Wednesday, 8 August 2007

A womanly challenge - Accepted!

Indigo wrote a very evocative poem on her blog recently about a mistress/slave relationship and I commented that she had written strong words describing a powerful feminine relationship. Cherrie said it would be a challenge to illustrate it, I agreed it would, but went on to say it was within my capabilities to do so. Indigo latched on to my response and asked me do it, and to back her up, Lady in Red also expressed an interest in my interpretation....... so.......... after due deliberation...... here is my drawing!


I decided that to illustrate it I would use my favourite white on black as I think it makes any image immediately more powerful, and using rope for the bondage scene meant that the white of the rope gave lovely diagonal lines leading into the drawing as well as a strong contrast against the black background. The low-lit bodies gave more interesting contours for the drawing than if the light had been from above, especially as the female figures are viewed sideways on, which could have easily made the image flat and boring to look at. But to depict the position and predicament of the slave the figures had to be viewed from the side or else the interaction between the two women would have been lost. The figure of the mistress obviously had to be shown to be dominant, and viewed from the slaves lower point of view, so I've shown only the high heeled thigh high boots towering up, and her clenched fist holding a riding crop menacingly over the body of the slave. The picture is definitely enhanced by the use of the riding crop leading into the picture towards the slave, underlining that the crop is a tool of correction, and again highlighting the dominant role. As is the use of the sexy black thigh length pvc padlocked boots - immediately dressing the mistress in dominant footwear and underlying her power as she purposely places her spiked heeled boot inbetween the shoulder blades of her blindfolded female slave. The pvc of the boots catches the light beautifully too and adds to the interest of the black and white image. I love the use of diagonals in this drawing, it pulls the whole scene together, the boots leading the eye to the mistress's crutch, then down her arm to the riding crop and along the slaves body in the hog tie to the ropes reaching up out of sight, above her. I've called the picture "Under foot" as the submissive slave is - quite obviously!!!

16 comments:

My Girlfriend is hot said...

Drawing looks great. I felt the moment deeply for you have captured it intensity nicely.

Thx for sharing

Jackie Adshead said...

My girlfriend is hot - Thanks, I'm pleased you find the image intense.

Indigo said...

And you delivered with 110% pure brilliance. The picture depicts everything I wrote about, your accuracy is phenomenal...a BIG thank you Jackie, exceptional... beautiful

Jackie Adshead said...

Indigo - Thankyou, I'm delighted you like it! I read your incredibly descriptive words and could see the image so clearly infront of me.

Vi vi vi vooom!!!!!!!! said...

Great, as per usual!!!!!

having my cake said...

That is wonderful. Captures the scene and all the underlying passion. I love those boots!!!!

Sage said...

I especially like how you have drawn the boots on the mistress - you really captured the look of leather.

Jackie Adshead said...

Vi - thank you!

Jackie Adshead said...

Having my cake - I'm glad you feel the passion in it - the boots are gorgeous aren't they? - very sexy!!

Jackie Adshead said...

Sage - thankyou, the boots are a delight to draw - picking out the outline and highlights on the shine in the leather.

Luka said...

Just gorgeous.

Jackie Adshead said...

Luka - thankyou.

Cherrie said...

I like the cropping of the dom at the waist. It really doesn't matter what she looks like; the sub is only interested in what she does to her.

I really do need to find those thigh-high boots of mine and to see if I can get them on again.

Jackie Adshead said...

Cherrie - there's something incredibly sexy in thigh length boots isn't there? Women love to wear them and their lovers love to see them in them!

ronjazz said...

To me, the drawing brings out a medieval mood. The boots remind me of armor...and in this D/s setting, that's not entirely wrong.

Another wondrous piece.

Jackie Adshead said...

Ronjazz - yes, I can see what you mean about medieval. Its an interesting concept for another drawing, perhaps!