Bullethole's Artwork is Thick and Juicy and NSFW

One of our favorite things is getting to know queer artists. When we come across someone who peaks our interest, we have to know more. Recently, we got to know Bullethole, a 49-year-old artist from Dallas, TX who uses his talents for drawing and painting to create ultra-sexy renderings of hairy and thick bears. I guess everything really IS bigger in Texas.

Bullethole’s work is inspired by the furry men of your dreams. His logo and trademark represents that special place where the sun don’t shine. Use your imagination.

And Bullethole himself is a Zaddy that we’d like to see one day as an Instinct Hottie of the Week. WOOF!

But back to his artwork! You can troll his Instagram all day and you can even buy his work and wear it around. You can even commission him and become a Bullethole guy!

Just look at some of his NSFW art:

We got in touch with Bullethole to find out more about the man behind the furry male art:


How long have you been creating art? 

I've been drawing since I could hold a pencil. I drew mainly comic book characters all through elementary school and took more serious art classes in high school (focused on portraiture) and continued my studies in college – eventually with a focus on graphic design. I also do photography and paint when I'm not doing work as a Creative Director.

I do traditional medium but my current work is all digital and done with an iPad Pro using an Apple pencil and a drawing app called Procreate. I began doing Bullethole men a little over a year ago and it surprised me how it took off and I just kept doing it. Plus I love drawing sexy men. I post a lot of process stuff on my instagram from sketch to finished work. I also will post time-lapse videos of the work evolving, which can be pretty interesting to watch.


Who/what are some of your artistic influences? 

Of course Tom of Finland was a big influence, one of my other big influences is Adam Hughes who is a comic book artist. On the gay end of the spectrum, I love Cauro Hige, JIRAIYA, Harry Bush, Gengoroh Tagame and Salem. Plus there are tons of great gay artists who I follow on instagram. 


When did you start drawing these sexy bears?

I've always loved the genre of good girl art (Vargas girls) and loved the bit of humor in the work and wanted to do the beefcake equivalent of that. I like a bit of cheekyness (pun intended) in my work. Beefcake can be so serious and I wanted it to be fun. Plus the idea of people wearing my artwork on tshirts is a rush. Bullethole came about while joking with my boyfriend Jim, we were using it as a euphemism for the pink spot between the cheeks lol. My logo is a graphic twist on that pink part. I decided to do artwork that focused on hairy, bearded muscly men who loved to show off their backsides and so Bullethole was born. (Plus it doesn't hurt to have a lawyer for a bf. He helps me with all the copyright, trademark registration and stuff while I handle the fun stuff.)


How do you find inspiration for each piece?

The majority of my guys are from my imagination. And as you can see, I have a pretty good imagination. I do use various references for some poses or specific anatomy but the Bullethole men sort of "speak to me" as I'm drawing them and evolve on their own. They tell me who they are and what they look like and their personality just kind of shows up. My style for the Bullethole man is ever-evolving but I wanted to combine the four B's — bear, beard, burly and booty with my love of comic books and have them straddle the line between realism and fantasy. 


Do you ever use live models?

I also do commissions for more realistic portraits and some examples of that work are Colby Janson, Tank Joey, Seth Fornea, Alex Marte and most recently Jack Mackenroth! But you don't have to be famous for me to draw you, so people can and do DM me for commissions for birthday gifts or just because they want artwork of themselves done in my style. 

Since I also do photography, I'd love to start photographing my own BH guys and doing reference from that as well. My plans for Bullethole in the future are to hit some of the bear events and sell tee shirts and artwork there. I'd also like to eventually do a coffee table book, coloring books and maybe even calendars. It all depends on public interest but I'm always excited when someone buys one of my shirts and tags me. I've had guys from all parts of the globe buy my stuff and to me that's amazing to imagine someone across the world wearing my artwork. It's really cool when I see people like my work, especially when there are so many talented artists around.

Keep up with Bullethole and his sexy men on social media and hit him up if you’re feeling risqué. Think of caricatures, but for grown ass men. Do you have what it takes to be a Bullethole guy? Slide into his DMs and find out.

h/t: Bulleth0le Instagram

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Funny how it is a more traditional model-type guy modelling the T-shirt and not a bear. Hmmm....

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;)

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Maybe he’s a chaser. 

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Thanks so much Instinct and Dave! So flattered and honored to be featured! 

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