Nude David Pevsner

davidpevsner-0Oh, what an awful drudge I’ve inflicted upon myself. I had such a hard time drawing this.

It was probably only a matter of time before a naked man appeared somewhere. I make no apologies. This is David Pevsner of Los Angeles – actor, writer, model, and more. I must confess that, being quite removed from the goings on in LA, I’m not familiar with anything he’s done, but he’s incredibly handsome, and happily I found that he’s recently begun posting nude pictures to Tumblr. Better late then never, eh. In typical British custom, I must reassure you that this is one of the tamer ones – trust me! – and has quite a lot going for it beside the beauty, and as such I felt it would make for a better drawing.

It was genuinely great fun, and I’m actually rather pleased with the outcome. I haven’t done this sort of image since the hilariously awkward life drawing in sixth form. I did it in black and white originally, then painted the colours over the top, using Photoshop’s blending capabilities to make it appear as you see. This is one of the pros of my digital approach: I can create a black-and-white drawing first of all, then add colour, then decide which is better, without any mess or screwing up paper or generally throwing equipment around the room… I really like both here, which is why I’ve included the above colour crop, but I think the monochrome edges it:


What a fruitful evening. I’m warning you, he might reappear soon.

If this whets your appetite for more David, you can find much more on his (yes, explicit!blog.

  1. Lee Hesketh said:

    Beautiful work Jay! He looks totally fantastic!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Jacob said:

      Thanks Lee. It did turn out rather well, though I feel that’s probably more down to subject than artist!


  2. You are very talented! I like both versions. Usually I prefer black and white or grayscale but the colour is just as good. Great work and he’s a lovely subject!


    • Jacob said:

      You are very kind – thank you! I almost always tend to plump for black and white first of all; colour is great to have at one’s disposal, but doesn’t always have to be necessary.

      He is indeed a marvellous subject.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. David P. said:

    Someone on my Twitter feed told me about this. It’s fantastic, Jacob. I’m honored. Thanks for such beautiful work. Take care!


    • Jacob said:

      Well… blimey!!!

      David, I’m absolutely thrilled to hear this. You’ve made my day. You were a total pleasure to draw – I must see how long I can go before I have to do another! – and I’m especially pleased that comes across to you.

      Thank you so much for dropping in. Very happy to have discovered you; do keep doing what you’re doing. I look forward to more!


      • Jacob said:

        Hi again, David – thank you so much for sharing my drawing! I can only reiterate that your presence is such that you are a total pleasure to draw.

        With this, I was compelled to upload the second instalment which I’ve been working on for a little while… I hope you like this one as much as the previous!

        Once again, David, thank you. You’re a beauty, a star and a gentleman.


  4. Charlie said:

    I found this place on twitter too. Amazing artwork Jacob all round! David rocks the world, so hot!


    • Jacob said:

      Well it seems this has gone positively viral on Twitter, with a staggering TWELVE referrals from over there 😉

      Hello Charlie. Welcome, and thank you for dropping by and leaving a kind comment.


  5. anik94 said:

    I agree with you on black and white being better than colour often. I do prefer that one. He look very thoughtful in the pose, it’s a great image with lots of dimension. Nice work, Jacob.


    • Jacob said:

      I did think it was a particularly great pose – it’s why I selected it to draw, and the reason for my crop at the head of the page was to incline more toward that thought. You’re right; there’s a lot more to process about the image than you may think on your first glance.

      Thanks, Anik, for being (yet another!) new face and kind commentator! I’m glad you enjoyed it.


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