hey. i hope this isn't too weird but i don't know who else to ask. do you know the name of this artist who drew pinup-style posters depicting the perfect gentleman (like, very masculine-themed art in general) but he'd actually been using his boyfriend as his model all along? i remember seeing a post about him on tumblr a long, long time ago, but i can't find it anymore.
First of all I’m sorry for the while I was busy like never before BUT I think I know the illustrator you are looking for :)
It’s probably J.C. Leyendecker and you’re right he used his lover Charles Beach as reference for his paintings.
Here is some of them:
I hope it helps !
Have a beautiful day and thank you very much for your question !