Mardi Gras Boy
I met this handsome gentleman at the Bridget's Ball in New Orleans, and was smitten on sight. I was there with friends, dressed like a Polynesian volcano (the theme was "Clown Luau"), and I wasn't feeling quite myself, so I didn't go up to him and flirt, as is my usual mode. But not a day later, I was eating a po-boy across the street from the room I was renting in New Orleans when he wandered in and got in line behind me! Clearly it was fate, and so I went up to him and asked if he remembered the volcano of the night before, showed him photos of my work on my phone, and got him to come over and model that very afternoon! That night was yet another party, thrown by a pair of glamorous gay men, and I rather thought they wouldn't mind if I brought my new friend in a state of undress, so I dressed him up in some jewels and off we went! Here are some photos of the drawing session and of the pre-party costume play!