Sunday, August 22, 2010

Nude Male Torso Pencil Drawing

Here's a male nude I completed earlier in the week.

Colored pencil on paper - 8" x 10 1/2" (SOLD)

I'd like to get back into figure drawing on a consistent basis again. I've got to study, study, study if I want to make the dream of becoming a comic book illustrator a reality.

I've put it off far too long.

The way the muscles move and stretch, proportions, the skeletal structure. There's A LOT to learn to make my art better.

Close-up detail

When I scanned the drawing for this post several days later, I noticed small anatomical errors I didn't see the first time around! Uggh!

Cringing and feeling like an amateur, I was able to make slight tweaks to get the nude back where I wanted it. Thank goodness!

In the past I wouldn't have noticed such mistakes until months later so I give myself credit for spotting them sooner. To be able to see how artwork doesn't look right is a skill that needs to be honed too.

I've got to get the rust out and practice!


Anonymous said...

That's beautiful. Did you sketch it from memory or with a live model? Either way, hot damn! You're talented!

stanw said...

Can't see anything out of place in this pencil drawing! Glad you were pleased with the end product. Great work, I say.

Tammy's Studio said...

I did it. I read all of your blog posts over the weekend. I cried, and I laughed, and I cried, and I cried, and I cried.. and I posted on my blog so when you have time, hop on over and see what you inspire me to do. Thank you Dean. You pray for great things/people/etc... what you are doing is great whether you realize it or not.

Randuwa said...

Stunningly beautiful!

Mind Of Mine said...

That is quite amazing!

R said...

you sketch pretty well
if you add in color you can be the next Netter :)


Bill said...

Wow. Excellent drawing!

Dave said...

Very nice. That's a lot of detail. But who can pose for long flexed like that?

Dean Grey said...


Corey, my ink sketches are always from a live model while the pencil drawings, such as this one, are usually done with a photo reference.



I'm glad you can't see anything out of place!



WOW! I don't know what to say. You are terribly sweet and kind to go back and read my entire blog!

I just checked out your post, "I am torn" and already commented on it!





Mind of Mine!

I did my best, Ian!



I'm not really going down the medical illustration route!






See my reply to Corey up above. This particular drawing was done using a photograph.

With that said, you'd be surprised how long models can hold a pose!


I appreciate all of your feedback on this figure drawing!



That is EXTREMELY impressive talent you have there, Dean.

I love erotic art and funnily enough am looking for pencil sketches of both the male and female in nude.

Maybe we could talk a commission?

bK said...

That looks awesome! Self-portrait?

Jackdaw said...

Wow, that's an amazing drawing! You're awfully talented. And, being a perfectionist, you will even grow better.

Phunk Factor said...

Oh Mi Goodness....this is beyond amazing!!! Great work, man!!

Unknown said...

Wow, that is terrific. Congrats on such great work...

and nice to see my modelling is paying off like that...

Anonymous said...

I thnk it looks great! Wonderful work.

Unknown said...

Dean, its great to see a sketch from you and its really well done, I hope you are well on to the next one as you read this. You have a real talent dont neglect it.

Stephen Chapman said...

Fantastic. I love pencil drawings.

Dean Grey said...


I'll be e-mailing you!



LOL. I'm much too skinny to be the model for this drawing, Brody!



Let's hope you're right about me growing better!


Phunk Factor!




Ha ha....I appreciate you modeling for me!




Thank you!



I'm definitely working on more projects!



Pencil drawings rule!


Thanks to everyone for letting me know what they think!


robertga99 said...

I love it! you are so talented!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jason said...


Dean Grey said...


I'm so talented, Bob!!!! LOL





I appreciate you two gentlemen stopping by!


The Itsy Bitsy Spill said...

Hello Dean!

This is a stunning piece!!! And you will be a great comic book artist, so go for it!

I love it!!!! Gorgeous

Dean Grey said...

The Itsy Bitsy Spill!

Thank you for the encouragement, Magaly!


BosGuy said...

Those are beautiful images.

Fábio Cembranelli said...

You're drawing better and better, your work here is excellent.

Dean Grey said...


I'm glad you think so!



I don't know about better and better but I am trying!


Thanks to the both of you!


Unknown said...

So, I'm skimming through the comments and see UBERMOUTH's "... am looking for pencil sketches ..." and stop, because at first glance I read it as, ".... looking for penis sketches ..."

Alas ... LOL.

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