So a couple of weeks ago, Elias and I went down to his University together and we met Mariano, 21, studying painting and fine art. Last night, he was able to make it to the studio for a drawing session. I’ll post the drawings I made of him soon, but for now, here are some of the photos I took last night, of our new friend.
The morning of the World Nude Bike Ride! Elias and I rode our bikes together to Reforma and Chapultepec where we met my friend Dante, the trapeze artist, and his boyfriend. The four of us hung out and got dressed (or undressed, as the case may be), and hung out until it was time to start!
I met Ralph on one of my quasi-regular facebook searches in which I type in whatever city I happen to be in in the search for cute boys to paint. At the time, I happened to be in San Francisco; I asked him if he might be interested in modeling for me, and he came over within a couple of days and we drew! I loved the drawings I did of him; sadly, it was just as he was about to move to Thailand, so our drawing session was not repeated. Happily, I’m going to Thailand in November, so I will be drawing and hanging out with him again! He is a lovely guy, who came to visit me briefly in Mexico not long ago, and whom I totally fell in love with. I can hardly wait to see him, and I am insisting that he move here to Mexico City! Here are some photos from our drawing session in SF last year, and a link to my favorite of the drawings I did of him (from life) that day!