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Tuesday 22 June 2010

Mitchell's A-Z of Fetish Artists - Mitchell (mitchmen) 'Shipping Out'

Mitchell - Shipping Out

I'm taking the liberty of mentioning myself under the letter 'M', but I will not blowing my own trumpet too much, not in this august company! I have quite eclectic tastes but my main fetish interest is in showing bondage, usually in the context of peril and the sample here incorporating forced 'transfer' as well is fairly representative of my work. I do occasionally explore the more extreme topics such as those represented by other A-Z 'M' artists.

To see more of my work, click on the 'mitchpix' label or join my Yahoo Google! Group, see sidebar for link. I'll be starting a new tale with a military theme at the Y group soon.

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Monday 21 June 2010


The GMBA group which has been one of my major links for fetish art has been deleted so I am removing the link - at least for the time being. Hopefully Pax will restart the group but it seems the picture archive has been lost.

Wednesday 16 June 2010

Mitchell's A-Z of Fetish Artists - Michael Mitchell

Michael Mitchell - Shavers

No this isn't me. Michael Mitchell produces occasional pieces with a mild fetish slant and his style is refreshingly clean and direct. He guards his copyright and accordingly little of his work circulates on the web.
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Sunday 13 June 2010

Mitchell's A-Z of Fetish Artists - Mishima

Mishima - Kneeling

Japan is seen as the spiritual home of artistic, rope bondage and Mishima is one of the most significant artists in this genre. Virtually all of his fetish pictures are simple studies of Japanese men in bondage, usually nude and drawn without backgrounds. These (apparently) simple and elegant drawings are very much in his national tradition.

Mishima - Tied to a Post
Mishima's men and the culture he depicts are also unmistakeably Japanese. In this picture the young man's face has a distinctive, puppy fat appearance quite different to Hasegawa's more Western-looking boys (for example). The traditional loincloth trails down alluringly and is only held in place by the ropes which dive between his legs emphasising the bulge. The line of the head, body and legs follow a beautiful arc. His men are generally adorned with naturalistic body hair on legs and arms as well as the chests (sometimes it is shown in a naively curly way).
Mishima - Suspended
Like many Japanese artists (e.g. Hasegawa), he is interested in bodies that are covered with extensive and dense tattoos. Tattoos in Japan have various associations with criminality, class, bravery and wealth which on the face of it is not dissimilar to the UK but I wouldn't presume to judge what aspect Mishima and Hasegawa are portraying in their pictures. The emphasis given to the tattoo can confuse the eye and obscure the detail of the body and even gives a clothed appearance sometimes, but it's clearly an artistic choice not a misjudgement which is fair enough.

The anatomical detail is often impeccable, like the feet in this picture. 
There is often an air of real, but unseen menace in the pictures, sometimes manifested as staves prodding the captives body, bruises or even blood trickling from the mouth or wounds. When he shows men who are not tied they are often striking fighting poses or wielding knives, swords or staves with fierce expressions on their faces. In many pictures the captives sport impressive (but feasible) erections and may be tethered (and tormented) by chains attached to them. 

Mishima - Affection
Having said that, there are also some delightfully affectionate images too, all the more erotic for the hardness of the companion works. You can see that he used a traditional brush technique for this picture.

Mishima's bondage studies are less startling these days, when bondage imagery is commonplace, but even so you'd have to search hard to find the poses selected here. His straightforward elegant style is very attractive to the eye and the preference for solo, near naked studies renders them both artistic and timeless. For that reason he often pops up on gay art and fetish sites. 
Theres a selection of his work at Ayhan's blog, sadly Jeunes Asian Art has gone.

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Wednesday 9 June 2010

Mitchell's A-Z of Fetish Artists - Minoru

Minoru - Bear in a Web

Just an honourable mention for Minoro who does rather nice pictures of bears and chubbies in leathery situations but mostly with no hard fetish content. This example is an exception. The quality of the artwork speaks for itself.

See more at Art by minoru

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Sunday 6 June 2010

Mitchell's A-Z of Fetish Artists - Mike

Mike - 'Dave Trussed'


Mike who? I have at least 5 artists who go by this name including the well known, present day cartoonist and magazine illustrator who produces remarkably erotic pictures, but not fetish ones.
The 'Mike' represented here produces drawings which are notable for the realistic proportions of the men's anatomy - including the sex organs. The detailing appears to be sketchy but is appropriate for the natural physique of the young subjects. I have darkened this picture slightly to bring out the subtle shading. His view of bodies as sexual objects seems to veer towards slenderness and plasticity rather than bulk and voluptuous curves. The facial detail is often slightly odd and combined with the smoothness of skin suggested by the delicate shading creates a strange ghostly appearance. The solid black background merely serves to accentuate this.
The pictures I have seen are understated but explore a wide range of fetish topics like bondage, waxing, gags and whips etc. This example is the most interesting and is not only well drawn (check out the fingers) but brings out the anxiety of the subject in a rather striking way.

I don't have any link info for this artist.
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Friday 4 June 2010

A-Z Update - Les and Micro

I have added two links to the articles on Les and Micro, they take you to articles by FRGLee on his blog which give a bit of biography and extra pictures by these artists. Well worth a read.

Thursday 3 June 2010

Mitchell's A-Z of Fetish Artists - Micro

Micro - The Suit

Micro is one of those artists whose fetish fame is maintained essentially by one picture which circulates endlessly on the internet. The long blond hair of the novice is the best guide to it's age (other pictures by him feature greasy haired rockers and Tom-like cops in billowing trousers).

The interest resides mainly in the clothing (if that's the right word!) and the immersion chamber threat. It's not exactly explicit but the glimpse of naked buttock cleavage, the frontal bulge and the rear connection of the gas mask tube place us firmly in adult territory. There's something for everyone here from swimming trunks (a surprisingly rare sighting!) to full diving suits and I must not overlook the large boots (and feet) which convincingly straddle the gap between realism and absurdity. The composition is a little stilted but the leer of the handsome 'master' is excellent and the suits well drawn and detailed.

There's an article with more pictures at Frglee , this blog also features diving suits, rubber boots etc.

I don't have any other link info for this artist.

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