lundi 28 décembre 2009

The three "H"

The three "H" : Hobo, Halawa and Hated ! Still black and white because I'm at my parent's house.

"Hobo", I hope you recognized at least a little bit Charlie Winston. Got the album for Christmas and I was there, doodling, with no inspiration, when my eyes met the front page of the booklet. I just had to try a little portrait and it was satisfying enough for me to share it. I might make a painted version sometime, with soft greyscales... :}

"Halawa" ! Usually I'm not into portraits but today is the exception. Let me introduce you Sultan, a fantastic bellydancer I found out on a float, during this year's Gay Pride in Paris. Not only was he a gorgeous guy but he was also a fantastic dancer. I already drew him this summer, but it was at a convention -read : on the corner of a full table, with very few hours of sleep ^^"-, and it was pretty bad : but this time I used some pictures of him as references -check them out on his Myspace- and I think it's much better this way.
"Halawa" means "so beautiful" and I think we all agree he deserves it. I know, I know I may sound like a groupie but watch him dance only once and you'll understand, even if you're not into guys you can just be smitten.
If you look closely you can see I drew the braces on his teeth ; nobody ever notices he's got braces, because people usually can't stop staring at everything else. But I really like that he's the proof a guy can wear braces and be incredibly sexy.

"Hated". This morning I was reading a book about Gothic Fantasy Art I got for Christmas -yay, my family rocks !- and the master Brom, in the preface he wrote for it, tried to explain the interest and the purpose of gothic art. I don't think he managed but he said something that caught my attention : "Frankenstein's creature in a garden full of roses". I just LOVE Frankenstein's creature, he's moving, touching, so I had to give it a try.
I'm a huge fan of the original Frankenstein by Mary Shelley - and of Kenneth Brannagh's movie which is, in my opinion, the best adaptation ever because it shows perfectly how the creature is nicer and more human than humans themselves. It shows the cruelty of our race towards different people. And that's honestly the most scary part of this story. What human's darkest side can do.
So you understand I'm definitely on the creature's side. To me he's a nice guy who went bad because he was denied the right to love and be loved. This is why the idea of him in a garden of roses sounded so terribly CUTE to me ! I had to do it ! I decided to go for a "closed" compo, to have a kind of frame, the roses protecting him from the world -though the spines are here to remind us it's not all about happiness and fluff-. I chosed old-school roses, inspired by some classic tattoo designs just because I like them and I didn't want the illustration to look too much like a Harlequin book cover ! :} However, old-school roses are most of time bright red to suggest passion, while these ones will be colored in baby pink with very soft lights and shadows. Because it's cute and yeah you can draw gay porn and have a feminine side, especially when it comes to Frankenstein's creature. This character is my sweet tooth. Oh, this is why of course he looks so sad and desperate on this illustration ! Because, you know, pop culture changed him into a monster, and that's unfair : the monsters are the ones who rejected him !

'Kay, I think I'm starting to mumble like an old lady, and in front of my screen I'm yaaawning so I'm off to bed now ! ^^

mercredi 23 décembre 2009

"If you're going to San-Francisco" & "Chupa, cabron !"

It's a little difficult for me to draw when I'm not home, not only because, even if my family is the most tolerant ever, it's not always easy to draw smut when there are a few people around... I mean you gotta have some concentration to find what's gonna be sexy or not, what's gonna be interesting. But I'm like that I just can't stop drawing. ^^" Anyway I decided to post these linearts because I can't color them here, no Wacom babe !

"If you're going to San Francisco"... a classic but hey you're gonna meet some gentle people here ! I got this idea yesterday, during an interesting talk with my sister. I said that we should go back to the flower power, and that a new hippie decade would be good for all of us, over-stressed people. That we should start by spreading the Free Hugs movement. And so, that I would, as a good capitalist, get a lot of money with the Free Hugs placards I sell in conventions. XD But I also realized I never drawn a hippie guy, which was such a pity : long hair, flowers, peace and love and a good load of "happy ciggies". Now that's what I'd need to relax these days ! ^^ For information, I'd like to make a peace & love sign on the van, as if it was spray painted.

Here come some close-ups because I'm afraid the drawing is a bit dark without colors -plus, this scanner is not my baby so he's a bit picky, I'm not used to it- ! Sorry the line art ain't perfect at all and I hate when the computer ruins my smooth lines.

Flowers, flowers, flowers ! It took me some time to draw all this but it was pretty relaxing -no I wasn't high !-. I loved to make a complicated background, a la Art-Nouveau, behind his simple Jesus-like face. It's gonna be beautiful, and psychedelic, well I hope so, when it will be colored... if it's colored one day, oh my, this bunch of little details scares me ! ^^"

I don't know what he's smoking but it gotta be good ! My mom said he should definitely pass the blunt.

Let's make a jump, thirty years later, a few thousands kilometers away from here... somewhere in some barrio of Honduras, Mexico or Guatemala.

"Chupa, cabron !" Another of those pics I enjoyed to draw because the ideas came up all by themselves. At first I wanted to draw two guys from the Mara Salvatrucha (MS13), one threatening the other. But then I realized it would be interesting to represent the eternal rivality between MS13 and Mara 18. However, it happens the MS13 gangsta is forcing the Dieciochero BUT it doesn't mean I'm supporting one of the two gangs. If you ask my opinion, they both suck ! ^^" So, well, it was more interesting to draw two enemies. I'm not into non-con but for once it was kinda necessary. Because that's the way it is in the gangs and it would be ridiculous to put romantism in such a picture.

I've had the idea of a short porn comic with mareros for a while but I don't know if I would stand to draw all these tattoos several times. These guys... they are oh so not gay ! The paroxysm of the so-called "latin machismo". When I see such homophobics guys I just wanna make a gay porn picture out of it. They claim they aren't fags but they hug tightly and tattoo themselves, stay stucked to their hermanos and have a strange vision of personal space. Which reminds me of a scene in the movie "La Vida Loca", where a few guys are having a party for someone's birthday. They smoke, cigarettes and weed, and they blow smoke in each other's mouth... this was clearly erotic, but they aren't gay in the barrio, mierda ! :}

As for the title, it's a veeery lame wordplay in Spanish, my last Spanish teacher would hate me even more than she used to. ^^" "Chupa, cabron !" means "Suck, fucker !". But it also sounded a bit like 'chupacabra', (the goat sucker) it's an urban legend, a creature that attacked animals in Mexican farms, a kind of vampire that sucked their blood. Booo my humor is getting worse every day !

To the primeros planos !

The devil on his shoulder, his horns on his forehead. Thirteen on his face. Hands making a satanic sign on his chest. Tattoos are supposed to scare, and show his power.

I think this part can be a bit confusing without colors so I wanted to show a close-up, with the gun, the eight on his face is the half of "18". And a fancy haircut just because I like that ! :}

Classic, old-school and terribly not original web on his elbow. At least it shows he endured to be inked in this very sensitive place but that's all. Anyway I like the tattoo on his butt "Puta" means "whore" in Spanish. And with a gothic font it looks quite great.

So... it took me some time to write this post, here are the tunes I listened to during the last hour because you'll agree that music is very important to artists !

Scott McKenzie - San Francisco :
La Vida Loca OST :
Tres Coronas - "Bang Bang" :

And since I probably won't post until there : Merry Christmas ! ^3^

mercredi 16 décembre 2009

Donuts con leche !

I'm leaving to my parent's house in a few days, for the holidays, and I'm enjoying every single second with my dear Photoshop because I will miss it, oh so terribly miss it ! ^^

Long nights spent in the car, waiting for bad guys to show up... the guys found a way to have a good time anyway. I'm not fond of uniforms, not fond of authority (my parents were rebels !) but big US cops with donuts abusing poor consenting young agents... that's kinky enough for me. I think I wanted to draw the donut and the cap, the rest is just "dressing". I have to say that, while designing the older one, he came up looking like Logan's characters, so I tried to escape that influence not to copy his style, but I can't deny a little inspiration anyway.

Wrestling ! I love wrestling ! Actually, just like most of people in the world, I prefer USA wrestling. Gimme Edge, gimme Undertaker, gimme The Rock ! *rawwwr* In USA, for example with WWE, they make real shows, there's something as exciting as cinema, nasty stories, guys cheating on their girlfriends, revenges, bad guys who win... French and Mexican wrestling are a bit too serious for me, it's not funny. But Mexican wrestlers are definitely sexy with their masks, hiding their identities... mysterious guys are hot.
I drew this one to practice a bit anatomy and a different position. I tried to make them look more muscular than usual, more beefy, just like wrestlers. Also, I was happy with the colors but I tried the sepia version and realized I prefered this vintage look, like these old photos of muscle men from the beginning of 20th century.
In Mexican, wrestling is named "lucha libre" which means "free fight", and this scene depicts a very, very free kind of fight, nope ? ^^

dimanche 13 décembre 2009

Metal VS Reggaeton

Whaaatever ! Metal vs Reggaeton ? Come on, they are both great ! :}

That dude wasn't really requested by my sister -who technically hasn't reached the legal age to see this illustration yet-, but she casually said she would like to find some sexy pics of a hairy dude, slightly chubby, pouring beer on his torso. Okay, okay, let's not play with words, he's pouring beer on his cock but it looked better like that, the composition was much more dynamic with the beer splashing on his dick -and hoping I won't sound too pretentious, this is one of my favorites among all the cocks I ever drew (along with this one).
At first I wondered if I was going for a "true evil" one, with a whole pint of beer but it was funnier to use a bottle and cliché tattoos. The title is inspired by Tenacious D's song because coloring this during insomnia, around 6:00 A.M, I needed a good soundtrack. Very inspiring ! ^^

Reggaeton will be represented by my boy Mateo. I don't like to do this but for once I will compare, Mateo a few months ago, in a similar position :

And today's version...

I love to call him my boy, he's my little favorite of the crew. Probably because he's the sluttiest. The position was inspired by a few different pictures but if I could save only one part of this illustration, it would be his feet. In French, the expression "to take your own foot" literally means having an orgasm and this is what I felt drawing those feet. I don't have a foot fetish but I would lick those for hours. I went for a nearly black and white background to contrast with his amber skin. I hadn't drawn the blings and graffiti-styled caps for a while, I missed it a little bit.
The title is "Ready to use" because the condom is already installed, you just have to sit on it ! ;-)

Safe sex, babes, safe sex !!!

vendredi 11 décembre 2009

Mardi Gras in December

Just as yesterday, you see I wasn't lying when I said I was in a chocolate/New Orleans mood. So here we are, another piece I'm really happy with.

It's been a while since I started to think about this picture. I wanted to draw an old jazz man -could have been a blues man with an harmonica but the big golden saxophone was more appealing ^^- and a young black vampire. And here they are. For the oldie I was inspired by some gorgeous black and white portraits of black musicians you can find everywhere on internet -and in my dad's books, I remember being smitten by a man with dark eyes... one of the most powerful photos ever-. It's pretty cool to have a really old character for once and I enjoyed it so you might see some more in the next weeks. Uh, did I say the saxo was more appealing ? HA ! Next time I'll draw an harmonica, silly me ! It'll be easier !
As for mister vampire I went for huge fangs and he chose his haircut himself. Why blond ? Just to make a good contrast and... come on, black guy + blond hair (+ optional fangs) = SEX, or do I need to take some math lessons ? The dude isn't wearing anything, though perhaps he's got something around his knees where we can't see it. You obviously noticed the colored strings of pearls. They are given to girls who accept to flash their boobs during New Orleans Mardi Gras -a thing I find very interesting, if I ever had a chance to be there I would end with a bunch of necklaces ! ^^-. I let you imagine what mister vampire did to get those !

What's the most ironical is that New Orleans is, in foreigner's, and even American's minds, considered as a highly erotic city. While the original town of Orleans in France is known because it's the birthplace of Jeanne d'Arc, a very famous virgin.

jeudi 10 décembre 2009

Don't mess with voodoo...

My dad, who strongly believes in voodoo, would disapprove this drawing, at least a bit -but not too much because I didn't mention D******- anyway, I did it, take it as a late teenage rebellion or something like that. Or just the will to draw mystico-gore stuff and sexy chocolate dudes.

Zombies are fascinating, and here I'm talking about voodoo zombies, "real" zombies, not the Hollywood ones -yeah, yeah, Romero and Jovovich you're both great but this is serious business !-. It's the voodoo (Animism + Catholicism) equivalent of the European (Judaism + Catholicism) myth of golem : the creature. With the medicine explanations it sounds so real and you can't ignore that perhaps, it might be possible ! Not to totally bring someone back to life but to make someone's personality fade until he becomes your thing, and obeys your orders. When you see how some drugs can change people's perception of reality, why wouldn't it be possible ? This is when strikes the mischievous idea that if you can take control of someone, on a sexual plan it can be interesting ! -Fictionally of course !- Anyway... ah, if I'm here babbling about this illustration it's because I'm glad when I make a drawing that kinda, you know, tells a story.

Sure, there are too many clichés in this pic, but I had such a good time doodling the boys then thinking "Oh and what if they were in the grave ? Oh and there would be a dirt heap and a shovel because the witch doctor actually unburied him ! Wait, wait... I'm gonna add the cross to show it was a grave, but a very poor grave so it would be better with a very humble cross made of wood." And I love when my mind is like that, it's just like a drug. Ssso addictive ! *purrrrrs*
You can't really tell where this scene takes place. The witch doctor's nearly African outfit and the very poor cross evoke Jamaica, while the terribly French name suggests it could be New-Orleans. Which makes me think, my next illustration will be two black dudes in New-Orleans but that's another story. In French, "Aimé" means "loved" and now you can see that he's showed some love !
The zombie looks a bit like a Hollywood zombie, but honestly, if he had looked like a "realistic" zombie, it wouldn't have been really gore, nor funny. Idem if the witch doctor had looked like a regular guy. However, the zombie is quite calm, relaxed, submissive and willing to please his master, as zombies should be, he is not some hungry monster who wanna eat his brain.

So, that's all for now, be careful with the guys you play with and sty tuned for more chocolate goodness. I was in a New-Orleans mood these days. ^^

mardi 8 décembre 2009

Back in the game, right in time for Christmas

It's not a secret at all, I'm just coming back from a very, very bad month, I mean artistically speaking. Even though I created, and extended my possibilities, I felt really baaad for weeks because I wasn't able to do what I wanted to do... and that's all the problem of art blocks, you don't manage and you don't even want to do something, etc... AND I finally let it behind me so here I am, all happy in front of my screen. Here we go !

Let me introduce you Santa version 2009. Don't ask me why I always see the young Santas as blond, long haired guys. I like him because he made me come back to my good ol' gay porn illustrations. He was the twist I needed (him, and the fact that I told my tattoo artist about my drawings, that I was doing gay porn and all, and that he found it very interesting, it was terribly refreshing to talk about it with someone who's not from this background but who was very understanding and interested even if he's 100% straight).

I honestly don't know when the idea of drawing a pirate hit me, but I think it was during my art block, so as soon as I felt better and was able to do a little something I laid my hands on him again. I hesitated for the background, the sky and the sea would have been good but I wanted something darker. Ok, ok, the sky and the sea at night would have been darker but here you can see the bad side of the dude, imagine all the ships he sank to get this treasure. Yeah it's kinda bling-bling ! ^^ And he's a redhead because we most of pirates in fantasies are brunettes I don't know why... -probably because ALL of you nasty boys dream about Captain Hook !-

mercredi 2 décembre 2009

It's not unusual to draw unusual stuff !

What's up today ? Well, very different stuff than what I usually post BUT since it's about guys having sex with guys, it's totally appropriated for this blog. :}

First, the super porn star Buck Angel !

I really love him, let's say it, he's The Man. This is why I wanted to make a fanart, you know what it is, when we artists wan to make an "homage"... I thought for him the simpler, the better. I'm not used to draw pussies, especially so exposed, but I'm happy (read : aroused) with the result. Of course, I'm also glad of his face, and his damn tattoos ! (To be honest I'm not fond of his tats, dragons, tribal... not my kind) As for the background, I thought a red and green tartan-like atmosphere would be virile enough and suit his red brows that make him look Scottish.

This one is a commission for (the very generous) Rangarig who wanted an elephant and a dragon -non anthros and cartoon styled-, inflation, some bondage and he didn't care who would be on top. I decided that since usually dragons are bigger, everybody would expect the dragon to top and so, it was more interesting and original to get Mister Elephant to top - Rangarig was okay as long as the dragon didn't look too small and too young-. We both decided to let them have balls even if for the elephant it's not anatomically correct (I have to admit I prefer with just for the balance it gives to the picture), but we removed nipples. And I drew my first dragon peenie... I decided to go traditional, well traditional in a furry way. Because it's stupid to change something that works. :} They both ended super cute doing very naughty stuff. Ah, I'm going to hell for this ! ^^

Stay tuned for Santa Claus... soon !