The Seduction of Otto Schmidt

Erotica // Thursday, August 22, 2013
Moscow-based erotic artist and illustrator Otto Schmidt creates provocative and sexy renderings of viscerally graphic vixens and seductive felines. Otto explains, 'I started working as an illustrator relatively recently, about 7-8 years ago. Before that, I worked as an art director for Networks RA, as a concept character artist for the video game industry, and also as a animator for a TV studio...

Aaron Nagel 'Lie Down with Lions' Print Release

Erotica // Thursday, August 22, 2013
Gorgeous, new limited edition Aaron Nagel print release happening RIGHT NOW with 1xrun. Don't miss your chance to support this amazingly talented artist and get your hands on one before they sell out! "The idea came entirely out of a shoot I did with the Rosie, the model that posed for this painting. It was the first time we worked together but we were shooting in a friends house in the Hollywood Hills, which was filled with cool furniture and nice views...  

Violeta Hernandez "Afrodea" @ FIFTY24MX Gallery, Mexico City

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 22, 2013
Our friends and colleagues in Mexico City @ FIFTY24MX Gallery are set to open a great new exhibition, Afrodea, featuring a new set of erotic-themed paintings and illustrations by Violeta Hernandez. Based in what is becoming a creative hotspot in Monterrey, Mexico, Hernandez sites the likes of Mark Ryden, James Jean, and Leonora Carrington amongst her influences. 

A Sexy Animation from Adams Carvalho

Erotica // Wednesday, August 21, 2013
This super sexy animation from Adams Carvalho also has a wonderfully charming tactile feel to it. By rotoscoping over film, Carvalho gives a cartoonish feel to this simple character as she performs a sexy little dance, allowing the hand of the artist to seep into the project. We love the simple use of white to demarcate the t-shirt and blackspots to create moments of shadow and depth. Though simple, this animation was sure to have taken a lot of work and effort, and we love the outcome in this lovely little homage to a lover.

Han's Keller's "Paper Dress"

Erotica // Wednesday, August 21, 2013
"Paper Dress" is a photoseries documenting the concept, design and photography work of Hans Keller exploring the paper dress as an art object. "I was curious as to what extent paper can be used to affect the appearance of the human body," says Keller, "I would ask my models to move about, exploring restrictions and possibilities in their garments. I photographed the often startling results. After nearly four years of experiments I feel there is still much more to be found out."

Brano Hlavac's Graphic Work

Erotica // Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Brano Hlavac is one of those artists whose work can be difficult to pinpoint. His artwork jumps from style to style, expressing the range of skills and ideas, yet there is always a common theme of sexiness and appreciation for the human form. Some works have a progressive drive due to their cut-and-paste aesthetic. Others have a more graphic design vibe. Whether it's for commercial use or fine art, Hlavac tries to present vivid conceptions in an explosive manner.

Nudes by Zachary Knoles

Erotica // Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Zachary Knoles created an ongoing series of personal figurative paintings, some from photo reference or live models, others from imagination. It's interesting to see the variance in the outcome of these pieces given the process and reference utilized.

The Girls of Manuel Rebello

Erotica // Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Manuel Rebello is a spanish artist whose illustrations combine sexy vector girls with pithy statements, creating hip contemporary images that lend themselves well to fashion. Rebello works mainly in monochrome, placing emphasis on iconic figures and faces.

Bruce Minney's Kitschy Kink

Erotica // Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Bruce Minney was a prolific American artist who worked a variety of media. He was a commercial illustrator for over forty years, producing paintings for men's adventure magazines, paperbacks and storyboards. These particular illustrations capture the kind of kitschy kink characteristic of the era.

Rowan Newton's Confident Women

Erotica // Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Rowan Newton is a painter and illustrator from South London. Rowan paints that which he finds beautiful, and so he often captures the confidence of women with equally confident brush strokes, but does not lose the delicateness of their femininity. His work is full of texture with splatter, drips, and layering complimenting the depth of his artistic subjects. Rowan’s process is a re-imagining of beauty and a representation of it in a whole new way.  

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