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A womanly challenge – Accepted!

Indigo wrote a very evocative poem on her blog recently about a mistress/slave relationship and I commented that she had written strong words describing a powerful feminine relationship. Cherrie said it would be a challenge to illustrate it, I agreed it would, but went on to say it was within my capabilities to do so. Indigo latched on to my response and asked me do it, and to back her up, Lady in Red also expressed an interest in my interpretation……. so………. after due deliberation…… here is my drawing!


I decided that to illustrate it I would use my favourite white on black as I think it makes any image immediately more powerful, and using rope for the bondage scene meant that the white of the rope gave lovely diagonal lines leading into the drawing as well as a strong contrast against the black background. The low-lit bodies gave more interesting contours for the drawing than if the light had been from above, especially as the female figures are viewed sideways on, which could have easily made the image flat and boring to look at. But to depict the position and predicament of the slave the figures had to be viewed from the side or else the interaction between the two women would have been lost. The figure of the mistress obviously had to be shown to be dominant, and viewed from the slaves lower point of view, so I’ve shown only the high heeled thigh high boots towering up, and her clenched fist holding a riding crop menacingly over the body of the slave. The picture is definitely enhanced by the use of the riding crop leading into the picture towards the slave, underlining that the crop is a tool of correction, and again highlighting the dominant role. As is the use of the sexy black thigh length pvc padlocked boots – immediately dressing the mistress in dominant footwear and underlying her power as she purposely places her spiked heeled boot inbetween the shoulder blades of her blindfolded female slave. The pvc of the boots catches the light beautifully too and adds to the interest of the black and white image. I love the use of diagonals in this drawing, it pulls the whole scene together, the boots leading the eye to the mistress’s crutch, then down her arm to the riding crop and along the slaves body in the hog tie to the ropes reaching up out of sight, above her. I’ve called the picture “Under foot” as the submissive slave is – quite obviously!!!

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 (16)

  1. My Girlfriend is hot
    Aug 8, 2007

    Drawing looks great. I felt the moment deeply for you have captured it intensity nicely.

    Thx for sharing

  2. Jackie Adshead
    Aug 8, 2007

    My girlfriend is hot – Thanks, I’m pleased you find the image intense.

  3. Indigo
    Aug 8, 2007

    And you delivered with 110% pure brilliance. The picture depicts everything I wrote about, your accuracy is phenomenal…a BIG thank you Jackie, exceptional… beautiful

  4. Jackie Adshead
    Aug 8, 2007

    Indigo – Thankyou, I’m delighted you like it! I read your incredibly descriptive words and could see the image so clearly infront of me.

  5. Vi vi vi vooom!!!!!!!!
    Aug 8, 2007

    Great, as per usual!!!!!

  6. having my cake
    Aug 9, 2007

    That is wonderful. Captures the scene and all the underlying passion. I love those boots!!!!

  7. Sage
    Aug 9, 2007

    I especially like how you have drawn the boots on the mistress – you really captured the look of leather.

  8. Jackie Adshead
    Aug 9, 2007

    Vi – thank you!

  9. Jackie Adshead
    Aug 9, 2007

    Having my cake – I’m glad you feel the passion in it – the boots are gorgeous aren’t they? – very sexy!!

  10. Jackie Adshead
    Aug 9, 2007

    Sage – thankyou, the boots are a delight to draw – picking out the outline and highlights on the shine in the leather.

  11. Luka
    Aug 9, 2007

    Just gorgeous.

  12. Jackie Adshead
    Aug 10, 2007

    Luka – thankyou.

  13. Cherrie
    Aug 11, 2007

    I like the cropping of the dom at the waist. It really doesn’t matter what she looks like; the sub is only interested in what she does to her.

    I really do need to find those thigh-high boots of mine and to see if I can get them on again.

  14. Jackie Adshead
    Aug 11, 2007

    Cherrie – there’s something incredibly sexy in thigh length boots isn’t there? Women love to wear them and their lovers love to see them in them!

  15. ronjazz
    Aug 16, 2007

    To me, the drawing brings out a medieval mood. The boots remind me of armor…and in this D/s setting, that’s not entirely wrong.

    Another wondrous piece.

  16. Jackie Adshead
    Aug 17, 2007

    Ronjazz – yes, I can see what you mean about medieval. Its an interesting concept for another drawing, perhaps!

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