research before drawing.

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.


hugs,
j.

7 comments:

Andrew W said...

You're back! It's been far too long between sketches. I was getting withdrawals!

Loving the midriff on your Piscean. (Is it weird to find waders a bit sexy?)

So will you be redrawing Capricorn? I'm sure you can find some kind of inspiration for a horny goat.

Fran├žois said...

Aww, the cowboy now has a secret admirer. That's too cute.

Really nice movement on the Pisces. The flow of the line and the curve of the body work really well together.

klahd said...

Hey thanks for the shout-out, Meatcute is always happy to have you.

There are so many things I love about this pic, I don't know where to start.

MARK ZANINI said...

Man... I love your art... AMAZING!!!

j. said...

Andrew - I'm hoping to update with greater regularity. I've just put up a new image and it's not Zodiacal so I've broken my own stream. I don't think it's at all weird to find hip waders sexy. Check out this Playgirl spread http://blackdogue2.net/Playgirl/MarkBrandon/MarkBrandon.html

Francois - Thanks, man.

Klahd - Ah, many thanks. I owe you a much better post than a simple Han Solo and I greatly appreciate being the first image :)

Mark - Thanks!

Hope everyone had a great weekend.
j.

King of Hearts said...

Oh sure, the make pisces has a midriff and open shirt. ;) Great background on the cowpoke.

Carlos said...

J, great work as always! I love the way your illustrations have a great sense of depth.
Great use of the cowboy's lasoo and the fishing rod.