Leaf Sheets

This illustration is really just another mutual jerk-off session but I was playing with the idea of "What's hotter? What we can see obviously or what is hidden that forces us to imagine?" The one hand-job is shown, the other is suggested. They're both grinning like apes, perhaps due to nervousness but it's clear that neither guy wants the other to think that what they're doing is "serious" in any way. The pattern on the sheets is of leaves, but the title is more of a red herring. On the shelf/headboard, amid some baseball paraphernalia, is a photo of one of the guys with his girlfriend. I love sneaking in these little "tells". She's almost forced to be a witness to his queering. And she's so far from his thoughts that he hasn't even considered turning the frame away. Those are the kind of minor personality details that I love to incorporate in a drawing.

 

Michael Kirwan

 

Leaf Sheets 2003 7" x 9"

 

 

 

 

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