On the Drawing Board: Twisted Torso

Here's just a quick peek at my latest work. Which got me to thinking that anyone who spends anytime looking at art of the male nude will quickly recognize the prevalence of various 'twisted torso' poses in the genre. You know the ones, the strategic positions and angles designed to hide the genitals. While I have no problem showing full frontals, I do still debate on certain pieces whether or not to show the jewels. Though often it's not a matter of keeping a PG rating or about modesty, it's trying to decide if I want to paint the front or a butt.