Tuesday, 2 December 2008

A change is as good as a rest

Since I first started doing the Fantasy Fannies a couple of months ago, all I've been thinking about is them . Female art. Very abstract feminine female art. But this week brings with it the wind of change, and I am now involved in some masculine art. I have been asked to draw a guy. He's never been drawn naked before, but he's interested in art and has decided that he would like to be drawn. He's led an interesting life, and I think he will enjoy this experience. He wants a woman to draw him, rather than a man. And to start with, when I heard that, I wondered if there was an "ulterior motive" - because I am very aware that some guys might think that if there's a woman who's an erotic artist drawing them, then they might get more than a painting out of it! So I have to make that clear from the start, that it is "work" for me, and it will be "hard work" for them. He understands that. He says he is feeling some trepidation at meeting me. I can understand that, its a new experience for him. Its all quite normal for me. But drawing him will be a first for me - he's a chap in his 70's, and when he asked me if I'd ever painted a pensioner before, I had to say I hadn't!

And to add to this, this morning I had a younger guy ring me wanting me to do a "bedroom picture" for him. We were on the phone for an hour, and it took a lot of gentle chit-chat to find out what he wanted exactly. He probably has never had the sort of conversation we had, before, and I must admit it struck me as amusing and novel! Because his "bedroom picture" was more than just a sensual nude sitting in a chair, artfully lit. He was a bit more specific than that. He wanted a woman in the picture, a woman with very large breasts, and he wanted her "doing something" - ok, I agreed, I could do that. What exactly did he imagine she was doing? Well, it seemed he wanted her doing something quite specific, to a man to be exact. And he wanted the man to be himself. Ok, I see, well yes, that was possible, I could do that, and agreed it was indeed a "bedroom picture"! He said he was happy to pose for the drawing, which helps, because if I'm drawing him, it might as well be him. He's never posed before, and thought that the opportunity would be "good" for him. I can see that he might think that! But I made it very clear that it was highly unlikely that I was going to find a model, a) specifically one who fits his description of the woman of his dreams, who was b) going to pose, and c) going to do what he specifically wanted. But the point is that I can take various images from various sources and put them all together, to compose the image he wants. So I probably deflated his fantasy, in reality anyway. But I know I can create it on paper for him. And that's what I do. I paint peoples dreams. He's come to me with an idea, and we've discussed it, I can picture it, he can picture it, so now I have to get inside his head, and draw that image on paper so that everytime he looks at it on his bedroom wall, he feels hot and horny, looking at that image................................. Should be fun! :)

But I get the impression from the conversations with these two guys, that they feel happier being drawn by a woman artist , than a male artist. And I can understand that, most hetrosexual men don't seem to be happy being naked infront of another man. They feel more comfortable with a woman.... it makes sense....... and gives me more work!

8 comments:

Nolens Volens said...

I am male and I prefer a female doctor every time I go. They tend to be more empathic and attentive. Some prefer a female professional for various reasons - homophobic, getting cheap thrills, novelty of being attended to, whatnot. However, I opted for a male doctor to do my vasectomy. ;)

Jackie Adshead said...

Nolens Volens - Mmm.... I can understand what you're saying, that women are more empathic and attentive towards a man. And also you're making me smile regarding the male doctor for the vasectomy...... more sympathetic there, than any woman!!! :)

having my cake said...

It did make me smile, you having to coax the details out of the young man :)

Jackie Adshead said...

Having my cake - yes, it made me smile too! I do have some odd conversations, but I think it goes with the job!! LOL

Trixie said...

Oh...I think the guy will love the painting of the girl doing...whatever...to him. I'll bet he'll tell his mates it was a real model!!!

Jackie Adshead said...

Trixie - yes, I think he will like it very much too - its his fantasy! and I think you're right, he will definitely tell his mates it was all real!! :)

Spiky Zora Jones said...

I really nevcer thought about someone dpoing a painting on me...you know if I feel better with a woman or a man. I've been painted by female and made in the nude and I guess I liked it better with a woman, but she was my lover.

I've done photo shoots nudes by a male photographer and it was okay...I think women are more sensual...and it's not about just the raw nakedness of it all. There are those few men...that just knock your socks off too with their nude art.

Ciao babe. fab post...I know I'm going to debate myself with this post. hehehe

Jackie Adshead said...

Spiky - Mmmm... I suppose its down to how comfortable you feel with the artist/photographer as well. And whether you mentally are happy being naked with a man or a woman (or either).

But being painted by your lover is totally different..... its far more sensual, more loving, and has far more promise within the art of what has happened between you, what will happen in the future between you, and what is just about to happen in a very short time when his particular drawing is finished........ !!!!! :)