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Men usually do show up fully dressed, but sometimes they’re so confident and so sexy that the only way to draw them is stripped down to the essential item.   At fraternity parties—and I’ve done fraternity parties—this all-important item is called “the package.”   It’s great to draw a Speedo, a thong or a caveman’s scrap of leopard skin.   Quick, too, just a flick of the drawing tool.  A generous flick, since the artist gets paid for this perfect stroke.  Ok, enough of this.

Here’s a guy who just collapsed when he saw his drawing.  Not to worry, he then curled himself back up, threw his head back and roared with laughter.  This is good for you, did you know that!  He was obviously a punctual, conscientious, hard-working member of this company, so much so, that he quite obviously didn’t have time to go to the gym.  And he wouldn’t have a tattoo, that much I could also guess.  So, to be portrayed as a muscle man with a tattoo (R is for his wife, Rochelle,  who couldn’t attend this event) was beyond his daily image of himself.  In reality, that is.  In his phantasy life, he probably appears quite a bit like the way I drew him.  Who’s hung up on mere visible reality? Not me– when I’m drawing!

I do hope these drawings are worth a thousand words.  When people double over– head on the table– after seeing the drawing, I can be sure that I’m close to scoring a thousand.————————————————————————-

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Chic Chicago attracted primarily women.  But it was also an occasion for a few males.   I drew exactly ten men in dresses during those ten months.   Six of these chose the red dress.  Now, the red dress was a slinky thing in silk crepe and you could wear it like a major expression of your inner lady-in-red, or you could regard it as useless feminine yardgoods.  A couple of casual conversational exchanges with the gentleman revealed to me which category I was dealing with: he was either gay, or so straight that this silliness didn’t faze him at all.

Because of the setting—a book store in a museum!—I couldn’t go wild with this work.  But when Wayne from Montana sat down and asked me to draw him in the red dress, I knew he was egging me on to come up with something.  Hey, full frontal nudity, fine with me, go for it.  Right, Wayne, I can do that at 11:00 p.m. at some party where the shoes and ties came off an hour ago, but not here in this pristine, sun-drenched tourist spot that takes itself verrrry seriously.

—————————————So, I did my loincloth compromise.  Still pretty funny.  His wife Ruby responded with an expression of tolerance.  But he loved it…may well have been the highlight of his day.

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