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1. Name: Morgan May aka :iconbigmdesign: and now :iconbigmuscledesign:

2. Occupation: (outside of DA) Division commander at my local Sheriffs office.

3. Status: Married with kids

4. Location: Greeley, Colorado (north eastern Colorado)

5. Years making muscle art: Started dabbling in muscle art in high school sooo like over 15 years?

6. Schooling - formal - for art, if any: A little bit of community college but got tired of all of the general Ed classes to get my art degree so I dropped out. My biggest teacher has been YouTube as to tutorials as far as digital art. Otherwise self-taught and studying the human body through FLEX magazine.

                                                                                                                                    strike a pose...again by bigMdesign

7. Your professional artist inspiration (mine is Boris Vallejo) : Ed Mcguinness and Greg Capullo.

8. I see you are an amateur bodybuilder - have you competed? Where? Results? Yes I have competed, Aloha Classic most recent. Held in my hometown. Light heavy weight and came in 4th in my class.

9. Where do you train? The conditioning spa.

Bring on the Weights by bigMdesign

10. Any advice for anyone who trains to become a bodybuilder? Or just those who lift weights?  Focus on the mind muscle connection, visualize the muscle growing and working while you lift. You need to know each muscles specific function in order to do this and what it looks like though; it works!

Back to your artwork

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11a. What are your tools of the trade (wacom, Photoshop, number 5 pencil, etc.) : Cintiq UX 21, regular printer paper and whatever mechanical pencil I can find lying around.

11b. What motivates you to make muscle artwork? My past in bodybuilding and an absolute love for muscle and the look of it.

12. Is it a time consuming process? Yes it is and some days are better than others. It's a process to create an image that I enjoy and I believe others would in the same.

13. What distracts you? My patience. I've come to learn that great art takes time but with each piece I get better because with each piece you learn something new.

14. You have a lot of superhero artwork (which I personally love to an insane level) - who are your favorite superheroes and why? Personally love batman and superman, they have always embodied true muscle. However, any superhero I can muscle-up I love!

Love Triangle by bigMdesign

15. What is difficult for you the draw? I struggle with backgrounds and sometimes specific poses.

16. Why Muscle? Why not landscapes, still life or my Pretty Pony? Muscle is awesome and I find it appealing. No offense to the "bronies" but that crap doesn't interest me and landscapes are boring unless there's a big muscle beast standing in the landscape.  

17. How is that comic coming along? Been put to the side, working in law enforcement I just don't have the time for it. Plus I've really tried to focus on muscle artwork because I want to build a large fan base.

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18. What do you think the future holds for you - artistically, professionally, muscley? I would like to get paid for my art. Although my current job is at times viewed as upstanding I do it only to support my family. I want to do what I love which is drawing muscle. Hopefully one day I can make money and a living off of it.
Tell me anything else you want us to know about you and your artwork.  I am straight but I do understand that some of my fan base may not be. I do my artwork for them and of course for me. We are all human and appreciate different things. I love muscle on men and women and the mainstream does not always except or even understand that, I say bring on the freaks! Love of muscle is just that, love.

Commander by bigMdesign

Thank you, BigMDesigns for sharing your passion for muscle art with us at Big-Muscles Group and Cheers for your future success in all that you seek to accomplish!
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UPDATE: July 16, 2014

We turned off membership because we received a bunch of people joining who refuse to participate. We also seem to have a lot of people join who don't make muscle art; can't submit their artwork to the correct galleries or just ignore our rules.

If you want to join you must:
1. Send me :icongreysonfurrington: a note asking me to join.

2. Make muscle artwork. I won't even bother to respond if you are not an artist and make muscle artwork. Trust me I will check.

3. Be a pretty good artist - that means you have a lot of friends who watch you. You're artwork is clean and finished. If you don't know what I'm talking about go check out the Amazing Artworks Gallery. If your art could be submitted there then I'll let you in.

OTHERWISE, just watch us - it's the same thing as Joining without the hassle of rejecting your stuff that doesn't belong here.

Yeah, I have a stick up my ass about this - it's called I want the BEST muscle artwork not "scribbles on a napkin" junk.


Big-Muscles is a group for artists who draw, photograph, and might even have themselves - a muscular body. We appreciate the realm of the male model to the power-lifter to the bodybuilder.

Here's what we do not accept:
*PORNOGRAPHIC IMAGES Really? Are you that stupid?
*Anthro artwork.
*Ladies Muscles
*Photomanipulations need to look like this piece of art - X-Man Iceman by LexxLife . All others can be submitted at :iconbig-muscles-morphs:


This group is for those who love, admire, or share the same adoration for anyone, human only male drawn, photographed or drawn, painted, created that depicts a healthy normal muscular body.


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Our focus is on the healthy muscular form. We expect our artists to submit their very best artwork or photography and do our very best to share it with the community. We require our Members to be active artists. Watchers are especially welcome!

If you submit Anthro/Furry Art you will be automatically banned permanently!
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Vahilor Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
Sorry, wasn't on deviant art for a some days so I could not accept the request for the Navarre pics =). Feel free to request again and I will accept.
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