The 1st drawing is a copy I made recently of a canvas I painted in 1993, taken from a Robert Stock ad where the main model, sitting in the back of a truck, was hot. He was of course all dressed in cowboy-fashion clothes (without a hat) but I wanted to do him naked to remark his iconic condition. I remember many people enjoyed the original (the portrait and the body proportion was more realistic) and the blue-sky-to-red-sky switch was a success. While having some family problems, I decided to move my canvas and some stuff to a friend's workshop who was a painter too. It was evrything okay until one friend of him or nobody knows, came and stole my belongings, including my canvas. There was the time I was thinking that art was impossible to trust to even a close friend. The 2nd Drawing is one of a new series of drawings I started to work on. I added the sepia effect by computer, so the original is in b/w pencil.
BELASCO always deserved my greatest admiration not only for his unique, classy, tasty way of drawing the sexiest black males from every kind, also because of his wide and open human vision towards society, sexuality and the "ghetto" culture. He's got a sharp eye for words, for his pencils and inks, and keeping being loyal to his beliefs, even being able to snap a sparkle of hope in every smiling man he draws. Follow him @ www.belasco-comix.com