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Tuesday 30 May 2017

A-Z of Fetish Artists - Yana Goya

YanaGoya - Avengers - Tony x Steve
 A stylish artist, the depiction of the bearded man's face is extremely effective. YG captures a simple bondage scene which probably defines the genre when all the S&M trappings are stripped away. "You like it really, don't you?" as they say in the trade. The blush effect linking the captive's embarrassment to his erection is a neat device but the colouring jars a bit with the sophisticated tones that dominate elsewhere in the picture. 

YanaGoya - SPN - Dean x Castiel - Chains
 A variation on the same theme using chains (well loosely!) The link to the fetish genre is a little tenuous here, but I like the hand delving within and the very nice rendering of the two lads hair. Regular readers won't be surprised to know that I haven't got a clue what the titles refer to but 'd welcome advice from my more knowledgable readers via 'comments' below

YanaGoya - GridGames 09
There's definitely fetish content in this image, the like of which I don't think I've ever featured here before. You can take your pick of what the substance being used to coat the captive's nether regions might be - add yukk to your own taste - but the erotic sensation the artist is trying to convey is probably known to all of you, cold damp sand from the beach being a fairly obvious example. 

I'm not entirely enamoured of YanaGoya's slightly spikey style but there's a sense of youthful experimentation about these images which is quite charming.

If you search on-line you will find plenty of Yana Goya's work including some nice vanilla encounters, however I haven't been able to find a gallery site to link to (info welcome)

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Friday 26 May 2017

A-Z of Fetish Artists - Yamato

Also known as Yamato Saimon but I've listed him under Y because he signs his pictures as Yamato
He's also known under the name Fuwa

Yamato - Copulation

 We're in the realm of bondage here but not Yamato shows it in public places (a building site in this case) not hidden away in dungeons. The participants are muscular but with fleshy, chunky builds. Yamato's Japanese background comes through strongly in the facial features and clothing. In this picture there's also some striking similarities with the style of Hasegawa, in the strong diagonal line of the composition for example and the sensual shading technique (which ultimately descends from Tom of Finland). The foreground face is delicious for lovers of chunkies. The half-hidden character at the back, with his drooping cigarette and slightly angular features could have been transplanted directly from one of Hasegawa's works.

Yamato - He was the Object of Everyone's Anger

 You can tell from the title that Yamato is trying to tell a story in his pictures and it's a tale of the humiliation of a strong man, symbolised by the judo outfit which ties him into strong Japanese traditions of warrior manliness. The colouring of the dildo on the other hand suggests links to the theatrical imagery, which we also find in Hasegawa's work - masks, batons etc. I imagine that also brings specific meanings and flavours into this situation which a Japanese person would recognise but I'm afraid I'm not knowledgeable enough to pronounce on it here (information welcome from readers).

Yamato - Laying Eggs
 Yamato is flirting with niche fetishes here but keeping it clean I'm glad to say and it's a nicely balanced composition. Body tattoos are another typical feature of Japanese homoerotic imagery and I believe that it signifies a sort of rough masculinity (but not necessarily connected to social class). So in this picture there's a sense of self-abasement in front of un-tattooed, ordinary guys.

Yamato - The Light Through The Darkness

The influence of Tom of Finland is quite explicit in this work, not only are the trees and park bench a sterotypical Tom cruising location, Yamato has drawn them exactly as Tom would have done and indeed there's a very similar scene in Kake 5 (Nasty Nature Trail) reviewed here. In Tom's version a cop is seen approaching the helpless captive, whereas here we just see a light through the trees, someone drawn to the beacon provided by the burning candles. The symbolism of this scenario, like fireflies finding each other in order to mate, is rather more sophisticated, deep even, than Tom's work and very Japanese. Also while Tom did depict encounters between strangers with the possibility of unpredictable outcomes, they usually turned out to be very predictable, i.e. wham, bang, thank you mam. He rarely showed anything as explicit as this situation, where the S&M bondage adds rather intense possibilities to the forthcoming encounter with a person whose proclivities and limits are completely unknown. We can only speculate whether he will leave the victim to his fate with the burning candles or substitute something more personal for them or even assume more extreme trials are in order for the helpless man he finds.

You might like to look back at the second picture at this point and see a similar scenario which you might have missed first time round.

I haven't found a website for Yamato's work but there must be more around for an artist of this calibre. Unfortunately Yamato is a common name in Japan.

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Sunday 21 May 2017

A-Z of Fetish Artists - Yael

Yael - Ishida being Medically Examined
 Arguably I'm breaking my no-CGI rule with this artist, but Y is short of talent and these images are well-worthy of inclusion with the artist's innate abilities shining through the computer's glossy veneer. This image captures brilliantly the squirming of the captive as he braces himself against the various external assaults on his body and his own internal orgasm (dramatically manifesting itself in the foreground). There are some great details, like the menacing curve of the dildo, the strap squeezing his body in tight, the creases and depression in the pillow as his head pushes back into it and not least the rolling back of his penis hole as the probe enters into it. For that I can forgive the lurking alien. I'm afraid the character names in these images mean nothing to me but I imagine they bring extra dimensions in, for those better versed than I in such matters.

Yael - Caught in the Sky
 This picture has similar characteristics but the artist's skill in depicting the tension of the captive's body infuses it with energy, bringing to life the jaded 'legs open' tentacle cliche. He's made strenuous efforts to depict aggressive 'invasion' here, not just with the radiating spray of ejected juices but also the more subtle bending of the cock under pressure - a fiendish torture in it's own right and one I can't recall having seen in a picture before.

Yael - Naruto's Worst Nightmare
This is a great idea but a scene that's hard to exploit fully due to the most promising area being out of sight. In our house putting the roll of paper that way round would attract even worse retribution! Despite the comic jokiness, the pants round the ankles position is a great suggester of vulnerability, simultaneously uncovering and hobbling the wearer. And who hasn't imagined creatures lurking just round the bend? In addition, for the Japanese, the octopus/squid is a classic symbol of erotic desire, memorably conjured up in Hokusai's image "The Dream of the Fisherman's Wife" (below). I'm not sure I can see how that fits into this scenario though!

for some modern gay takes on this idea. 
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I am taking the name of this artist from Olaf who posts at GMBA google group, what he puts on his drawings is quite different, as you can see. If anyone can clarify I'd be glad to hear from them.

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Tuesday 16 May 2017

A-Z of Fetish Artists - The letter Y, Yahn

Yahn - Whipmaster

The letter Y offers slim pickings for fetish fans, but this image by Yahn is a classic. There's a lot of style in this picture, from the pointillist technique to the dramatic, grilled window in the background. It's heavily laden with S&M detail too, informative tattoos, glinting body accessories and the paraphenalia of punishment. There's much that reminds you of the brooding work of Rex were it not for the face of the Master here, which seems to veer towards caricature. That somehow takes the edge off the drama and the prisoner, balancing precariously seems confused too.

I've known this image and the name Yahn for years and was surprised to find this was the only piece I had by him, I'd welcome any information my readers may have about him.

Thursday 11 May 2017

Siproites Transformation Art - 2

Siproites - One Bite of the Apple 02
This is an example where Siproites employs a well known magical device to initiate the transformation which gives the idea rather more substance, but the Disney-esque witch prevents it getting too serious. The ages of Siproites subjects varies but this youthful and naive muscle-hunk is an interesting one and it makes for interesting comparisons with the conventional version of the storyline.

Siproites - One Bite of the Apple 13
 He is not destined for years of sleep, however, to be awakened eventually by Prince Charming's kiss (although that storyline would not be without interest). Rather, there is a rapid transformation into a luscious sex siren. Notice how his boots have transformed into kinky knee length numbers and his jeans have shrunk into skimpy, ripped shorts. This particular victim seems relatively at ease in his new skin. Provocatively dressed, he seems to be throwing himself at another hunk who is happy to respond, not suspecting the true nature of his new friend. It's a comparatively romantic outcome compared with the explicitly sexual examples I used in part 1. You can also see this as a tale of 'coming out' in terms of both sexual orientation and gender identity. The unleashing of a voracious appetite for sexual intimacy is a not uncommon consequence. I imagine that bi-leaning men would find this highly erotic but I'd prefer to see a little more residual connection to the original male identity.

Siproites - Candiru 04
In this set of frames from 'Candiru', the artist explores a rather more scientific basis for the transformation phenomenon. He uses a parasitical fish that invades it's unsuspecting host and naturally it's by using a sexual passageway. This entry cleverly foreshadows the fate that awaits this particular part of this man's body - which is to be used for penetration post-transformation. Those of you who are tuned into sexual iconography will have already noted the proximity of well-endowed ethnic Africans and you can probably work out the rest.

'Candiru' is possibly Siproites master work amongst his publicly available pieces, having a tight, classic storyline. His unusual viewpoint breathes new life into sexual (and racial) stereotyping that is thought-provoking.
Siproites - Substitute Witch 9
 The Pizza delivery boy is standard fantasy fare, a younger and potentially more naive version of the tradesmen who routinely come into our homes to do their jobs (into our lairs you might say) and thus appear to present an opportunity for seduction and more. They rarely come in cute packages like this unfortunately (or perhaps those that do rapidly discover the pitfalls!). In these frames and the ones below Siproites deftly captures the young man's innocence and post-adolescent obsession with his own, still-growing body.
Siproites - Substitute Witch 11
He doesn't seem aware of the feminine attractions of the home owner, but as it happens, this young man has stumbled into a witch's lair. One who is seeking a substitute to stand in for her while she takes a holiday.
Siproites - Substitute Witch 12
 The image of the hunky man unconsciously displaying his attractions unaware that an unwished-for, shocking fate is being planned for him is the stuff of teen-horror films and classic 'danger' story-telling. You can see there's an appropriate element of apprehension in his demeanour and his right hand is most interestingly positioned.
It's highly erotic.

Siproites - Substitute Witch 16
This transformation begins with shrinking hands and fingernails which not only get longer but acquire a laquered finish. This view of what makes a woman could only belong to a man I think. Siproites rises rather well to the challenge of imagining and depicting what it would be like to feel your sex organs shinking back inside your body.

Siproites - Chrysalis 03
'Chrysalis' was the first work by Siproites which I stumbled across and it's one of his best, particularly interesting for those of us who enjoy fetish flavours in our fare. This butch little elf is a marvellous, sexy creation. He's shown here lusting after some fairies, thereby establishing his hetero credentials. The threat posed by a giant scorpion is another of those adventure story, danger scenarios full of erotic overtones. However in heroic fantasies (their customary domain) such creatures usually stop short of explicit, erotic attack, so this tights-ripping ploy must be as worrying to the elfin hero as it is unexpected. For us, this method of disrobement has the advantage that we can view the whole process, unobstructed.

Siproites - Chrysalis 04
 These chase images with the bare-assed elf fleeing from a nasty sting are very homo-erotic but his refuge, in a flower that closes upon him, comes from the classic iconography of female parts.
Siproites - Chrysalis 05
 These pictures, of the fugitive breathlessly sheltering and then discovering he's fled into another danger and is in fact trapped, are very pretty and very evocative. I can recall a fantasy island film in my younger days where a semi-naked youth is chased by a giant bee, takes shelter in a honeycomb and is sealed into it by his pursuer. Siproites take on the idea rekindled the excitement I felt then, though I'm not sure I have any idea why it works on me like that. I suppose in fetish terms it combines caging with a sort of mummification. In the end the captive elf becomes a (female) fairy and is then released to fly away, watched by another cute, mini-rugby-player on the ground below, who is destined to take the same path.

I confess I find Siproites work very sexy, despite the prominence of the female form in it. The psychology of it, though familiar, seems to be at the same time deeply mysterious (possibly for the same reason). I can only recommend you to explore it further.

There's a small gallery at Deviant Art which will lead you to other artists work in this genre, also a more comprehensive collection at e-Hentai
You can explore other posts covering encounters with plants and animals using the labels below.

Sunday 7 May 2017

Siproites Transformation Art - 1

 Just over two years ago I profiled the transformation art of Yomero which strikingly depicting white and latino men mysteriously transforming into blacks with all the stereotypical body changes you might expect from such a process. Siproites work also deals with transformations - not racial but gender, from men into women. This isn't a subject I'd normally think of covering here and you'll be relieved to know that I won't be showing large numbers of ladies in this article, but I confess I find the psychology intriguing and there will be some. But there's another reason for featuring this artist......

El Meyor Prevenir (The Best Precaution)
I find Siproites depiction of men very appealing and worthy of inclusion in this blog in it's own right. The sample above is a nice example from a comic strip promoting the use of condoms. In the story line the hunky stud on the left is shown getting ready for a night out. His reflection in the mirror keeps reminding him to take condoms with him but is ignored. Exasperated, he steps from the mirror and thrusts them into the foolish lad's hand. This is a different sort of transformation of course, not unlike the statue coming to life in Platter's art, Etienne also did it.

This conventional sketch of a man running shows Siproites skill with human anatomy. This is the first frame of a series in which he gradually transforms, first into a normal-looking woman and then into an extreme stereotype of womanhood with hourglass figure, flowing locks, luscious lips and (naturally) big boobs. It's a heterosexual man's idea of the ultimate woman and so exaggerated that for me it actually passes beyond being objectionable.

Woo Woo
Thankfully Siproites is equally adept at applying these exaggerations to the male figure and I love the combination of square-jawed stubble and rosy roundness in his face. This example hints at sexual ambiguity with the man's colourful costume.  He's meant to be a wrestler and in the preceding pictures is shown holding a typical over-sized Championship Belt. We see it here transforming into a bra which, by the end will be restraining melon-like breasts. During the process his tights split apart into panties and leggings and shrink to a very skimpy size. Bizarrely, the boots also transform into high heeled, dominatrix form.

Miss-ter Universe 1
Similar things happen here but as you see, the muscle man shrinks first (everywhere!) before the female parts of his new body begin to make themselves seen. 
This story takes place during a body-building competition. The conversion process is triggered by a fairy(!) who seeing the wonderful muscles on display, drops her wand which melts and begins to alter the hero from the feet up. Other bodybuilders in the vicinity are similarly affected but they are all seemingly unaware of the change.......

Miss-ter Universe 2
At least until the judges and audience begin to show their surprise, pleasure - and arousal at the unexpected display of voluptuous creatures posing before them. Hopefully I've prepared you for this picture! Personally I find this depiction of women so unreal that it doesn't trigger a negative reaction. In its extreme exaggeration you get a sense of the scale of the shock the men inside are experiencing, having become, not just women but the highly stylised female sex objects of their own fantasies. The public exposure here before an all male audience, heaps humiliation on their misfortune. Being part of a group, all equally affected, adds a curious twist of availability and vulnerability.

Pride Goeth....... (1)
 The title and captions on this piece flesh out the feeling that the transformations are seen as punishments by the artist which might suggest it's a woman's hand, but no, his name is Victor. 

Pride Goeth....... (2)
 His views of men's personalities, wedded to their 'junk', are as uncomplicated as his over-developed women. On other occasions, however, he does however put a good deal more thought into causations than this particular example, which shows a mysteriously vague magical effect.
Equally uncomplicated.....I love nice pecs in tight vests!

Pride Goeth....... (3)
Bewilderment and fear as a man senses his very essence changing. 
There's an S&M theme here but attaching it to gender and, dare I say, sexual orientation is very thought provoking.
Men's Room 1
 In Men's Room the subject's masculinity is enhanced by showing his muscles straining at his clothes and a virile moustache. This time we have a mysterious ray effect embedded in the urinal itself, at the very heart of a man's world! It brings about immediate penis shrinkage preparatory to transformation taking place. Siproites exploration of well-known male fears embellishes these pieces with a wry humour that's most enjoyable.

Men's Room 2
The transformation takes place in an empty toilet but as soon as it's finished other men arrive, including this dishy number. Finding a half naked woman in their space they naturally assume that service is called for (well I said it's uncomplicated). In erotic terms however this is the logical outcome of the body-builder scene as well, it's what sex objects are for. The female version here doesn't tie in very closely with the appearance of the original hunk which slightly undermines this highly significant moment where he experiences sex at the hands of another man. It's more obvious if you view the complete series however. Unexpectedly erotic

More next time

Wednesday 3 May 2017

The Look Of Belated Afterthoughts

The Look that says 
"I'm not sure how you talked me into this 
and I've just realised I don't really know you very well"

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