Saturday, 8 December 2012

Drawing Gorgone at a photoshoot of Japanese rope bondage

I'm in Jay Graham's photographic studio, a converted church in Camden.

Nina Russ and Bruce Esinem are tying the ropes.

Gorgone is the strong, supple model. She can curve her spine like a U-bend. She is so slender that she appears to have nowhere to store her internal organs. Naked, she is invulnerable, and turns up the blaze in front of the camera. Her skin is an even gold.

Down on the floor, my core tools today include bamboo brush-pens, bedraggled quills and a white gel pen. A grown-up Rotring drawing pen is auditioning to join the team. Other pens hang around on the subs' bench but I don't get so involved in their personal lives. Felt-tips are my dirty little secret.

I protect the floorboards from spills and blots with the Financial Times which I like for its soft colour and absorbency. An upturned plastic cup is a palette for white gouache. I draw on cream cartridge, Canson Mi-Teintes and a Galaxy wrapper.

Lots of pictures if you scroll down.
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Wearing boots


In a suspended box









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6 comments:

  1. ik vind dit mooi werk deze tekeningen eenvoudig maar mooi de kracht en grilligheid van de lijn in het menselijk lichaam en de schoonheid van onderdanigheid in bondage

    I think this is pretty simple but nice work these drawings the power and unpredictability of the line in the human body and the beauty of submission in bondage

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  2. Gorgeous! I would love to have seen this scene in person, but I feel like I'm there in your artistic renditions of it. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

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  3. love this... have lots to learn looking at your work... inspiring...

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  4. Love ur work. I would love to model for you sometime. Not living in london but I do get back each month.

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  5. Love your work
    I'm not living in london at the moment but would love to model for you.

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