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Sunday, 22 November 2020

Mitchell's Gay Fetish Art For November

Mitchell - Prisoner Tortured in Underwear

 The captive soldier struggled to maintain his balance as the pressure of the rope pulling him backwards became more and more insistent. The stressed muscles of his body cried out in protest but he refused to give them the satisfaction of pleading for relief. However was less confident of resisting with such dignity should his captors' hands return and resume their gentler explorations of the contours of his quivering torso. 

This image complements my last 'pic of the month' showing a Captive Soldier Milked

It would also have made a nice addition to my early story about the 'Desert Rat' who is captured and tortured but ultimately escapes by seducing one of his captors (a bit like Tom of Finland's Kake in Kake No 3). However my Desert Rat wore a jock-strap under his shorts so I'd have to do some modifications to accomodate this underwear. Of course the story-line could be diverted into a situation where one of the devious tormentors gives him fresh underwear to put on so he can better enjoy his discomfort on the bars! 

The parallel bars element also offers a fantasy opportunity for those who appreciate gymnasts.

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 This image complements the cavalcade of men's, traditional underwear imagery which has featured in the Amalaric series running here recently (Part 8 is imminent!). This underwear style has been largely superceded these days by the Calvin Klein type derivatives for those with conservative tastes, but it's highly obvious functionality, never intended to be publicly displayed, is still a nice embarrassment lever. The tucked-in vest was a characteristic of mail order catalogue imagery at one time before they got sexy and may even have been the inspiration behind superhero uniforms, who knows?

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Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Milking Factories 9

 

Oztangles - The Milking Shed

It's debateable I suppose whether this qualifies as a milking factory, but the barn-like setting certainly has a farming quality about it and the absence of a conventional production line can be justified by considering this to be a specialist 'Artisan' producer rather than a mass production set up. These milkers obviously get personal attention from the deliciously hairy attendant who has a variety of techniques to stimulate output and is in the process of approaching with one in the picture. One can only imagine the thoughts of the milkmen when they see him coming. He's working in the nude (presumably because it's so hot inside the facility) a level of dedication to his charges that you'd struggle to find in a true, high volume outfit.

This is an exceptionally nice image by Oztangles with a range of attractive men on duty (and it's nice to see they are men and with a range of maturities that must provide interesting complexities in the specialist blended product which I'm sure this outfit must have developed. 

I'm afraid I can't find a link for Oztangles, the cryptic logo on his images is distinctive but makes recognition difficult and doesn't translate into Google-able text of course. I hope to feature his work here before too long.

For other milking factories, read this series from Part 1 or click the 'milking' label below

Sunday, 15 November 2020

Spanking Art Recreated by Mark

It's a bit early for Christmas but if you're a regular visitor to the 'mitchmen' blog you may recognise something familar in this image. That's because it's a remarkable photo-manip reinvention by 'Mark' of one of my own drawings taken from 'A Christmas Criminal'. I was delighted and flattered when I stumbled across it recently at JockSpank blog. My original image is shown alongside it below, for comparison. Mark has done a remarkable job, bringing it to life with participants who fit in exactly with the way I originally imagined them. 


 
You can see my original picture in context, in Christmas Criminal Part 23

or read Mitchell's 'A Christmas Criminal' from the beginning.

Mark has applied the same treatment to a number of other classic spanking images and I've borrowed a few down below.

 
This is one of the best of the rest, not least because Tom of Finland's original is such a terrific picture, but Mark certainly captures the frightened motorbike thief and although the outraged owner waiting to punish him, belt in hand, isn't entirely successful, his assistant, eagerly tugging down the victim's jeans to reveal an eminently spankable ass, is a slight improvement on the original.


In this picture Mark has supplied the swimming pool context which Harry Bush omitted, also the offender's swimming trunks, which lie discarded in a heap nearby. It's a sexy embellishment. I confess I hadn't noticed before that he is wearing dog-tags implying he's a military man and therefore of an age and status to believe himself beyond such punishments. That detail and the spanker's, Lifeguard whistle are less obvious in the Harry Bush, 'No Running' original which dallies perilously with modern taboos on age.


Neither Tom nor Harry Bush are spanking 'specialists' but Spryte is and his cartoon style is dramatically transformed by Mark's re-engineering. He has significantly altered the head of the captive guinea pig in the new version and that adds a nice erotic flavour for me although it departs from the context of the original. On the other hand I am amazed how close the spanking machine is to Spryte's drawing. It also shows the convergence with Franco's memorable devices.
 
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 There are many more images in this series which you can view in two posts at JockSpank blog. In them he also covers Franco, Jonathan, Cavelo, Copper and many more. His choice of 'classics' is almost as interesting as the new pictures themselves. You can also see the new images on their own in two 'Full Size' Posts at Jock-Spank.com.
 
Mark has been around at Jock Spank for some years and he supplied one of my 'First Catch Your Rogue' images not so long ago. His flair for populating humourous spanking images with highly attractive men is impressive. There's an eye-catching design capability too in, for example, his 'Swap Card' and 'Calendar' series. This collection, however, hightlights his remarkable technical skill. It's one thing to manipulate photos into an image of one's own choosing and quite another to morph them into someone else's mould. He doesn't always totally succeed but some of the results are outstanding and the process sometimes uncovers new aspects of the selected pictures. You'll find plenty of linkage to other work by him at the JockSpank references above.

Thursday, 12 November 2020

Be Careful What You Wish For - 1



 For more posts with loin cloths, click on the label below

Credit for picture 2 mods goes to: Bazz

Monday, 9 November 2020

The Art of Christopher Lucas Furminger

Captivated

 This artist is new to me, although this image dates from as far back as 2011. It's a portrayal of bondage that is both academic in quality and erotic. Despite the rather quaint title and painterly style there's no lack of sensuality in the skin tones and shading, the pose speaks for itself.


Blue Socks

 Ah yes, blue socks. But this proudly submissive pose seems to be the opening of a weighty bondage scene to be performed as a formal rite, one comparable with the bestowal of honours at the Palace. The supplicant offers up his own rope and considering this is presented in the style of a respectable painting, it's nice to see that he's sporting an eye catching degree of excitement in his pants as well.

 

Trussed

This image makes you twist your head in puzzlement and my first reaction was that his hands aren't tied. But if you think about it, this is quite an effective restraint as it stands provided the captive is prevented from accessing the knot. All the more so if the feet-in-the-air position is imposed on him. He looks quite a youthful man and has a impressive muscular thighs which are showcased by the pose.

 

Wednesday

 The arty approach and frivolous title of this piece allows the artist to dally with a much more weighty matter. The darkly-wooded background is a powerful piece of design that imparts an atmosphere suggestive of black thoughts and isolation, but the subject himself is cast in warm colours of optimism, a state reflected also in his hopeful upward-looking pose. The unconventional noose is alarming at first, but then resolves into something like the halter tethering a slave or captive, rather than an instrument of self-destruction. 

Lock Down

 This image depicts captivities of a different, more tangible kind, the twin restraints of imprisonment and the rules that govern prisoner behaviour, which these two have been caught on the brink of transgressing. The title pre-dates the current era of 'the virus' but that connection now reinforces the sense of a dangerous environment and unfathomable governmental rules.

The foil-wrapped evidence of the prisoners intentions makes a clever contrast with the packets of 'substances' that are the normal currency of illicit prison transactions. Their half-shed prison overalls and matching institutional jock-straps symbolise the prisoners attempt to free and express their inner sexuality, but now leave them exposed as misfits, subject to the disapproval and discipline of the authorities.

Isolation

There's similar issues of isolation and suppressed self in this picture. This man is not a prisoner, but he might as well be as he gazes out of his grey cell at the blue skies beyond. The lowered shorts, suggestive of secret, sexual yearnings, resemble those of boxer with their characteristic, triple waistband. They reveal a matching, chunky bottom, but that conventional portayal of manliness is offset by (barely noticeable) delicate fingers that could almost be feminine, creating an unexpected, tantalising connection with the silky fabric of the shorts.

Adjusting the Jock

There's desirable manliness a-plenty in this image with no confusing identity ambiguities - unless the slightly unusual choice of underwear prompts your suspicions! The upward-looking viewpoint, like that in the opening image, is supremely erotic but in the context of this private moment of adjustment, it seems relegates us to the role of Peeping Tom outsiders. however, it might equally be the wistful observation of the departure ritual being performed by last night's particularly memorable hook-up. 

 

Tackle
 
There's more than a hint of Peeping Tom about this image too which transforms one of those blurry, snatched photographs of accidental, rugby debaggings into a feast of heaving maleness. Delicious! 
The double-entrendre potential of the title is left to our imaginations.
 
 
Coming Out
 
This image features another classic, clandestine moment of sporting erotica. You don't have to be a Lycra fan to relish the sight of a swimmer's rounded buttocks being hoisted out of the pool with water cascading from them and conferring an alluring sheen to his tight-fitting trunks. For others it may be sight of gleaming, upper-body muscles, heaving with effort, that excites. This image captures both, you don't have to choose. The title is a reference to Tom Daley, the Champion diver.


Blue Shadow

A similar furtive, fleeting joy is celebrated here, that brief glimpse of unwittingly-exposed torso as a man stretches lazily upwards. This unguarded moment is supplemented for good measure by an unobstructed view of his traditionally styled, white underpants. This is an intimate garment normally intended to be worn but not seen and the artist has made the most of the moment, drawing out it's erotic potential by showing a revealingly moulded, protruding pouch. That's a sign that he's had them on for some time infusing them with his bodily warmth and moisture. The shaping is emphasised by stretch creases on either side and crowned with a tuft of pubic hair. 
 
The 'shadow' in this picture is actually a mirror image. It adds artistic substance but I could not hazard a guess at what, if anything, it might signify.


Red Shadow

This image shows yet another example of sporting apparel with significant, sexy capabilities, the leotard. The presentation is relatively subdued, limited to nice body shaping in all the right places with the athlete adopting a formal, closed pose and letting his garment speak for itself.

This shadow too is a mirror image, well almost. It is perhaps a little more provocative. Possibly that's intended to draw out the strange vulnerability that this garment imparts to it's wearer, a sense of inviting 'touch-ability' that the arms folded safely out of the way seem to grant permission to investigate.
 
I can't see any thematic connection with the preceding image beyond the obvious visual linkage.


'Joe'

This drawing expresses furtiveness and self-expression of a more familiar kind in what looks like the traditional setting of a men's toilet. This relatively prosaic image illustrates rather well the inwardly directed nature of much of men's yearnings which forms a puzzling contrast with the outwardly directed 'lusting from afar' and the need to expose oneself which most of these images directly address. It's a peculiarity of the male psyche shared by gays and straights alike, much derided by women but seemingly inexplicable. 


The Plumber

(I can almost hear Claudia Winkleman enunciating that title in the same downbeat tone she uses to announce 'The Judges' on 'Strictly')

If urinal (tearoom) art is a valid genre of gay art (which I suppose it ought to be) this image is a good representative. On the surface there's some thematic similarity to Philip Swarbrick's explorations of the British, street-gay sub-culture but closer observation reveals this is actually an up-against-the-wall, solitary job, giving the image a straight twist and returning us to our Peeping Tom role. Sadly, the artist does not gratify us with more than the vaguest hint of  builder's bum cleavage and his lower back looks suspiciously 'scrambled' so the exciting promise of that youthful head goes largely unfulfilled, tantalisingly so, but that dangling rag is still (inexplicably) delightfully sexy.


The Kiss

The intimacy of this image and the emphatically male participants confer significant erotic power on what is ostensibly a romantic picture. A nice antidote to the introspection above, it also neatly dovetails with my previous post on 'Hairy Moments'

This work illustrates the surprising ability of Van Gogh-like heavy brush strokes to match the arousing capability of smoother, shiny depictions of sensuality (as perfected by Tom of Finland). That makes for a satisfying close to this article showcasing an artist who intriguingly bridges the divide between conventional art and erotica. 


 See more at his art Gallery CL Furminger on P-interest
(which has a matching gallery of drawings and some interesting  collections of erotic photographs)

Thursday, 5 November 2020

Hairy Moments

 A random selection of hairy specimens who float my boat

Somehow the restraint of a big, hairy man seems special
and this restraint is so emphatic!

A different form of restraint going on here,
those briefs seem to have a strange rubbery, 'moulding' quality.
Most suitable attire for the cross, I'd say.


Two strong men pitted against each other, but only one can prevail.

 If you've a yen for hairy hunks, imagine one being hustled into your presence like this,
sweating profusely, breathing heavily but totally mastered - and ready. 

 

Handsome, hunky hairiness can take on a god-like quality of power and strength

 


But gods are often lonely beings and prone to introspection.


Hairiness adds heart-tugging pathos to moments of vulnerability.


Somewhere another hairy man yearns for those very qualities

 

 

Two sets of hairy torsos manouveuring tentatively.
reveal inside the beast there's a softer, gentler, nerve-tingling quality.

 

  The mysteries of all-male intimacy acquire a darker, richer hue when hairy men come together.

 


 Hairy men are playful too of course.


 

Experimental but confident in their manliness

If he seems to be only too well aware of his animal sexuality......

 


....inside the sexual beast you can still perceive the baby posing playfully on the carpet.



Hairy men are just men who used to be boys.


 
The butchly attire and contrived casual manliness.....


 
May hide a shy, retiring creature who needs to be tracked down......
 
 
 
 
  And shown the ropes by a sympathetic friend.

 

 
And yet there's still nothing to match the allure of a self-aware hunk. 

 


Nor the natural manliness of a mature man in more traditional display.


 
And there's no finer sight than animal size being tamed.
 

 
One lump or two Sir?

Monday, 2 November 2020

Milking Factories 8

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DGG aka Botguy - Alien Food Supply

Another group of aliens that find human semen to be such a delicacy that it's worth the effort of abducting prime specimens of manhood and farming them in a complex, hi-tech facility built for that specific purpose. (At least I assume it's semen that they are draining from their captives).

The latest donor is being dragged in semi-conscious. It seems a rough way to treat your livestock but I suppose it's possible he simply fainted at the sight of the two aliens, two of the butchest ones I have ever seen. This would explain their perplexed, 'what do we do now?' demeanour. Or maybe it was the prospect of being reduced to a glassy-eyed doll like those other chaps that gave him the vapours. I suppose we can't rule out the possibility that he volunteered for this job, lured by the promise of pay that was 'out of this world' and has now twigged that the job is too.

 The existing captives seem to be suspended, half-recessed in some sort of moulding, rather like the packaging of a new TV set, although it's green, kryponite hue indicates this packaging has more interesting qualities than expanded polystyrene. It seems to totally suppress their ability to move and possibly to think too, which must be frightening for any new arrival but for spectators it drains the energy from the scene somewhat. I prefer the contributions to this series where the men being milked can move and display their discomfort, like Kalabro and Destor777 or Cupcake666. Static or not, judging by their glossy skin it's hot work (in more senses than one), continually ingesting feed and expelling the sacred fluid. 
 
Like chickens, men can 'lay their eggs' several times a day quite naturally, given the right encouragement (keeping them bored helps, but I suppose aliens wouldn't understand that nuance). In any case you sense far higher productivity is being demanded of them here. This is intensive, factory farming and the consequences for the individuals on the production line will be dire and quite quickly. So a third explanation for the poor captive's state of collapse is that he's just been 'taken off the line', exhausted, totally dried out and still suffering from the malign control of his being. The aliens are debating whether he will ever be fit enough to return to duty, 'his' cubicle has already been filled by another lucky donor.  

I featured another picture by DGG aka 'Botguy' in Part 3 but can't find a current link to more work.

or read this series from Part 1