Welcome new followers! ♥ I am overwhelmed with awe and gratitude at the support and enthusiasm you have all shown for my thesis artwork! Seriously, I can’t even begin to express how wonderful you all have been! I no longer feel like some neurotic little kinkster drawing pictures for her own validation, and I look forward to sharing more of my BDSM-themed artwork with you all in the near future if it would please you! Also, I will endeavor in the next few days to reply to each and every ask you have sent me and perhaps make my artwork available for sale!
Thank you for the support, and welcome aboard new followers! ♥
I finally made my own contribution to The Hawkeye Initiative! Tis something I’ve been meaning to make for awhile but needed an extra push in the form of a final for my Gender in Comics class. I already enjoy gender-bending popular characters quite a bit and I like to comment on objectification of the female body versus the male body (or am I just trying to tackle the ever present male gaze?) so this contribution turned out to be a very appropriate and delightful piece for my interests.
Hawkeye posed as Psylocke as drawn by Ed Benes. Enjoy!
My thesis project, Dom & Sub, a.k.a. why I’ve been such a bad tumblr-er/bad friend/etc. My artist statement:
Dom & Sub is a body of illustrative work in digital media that attempts to humanize practitioners of BDSM and offer a representation of kinky sex that not only refutes negative stereotypes but informs the audience that sadomasochistic play is done best between happy, healthy, and consenting adults. I portrayed the couple in the work not only engaging in S&M play but also building a “scene” together and nurturing one another after the play has concluded; these are moments often left unconsidered or completely ignored in visual representations of S&M. I believe it’s important to see how kinky scenes are crafted with care, commitment to safety and enthusiastic consent in order to limit those times when sadomasochistic play is used to abuse or dehumanize other human beings. It is my hope that my audience will learn from the illustrations that sadomasochistic play is not always dark or scary, and that fellow ‘kinksters’ can enjoy tender representations of S&M that do not ridicule or pathologize them. I’ve designed the work to engage sadomasochistic imagery, material and theory with an ethical conscience.
I am using the same drawing as yesterday but trying a different story with it. I am curious to find out how many stories, moods, weather conditions I can come up with the same location….and a small one at that.( That kitchen is not big). To be honest, this idea came about because for the past few weeks I have been busier than usual with work and it’s been harder to do proper sketches( lack of time AND focus..more important than time in a lot of cases!)…so I figured..well.. I’ve always wanted to try different seasons, and times in one location and this would be a good time to try it out. Let’s see if for the rest of the week I can come up with something different each day with this!
Sometimes women warriors have lives outside of slaying beasts and decimating armies! Not often, though.
This is one of two pieces I have in the WOMEN WARRIORS ZINE that I have been putting together along with my two mighty collaborators Abby Boeh and Julia Scott! This FANTASTIC BEAST OF A ZINE will be debuting at MoCCA and include the artwork of over 25 truly excellent illustrators, so please check it out come April 6th & 7th in NYC!
Making a big zine like this has been a truly amazing experience. I’m blown away by the amount of interest in the project, but above all, I’m truly humbled by the variety and sheer talent of everyone who’s contributed.
I’ve always loved this concept, switching the “traditional” gender roles of a warrior and their lover. This is beautiful.