In honor of Asian History Month, I'm starting what I hope to make a JezzLoad tradition by
paying homage to Asian artists through my own work. There's no artist more appropriate to start such a tradition than Sadao Hasegawa. Sadao's work was one of my first exposures to gay erotic art and his illustrations of Asian men remain an inspiration. His style involves several of my favorite elements; Muscle Men, Mythology, Geometry, and of course SEX. A Hasegawa piece is often arranged in this beautifully chaotic manner that pulls you down a rabbit hole of fantasy, color, and intricate detail.
I gotta admit - I seriously underestimated how intense depicting Sadao's style would be, but the process sparked several new ideas to introduce into my own style.
Here's a little bit of history about Sadao Hasegawa along with some of his work...