This was the first painting for my "Nude Body" class with Kent Williams last semester. It was a self-portrait with an inanimate object that is a representation of an animate thing. What? Yes. I tried not to take things too seriously.
Anyway, if you're wondering "Was he really neked when he took the photo reference?" The answer is "no." And "yes." Which really means "mostly," and not "totally."
This is the third and final painting of the class. We painted from a live model in class and later took photo ref to refine it. I super-refined it. Maybe too much so. But hey, both my finished paintings were hanging in the school's gallery last semester so I guess it couldn't be that bad, ay? (Maybe they just had nothing better?)