I am back, ready to write a short entry for my blog. Being in the middle of finishing a couple of new images before I go to AVN AEE this coming Saturday, I don't really have much time to write. However, that's a good thing: if I don't have time to write, because I'm busy doing new drawings, I think that's a situation where we all benefit. After all, I might be a decent artist, but in no way I'm a decent writer :) By the way, in case you're wondering what's AVN AEE: it's the biggest porn Expo in United States, held every January in Fabulous Las Vegas (if you want to read more about it, check my blog entry on that topic, by clicking here).
Anyway, as you can imagine, the images that I'm finishing for my visit to AVN AEE (just visiting) are based on models from the adult industry. Porn (oh yeah!). And, as you can imagine as well, these images are nudes. Not explicit or hardcore nudes, but nudes nevertheless. Contrary to what people might think, even though my artwork is definitely adult oriented, it doesn't feature many nudes... or at least not as much as I would like. To be fair, I pretty much feel the same about every other kind of image in my portfolio: I need more Rockabilly girls, more Biker girls, more Fetish girls, etc., all this thanks to my arch-enemy: Father Time (there's never enough time to do all the projects in my mind). For the sake of this topic, I'll focus on nude images, something that I have always liked.
Anybody that has known me and my artwork for a while now, knows how much I enjoy following the female body's anatomy, its lines and curves. It is literally my pleasure and almost obsession to render those lines, according to my own vision. I especially enjoy nudes, because I get to focus on those lines more than anything. When the clothes are absent, the body is my total center of attention. I get to apply the things I've learned with time and experience, solely in trying to make a body look natural. Maybe not real, because my work is still cartoony, but definitely natural. By the way, I talk about this process of making images look natural in another blog entry as well, check it out here).
But, while drawing naked women is a real treat to me (and apparently to many people out there that like my work), it also comes with a price. It's not a secret that images of naked women are something not everybody likes. Even among many fans of my artwork, naked pin-ups are a bit too much, preferring images that are more "safe" for the general public. And I don't blame them: in most societies, it is really hard if not impossible to be surrounded by erotic artwork, even if this doesn't include nudes. Even if you are a fan of nudes, it's hard to display it at your work place, at your house (especially when there are kids or just visits around) or any given place. I am very liberal when it comes to the display of my artwork, but I understand that it's not that easy for everybody.
Due to this same reason, selling or promoting this kind of images is hard as well. I've been doing erotic artwork for years now, and I know how hard it can be, even in a semi-liberal society like the one I live in. I do know that it would be a lot easier for me if I was selling artwork aimed to all ages in general. Actually, let me rephrase that: it would be less hard, not easier, because nowadays it's hard to sell any kind of artwork (my sincere respect to all fellow artists out there). So, yes, I know that I am in a way making things harder for myself, by choosing this kind of artwork, especially when it involves nudes. But, it is truly my passion, and I wouldn't be myself if I didn't follow it. Also, I wouldn't be myself if I wasn't making things harder for myself indeed :)
I have been asked many (maaaaany) times why I like to draw women almost exclusively, and if it wouldn't be easier if I broadened my horizons. The answer to the last question is yes, it would make things a lot easier, less complicated. But, on the other hand: drawing women, naked or sexy clothed... totally rocks! I honestly love it, and it's worth my effort, worth my time. So, with this statement, I will wrap this up and get back to my hard life, drawing sexy naked or semi-naked women for a living. Oh yeah!
Stay tuned for the new images coming in the next few days. Would you like to see them as soon as they're released and even better, see more of my drawing process? Then please consider becoming a patron of my art, your contribution will help me stay an independent artist. Visit my Patreon profile here to become a patron.
That's all for now. As always, please feel free to leave a comment, I do love reading them. See you next!
Pin-up artist by day… and also by night. Well, mostly by night, because night time is my favorite time to paint.