I’ve drawn a lot of nudes over the past 40 years. I often get asked if I ever draw male nudes because I am known for my work pertaining to the female nude.
The simple answer is yes. Over the years I have worked from the male model. The male body is just as beautiful as the female body,yet there seems to be a lack of appreciation for the male nude in general. The appreciation of the male body should be all inclusive and be as it is with the female form.
Everything in nature can be observed in many ways. We can choose to look all the components of our subject at one time or at each component separately and admire the beauty in even the smallest detail. Nature rarely repeats itself, and like snowflakes there are no two elements alike. These drawings are intentionally fragile, intimate and personal. The interpretation of these drawings belongs to the viewer for this kind of realism comes with the understanding that these works were created because the model decided to share something very personal and private with the artist.
This drawing is from a new series I have begun work on this year. As with the female body I do not and will not shy away from genitalia.
This drawing is done on a high quality acid-free Arches 140lb watercolor paper. Brush marks and ink pooling are visible in the work and are an intrinsic part of the drawing. The work is signed on the front by the artist. It comes accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.