Saturday, July 2, 2011

Happy Fourth!

I truly enjoy a nice lazy afternoon! Happy Summer and Happy 4th of July!

Friday, May 27, 2011

For Tim

This started out as a simple doodle and then I just followed it through. I dedicate it to Tim, who has a HUGE collection of tentacle porn...most of which is drawn by me.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

My Phone

I hate my phone. It's pure evil. Some people have phones that don't work. My phone wants to kill me. Or at least break me up with my boyfriend. Whenever he calls - no matter what button I touch - it hangs up on him. Or it answers in my pocket and gives him static for 10 minutes.

Tim did the drawing, I inked and corrected the arms, colored using the chalk feature on Painter.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

In the Shower

This is a little doodle I did in my sketchbook and then scanned in. Hand inked, colored in Photoshop.

In my own time in gym showers I rarely have such confidence. I'm usually scurrying from the showers straight to the lockers with my eyes down. When I go to the gym...which hasn't been for some time.

TWO Followers!!

It's all about baby steps.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Which one will be juuuust right?

A fun twist on Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Best thing about this drawing: discovering the brush control that allowed me to create soft body hair without having to draw every strand as in the Wolfie drawing.

Tim thinks the bears should look more angry at finding a naked twink in their bed. Who's ever been angry at that?!

Process: sketched on Painter, printed, lightboxed a final drawing in pencil, inked, scanned, colored in painter.

Thursday, April 14, 2011


Just felt like drawing a little buff guy. In the original pencil I changed the face: the head-on angle was weird. I liked him a little self conscious with the 'am I allowed to look at the camera' look.

I scanned the original pencil and the subsequent pencil. Inked the final pencil by hand, and then also digitally inked the final pencil. Then colored the DInked version in Painter. Now working on a copy in PS. Just playing at the moment to see what things do.

Friday, April 1, 2011

My What Big Arms You Have

I've got a thing for guys with big arms. I have actually said the line above and it got me thinking about Little Red Riding Hood and her encounter with the wolf dressed as Grandma. "My what big eyes you have" Red Riding Hood says. "The better to see you with."

This is my interpretation with a little artistic license thrown in. Drawn on paper, scanned, and digitally painted in painter. I'm really loving that program now - the more I learn the more I love it!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

One more silly one!

Actually there is one more silly drawing from the original Gods series. In Greek myth there is the story of Cupid and Psyche. Cupid falls in love with Psyche and kidnaps her and comes to her under the cover of darkness to hide his identity as a god. Over time Psyche falls in love with Cupid and sneaks a look at him when he is sleeping. He wakes up, gets pissed off, and the whole deal is over.

My juvenile mind immediately jumped to a bad visual pun. Enjoy.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Gods & Monsters 6

This is the last of the original drawings from 2007. They have been really fun to color, so I may jump in and do some more.

This is Hermes, also drawn by Tim Fish and inked by him as well. I colored using Painter and Photoshop. I'm getting better at Painter by the day - in this drawing and the one previous I discovered the blending tool - which is invaluable at creating subtle gradations.

I still haven't dabbled too much into the other brushes...perhaps in the future.

Hermes was colored in about an hour and a half (by comparison Mars took almost a full day - mostly to correct errors and learn how to use things).

Gods and Monsters 5

The last two drawings were done, like Mars, collaboratively between Tim Fish and myself. For Phaeton here, Tim did the drawing, I inked it and then colored.

Phaeton is the son of Adonis - the sun god - who asks his father if he can drive the golden chariot across the sky just once. Cause, what could go wrong, right?

Well Phaeton almost immediately loses control of the chariot. He swoops too low and scorches the earth, flies too high and illuminates the night and eventually one of the gods strikes him dead to stop the chaos.

Despite Tims great drawing skills there is one little error. See if you can find it.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Gods & Monster 4

Mars. Here's where you can see Tim's far superior comic skills. Tim drew the pencil, I digitally inked the drawing in Painter and then colored it in Painter as well. I really am loving the techniques available in Painter. Too often colored comics look like Disney movie gels, with super slick colors and even tone. Painter allows you to get dirty and messy.

I used flat colors in the backgrounds and then went in with techniques like dry-brush, pen & ink and wet acrylics on top. I left the Multiply layer on to see the inking, but in the future I may try to incorporate the inking into the actual painting layer.

Also, the metal bits on the double sword are a little meh for me. I need to study some other techniques and see what happens.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Gods & Monsters 3

Here is Eros. When I drew him I was aiming for an impish twink. Because his head is big and his waist is small he ended up more impish than twink. This was drawn with the other two posted so far and my sense of proportion has gotten a lot better. Just out of caution I added a jock to our Eros.

For coloring I used Painter, which gives much richer and textured effects than Photoshop. However, there are some things painter cant do, so I went into PS afterward and added the clouds and some lighting effects.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Gods and Monsters Pt 2

Here is the second Greek god from 2007. This is Neptune, the god of the water. Like my drawing of Pan, Neptune has some anatomy issues. His feet are a little wonky and his body is incredibly narrow in the waist.

I really like the coloring on this one, which was done in several layers. I especially like the way his left hand turned out (holding the Trident). The underwater stuff is a little juvenile. Overall I like this piece and I was really proud when I did it.

Gods and Monsters Pt 1

Back in 2007 I started drawing Greek gods. The subject matter is rife with gay and male imagery so I thought it would be fun. Tim also joined and drew some gods and if he grants permission I'll post them here. This is the first one: Pan.

As you can see I have some issues with anatomy and coloring. Pan turned out a little green with a slightly oversized head. Still, I like the background coloring and this was an a big jump for me in terms of Photoshopping skills.

I also like furry guys so I may revisit this theme.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Tim and I

I was out with my friend Tim Fish ( last weekend and we saw this guy. He had a very distinctive look: broad broad shoulders, a thin waist, and striking green eyes. At some prompting from me Tim drew and inked him, I did the coloring.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

And we're off....again

I have a bad habit of starting things, abandoning them, realizing how much fun they were and coming back to them. This is the second iteration of Simple City Boy and I'm gearing it to be more of a platform for some comic works, some adult themed (as most of my comics are) pieces, and my love of beefy guys.

Some of my friends challenge me to draw unusual or just plain weird things. Tim suggested I draw a naked man on a pogo stick. Here you go.