Watercolour and acrylic on canvas. Modern warrior in Hello Kitty pastel.
I was inspired by the highly eroticized depictions of male bodies -- aggressive, active male bodies -- perfected during the Renaissance.
I painted in the spirit of Michelangelo, who regarded men with a searing "male gaze" hundreds of years before feminists coined the term.
I've painted my warrior with washes of purple, baby blue and pastel green.