Monday, December 07, 2009

At last...

South Africa recently opened its first gay adult film studio. Check out Liberate Studios - home of some very talented performers.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Mother City Queer Project

The theme for MCQP this year is "Toolbox". Saturday, 19 December 2009 at Old Biscuit Mill, 375 Albert Road, Woodstock in Cape Town. There's no business like tool business...

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Guys by Carolyn Weltman

Carolyn Weltman is a talented painter, mixed media artist and poet from the British Isles - now living in the United States. Make sure you buy some of her millennium boys at Etsy or visit her website: Sophi's Grand Empire and bring back the passion.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Mr Gay South Africa

Some hopefuls for the Mr Gay South Africa pageant - the richest male pageant in the country. The search is on for a gay man of impeccable character, taste and style – and of course – a temple of a body to house these admirable qualities.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Johannesburg Guys

What the guys in Jo'burg are getting up to lately...

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Nude Erotic Art by Rick Herold

Artist Rick Herold began his art career at Academie Julian in Paris, later studying Religious Church Art at Benedictine Monastic University. Herold soon became disillusioned with organized religion and turned to painting erotic nudes.

Herold's self-developed technique is called reverse painting, and is done on clear vinyl with sign-painter's enamel, which bonds with the vinyl to become a permanent and durable surface.

Rick Herold has traveled all over the world, collecting indigenous art for his private collection. He currently lives in North County, San Diego with his life partner.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Can You Forgive Him?

Apologies for being away so long... been busy this side. Pencil drawing on A4 paper - click for a bigger view and let me know what you think of him!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Art of Sadao Hasegawa

I have always been a huge fan of Sadao Hasegawa's erotic drawings and paintings. His men are truly beautiful, his technique is inspiring and his ability to portray the masculine form with both power and sensuality makes me jealous. The works are Japanese in origin but he also borrows from Indian or Thai mythology to create his unique vision of male sexuality. More of his art here...

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Drawings by Andrew Verster

Some ink drawings by Andrew Verster from his recent exhibition.

Adventures in Nyalaland 2

Some more pics from the Nyalaland hike... Tusker, Olifants River, Buffalo, Baobab tree and Impala Lily.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Guys by Chris Lopez

These awesome watercolors by Chris Lopez was made by scratching the surface of a special paper called Couche with a needle, similar to creating an engraving. The surface is painted and then finished with a sponge.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Male Figures by Michael Leonard

"Born in Bangladore, India, in 1933 Michael Leonard studied graphic design and illustration at St. Martin's School of art in London from 1954 to 1957, after which he worked as an illustrator. Leonard first exhibited as a painter in 1972 and has subsequently and numerous one-person exhibitions, in London at Fischer Fine Art and Thomas Gibson Fine Art and in New York at Forum Gallery. He his work has also been included in various selected group exhibitions in the United States, Europe and Canada." Simply beautiful!

Changing Room, 2005

Monday, May 11, 2009

Adventures in Nyalaland 1

Guess what I got up to during the long weekend... The Nyalaland Hiking Trail takes you through one of the most beautiful and unspoilt wilderness areas of South Africa. The camp is situated on the bank of the Madzaringwe stream north of Punda Maria, near the Luvuvhu River and the magnificent Lanner Gorge.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Torso by Wim Griffith

Wim Griffith works in a variety of mediums, including sculpture, painting, and murals. Visit his website to get the full picture and buy some of his awesome work!

Friday, May 01, 2009

Witness the Cuteness

These meerkat puppies were born close to the place I work. Could not resist sharing them...

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Andrew Verster

Catch Andrew Verster's exhibition "Past/Present" at the Standard Bank Art Gallery in Johannesburg if you can. It runs until 23 May and covers the past 14 years of his work. The title of the exhibition refers to how our past affects our present. Verster celebrates South Africa's democracy as a major personal milestone - as the first works were made during this transition in 1994.

The exhibition is a multi-disciplinary show of paintings, drawings, stage sets, costume designs and wax panels that aims to reveal Verster's diverse approach and innovation.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Almost Shirtless

Pencil drawing on A4 paper. They may seem obvious, but here are a few things learned during this drawing.

The type of paper has a huge influence on the amount of detail you can achieve. Had to tear this one out of the sketchpad - the surface underneath the drawing also dictates how much of the graphite "sticks" to the paper. As the drawing evolves, I often use fixative to stop it getting messy and this also affects any work over the bottom layers.

Love to hear from you - so send me your comments...

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Transporter by Taner Ceylan

Hyperrealist Taner Ceylan was born in Germany in 1967. He lives and works in Istanbul, Turkey.

Transporter - 140 x 200 cm, Oil on Canvas, 2008

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Yes please...

Meet Paul Bester, a 20-year-old South African rugby player turned model, now living in the US.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Dickies Drawings

Check out the very talented artist at Dickies Drawings. I love his style!

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Mark Beard and Company

Mark Beard was born in 1956 in Salt Lake city, and now lives in New York. Over the past 20 years he has created several alter egos each with their own unique style and personality.

Read all about this artist at the John Stevenson Gallery

Monday, February 23, 2009

Local talent... First Project

Managed to see the very impressive adrenaline-fueled band - 1st Project in action last week.

"1st Project is an industrial percussion act with a unique South African element and a pulse of pure primal energy! Combining elements of rock, traditional African rhythms, house and Latin, 1st Project has created a completely original style of music that is guaranteed to touch and entertain audiences of all ages, no matter what their tastes."