Some male nudes in here!!!
Sketching Alex and Heph and some beef.
Haven’t drawn these characters and these big-sized men in ages but I am still doing alright. Mostly playing around with new pencils I got from a conference goodie bag.
I just recently upgraded from one secondhand iPad to another + I’ve been going to my first in-person live drawing sessions (previously I had only done those online lol). What other way to break in the new iPad with a sketchdump of my boy Ilias posing as a model + also I like to draw him + AND I am poisoned long enough as an artist in my late twenties that I think now is the time to publicly participate in that ancient tradition of honouring the human nude BUT with the lens of an ace person who enjoys frankness and groundedness in erotics.
These poses are made up from my mind with no ref, mostly to test my ability to draw the male figure i.e if I actually absorbed the fundamentals enough to translate into stylised character-specific shapes.
Ilias is a bit of a bigger, curvier figure than what I (personally) have seen in my art modelling references, online and offline. His body design is kinda like the bridge between my studies of athletic fat sportsmen and the muscled wiry models typical of male nudes.
And here are the live drawing session pages from my sketchbook. The place I go to is specifically for male figure drawing.
I hardly ever get to see masculine bodies naked in real life that are AVERAGE and NON-IDEALISED aka with some flesh and pudge; which is something I want to honour more and more in my practice.
Obvs I find it funnier to caricature my fellow life drawers.
Reimena Yee is a graphic novelist, artist and flamingo enthusiast.
She writes and illustrates quite a few webcomics and graphic novels. When not making books, she lulls away her time with essays on craft, life and experiences in the publishing industry. Some of her thoughts of art and life are rather unstructured and will evolve over time as this blog matures, as they should be.
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