Galda Louise – Women Crush Wednesday

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Today I’m bringing a drawing of the lovely Galda Louise, or Galda lou if you prefer. She is a Suicide girl and erotic model. If you already follow her on social media you’ll know she’s about the sweetest person around. Give her a follow and enjoy some of her lovely photos.

 

Website: http://www.galdalou.com

Suicide Girls: https://www.suicidegirls.com/girls/galda

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GaldaLou

Tumblr: http://galdalou.tumblr.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/galdalou

Candymatic – Women Crush Wednesday

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Today’s Women Crush Wednesday is the adorable Candymatic!

Candymatic creates erotic media in the form of photography, videos and illustrations, often featuring herself as the cute weed-smoking, trippy, pixie.

Her look completely embodies my art style! Cute, curvy and fun.

You should visit her members page where you can find all her vids and photos, or follow her on social media and get to know her a bit first! All her links can be found below.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/candy_matic

Website: http://candymatic.xxx/

Manyvids: https://www.manyvids.com/Profile/201057/candymatic/

Extra Lunch Money: http://extralunchmoney.com/user/candymatic?ref_user=candymatic

Woman Crush Wednesday – Jezebel Phoenix

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Jezebel Phoenix is a beautiful erotic model, focusing mostly on BDSM themed erotic videos and photography. I love that she switches back and forth in her art from Dom to Sub, depending on who she’s with. She plays both sides of the coin so well. So far I’ve bought two of her videos, each one exploring one of these sides. (They are this one and this one if you’re interested)

Her hairstyle is often changing, long to short, wigs or natural. I decided to draw her sporting her lovely blue dread locks. Because I love the way they look, but also because they are fun to draw. 😉

Although she announced on her instagram that she’ll be retiring from erotic work in April, hopefully she’ll leave her clips4sale shop open for new and old fans to purchase her work. I’ve linked all her social media and clip shop below so you can follow her.

Sometimes the sketch is very different from the final result as you can see here!

Here are her contact links:

instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therealjezebel

twitter: https://twitter.com/thejezebelxxx

clips4sale: http://clips4sale.com/98193

 

Miss Scarlett Martini

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Today’s Woman Crush Wednesday comes all the way from Italy. Let me introduce you to Miss Scarlett Martini who is an International Burlesque and Fire Performer!

I just want to say that I LOVED creating this portrait. I fell in love with Burlesque the very first time I went to see a show, and I’ve always wanted to draw some of those gorgeous performers and costumes.  It was really fun to render the sequins on her corset, and to play with the lighting in the background.

Scarlett has a classic and sensual pinup look. Her black bob is perfect and extenuates her ruby red lips. Her costumes are elaborate works of art, and her performances have the kind of coy/kinky humor I love in Burlesque. I have yet to see her live, but I would definitely make the time on my next European adventure!

Not only a talented Dancer, she is also a teacher and business woman. In 2015 Scarlett founded the Rome Burlesque School. Check out her website, social media and of course the website for her Burlesque School!

Twitter: twitter.com/ScarlettBurlesq

Instagram: www.instagram.com/scarlettmartini

Facebook: www.facebook.com/scarlettmartiniburlesque

Website: www.scarlettmartini.com

Burlesque School Website: www.romeburlesqueschool.com

 

Ryan Bread – Women Crush Wednesday

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It’s 2017 and I’m starting the year with the beautiful and talented Ryan Bread. Ryan describes herself on twitter as “a passionate lightworker, erotic tease, and aerialist”. She is a true artist, using all aspects of her self to create and share beautiful imagery.

I love following her on twitter because, along with beautiful images of herself, she posts inspiring spiritual messages. She will definitely be a ray of light in your day if you follow her too. She sells her videos on Many Vids and often has coupon codes for her fans! I’ve linked all her sites below, and there is a ton of great content there, so give her a visit!

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ryanbreadd

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ryanbreadd

Many Vids: https://www.manyvids.com/Profile/450661/ryanbread/

Steamy in Winter

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We’ve had a couple of good snowfalls here in Ottawa. Even though winter isn’t officially for another 2 weeks, it certainly has made itself known. I’ve been biking through it! I will try to bike every dry day, but I must admit I’m not gutsy enough to bike with sleet and snow in my face. I don’t mind feeling uncomfortable, in fact I find it really fun to push through bad weather. I’m just too worried that the snow will hinder driver visibility, and I like being alive. 🙂

With the cold weather I wanted to treat you to a winter pinup. I don’t think her outfit will keep her very warm, but maybe you can help her out with that. 😉

 

Here’s a bit of the process if you’re curious.

Stay warm!

Bikes, Butts and Burn Out – My Art Show Wrap Up

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My Bicycle Series has come to a close, and I’ve been a bit off the radar. The reason is I burnt myself out. I think we’ve all dealt with burnout at some point in our lives. Preparing for this show I worked like a mad woman. I have a day job, which is very mentally taxing, but I’d come home every night and work on my paintings and drawings until I couldn’t keep my eyes open. I also had to think about prepping for the show, getting the venue ready, sending out invites and all the other logistical stuff.  I enjoyed it all, but pushed myself too hard, then crashed.

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I wanted to take a small break from drawing, and that helped me get caught up on the other parts of my life, but it went on way too long and left me feeling very unsatisfied. The pain of not drawing became greater than the burnout! I’m happy to say that break is over, and I have lots of fun things to share with you.

So what exactly was I doing to make all the art for this show? Here is a little bit about my process.
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Every drawing starts with a sketch. What I love about the sketching part is I can do it while I’m hanging out with friends, since it isn’t require all my focus. It’s actually more fun if I’m distracted, then my lines are more free. I got a lot of my early sketches done during one long evening of board games, doodling away while I waited for my move to come around.

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I used to clean up my sketches before scanning, but I’ve been working digitally for so long I feel pretty comfortable drawing right on top of my blue sketch. The digital drawing is where I can play with my color palette, fix the character’s anatomy and pose, even change her outfit if need be. When I’m done I have a beautiful clean illustration that’s perfect for making prints.

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Normally I stop there, but I was having an Art Show and I didn’t want to just expose prints! By creating acrylic paintings of my digital illustrations I could not only expose my work, but offer a one-of-a-kind piece of art. These paintings have my personal, human touch to them.

When creating a painting I use my digital as the base. Remember, the digital is where I fix all the errors and details. So it should be really easy now right? hahaha…nope.

I project my line art onto a canvas and trace over the projection in pencil. I’ll lose a lot of the details in this process, luckily I’m tracing my own drawings, so its easy for me to fix. 😉

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Before I start painting I take them outside and spray them with a matte varnish. If I forget this step my pencil lines smear into my bright colors when I start painting.

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This is much more pleasant to do is summer.

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Then the painting starts! I’ve learned from experience to mix a large batch of all my colors before hand. Since I’m painting large flat areas of color there is no room for mistakes. Acrylic paint is notoriously hard to match! It dries darker than it looks wet, so you can never really get a skin tone back if you have to mix a new batch of paint.

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That doesn’t mean I don’t still sometimes get confused about which jar of paint is which.

First I do all the flats, then shades, then highlights. It’s almost exactly like my digital process, except my dark outline is the last thing to apply.

I actually love the feeling of painting, the way the paint feels being pushed around the canvas, mixing colours, cleaning my brushes and stepping back to observe and fix my work. It’s really special to watch my characters evolve in front of me. I really feel like they are My Girls! I feel very personal about each of them, and I certainly wanted each one to receive the same level of care and detail from me.

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I’ve tried painting the lines on, but I find a big, black sharpie is the best tool for this. It’s clean and covers the paint underneath 100%. Just don’t make a mistake!!

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As a final touch everything gets an acrylic glaze, then varnish.

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And Voila! Art!

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Thanks for reading all about my art show experience. Now that you’ve made it to the end I have a special treat for you!

Did you know there were 3 girls who never made it into the art show?

I’ve finished them up digitally and I’d love to share them with you. Not only that but I’ve written a background story for each girl. 

If you want to see my new girls and get a story about each one, then sign up for my newsletter below and you’ll receive one story a day for the next 8 days! 

My newsletter will also keep you updated on the latest art I’m making, you’ll get an insiders look at my process.

Why Are Bikes Sexy?

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I just finished an art series featuring girls on bicycles, so it goes without question that I enjoy the female form on a bike.
But why are girls on bikes so sexy?
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Well, of course there is the recognizable stretched out pose a bike puts one in. A cruiser allows the rider to sit up, chest up with their butt resting comfortably on a cushioned seat. A street bike bends the rider forward, while they hold tight to the handle bars for speed, their ass sits higher up in the air.

And of course we can’t forget the obvious fact that when riding a bicycle, a woman is straddling a hard, yet cushioned seat that lodges itself deep between her legs.

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For myself, there are a few elements, beyond the obvious physical ones, that I find sensual about biking. A bike is a beautiful work of art. Although I am not a bike fetishist, I’m not turned on by a bike itself, I do find beauty in a bicycle’s form. Porn for me is not always about getting off, sometimes it’s simply about enjoying something beautiful. The beauty of a bicycle, and the beauty of a woman joined together in a painting seems like a perfect fit for a work of Erotic Art.

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There is also one last thing I find sexy about bikes, and bike culture. This machine, which embodies freedom, fitness, an eco-friendly nature and independence is a very empowering tool. A woman on a bike is a woman who is confident and free, and there is something very sexy about that.

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