In a way, its not a surprise at all – I should expect it really. Because if someone else is interested in art, has a bit of the creative spirit in them, and they have enough of an interest to try to have a go at it themselves, and want to improve on it, they’re going to want some positive constructive feedback. From someone they like, respect and admire, who is friendly and approachable. Like any pupil of art, you want to learn and listen to the words of someone wiser than you on the subject. That’s what teachers are for.
So, if its erotic art, what do you do? You ask someone who is knowledgeable in erotic art.
That would be………………….ME !!! 🙂
The new pupil in question has bought some prints of my “fantasy fannies” recently, and told me at the time how much he liked them and the subject matter, and that seeing them had encouraged him to draw some of his own. He asked beforehand if I’d be interested in seeing his artwork, and I agreed I would. He sent them to me for me to give my opinion on his sketches of the pussies (no, I DON’T mean the four-legged meowing variety!) asking for any criticism and my advice for any improvements he could make. I’ll take a good look at his budding artwork and give my considered opinion and hope that he can begin to make the improvements he seeks.
And I’ll think about the possibility of teaching art …………………in particular….. sensual art. And wonder how much of a market there is for it. I know there’s a good market for painting flowers, wildlife, landscapes, still-life and portraits. But, how many people would be interested in workshops about sensual art? I don’t mean pornography, I mean something tasteful. And that’s where part of the problem is. Where does pornography end and erotic start? We all have our own interpretation of what erotic is, and what pornography is – and it isn’t the same for us all. I’ve been to many life drawing classes, and in a way they’re a little staid. The naked body is just a vessel, like a still-life jug or vase. And is certainly not a sexual or even an erotic thing. But I think its much more interesting when its a sensual creation – something that invokes eroticism! I just wonder how much other people think that too?
I was looking forward to having a discussion regarding that and other connected matters with the fragrant Lucy Felthouse last night, my friend the erotic writer, but because of all the snow and ice we had to cancel it and will re-arrange another get-together for when the roads are more accessible. I was looking forward to seeing her again and having a good chat about all things erotic and creative. As far as business meetings go, its as good as any I know of !!!!
And they call this work………………………… 🙂