This is cropped part of a novel cover I illustrated for www.zallorabooks.com/
I'll release the whole finished cover when it's published . She does a lot of erotic LGBT books, so if that's your thing, check her out if you like yaoi!
All the characters are her designs. So any questions, throw them her way.
I obviously used a ton of naked male torso references lol. Some reference photos I took myself, but I have a folder of male abs. Some from www.human-anatomy-for-artist.c… . If an artist tells you they can paint and fully render a muscled torso (in realism or semi-realism) from scratch with no references, they are lying (not talking about people with set/cartoony styles, or genius) .
They are NSFW type ( if you can tell lol). It's done in Photoshop CS6, Painter 12 with an Intuous tablet.
Critique not really desired here.
I also create NON-yaoi work :
This book is now on sale. Release date May 26, 2017.
In case you're interested:
Secured and Free Blurb:
An abusive Dom robbed Orion Gordon of his love of BDSM, destroying his confidence and leaving him unsure he’ll ever find peace through submission to another. Still, deep inside, his longing continues.
Marcus Sadir loves Hunter Dixon, yet can’t be the one thing Hunter truly desires: a sub to control. And Hunter can’t find satisfaction in the sadistic aspects of the BDSM lifestyle, while Marcus thrives on inflicting and sharing pain. When Marcus convinces Hunter they should find a third on a permanent basis, they discover Orion might be the key to bridging their differences and joining them on a deeper level.
But they must help Orion move past his trauma enough for him to enjoy new facets of BDSM and kink again. Their journey toward becoming whole—together—won’t be without challenges. Can Orion trust enough to try again?
Also love how you paint skin, looks so smooth but still textured.
btw I love your work!
why must you draw
I love your art <3
The hands and fingers on the captive are quite incredible, too.... very well done, Koji.