Saturday, March 01, 2008

On The Drawing Board: Snow on the Roof

I wanted a variety of looks for the group of guys enjoying a wintry hot tub soak in my latest illustration. For one of the guys I wanted to make him a little older. I've been drawing inspiration for my guy from men like George Clooney, who turns 47 this year.

We all know pop culture and gay culture over celebrates youth and quiver at the thought of someone 50. But I think that has a lot to do with our preconceived notion of what 50 is or looks like. With men taking better care of themselves these days there's no reason 50 can't be the new hot! No need to pretend you're 38, just redefine what it means to be 50.

3 comments:

Jeff said...

Wow! I can't wait to see the finished illustration. There's nothing hotter than a fit, confident man over 40. They just ooze masculinity. You can keep your skinney, twinkie 19 yr olds. Give me George Clooney! Your the best Michael!
JEFF
aka Miss Sugar D.

Michael Breyette said...

Thanks Jeff,

Hope to have it done soon!

Michael

Chase said...

Beautiful face Michael,,,I turn 47 this year and you can't be more right!

Chase

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