Monday, December 08, 2008

A Christmas Angel for You

At last... I completed the colored version of Scruffy Angel. The final image is 1280 by 960... big enough to use as a desktop. Let me know what you think.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008


For one evening only, we were treated to the conjunction of a cresent Moon with Venus and Jupiter on the first day of December. The very bright "evening star" to the left of the moon is the planet Venus. The other bright "star" below to the right of the moon is Jupiter.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Hmmm... Janez

We forgive Janez Vermeiren for always taking off his shirt everywhere he goes.

Comment Moderation

Sorry all... Comment moderation has been turned back on. There has been too many automated spam comments on the blog lately. Please do not let this discourage you from leaving your comments... I love hearing from you!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

One from the grave...

Here is a unfinished pencil drawing made about a year and a half ago. It was abandoned as I was not happy with the result. The eyes were too large and the cartoon style faces did not seem to fit the bodies. Let me know if you think it is worth reviving...

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Claudio Bindella

"Thread" - 2005, Oil on canvas, 100x100cm. This beautiful painting is by the very talented Claudio Bindella, an Italian artist and painter born and living in Milan. Visit his website and check out the evolution of his work. He also has a great links section featuring some brilliant artists and photographers.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Exquisite Drawing Tools

San Francisco artist Agelio Batle's exquisite graphite sculptures are poetic metaphors and functioning drawing tools. Made from carbonaceous graphite (mineral remains of prehistoric plant life) with smudge-resistant compounds and fused into various shapes under intense pressure; all of its surfaces can write. Each sculpture is produced in a limited series. Prices start around $45 and are available at Agelio Batle's ABS Workshop.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Turburam not Torburan

I got the name wrong... No wonder I could not find any information about this artist. A kind reader pointed me in the right direction. Thanks! Turburam is a Mongolian artist... specializing in paper-cuts.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

My Art in Public Spaces?

Just had to try it for myself. Image effects via PhotoFunia

Monday, November 17, 2008

Meet some locals

Ryan, Moses, Rudy and Sandile...

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Great Storytelling

My third Harry Bush post in a short while... I suspect I may be getting obsessed. Click on the image to enlarge it and look carefully at the beautifully crafted drawings - great shading and perfect anatomy. In case you missed it like I did the first time, these are not just two drawings of the same dude in different poses. Look carefully at the clues - there is also a story being told of what happened between these two frames.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Unknown Works

Anyone help me identify this artist(s)?

Teenage Sea Monsters

Another awesome Harry Bush drawing...

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Quick Like Chicken

Just had to share this. Scanned from a pamphlet found on my car. You have to wonder what the hell the poor chicken did to receive such a bad reputation... the rest is pretty scary also...

Philip Shadbolt

Originally from Perth, Western Australia, Philip Shadbolt studied Graphic Design, Fine Art and Illustration before settling in the U.K. in 1993. Having been born in Australia and having traveled extensively throughout India, his passion for nature and vibrant use of color have manifested in his work. The artist draws inspiration from a wide variety of life experiences.

Visit the website: KundaliniArts for more information and get some of the beautiful work!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Harry Bush Drawings

Some finely crafted drawings by the very talented Harry Bush. I am often concerned about the amount of time spent on a single drawing, so I was relieved to read that Harry Bush sometimes laboured for weeks or even months over his drawings.

His delicate line and shading techniques are respected and his drawings display a enviable understanding of male anatomy. And always his images expose his wicked sense of humor.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Masculine Face

New drawing: Pencil on A4 paper. Always looking for the ideal male face. Strong features, soft but masculine. The process of getting the shading smooth feels a bit like forcing individual graphite molecules to bond with the paper in just the right amounts. Comments always welcome...

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

MANLY by Dale Lazarov & Amy Colburn

MANLY by Dale Lazarov and Amy Colburn - Three stories intertwine, observing men in the best years of their lives doing what the love to do best! Dale Lazarov's sensual-sexual storyboard combined with Amy Colburn's brilliantly drawn masculine figures result in a celebration of carnal desires! These stories get by without any use of words, thus furthering the sexual fantasies of the readers.

Dale Lazarov, who lives and works in Chicago, made a name for himself in 2006 with his comic book STICKY (with co-author Steve MacIssac). Amy Colburn lives in Virginia and has been producing homoerotic illustrations for a variety of publications for years. This is their first collective publication.

Get it from Amazon Books: MANLYSTICKY

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Why I LOVE South Africa

Just some pictures driving down to Durban...

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Theatre of Dreams

Ivan - Hunky performer from Madame Zingara at Montecasino in Johannesburg, 19 August - 31 October 2008.

Batman and Robin: So funny...

Could not resist... just had to share this!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Out In Africa Film Festival

Watch out for the Out In Africa South African Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. The website covers news, reviews and titbits about everything from this year's films.

Johannesburg, Killarney Mall: 4 - 14 September 2008
Cape Town, V&A Waterfront: 11 - 21 September 2008

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Share a Moment

It is pretty hard not to get swept up in the Olympic spectacle when you see sharing like this. Germany's gymnast Fabian Hambuechen hugs U.S. gymnast Jonathan Horton at the Beijing 2008 Olympics. Horton won the silver, Hambuechen the bronze medal.

Pure Poetry

A few days ago I caught China's Chen Yibing in the men's rings final of the gymnastics event of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. China's Chen Yibing won the gold, China's Wei Yang the silver and Ukraine's Oleksandr Vorobiov the bronze. Watching him move was poetry in motion - pure art and true inspiration.

Gymnast by Ben Kimura

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Mister X

Pencil drawing on A4 paper. The title refers to the pose and the fact that his face is hidden.

Spring Summer 2008

A while back I was invited to the Joburg Fashion week. Here are some pictures from Thunda during the Artistic Soul and DM Classic show.

Olympians et al

The lady has talent! Beautiful sculptures by Danielle Anjou.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Cha Cha Heels

We saw Cha Cha Heels on Saturday night - most enjoyable! This slick Drag Extravaganza by producer Bryan Bester, brings together a cast of eight of the South Africa’s leading Drag Artists, headed up by the formidable Ines Beau Rivage and features four handsome male dancers. Awesome costumes by Kurt van der Muller and choreography by Robin McBroom make it a night to remember.

Rihanna, Beyonce, Christina Aguilera and Nelly Furtado join disco favourites Shirley Bassey, Donna Summer, Tina Turner, Eartha Kitt, Cher and Gloria Gaynor. Also, a few numbers from old James Bond movies, Chicago and some Brazilian rhythms featuring Carmen Miranda.

Cha Cha Heels runs until the 10th August 2008 at the Tesson Theatre, Johannesburg Civic Theatre. Don't miss it!

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Who is Torburan?

Can't seem to find any information about this artist - Torburan. I really enjoy the strong graphic and decorative qualities as well as the way the figures have been abstracted.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Digital Hunk

Sure you have seen this before... It is Captain Gray Edwards from the movie Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within. It is not often that a digital character gets the full pin-up treatment.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Male Nude Bodybuilder

Bid for the new work "Alec" by David Alan Crumpler, Original Oil Painting on Canvas, 20" x 24" on his eBay gallery or read all about the evolution of this painting on his website.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Ichikawa Kazuhide

Japanese gay Manga artist Ichikawa Kazuhide. More in his gallery...

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Scruffy Angel

Here is a little drawing started in December last year just before my hand got broken. It was intended to be my Angel for Christmas. So at last my fingers are finally well enough (they can sort of bend again) to complete the drawing and start the process of colouring it. Watch this space!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Hunky Warrior

Male character from a Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game called Shaiya by Sonov Entertainment. Don't you think he is handsome?