Inspiration from Alessio Slonimsky

Today, I found myself inspired by an illustration by Alessio Slonimsky which was posted on the closed Facebook group Male Erotic Art of All Time by Nicolás Gibson. The digital image is available for download on Slonimsky’s blog Alessio in Wonderland (see his post for Wednesday, November 4, 2015). I love the naturalistic style, precise technique and the…

100 Day Project – Sketch 003

Sketch 003 for the 100 Day Project. Wed, 08 April 2015. This time my comment was “i actually feel happier about sketch #003. he’s forlorn, but i’m not. at least he’s not boxed in.” finding i’m getting too precious when i try to copy a photograph or, worse, a piece of art. but when i…

100 Day Project – Sketch 001

Sketch 001 for the 100 Day Project. 06 April 2015. I’m doing one sketch (OK, I cheat and try a couple), so… I’m posting one sketch a day on my Instagram page for 100 days starting 06 April 2015 and finishing up 14 July 2015. wonder if i’ll see improvement? I certainly hope so! in…

Inspiration from William Etty, figurative painter

I found myself inspired today by a number of paintings by English painter William Etty (1787-1849) and an article about his life and work “William Etty: The Most Controversial Artist You’ve Never Heard of” by Bob Duggan on the Picture This website. Duggan writes “Etty broke the rules of decorum by painting humanly realistic nudes…

The 7 Golden Rules of Blogging

Originally posted on Cristian Mihai:
It’s Blogging Week here at Cristian Mihai blog (yeah, I don’t have a fancy name for my blog). We’ll talk about blogging, different tools that make blogging easier, and other stuff. The other stuff is mostly related to some of the do’s and don’t of blogging, what works and what doesn’t.…

A short based on The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

I’d like to do a short story based on themes from The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Perhaps the first time Kendrick and Sorce have sex. Perhaps a scene where Kendrick watches Sorce do sex magic with another boy. The point of these scenes might be to show the difference between ritual sex and passionate, unscripted, we’ve-got-an-incredible-connection kind…