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Drawing on

Drawing on

Artists work spaceI’ve had a couple of lovely arty days drawing. Does that sound strange for an artist? Possibly, but a lot of what I do and have done recently is painting. And whilst painting is something that’s done on top of drawing, its not often recently that I just “draw”.

The drawing that I’ve done this week has been complicated in a way, not for the subject matter but for the way it had to be done for the clients brief. Two small drawings, one offset from the other so they’re not vertically in line with each other, on an A3 piece of creamy cartridge paper. The drawings had both to be done in a reddish Conte pencil, and made to look old. The subect matter is the same woman, in the top one she is reclining on a chaise longue in a black cocktail dress, in the second one she is in a different room, and also on a chaise long but wearing a little less. The drawings are very tastefully erotic and I’ve loved doing them. But because of the nature of the Conte pencil I’ve had to be so careful of it not smudging as I’ve drawn, as it will mark the paper and is very difficult to remove. It was also an interesting little challenge to get both the images placed on the piece of paper, the layout had to be pleasing to the eye and shown that the two drawings are connected although seperate. Classy, and sexy.

 

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.

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