Firing up the studio after a long absence can be a lot of work, but I find it to be a lot easier if I simplify what it is I’m trying to say both visually and conceptually. These two guys represents all of the frustration I have these days towards my sexuality. Both “yes” and “no” seems to make sense right now. Happy Pride!
This drawing started with the thought of two dudes showing off each other’s dicks to each other in a bro kinda way, but as the pencil hit the paper it transformed into a tender romance of two cocks discovering each other for the first time. Like “oh wow! You’re just like me but different!” One more thick and stiff, the other pert and flexible. One bigger than the other. The way the image is cropped leads to interpretation. There’s a mystery to it. And I can’t think of a better image to represent PRIDE for UMM in 2022.