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nakedcomixguy
16 January 2011 @ 06:36 am


Model: Libby Loo (mm# 1042219)
Hair: Justina Downs (mm# 744349)
Make-Up: Tasha Lopez

It seems that a lot of my pieces start in one spot and end up in another. This one started during my last shoot, with me playing with Libby, lighting and an old Bat-Man mask I got at Wal-Mart some years go. In the end, I like how the finish piece suggests a story.

Maybe she is a woman nude in a room in the city. Ready to start some fetish fun tonight. The light is the flash of her lover taking some Polaroid pictures before the start.

Or maybe she is getting ready to watch some old Bat-Man re-runs featuring Adam West and Burt Ward on TV-Land? The light is the glare of the TV as the theme music comes on.

Or maybe it is something else entirely? Like I said, I never really know where these things are going.
 
 
nakedcomixguy
10 January 2011 @ 05:28 am



Title: Drawing Libby
Model: Libby Loo (mm# 1042219)
Hair: Justina Downs (mm# 744349)
Make-Up: Tasha Lopez

I have to point out, that is not my hand. That is actually my neighbor's hand from across the street. You can tell because he is holding the drawing pencil normally. I on the other hand, hold my pens very strangely I'm told. One friend from art school nicknamed it "The Mutant Claw".
 
 
nakedcomixguy
31 December 2010 @ 09:19 am



Model: Libby Loo (mm# 1042219)
Hair: Justina Downs (mm# 744349)
Make-Up: Tasha Lopez

Welcome to my last official illustration of 2010. I was going to make this my first official illustration of 2011 but since I finished it today on New Years Eve; I'll group it with this last set. Do worry little campers, I plan on doing more in 2011.

I'm really happy with how this turned out. I tried some new techniques on rendering flesh. For awhile now I haven't been completely happy with how things have been coming out in term of contrast and tone. In this piece I used overlays of violet and purple in the shadow areas to darken them. This helped add a tempature change to the shadow area making them seem warmer and making the light areas seem cooler. Doing this helps establish a greater feeling of volume and to go darker in certain areas.
 
 
Current Mood: creative
Current Music: Styx
 
 
nakedcomixguy
27 December 2010 @ 04:38 pm
Yea! My "Happy Maggie" has been accepted in this year's The Dirty Show 12 in Detroit. This is a juried show of erotic art that happens every year. Big thanks to Model Maggie Mayhem and Make-Up Artist Treja Hayes for their help in this project.

Here is a a copy of the piece

 
 
Current Mood: happyhappy
 
 
nakedcomixguy
26 December 2010 @ 09:27 am


Model: Libby Loo (mm# 1042219)
Hair: Justina Downs (mm# 744349)
Make-Up: Tasha Lopez

A true confession: backgrounds are a challenge for me. We want all the focus to be on the figure and that is easier to do when you don't have anything in the background distracting you. I think backgrounds are a challenge for most pin-up artists; which is why so many of them do their work as vignettes (Olivia, Vargus, George Petty for example). When I first started out doing Nakedcomix, nearly all my work was vignettes. But it in general that makes for a poor composition. So in recent years I have worked on trying to use the whole image area.

In this piece I design my own moorish tile and saved it as a pattern in Illustrator. The hair and the fan Libby was holding gave a spanish feeling to the piece. So I wanted to go along with that but not come up with something too complex. In the future I'd like my background to work more with the figure to make a more stronger piece. For now though I'm happy that they just accent the beauty of the model.
 
 
 
nakedcomixguy
03 December 2010 @ 01:03 pm


Title: Heavenly Angel
Model: Chantiq Kolega (mm# 1174479)
Make-Up: Treja Hayes (mm# 573369)

I think the last couple of times I drew Chantiq, I either had her covered with spiders or under going electro shock. I had to make it up to her in this one. For this piece, I felt like channeling more Maxfield Parrish than Stephen King. In the original shot I had her wrapped in aluminum foil. I liked how the foil felt a bit like how Parrish rendered fabric whipping in the wind. So I went for a romantic fantasy look. The idea to make her an angel came after I saw some pictures of the Victoria's Secret fashion show and the space idea was because I wanted her against a dark background for contrast. In the end it seems to be one of my more colorful pieces.
 
 
nakedcomixguy
20 November 2010 @ 11:38 am


Model: Scarlet Faux

Unfortunately I only shot two models this past year, Raven De Faye and Scarlet Faux. So naturally most of my illustrations have been of them of late. They were both great and fun models to work with and would love to do so again but for now I'm kind of tired of looking at them. Lucky for me I have a new shoot in the works with a new model. So I should have some fresh stuff up soon.

For now, this is a Black and White illustration I did of Scarlet. It is more of a spot illustration and a study than a complete illustration. When I was doing graphic design for Spectator, I would use pin-ups like this to fil in gaps. I also felt like focusing on detail and inking rather than color this time.
 
 
nakedcomixguy
12 November 2010 @ 03:42 pm


Title: Gold Foil
Model: Jesse-Marie (MM #533158)
Make-Up: Treja Hayes

I was happy by how fast this one went. It was an image I've always meant to do something with. After taking a month doing the Raven-Go-Round illustration, I was going to take some time off. But not working on anything never feels right for me. I took this picture out and just worked on it a little at a time everyday. It was more to keep busy than to create a masterpiece. So I was surprised when I finished so quickly. It turned out to be a nice little Art Nouveau inspired piece.

In the place where I work we print wine labels. So of course we use a lot of gold foil. I rescued a spent roll that was going in the garbage after it was used. In the reference photograph, you could actually see the name of the wine it was for originally.
 
 
Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: AC/DC
 
 
nakedcomixguy
16 October 2010 @ 05:20 pm


Model: Raven De Faye

This picture felt like it took forever to do. I'm reminded why I haven't done any other motorcycle illustrations for nearly 5 years. All that small detail to get right. Then there is the rope. It took me about 3 days just on that part alone. Ugh! Actually drawing Raven was the easiest part of the illustration.

Actually I'm happy with how it looks. I had another one in the works but just felt like I needed to do this one. It was just one of those images that pops into your head. When inspiration calls you can't leave her waiting...or she'll run you over with her motorcycle.
 
 
Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: Bon Jovi
 
 
nakedcomixguy
12 September 2010 @ 08:59 am
Because they have changes stuff on Flickr, I haven't been able to share stuff as easily as before. Before I would just upload it there and just image link it here. Now it seems you can't do that. So I have to upload it to my actual web site and link it from there. The only real difference is that Flickr used to write the HTML code for you and now I have to do it myself. I guess I have to brush up on my web skills.

I recently did an update to the Outtakes section on my web site. You can see all these shots and more by going to the news page and scrolling to the bottom. These pictures are from my last photo shoot with Raven. The theme was Motorcycle Bondage. My shoots aren't all fun and games, just mostly. So I'm posting a few shots here for your enjoyment.



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