Mr. Boonstra and Piet Parra for Rimer London Music Video

Erotica // Thursday, April 03, 2014
Not too long ago, Dutch illustrators Mr. Boonstra and Piet Parra came together to create and direct this music video for Rimer London's track "Put Your Gun Away." A great compliment to the audio, the simple...

Gritty Drawings from Michael Howard

Erotica // Thursday, April 03, 2014
Michael Howard is a twenty-four year old London illustrator, blogger and writer. Working under the alias NVM Illustration, he says his inspiration comes from books, half heard conversations, self reflection...

Bela Borsodi 'Mythology'

Erotica // Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Bela Borsodi heightens the fantasy of fashion photography in his 'Mythology' series, transforming his (often nude) models into Minotaurs, Medusas and other legendary hybrids. Borsodi was born in Vienna in 1966. After studying graphic design and fine art he started to work as a photographer. In 1992 Bela moved to New York and in 1999 he focused on still life photography, which is still the main direction of his work. Bela lives and works in New York.

Works by Paul Newboult

Erotica // Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Paul Newboult's digital illustrations are steamy portraits of male desire. He is based in Manchester, UK. 'My expression is one of geometric shapes, lines and limited colours. Bright and vivid almost glowing on a desaturated backdrop. A place where sinister but friendly characters experiment with angles and balance to form compositions that provoke emotion and inspire thought. Shocking and surprising interactions occur through mixed media, textures and processes. What is real and what is illusion?'

Thomas Pitilli Illustration

Erotica // Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Thomas Pitilli is an illustrator based in Brooklyn, NY. Pitilli has a knack for capturing quietly intimate moments involving voluptuous ladies, more recently with a set his very own pinup inspired illustrations. In his own words- ''My goal with these is to hopefully go slightly beyond just a drawing of a pretty girl. I hope to interject some of my own personal experiences and inspirations which may possibly contribute to an underlying narrative, however vague it might be.''

Sergio Lopez's Painted Roses

Erotica // Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Sergio Lopez's 'Painted Roses' series overlays damask floral prints onto the female body, itself often doubled and overlaid in multiple exposures upon itself. The results are a lovely delicate take on the traditional female nude. Lopez, born in 1983, is a graduate of the Academy of Art in San Francisco. The Golden Age illustrators, Bravura painters, contemporary artists, concept designers, graffiti writers, and photographers have been some of his strongest influences in his pursuit of painting. He continues to study by visiting museums and observing the Great Masters, which he strives to learn lessons of beauty from.

Elena Stonaker's Shamanistic Garments

Erotica // Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Elena Stonaker is a fine artist, fashion designer, quilter and all-around artisan. She makes incredibly beautiful and bizarre wearable sculptures from chopped up wonderlands of fabric, jewels and sculpted forms, creating a hybrid of sculpture and fashion. These creations have an inherently shamanistic aesthetic, rife with ancient symbolism revamped in contemporary brights and bolds. Elena’s work also exudes a playful sense of sexuality.   

Hadley Hudson Photographs Models in their Own Homes

Erotica // Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Hadley Hudson photographs models in their own homes, and in doing so manages to sort of break down the third wall we all house in our minds that make models seem like otherworldly beings, unattached to their own everyday trappings. Posed with their own pets, children, friends and clutter, these stunningly intimate photos remind us that models are people too, they're just really really attractive.

Lovisa Burfitt's Fashion Figures

Erotica // Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Lovisa Burfitt's fashion illustrations are almost too lovely and expressive to be considered purely utilitarian, their gestural quality gives them a wonderfully fine-art feel. Their languishing poses and the amount of attitude achieved through minimal markmaking is astounding.

The Legendary Mati Klarwein

Erotica // Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Mati Klarwein is often considered "the man literally responsible for every great, legendary record cover you've ever seen--if he didn't do it, he inspired it." The masthead of the psychedelic visual revolution, Klarwein's aesthetic is a beast of its own and its reverberations can be seen in a staggering amount of contemporary illustration, especially artwork made for music. These wild, expressive images harness an erotic power of their own, fueled by the iconically free-flowing sexuality of the era.

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