Black feathers

Whilst thinking of ideas for ways of doing the sexy picture of Cherrie cavorting in her boa I thought it would make a nicely erotic picture to draw a woman wearing a black feather boa, on a black background, but only capturing the white of her skin through the feathers. I also wanted the solid female flesh as a nice contrast for the softness of the feathers, just picking out the profile of her breast, the curve of her back falling down to her buttocks, a hint of thigh, her arm bent to add to the tightness of the composition. So having done it, I think it works well enough as an image. I love doing these white on black drawings, just picking out the details of light against the pure black of the paper. Not every part of her body needs to be drawn or every feather in the boa for the viewer to understand the picture. Good job – it would be a nightmare to depict every feather in a boa! The picture is called “froth of feathers” although I think the model would call it “spitting feathers” as she said wearing it, was like being attacked by a hundred chickens!!

I've been an artist all of my life, and my paintings now hang on walls in Europe, USA and Canada. I'm working on getting them on the other continents! My wide range of artwork has been exhibited nearer to home in the East Midlands, with the Guild of Erotic Artists at Beaumont Hall Studios in Hertfordshire, and at "Erotica", Olympia, London. I have also been featured alongside my work in the Guild of Erotic Artists book (volume 2). I love to create dramatic interest in my pictures, whether it’s to paint an unusual landscape, or just to utilise dramatic lighting in my figure drawings or strong colour in my animal portraits. Delighting in the spontaneous tendencies of watercolour adds an interesting and distinctive look to my paintings, some of which are purposefully ambiguous, enabling the viewer to use their own interpretation of my artwork. I also love to hide images, and humour within my paintings, whether it’s a secret message, or an erotic couple hidden within a landscape, or even an erotic landscape where the couple are camouflaged as the features of the land itself. I am equally happy painting in oils, acrylics or watercolours and love to draw with pencil or ink. I have also developed the very effective method of drawing using white pencil on black card which creates dramatic pictures by just picking out where the light catches the body and leaving the rest of the image to the imagination, in darkness. I can also utilise many different styles, whether it is realistic, abstract, surrealistic, erotic, fantasy or camouflage art where something is hidden within the painting. I'm just passionate about my art, whatever I paint! But, it doesn't matter how many landscapes or pet portraits I paint, its always the erotic stuff that people are interested in! I started blogging to share some of the strange conversations I have with the people I meet. But its evolved into far more than that now.

Comments (13)

  1. Lucy Felthouse
    Jul 4, 2007

    That’s very sexy my dear!! I like it 😉

  2. Vi vi vi vooom!!!!!!!!
    Jul 5, 2007

    Very impressive! Lovely!

  3. Jackie Adshead
    Jul 5, 2007

    Lucy – thankyou – I’m glad you think its a sexy image.

  4. Jackie Adshead
    Jul 5, 2007

    Vi – impressive eh? Thankyou!

  5. Hank
    Jul 6, 2007

    I like it

  6. Cherrie
    Jul 6, 2007

    Perhaps your last comment explains why she isn’t smiling!

    But I love the sensation of the feathers against my skin! They feel so fine . . .

    It is a lovely drawing, and the way you carried off the boa was quite effective!

  7. Jackie Adshead
    Jul 6, 2007

    Hank – I’m pleased you do. Thanks for telling me.

  8. Jackie Adshead
    Jul 6, 2007

    Cherrie – thankyou. I’m quite pleased with the boa effect too. I just need to work out how I’m going to do your boa picture now….

  9. Indigo
    Jul 9, 2007

    Very sexy image there Jackie I can imagine the tickles from all those feathers!! Lovely drawing all the same, keep them coming.

  10. Jackie Adshead
    Jul 9, 2007

    Indigo – thankyou, as long as I can find inspiration I’ll keep ’em coming!

  11. Indigo
    Jul 9, 2007

    I don’t think you’ll have any problems finding the inspiration Jackie… I look forward to the next installments with heated excitement!!!

  12. me
    Jul 10, 2007

    very effective – the flesh emerging from the background. Both image and imagery are very beautiful

  13. Jackie Adshead
    Jul 10, 2007

    Me – thankyou. I love doing these sort of images, and find just using white on a black background to be very dramatic and effective.

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