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Designing his own bum notes

One of the joys of drawing someone is that it sometimes leads on to them becoming a friend. They obviously feel that connection, too, and take an interest in what I’m doing and what’s new in my life.

Stuart is certainly one of those people and we speak regularly and enjoy the interchange of wordplay and humour. I know he is someone who thoroughly enjoys communicating, as he writes about his extensive knowledge of local history for a local paper and has various friends that he regularly writes to and enjoys the interchange of communication that that entails.

So, when he sent me a letter last week I wasn’t surprised to receive it. But other than the news of the recent happenings in his life he also explained that he had an idea for a new set of drawings he wanted to discuss with me. So that was why he popped around this morning, to explain in person.

I was intrigued……

It turns out that he’s been thinking …….about designing his own stationery………well……..more like cards really. In the same style of the drawings I did for him a year or so ago. He wants the outside to be blank, but on page three (so to speak, and proably very apt, in this case!!!) for there to be an image……of himself, drawn by me. The image will feature him doing something, but wearing very little in the process. He wants to write his own caption underneath and the slogans may vary depending on his mood, how cheeky he’s feeling and how much he wants to be outrageous for the recipient of the card.

We discussed the ideas for the designs, he’s got an idea for a set of four of them,  and my favourite was of the back view of him, stark naked except for his socks, with the slogan “Does my bum look big in this?”

The reason for the front of the card to be blank, was for him to write a note for his friend, and then when they open the card they are greeted by his saucy image depicted in pencil, with the suitably saucy comment hand written under it. I think it’s a brilliant idea! And will love designing them with him. How very personalised! And fun!!! LOL

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 (4)

  1. Vi
    Mar 30, 2010

    Oh that really is such a fab idea! Another feather in your cap!

  2. Jackie Adshead
    Mar 31, 2010

    Vi – Yes I thought it was fab too! I'm always happy to help if I can with new ideas.

  3. Joanna Cake
    Apr 2, 2010

    LMAO, What a brilliant idea!

  4. Jackie Adshead
    Apr 2, 2010

    Joanna – yes I thought so too..

    I bet you're thinking about it for yourself now! LOL

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