Not long ago, someone asked me if I could draw TWINKS. Of course I was rather shocked by the notion someone doubted my abilities, but more importantly I realized that I have been depriving folks from an entire youth culture! (**gasp**)
Let me clarify by stating a "Twink" (in my opion) is a young man 18-25 ish, and by "mature" I basically mean to include anyone over 30. Yes, I admit I personally favor the "rough and mature" over the "smooth and supple", but no longer will I make that decision for my viewers!
So here is my TWINK debut!
I took a life model drawing and tried to "twink it up" a notch or two. I can't help but keep the square jaw and toned physique, but lost the facial and body hair... kind of smoothed things out in a way. I will also admit that I was also loosely based on Dick Grayson. You know... Batman's side-kick: ROBIN, the Boy (twink) Wonder. And the heart tattoo? Well... Valentine's Day is around the corner, and this may just end up as an e-card or something? Just click on the image below to see the transformation in it's full-sized glory. (Don't forget to click the back button, or you'll leave me hanging!)
Is this a "twink"? Did I succeed? Inquiring minds want to know!