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Manga Dolls by Youtsuki, for Wild and Wondrous of Wacky Wednesday

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Manga figures by Youtsuki are something to behold! We know I love my dolls especially when they are the ultra detailed fashionable type that Silkstone Barbie put’s out, or Marina Bychkova of Russia. To name a few.

However these dolls just quite literally came across my path during my travels in cyber space, and with no details about the artist/creator. Of course I had to dig, and dig deep, still coming up with virtually nothing except a book on WATTPAD that details each doll that’s been created, with a complete character profile. “Own Characters” by Youtsuki, it’s an interesting read, profiles that breathe new life into each and every one of them.

We know I love my fetish, and over on Flickr, Youtsuki has a detailed assortment on display for your eager eyes. From boudoir babes, what looks like the body of a stylized Vampirella, stylized french maids in varying poses, sexy nurses, and one of my own faves the office bitch, who could also pass for a college girl. Even the cute “rabit”. Most are labelled with numbers and symbols, but you’ll find their names listed in the book after some diligent cross checking.

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Even I find myself breathing life into them as I scan the detail in the craftsmanship and posing of these figures, they are seriously sexy. In my creeping of Youtsuki’s profile, there looks to be a showroom of more of these if you peruse the photos on Flickr, in amongst the pictures of high end sports cars. These dolls don’t look small.

I wish I could find more details on this artist, but I didn’t. I did find a Youtsuki Twitter account the book and the flickr pages. How did I come across this artist you ask? Pinterest of all places while I was busy pinning my barbies onto their respective board.

I have to admit, Youtsuki is elusive, and maybe that is a food thing, another art this creator has mastered.

I’m sure you’ll enjoy them, I certainly do, and honestly wouldn’t mind one in my collection of dolls!

manga-dolls-rabit-youtsuki-arts-culture-velvetsteele-7

Gus Modeste for the Wild and Wondrous Side of Wacky Wednesday

Gus-Modeste-Dead-Within

Gus Modeste for the Wild and Wondrous Side of Wacky Wednesday is certainly an artist to behold.

I meet a lot of people in life and travels, some that are quite clearly characters in their own right, some full of hot air with egos just as full, and some, just super modest. Gus Modeste is just such a person and I’m not sure if his last name is a play on words, but I’m willing to run with it. We met on Instagram and I’ve been intrigued ever since.

I didn’t now this, but after a little homework I learned that he is a very well known artist, not only for his detailed carving, but equally so in his talent and lust for painting. Gus-Modeste-3 His work is easily recognizable with his attention to every little detail, clean lines and ever stunning expressions in all of his carvings. Gus-Modeste-1 Whether traditional or contemporary, he is just as professional and passionate  as a First Nations Master artist

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Gus is a member of the Coast Salish First Nation originating from a small town on                                                                                                         Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada’s Pacific Northwest Coast. Gus-Modeste-4 As such, he makes numerous references to creatures of the sea, in particular the Orca, and the life and spiritual aspects derived from it. Gus-Modeste-3aGus-Modeste-5

 

 

 

 

 

 

He writes; “The Native Symbol Orca or Killer Whales symbolizes family, romance, longevity, harmony, travel, community and protection. The Orca is said to protect those who travel away from home, and lead them back when the time comes. The Killer Whales live like Wolves and raise each child with care. Orcas will often stay their whole life with the same pod and travel in large groups of families working together to protect all members of their pod.”

How different is that from the human animal? Makes one think, doesn’t it?

His piece Dead Within (feature picture) was carved from a block of red cedar off the beach that came in with the tide.

Gus-Modeste-6His pieces can be found in private collections world wide. He credit’s Francis Horne as his teacher, and Francis mentions; “he is a very gentle and friendly soul. just fun to be around!”

I could go on posting many pictures if his work, but why take the fun out of it when you can be taking a look yourself?Gus-Modeste-7 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Love it! Another from BC’s hot bed of talents!

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Photographer Rick Legal

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Photographer Rick Legal is man talented behind the lens! I’ve worked with a lot of photographers, some good, some not so good, and some great! I’ve decided I’m going to start in

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troducing you to them, and for me there is no time like the present to show you some of my greats. From the “Wild and Wondrous” side of Wacky Wednesday, I give  you, Rick Legal.

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Fairytales and Castles, That’s What’s Sexy This Week

Rosenborg Castle, Copenhagen, Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark

My family hails from a small but steeped in history country, Denmark, a country of fairytales and castles. Soft rolling hills, green pastures, 1000 year old cities. A country surrounded by bodies of water that cradle this now peaceful land like two gentle hands that meet at the tip top in a place called Skagen. The trip to Skagen is magical as you drive you through countrysides of soft rolling hills, and sand dunes that have a life of their own, that literally eat up the buildings of yesteryear. Creamy white sand reclaiming what man has made returning it to the elements from whence it came. Sexy This week-fairytales-castles-Skagens-sand-engulfed-churchA road trip we took many times through country dotted with architecture and structures from a time gone by. Structures of stone and metal, manors, and castles of grandeur, that for most people can only imagine seeing in their dreams. Dreams that bring to life stories, feelings, and thoughts of hope and the future, fairytales and castles, that’s what sexy this week.

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Art In the Eyes of the Beholder, That’s What Sexy This Week

sexy-this-week-art-in-the-eye-of-the-beholder-el-grito-mona-lisa

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Beauty truly is in the eyes of the beholder, and art is subject to the same, the interpretations of each and every individual person. The personal tastes of one person are completely different from that of the next, what I like as art, you may not. I try to find beauty in all I see, if not the whole picture, then an element or two of it. I’m busy keeping myself stimulated, inspired, and motivated to keep the dreams alive. Appreciating the creations produced for my enjoyment, art in the eyes of the beholder, that’s what sexy this week.

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Latex Art, Bold and Beautiful for this Week’s Wacky Wednesday

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wacky-wednesday-michelle-mildenhall-work-in-progress

Latex art that’s bold and beautiful! As a fetishist, I scour the internet for all kinds of lovely jewels and this pretty lady, Michelle Mildenhall is a UK artist with a very unique “pop art style,” unique because it’s created using latex.

wacky-wednesday-michelle-mildenhall-vladimir-putin

Some folks would label her work as provocative, for me I see it as progressive, utilizing a substance so coveted for BDSM fashions and pervery it was just a matter of time to see it used to create visual delights to be hung on any connoisseur’s walls.

(more…)

Wacky Wednesday: Enchanted Doll, Dolls by Marina Bychkova

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Enchanted Doll, doll’s by Marina Bychkova, a Russian-Canadian figurative artist and founder of Enchanted Doll™- a luxury toy label of exquisite, porcelain dolls. are nothing short of what she calls her site. Enchanting, yet another great find from my travels in the Pinterest realm.

Most people know I love dolls, but more in particular dolls produced in the style of what I call, the “Barbie” look. Dolls for the most part considered outrageous and not good role models for little girls. Well folks, these dolls I would say are NOT for little girls or boys, but for the adult minded that take great care and pride in displaying these gems of exquisite artistry. These dolls are enchanting fairy tales brought to life for the serious connoisseur of things beautiful.

These dolls are made with great care from ceramics, bendable, movable dolls crafted with great detail paying strict attention to the colour of the skin and make-up, the accessories used to adorn them, fabrics for the costumes, realistic hair, and facial expressions. Even the genitalia is expertly painted and detailed! Yes she creates dolls that are beautifully nude, and on the opposite side of the spectrum, dressed beyond compare. Fantasy is not something she shies away from.

(more…)

Wacky Wednesday: Matt Crump’s Rich Pastel Photographic Manipulations

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Most folks shy away from the use of pastels, especially men, however Matt Crump’s rich pastels photographic manipulations prove otherwise,  proof he has embraced the use of pastels and is producing some incredible works of art that are downright delicious.

Wikipedia describes; 

“Pastels or pastel colours are the family of colours which, when described in the HSV colour space, have high value and low to intermediate saturation. The name comes from pastels, art media characteristic of this colour family. The colours of this family are usually described as “soothing”,”soft”, “near neutral”, “milky”, “washed out”, “desaturated”, and lacking strong chromatic content.

Pink, mauve, and baby blue are typical pastel colours.”

Everyone knows I’m big on pink and pastels, and if you don’t, well now you do! I feel and believe there is so much strength in these types of colours that paired with black or other colours, shades, and tones of opposite value or slight variation on the colour wheel, they are downright sexy and awe inspiring.

(more…)

Wacky Wednesday: Erotic African Art, A Feast For The Senses, and Sensibilities

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In this instalment of Wacky Wednesday, we flip and bring you Wondrous Wednesday and present South African artist,  Lady Skollie. Based out of Johannesburg she creates erotic art that’s a visual feast for the eyes, and well, other parts of the body. Her work is bold, and brash, full of colour and life, a feast for all senses!

Born in 1987 in Cape Town with the birth name, Laura Windvogel, her pseudonym tells the real story of a woman in control of her own. For those that know Afrikaans, Skollie describes a person of colour as a suspicious character, used by the police of the area, so it seems fitting that at she would use it in her own name.

In a recent article for The Huffington Post by Priscilla Frank , she tells of the history of her people, the “Khoisan Tribe, a group that 22,000 years ago was the largest on the planet but now numbers approximately 100,000”. Its a humbling short read that gives great descriptive on her work and choice mediums in which to produce her elaborate work. Work that is without a doubt thought provoking.

Her work is currently on display at the Tyburn Gallery London.

A feast, well worth it.

Wacky Wednesday: ERIC STANTON Blast From The Past

eric-stanton-school-mistress

I LOVE art, and I am sure that’s no big surprise to most of you out there, who know me well, and those who don’t. I am very influenced but the provocation, the beauty, the colours, and the strength each artist is trying to convey.

One of my favourite blasts from the past is none other than Eric Stanton, Sept. 30/1926—March 17/1999 considered one oferic-stanton-baroness America’s best bondage and fetish illustrators, cartoonist, and comic-book artist, with the majority of his work depicting female dominance scenarios.

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Manga Dolls by Youtsuki, for Wild and Wondrous of Wacky Wednesday

manga-dolls-youtsuki-arts-culture-velvetsteele-1

Manga figures by Youtsuki are something to behold! We know I love my dolls especially when they are the ultra detailed fashionable type that Silkstone Barbie put’s out, or Marina Bychkova of Russia. To name a few.

However these dolls just quite literally came across my path during my travels in cyber space, and with no details about the artist/creator. Of course I had to dig, and dig deep, still coming up with virtually nothing except a book on WATTPAD that details each doll that’s been created, with a complete character profile. “Own Characters” by Youtsuki, it’s an interesting read, profiles that breathe new life into each and every one of them.

We know I love my fetish, and over on Flickr, Youtsuki has a detailed assortment on display for your eager eyes. From boudoir babes, what looks like the body of a stylized Vampirella, stylized french maids in varying poses, sexy nurses, and one of my own faves the office bitch, who could also pass for a college girl. Even the cute “rabit”. Most are labelled with numbers and symbols, but you’ll find their names listed in the book after some diligent cross checking.

manga-dolls-youtsuki-arts-culture-velvetsteele-2

manga-dolls-youtsuki-arts-culture-velvetsteele-3manga-dolls-youtsuki-arts-culture-velvetsteele-4manga-dolls-youtsuki-arts-culture-velvetsteele-5manga-dolls-youtsuki-arts-culture-velvetsteele-6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Even I find myself breathing life into them as I scan the detail in the craftsmanship and posing of these figures, they are seriously sexy. In my creeping of Youtsuki’s profile, there looks to be a showroom of more of these if you peruse the photos on Flickr, in amongst the pictures of high end sports cars. These dolls don’t look small.

I wish I could find more details on this artist, but I didn’t. I did find a Youtsuki Twitter account the book and the flickr pages. How did I come across this artist you ask? Pinterest of all places while I was busy pinning my barbies onto their respective board.

I have to admit, Youtsuki is elusive, and maybe that is a food thing, another art this creator has mastered.

I’m sure you’ll enjoy them, I certainly do, and honestly wouldn’t mind one in my collection of dolls!

manga-dolls-rabit-youtsuki-arts-culture-velvetsteele-7

Gus Modeste for the Wild and Wondrous Side of Wacky Wednesday

Gus-Modeste-Dead-Within

Gus Modeste for the Wild and Wondrous Side of Wacky Wednesday is certainly an artist to behold.

I meet a lot of people in life and travels, some that are quite clearly characters in their own right, some full of hot air with egos just as full, and some, just super modest. Gus Modeste is just such a person and I’m not sure if his last name is a play on words, but I’m willing to run with it. We met on Instagram and I’ve been intrigued ever since.

I didn’t now this, but after a little homework I learned that he is a very well known artist, not only for his detailed carving, but equally so in his talent and lust for painting. Gus-Modeste-3 His work is easily recognizable with his attention to every little detail, clean lines and ever stunning expressions in all of his carvings. Gus-Modeste-1 Whether traditional or contemporary, he is just as professional and passionate  as a First Nations Master artist

.Gus-Modeste-2

Gus is a member of the Coast Salish First Nation originating from a small town on                                                                                                         Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada’s Pacific Northwest Coast. Gus-Modeste-4 As such, he makes numerous references to creatures of the sea, in particular the Orca, and the life and spiritual aspects derived from it. Gus-Modeste-3aGus-Modeste-5

 

 

 

 

 

 

He writes; “The Native Symbol Orca or Killer Whales symbolizes family, romance, longevity, harmony, travel, community and protection. The Orca is said to protect those who travel away from home, and lead them back when the time comes. The Killer Whales live like Wolves and raise each child with care. Orcas will often stay their whole life with the same pod and travel in large groups of families working together to protect all members of their pod.”

How different is that from the human animal? Makes one think, doesn’t it?

His piece Dead Within (feature picture) was carved from a block of red cedar off the beach that came in with the tide.

Gus-Modeste-6His pieces can be found in private collections world wide. He credit’s Francis Horne as his teacher, and Francis mentions; “he is a very gentle and friendly soul. just fun to be around!”

I could go on posting many pictures if his work, but why take the fun out of it when you can be taking a look yourself?Gus-Modeste-7 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Love it! Another from BC’s hot bed of talents!

Instagram

Youtube

e-mail

Photographer Rick Legal

WW-49-Photographer-Rick-Legal20170710_0002-copy

Photographer Rick Legal is man talented behind the lens! I’ve worked with a lot of photographers, some good, some not so good, and some great! I’ve decided I’m going to start in

WW-49-Photographer-Rick-Legal_0001

troducing you to them, and for me there is no time like the present to show you some of my greats. From the “Wild and Wondrous” side of Wacky Wednesday, I give  you, Rick Legal.

(more…)

Fairytales and Castles, That’s What’s Sexy This Week

Rosenborg Castle, Copenhagen, Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark

My family hails from a small but steeped in history country, Denmark, a country of fairytales and castles. Soft rolling hills, green pastures, 1000 year old cities. A country surrounded by bodies of water that cradle this now peaceful land like two gentle hands that meet at the tip top in a place called Skagen. The trip to Skagen is magical as you drive you through countrysides of soft rolling hills, and sand dunes that have a life of their own, that literally eat up the buildings of yesteryear. Creamy white sand reclaiming what man has made returning it to the elements from whence it came. Sexy This week-fairytales-castles-Skagens-sand-engulfed-churchA road trip we took many times through country dotted with architecture and structures from a time gone by. Structures of stone and metal, manors, and castles of grandeur, that for most people can only imagine seeing in their dreams. Dreams that bring to life stories, feelings, and thoughts of hope and the future, fairytales and castles, that’s what sexy this week.

(more…)

Art In the Eyes of the Beholder, That’s What Sexy This Week

sexy-this-week-art-in-the-eye-of-the-beholder-el-grito-mona-lisa

sexy-this-week-art-in-the-eye-of-the-beholder-mona-lisa-selfie

Beauty truly is in the eyes of the beholder, and art is subject to the same, the interpretations of each and every individual person. The personal tastes of one person are completely different from that of the next, what I like as art, you may not. I try to find beauty in all I see, if not the whole picture, then an element or two of it. I’m busy keeping myself stimulated, inspired, and motivated to keep the dreams alive. Appreciating the creations produced for my enjoyment, art in the eyes of the beholder, that’s what sexy this week.

(more…)

Latex Art, Bold and Beautiful for this Week’s Wacky Wednesday

wacky-wednesday-michelle-mildenhall-queen-elizabeth

wacky-wednesday-michelle-mildenhall-work-in-progress

Latex art that’s bold and beautiful! As a fetishist, I scour the internet for all kinds of lovely jewels and this pretty lady, Michelle Mildenhall is a UK artist with a very unique “pop art style,” unique because it’s created using latex.

wacky-wednesday-michelle-mildenhall-vladimir-putin

Some folks would label her work as provocative, for me I see it as progressive, utilizing a substance so coveted for BDSM fashions and pervery it was just a matter of time to see it used to create visual delights to be hung on any connoisseur’s walls.

(more…)

Wacky Wednesday: Enchanted Doll, Dolls by Marina Bychkova

WW-42 Marina-Bychkova-cathedral

Enchanted Doll, doll’s by Marina Bychkova, a Russian-Canadian figurative artist and founder of Enchanted Doll™- a luxury toy label of exquisite, porcelain dolls. are nothing short of what she calls her site. Enchanting, yet another great find from my travels in the Pinterest realm.

Most people know I love dolls, but more in particular dolls produced in the style of what I call, the “Barbie” look. Dolls for the most part considered outrageous and not good role models for little girls. Well folks, these dolls I would say are NOT for little girls or boys, but for the adult minded that take great care and pride in displaying these gems of exquisite artistry. These dolls are enchanting fairy tales brought to life for the serious connoisseur of things beautiful.

These dolls are made with great care from ceramics, bendable, movable dolls crafted with great detail paying strict attention to the colour of the skin and make-up, the accessories used to adorn them, fabrics for the costumes, realistic hair, and facial expressions. Even the genitalia is expertly painted and detailed! Yes she creates dolls that are beautifully nude, and on the opposite side of the spectrum, dressed beyond compare. Fantasy is not something she shies away from.

(more…)

Wacky Wednesday: Matt Crump’s Rich Pastel Photographic Manipulations

matt_crump_wacky_wednesday_1

Most folks shy away from the use of pastels, especially men, however Matt Crump’s rich pastels photographic manipulations prove otherwise,  proof he has embraced the use of pastels and is producing some incredible works of art that are downright delicious.

Wikipedia describes; 

“Pastels or pastel colours are the family of colours which, when described in the HSV colour space, have high value and low to intermediate saturation. The name comes from pastels, art media characteristic of this colour family. The colours of this family are usually described as “soothing”,”soft”, “near neutral”, “milky”, “washed out”, “desaturated”, and lacking strong chromatic content.

Pink, mauve, and baby blue are typical pastel colours.”

Everyone knows I’m big on pink and pastels, and if you don’t, well now you do! I feel and believe there is so much strength in these types of colours that paired with black or other colours, shades, and tones of opposite value or slight variation on the colour wheel, they are downright sexy and awe inspiring.

(more…)

Wacky Wednesday: Erotic African Art, A Feast For The Senses, and Sensibilities

wacky_wednesday_41_lady_skollie

In this instalment of Wacky Wednesday, we flip and bring you Wondrous Wednesday and present South African artist,  Lady Skollie. Based out of Johannesburg she creates erotic art that’s a visual feast for the eyes, and well, other parts of the body. Her work is bold, and brash, full of colour and life, a feast for all senses!

Born in 1987 in Cape Town with the birth name, Laura Windvogel, her pseudonym tells the real story of a woman in control of her own. For those that know Afrikaans, Skollie describes a person of colour as a suspicious character, used by the police of the area, so it seems fitting that at she would use it in her own name.

In a recent article for The Huffington Post by Priscilla Frank , she tells of the history of her people, the “Khoisan Tribe, a group that 22,000 years ago was the largest on the planet but now numbers approximately 100,000”. Its a humbling short read that gives great descriptive on her work and choice mediums in which to produce her elaborate work. Work that is without a doubt thought provoking.

Her work is currently on display at the Tyburn Gallery London.

A feast, well worth it.

Wacky Wednesday: ERIC STANTON Blast From The Past

eric-stanton-school-mistress

I LOVE art, and I am sure that’s no big surprise to most of you out there, who know me well, and those who don’t. I am very influenced but the provocation, the beauty, the colours, and the strength each artist is trying to convey.

One of my favourite blasts from the past is none other than Eric Stanton, Sept. 30/1926—March 17/1999 considered one oferic-stanton-baroness America’s best bondage and fetish illustrators, cartoonist, and comic-book artist, with the majority of his work depicting female dominance scenarios.

(more…)