Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Cameron Bailey - Esque

This is a drawing of model Cameron Bailey, who is with Click Models.  When I first saw a picture of him, I felt as flustered as Madonna did in Truth or Dare when she was talking about Antonio Banderas.  AND he looks like Jesus?  Oh, he's darn near perfect.

Of course, as opposed to my drawing, his actual eyes do not look crazy...

Monday, November 30, 2009

Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ




Mary holds Jesus after he's lowered from the cross.


The cropped version works much better than the full because it disguises their oversize heads.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Baptismal Jesus


"IT IS I WHO GAVE BAPTISM TO JESUS OF NAZARETH," spoketh John the Baptist.  "I just didn't expect to get that reaction, is all..."

Baptismal Jesus, In Progress


I thought that so far the drawing was coming out pretty good, so I better commemorate it before I muck it up.  I THINK I'm doing Jesus Christ getting baptized, but being slightly turned on by the dripping water.  I can see from this photo that I need to tweak his facial expression a little.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Mind Is Elsewhere...


Thinking of better days when he was free to come and go as he pleased and hugs weren't the enemy, disgust and shame not his constant companions...

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Where's My Cigarette Holder, Dahling?


A male alien came to Earth dressed in drag as a 1940's movie actress.

Hyper-exaggerated female features are hallmarks of fabulous drag queens, old time movie stars, and aliens posing as humans.

This started with drawing an eye and just seeing what it would develop into.

Meme From Thiago

Thiago, my blog friend from España, dropped the meme thing on me!  Google Translator gave me what I think is the list of 10 questions that I should answer.

1.) What animal would you be reincarnated as?  I would much rather come back in human form again, but I would probably come back as a tick just to piss me off.
2.) I could not live without: Mashed potatoes?
3.)What do you most appreciate about a person?  A passion for fairness.
4.) Favorite color (I'm not sure this one translated right)? Black and red.
5.) Three words that define you: creative, introverted, binge-prone
6.) Where would you like to travel?  France
7.) Favorite quote: "I wasn't drunk I was just overserved" -- Glenn Campbell
8.) Something I want to do (translation iffy): learn the secret to consistent happiness
9.) I want to be: content?
10.) My greatest "monosidad":  Monosidad wouldn't translate!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Aurel Schmidt - Esque

Every time I'm reading Paper, I get intrigued by the creative New Yorkers...


Here we have an interpretation of artist Aurel Schmidt, whose piece "I'm Sorry" I was very taken with.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Lenora Claire - Esque


Artist, Patron of the Arts, and all around goddess, Lenora Claire.  Or rather a sketch that doesn't look like her but suggests her.  And a fantastic cartoon of her by the ever talented Glen Hanson that really does look like her!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Smashing!

The lovely Roxana over at Draw For Joy (who created the artwork pictured here) gifted my blog with a nice acknowledgment.  Hers is one of my favorite places to visit, so I was most happy to know that she received maybe a little enjoyment from mine.

I have several favorite posts but my current favorite is:


Naughty Snow White and her 7 suitors...click on the link to check it out...

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Jesus: Completed


I was plenty upset to discover I had an ink stain on the side of my hand!  I guess that unintentional ink spot on the picture will be Satan or something.

Bloody Jesus Christ dying on the cross with ensuing turbulent weather...

Jesus In Progress

I had to take a neck ache/football break while drawing this. I know the hands are going to give me the fits, especially that small. So I'll come back to it in an hour or so.


On a side note: Dear God, did ya have to rain out yesterday's ALCS game so it could be postponed until today only to wind up being shown on FOX at the same time that the NY Giants are playing on NBC?! Hunh? Did ya?

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Escape From The Muck...


No real commentary for this effort, just kind of my current mood on paper. Trying to let the happy thoughts escape the simmering depression. I have these moods frequently, so it's nothing really and they generally pass fairly quickly.

Hmmm, I guess there was commentary after all. To quote Margo Channing: "Now I suddenly feel as if I've taken all my clothes off."

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Paris Hilton & Levi Johnston


I believe this is what one would call indulging in guilty pleasures, although I actually don't feel guilty about it...I even have Levi on my Google Reader just to stay informed.

So instead of a guilty pleasure, just a pleasure?

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

"Uck...They Never Listen."


One of the angels leading Lot and his family out of town turns around two seconds too late to keep Lot's wife from making her infamous mistake.

I'll call it "Lot's Angel, Out Of Context"...

Monday, October 12, 2009

Krist Cummings - Esque, Part 2



Another Krist Cummings, more of a regular type portrait. I added the crucifix to have Krist wearing Christ and I like the idea of the red marker as smeared blood.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Krist Cummings - Esque



Krist Cummings is the latest inspirational face that I wanted to try my hand at. So here we have somebody who once was mistaken for Krist's 2nd cousin in passing on the Red Line.

I presented him here as a writer, with the quill pen and Writer's Guild of America shirt, because that is my current favorite of his multiple talents.

I haven't seen a video of him pronouncing his name yet, but if it's pronounced Krist as in CHRIST Cummings (cumming), my head just exploded from the fantastmic of it all.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Bar Persona...


My bar persona, Spaceyray, who is much better at getting along in social situations than I am.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Naked Virgin Mary and Unresponsive Baby Jesus


I don't know why I was feeling particularly morbid today, but here we have Mary in denial that her child was stillborn. Somehow this just seems a little too mean.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Angel With Uni-brow


He refused to wax his uni-brow before sitting for his Sears Portrait Studio shot...

**on a side note, I very much like uni-brows**

Saturday, July 11, 2009

"I Thirst..."


Crucified Jesus got all dehydrated and thirsty but that Miller High Life delivery guy had come by and decided they didn't deserve the High Life, took all their beer, and left them with nothing but a big ol' helping of common sense...

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Polly Scattergood - Esque


This drawing is based on a really awesome picture by Justin de Deney that I saw in Paper Magazine of singer Polly Scattergood. I didn't leave enough room for the shoes, but in the picture she had on these kind of high heeled Mary Janes. I was absolutely taken.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Joan Of Arc, Part 2


The last Joan of Arc, I didn't give much thought to, I was just really moved by the silent film version of her trial and stake-burning and felt compelled. This one is sort of a representation of her youth and courage.

Also a borderline Adventure In Crazy Hair.

A Fantastic And Trippy Journey...

I have to give Anchorbird a mention. I can't remember where I found this link, but it's a collaborative comic featuring several different artists and it seems that each one takes the comic in strange new directions with every new posting.

It is like watching the ultimate Choose Your Own Adventure book being played out in comic book form...well, except for the fact that you don't get to do any choosing. But you just never know what the next artist is going to come up with.

There seems to be a main cast of characters and the title Anchorbird is in reference to one of the character's mysterious Marines "tattoo."

I'm hoping this runs for a while and remains as wonderfully trip-tastic as it is.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Emote-A-Sketch...


Current mood: Awash in a relentless torrent of depression...and making sentences that make no sense...

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Aegle the Nymph


Unfortunately, the Mystical Forest does not contain any reputable hairdressers (that braid is jacked up)...

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Filled With The Holy Spirit...Or Something...


Manuel felt the Holy Spirit pouring down upon him with a mighty whoosh, filling him with religious ecstasy...

Or:

Manuel felt himself nearing his climax while masturbating under the key light for BrokeStraightBoys.com...

Monday, June 8, 2009

In Progress, I Suppose...


Here we have this little guy that almost ended up in the trash after I got frustrated with his hair and then not being able to decide what I wanted him to be.

This is the cropped version of what I've drawn so far, in which it appears he's going to be another of my chained up sex workers. I started with the idea of it being Joseph thrown in prison by Potiphar, but I didn't allow much room on the paper for that set up. And I really don't know enough about that story to tell it with only a couple of details. (Although Mrs Potiphar's attempted seduction of Joseph would make an interesting drawing...*PING!*)

So he became your run-of-the-mill captive, tossed into some filthy brothel by yet another group of brutish, horny, money-hungry thugs looking for an innocent to ruin. Not sure what other details will be added yet...

Friday, May 29, 2009

Virgin Mary Sheds Bloody Tears


Thousands went on a pilgrimage to Sandusky, OH, to see the statue of the Virgin Mary weeping bloody tears only to get there and realize it was just ancient vampire Akasha's little sister Skipper that had fed too much.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Hair


This sketch was all about the lines in the hair. Sometimes I just get kind of in a daze drawing hair, so many separate strands and stuff...it's a little hypnotic.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Hustler: Prone


With his modeling jobs drying up, Raffaele decided to go with Rentboy.com to hawk his wares. $300 in/$500 out. Will travel. No attitude, versatile and discreet. Drug free. (mostly)...

Not Allison, But...


Okay, so one of my favorite models on cycle 12 of America's Next Top Model was Allison Harvard. She's very stunning and she's an artist, which of course makes her a standout for me.

I was going through my drawings to repost some that had mysteriously disappeared from this blog and I ran across this one that I had done some time ago...it kind of resembles Allison a little, I think...

Just a little...

So this drawing is officially renamed Allison.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Russell Martin - Esque



Here we have my take on Dodgers catcher Russell Martin. This drawing certainly doesn't capture his handsomeness, but I figured with the "L.A." symbol and the "55" and the beard, there are enough points to where someone might say, "Oh, yeah, that's supposed to be Russ!"

Tank is my nickname for him. I don't know where it came from, I just like calling him Tank Martin. He seems sturdy. I almost did a Freudian slip and typed "studly"...which he is also...

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Saint Lucy


The dear, virginal Lucy decided against marrying a pagan and used her dowry to help the poor. The spurned fiancee got revenge by dropping the C-bomb label on her: Christian. Under Diocletian's rule, that was not a good thing. I'm pretty sure he also had Sebastian knocked off. So that's two saints that Diocletian is responsible for.

Apparently there are two wildly different schools of thought on how Lucy lost her eyes. One is that she was being pursued by a suitor who loved her eyes so she cut them out and sent them to him so that he would leave her the "F" alone. !!!!!! That is rejection taken to orgasmic levels.

The other is that her eyes were gouged out before her execution, (which made my whole body cringe just thinking about it, and I'll probably get freaked taking my contacts out later) but God later granted her an even more beautiful set of eyes. Probably so when people have visions of Saint Lucy, it wouldn't be a horrific visage with bloody, empty eye sockets.

Thanks to Kurt for pointing me towards this!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Diesel Washington - Esque


One of my top favorite personalities is Diesel Washington. So I'm looking at his blog the other day and he's taken several snaps as a kind of angel character and I swear to Jeebus if he didn't look a little vulnerable and angelic. This is Diesel we're talking about here!

I really love those shots, so I decided to do a take-off on one of the photos. Archangel Diesel Washington...with my normal disclaimer that, no, it really doesn't look anything like him.

Original photos ARE HERE.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Saints Sergius and Bacchus


One beat to death and the other de-nogginized...oh those silly Romans...

Sergius and Bacchus were two soldiers who were undercover Christians back when being a Christian was a...risky...life choice. When it was discovered and they steadfastly refused to pray to the Roman gods, they were tortured. Bacchus died while being beaten and Sergius survived his beat down (which supposedly featured a compassionate appearance by Bacchus' ghost) only to have his head chopped off later.

Interesting story that I hadn't heard of before today, and the suspicion that they may have been more than just comrades in arms led to this drawing...

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Either Way, He's Not Feeling It...


Here we have either an angel that is fed up with Heaven and has decided to come down to Earth and take up with one of those saucy human women and create a few evil giants or we have a WeHo resident who is attending his first White Party and has decided that it ain't all that...

Extreme color saturation so the glowing of the halo would distract from how jacked up it is...