Sunday, 29 April 2007

Ted Fusby Feature

When Ted Fusby found himself bored with his architecture career, he began
taking courses in drawing and painting and spent increasing amounts of time making art in his spare time. He first tried making non-gay art which might interest galleries, but when that work was largely ignored, he moved on to using openly gay subject matter, to please himself, if no one else.

With some encouragement from the Tom of Finland Foundation, he began to find a
gay audience, and with the advent of the internet, he was able to reach an audience all over the world.

Today he uses a combination of watercolor and colored pencil on paper to make all his artwork, and he deliberately keeps the size of his works small, to keep his prices within reach of many people.

You can view more of his work on his site

All images ©Ted Fusby
Do not redistribute without permission

Sunday, 15 April 2007

Stephen Pierce (Baddogltd) Photography Feature

Stephen Pierce, living in New Jersey, started taking pictures with a camera he borrowed from his brother in law. He went out and shot several street corners. After that night, his brother in law never received the camera back.

He had no professional training but he worked around his lack of experience by colour printing, a process that involves shooting black & white then fill with paint. A process he still uses this day with Photoshop.

Not only do I like the visuals of Stephen's photography, I like the emotional impact that they convey. From intimacy to provocation, joyous warmth to cold grittiness, Stephen's talent in such things show a fantastic insight.

The pictures above and below (Shadow City Sunset and 53rd and 3rd) are from Stephen's Series - Lost Boys, Wayward Angels and Dead End Kids. It depicts different types of people in a industrial modern city. A very raw and powerful collection of photos.

Fantastic work!

You can see more of his photography on his deviantart gallery

All images ©Stephen Pierce (Baddogltd)
Do not redistribute without permission

Friday, 30 March 2007

J. Michael McCracken (Stpeteartisan) Feature!

Watercolour paintings are difficult by definition. One failed stroke of a brush can totally destroy the entire piece, as it is difficult to correct. This is one of the reasons, I highly commend J Michael McCracken.

Originally from E. Tennessee, now located in St Petersburg, J has always been drawing and painting and studied many art courses. His big break started when he sold two pieces on EBay on September 24 2004. He won first place of the International World Aids Day Contest on Deviantart.

His works are approximately five hours or more in total and the display of detail shows this. The anatomy is flawless, the colours are bright, and the tones itself are expertly done.

J has not only captured the solidarity of the male form but a fragile beauty characteristic too.

He donates a portion of proceeds from the sale of originals, and all of his print sales on deviantART to his local HIV charity.

Fantastic work that needs to be highly praised!

You can see more of his artworks on his deviantart gallery.

All images ©J. Michael McCracken (stpeteartisan)
Do not redistribute without prior permission

Friday, 23 March 2007

Welcome all

Greetings all to my male art resource blog

This is dedicated to all the artists and photographers who focus or partially focus on the male form, erotic and non-erotic. I will feature an artist weekly plus reviews of books/comics that I've bought and any other musings that I would like to share.

I'm always searching for new websites and artists, so if you see any that should be linked on this blog, please let me know.

However, there are some rules for links.

1. The works have to be based on the male form (obviously). It doesn't have to be nudity or pornographic. A guy can still look good with clothes on.

2. If the artist/photographer does a multi-genre for example, landscape and male art. The male works has to be in a
separate gallery/webpage.

3. I won't submit links that is
primarily used for photographic porn. For example, COLT, pridesites, menonthenet, badpuppy, linkmeallover etc. Drawn porn is ok.

That's it, simple.

If anyone has questions, feel free to comment or e-mail (address in profile)

Adam G