Thursday, December 30, 2010

In with the Nude!

I'm amazed how quickly this year flew by! Thanks for all your great comments, my internet friends! Looking forward to bringing you more Beefcake in the New Year!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Under the Mistletoe!

For the first time in quite a few years I have no new Christmas card! I just haven't had the inspiration! No Holiday pun sprung to mind. No seasonal image came to me by the flicker of the lights on my Christmas tree. The snowstorm outside my window only made me long for the warmth of some hot chocolate and a fuzzy, nuzzly, hairy chest. I can't share with you the former but I can at least sketch up a little of the latter.

Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Art of the Zodiac!

Just in time for the Holidays -- I've put together a book using LuluPress. It's a complete collection of my Horoscope pin-ups called ART OF THE ZODIAC! That's right...both the Men AND the Women :)

At 9"x12" each page is a full color, crisply printed image. I just got my copy and I'm beyond thrilled with Lulu Press. The book was shipped so securely that I almost wanted to preserve it in its perfect state! No kidding.

Monday, November 29, 2010

In the Spirit of Giving!

Ever since I was a young gay college student I've been picking up fab magazine. There were always pictures of shirtless men if not in the articles at the very least in the advertisements. Often in both. I like that about fab. And ever since that time I've wanted to see my drawings in the magazine. Last summer I drew a cover and provided illustrations for an article on comic book super-hunks. In the latest issue I drew six "Beefcake" fellows for the annual Gift Guide!
From top to bottom (though I would never presume to know what anyone does in the privacy of their bedroom): Kitchen Queen, Leather Bear, Pet Lover, Scrooge, Sugar Daddy and Twink. Check out the article for suggestions on what to buy each "type" of guy.


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Live from New York: Koortwah!

While on a recent trip to New York I attended a performance by Friend of Colby, Koortwah (aka Jake Courtois). My thanks to Colby for letting me know Koortwah would be performing because, as it turns out, I dug the music and the good lookingness of the performer.

Jake is from Montreal and, therefore, a fellow Canadian. C'est formidable! My brain kicked into drawing mode upon seeing Koortwah and his projected images. Check out his YouTube videos for a taste of what I mean. How could I get the projected light effect on a two-dimensional drawing? was my main dilemma. I, more or less, got what I wanted in the first image. Below is the un-impeded drawing with color. Or "colour" as we Canadians spell it.
(I know Jake looks worried or concerned in my drawing. He's not. He's emoting in song.)

Thursday, November 18, 2010


This guy is another commissioned piece done for my friend with the dragon tattoo. I think all of his friends have tattoos, requiring me to do some careful studying of photos. But I like that aspect of drawing -- the research can be a lot of fun. Especially when the guy(s) are hot!


Monday, November 15, 2010


For shame! I just realized it's been too long between updates. I guess I've been busy running all over the continent (Calgary and New York). I've been drawing a lot of beefcake lately and will start by putting up a drawing of my buddy, DJ Dwayne Minard. He's a local Toronto DJ and though I don't get out to clubs that often, when I do it's to hear Dwayne spin.
Above is a rough sketch of the same guy in chains I posted in the summer. Hot, hot guy! Oh Em Gee! So hot!


Thursday, October 07, 2010

Insert Penis Pun Here!

In between episodes of Spartacus I had some time to draw my favourite artist/pornstar/blogger/bigfoot as famous art! Introducing Penis DeMilo, companion to Birth of Penis.

Also, go visit Colby's blog for another new paper doll from me -- it's a Colby Keller exclusive Kokigami! To say any more would be to spoil the fun! :) Just, go check it out.


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010


I finally sat down and finished one of the Boylesque T.O. fellas -- Patastrophic Sexapeel is the name of this gorgeous hunk of a man. He's new to the team but immediately became a favourite! If you're in Toronto check out the Boys' next show October 6th at the Gladstone Melody Bar.


Monday, September 13, 2010

On the Subject of Men.

I was talking to someone recently about the guys I draw on my blog. He asked if I made them up out of my head. I said I did...and then I looked at my last several updates and realized that I'd lately been drawing real guys I see or know from around town. And Colby Keller :)
Today is no exception. At Toronto's recent Fetish Fair I met the above masked super man (then drew this image from a photo by Tony Fong).
Below are two sketches a hot tattooed leatherman! I absolutely love his dragon tattoo and want to do a finished piece of the Dragon clawing its way off of his body.


Friday, September 03, 2010

Life Drawing!

I did some life drawing last night at the local community center. I really like drawing with the brush end of Tombow markers on regular sketch paper. It lets me go over the drawings again by placing a sheet on top of my rough sketch -- not quite as thin as tracing paper but I'm able to see the drawing without using a lightbox.
Usually I work the drawing again traditionally but every now and then I'll play with the lines and go for something a little less literal (the drawing with purple was an attempt to do this).


Thursday, August 19, 2010


By now you all know that I'm a Friend of Colby Keller (which I just realized can be Acronymed as F.O.C.K which is an amalgamation of TWO dirty words! Hello, t-shirts!) Many posts ago he put up an absolutely adorable photo of himself sitting in undies. Right away I wanted to draw him! Finally I sat down and did it. I'm a little bugged by my lack of likeness -- especially the adorkable smile on Colby's mug. I think I should have gone cartoonier.

For those in the Toronto area I'll be at the Fan Expo Horror/Sci-Fi/Comic Con at the end of this month (August 27th to 29th). I've got a table and will be selling books, original art and a few little crocheted superheroes.


Thursday, August 12, 2010

Getting Sketchy!

I've been enjoying a little break from work recently -- but that doesn't mean I've stopped drawing. I scanned in some of the most recent sketches that have been sitting on my desk. Most were morning warm ups as I sipped coffee and read through e-mails/blogs/picture files!

Below are my studies of straight porn star Cody Cummings! I think he's so dreamy!!
Hope you're all having a great summer/winter depending on where you live.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Showing some Skin!

This morning I got up early, made coffee and sat down in front of my computer to check e-mail while eating my bowl of cereal. Below is what greeted me:
Grant, of Ink and Leather, tattooed himself with My drawing of Colby! How awesome is that? That's pretty damn Awesome! He'd written to Colby and I a while back to make sure it was okay with both of us. We both said "Go for it, baby!"*
Now that it's done and I see it I am speechless! :)
Here is another drawing of one of the Boylesque T.O. fellas. This time it's Mahogany Storm. Hotness!


Thursday, July 29, 2010

Boylesque Toronto!

The Toronto Burlesque Festival hit town this past weekend and I was absolutely enveloped by it! I LOVE the growing popularity of Burlesque. Some absolutely stunning performers hit the stage -- Roxi Dlite! Miss Indigo Blue! Tigger! Cherry Typhoon! Coco Framboise! Just to name a few!
But this is "MAN'S ADVENTURE". Among the Boylesque performers were Toronto's own Patastrophic Sexapeel! Relatively new to the troupe, he's already made an impression -- on me, at least :)
And Dew Lily! Remember that name because Dew is gonna explode in the Burlesque scene. He's already a favourite in T.O. The mere mention of his name drives the crowd into a frenzy.
I'll be drawing the boys as I go through my photos from the weekend! I've got to draw Mahogany Storm and Wrong Note Rusty! Two more of Toronto's favourite Boylesquers!


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Hot Cross Buns!

Here in all it's raw glory is another fantastic coloring job by Michael Wiggam! When I opened the e-mail I nearly overheated! Hot sizzling color bursts from the screen.

Thanks Michael! I love it! Oh, and so does the guy in the original photo on which I based my drawing.


Tuesday, July 06, 2010

The Birth of Penis!

May Botticelli forgive me -- this is inspired by superstar Colby Keller's recent trip to a waterpark and the adorable (and wet) photos posted on his blog.


Thursday, June 17, 2010

Pushing Ink!

Not the prettiest profile in the world but it was all done on the fly, so to speak. I worked on a lightbox over my marker drawing from the session with Peter. And speaking of peter, this is probably one of the only "finished" drawings of mine you'll see with one. :)

Above was drawn from a photo found online. This guy has an absolutely stunning backside to which I tried to do justice.


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Man-Shaping in Marker!

After the session with He-Man and Skeletor it occurred to me that I might never be able to draw a "normal" model again! Happily this is not the case. I received an e-mail the other day from a model at the local community center letting me know he'd be posing and that he hoped I'd be able to make it out to draw. I've drawn Peter once before and know what a great physique he has -- naturally I had to attend.

A few weeks ago I bought Dave McKean's book of postcard ink drawings and was absolutely blown away by his technique. His drawings are solid but maintain a loose fluidity that just mesmerizes me. I've been trying to loosen up when I ink with my brush. This life drawing session allowed me to let go a little and be free with my marker (I draw these with Tombow brush-tip colored markers). It's a lot of fun and I generally like the results.

I especially like how this one turned out. I exaggerated Peter's musculature, expanding his back and narrowing his waist (trust me, he doesn't need me to give him a good physique -- I'm just "cartooning" what's already there). I only wish I were better with color or I would have attempted a little skin tone. Peter has a great tan line so his white butt contrasted beautifully with the shadows shaping his tanned torso!


p.s. Check out Colby Keller's blog post about little old me. He coined a new term for nerdy gays like me.