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!