The owner of Hempire State Smoke Shop in Rochester, NY will sometimes get asked about the artwork on products and posters of popular brands for rolling papers and cigars.
“Occasionally people will be intrigued by art they see on their favorite brand of smoking accessories. ‘That’s cool. Who drew that?’ or ‘Wow, that is interesting’ are the kinds of things I typically hear when people take a closer look at what they are buying.” says the owner.
The store owner has an affection for tobacco ad art and likes to showcases pieces in his store that are especially eye catching. In his eyes, the world of smoking and art are intertwined and emphasized with subtle erotic and provocative imagery, main times featuring attractive women as the centerpiece.
The artists behind the artwork featured on the tobacco products in Hempire State Smoke Shop are many but a few stand out above the rest for their level of skill in both depicting luscious eye candy but also in their creative imagery that creates a potent feeling in anyone who looks.
Known as ‘Rockin’ Jelly Bean,’ the artist behind the erotic imagery and wildly imaginative depictions of beautifully nasty and cutely obscene women, such art has been used with such big brands as RAW (the maker of tobacco rolling papers) advertisement artwork.
Despite his level of renown and infamy, he is known to sport a Lucha doll mask at all times and is said to never appear in public without it (anyone who is familiar with “manga artists” and their quirky if not downright strange habits will understand).
Stylistically influenced by such artists as Ed Roth,Robert Williams and Robert Crumb, he started his career in Tokyo in 1990, following in their low-brow footsteps. After relocating to LA where he started up his original brand EROSTY POP. In 2004 EROSTIKA was established as his official shop and continues to create cool n rockin’ art work.
One thing is for sure: Rockin’ Jelly Bean has talent for erotic art.
Happy New Year!
Looks like the sex gif community is starting off strong this New Year’s as a new sex gif site has gone live. The site is called Dirty Sex Gifs and it features an array of sex gifs stemming from multiple categories.
Why does this site care? The animated and original erotic art community has a hand in the creation of the site that features sex gifs created from original artwork (among a multitude of other types of sex gifs). It’s good to see the erotic art community now has a voice in a popular sex gif site.
When thinking about computer generated erotica, typically, current generation CGI is pictured. However, digital erotica has actually been around since the 70’s when it was used as a way to advertise video porn and phone sex lines.
This old digital format known as “Teletext” is a computer informational system that transmits data via television. The popular sex tech site SexWork101.com featured some samples of teletext porn (a few have been reposted here).
Graphically, it is pretty poor and certaintly outdated by today’s standards but for it’s time, 7-bit porn was actually kind of neat.
Olga Zavershinskaya is a Russian fine art photographer and artist. Born in 1986, Olga lives and works in Czech Republic.
“Surreal erotic photography” is probably the best way to describe Olga’s work. Slender, exotic ladies in seemingly playful, borderline mischevous poses is part of the formula…
The photography is “clean” in a sense that colors and lines blend perfectly to create a visceral image.
As for the equipment Olga uses? It’s quite extensive: AF Nikkor 80-200mm/F 2.8, AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm/F 3.5-5.6, Camera RAW 5.0, Photoshop CS5, Nikkon D700, AF Nikkor 50mm/F 1.4.
Olga is one of many artists who made a name for themselves with erotic digital photograhy.
Malloy’s style is simple yet the messages he delivers in his works are from it. With a colorful, minimalistic style, Malloy grabs the viewer and holds their gaze.
Larger than life nudity and sexuality is a continued sub-theme. The main theme? it varies but a lot seems to be covered.
Aliens for outer space, religion, etc. Noah Malloy has incorporated a lot in his paintings. Very little is known about Malloy. His age, background, schooling, etc. all a mystery but, no doubt he prefers it that way.
Bizzare and often times funny, Noah Malloy’s works are a nice piece of artistic eye candy.
Faustus Crow is a bit of a mystery. From his blog readings one could wager that he is an expert at understanding black magic and ancient god theology. But, from looking at his imagery one could also deduce that he is a highly skilled erotic graphic artist.
Crow’s graphic art is a mix of highly erotic and bizarre. There is a strong occult influence and, in some pieces, blatant messages that deal with archaic gods and old magic.
Along with all mysticism there is also a strong sci-fi element. Pictures of UFOs are common in Crow’s works with commentary on sci-fi happenings.
It’s not entirely clear what Faustus Crow tries to get across to the viewer but his blog is filled with writings on the reflections of past dreams and strange encounters then recreated in imagery such as the pics shown here today. Regardless of all of this, Crow is a very talented graphic erotic artist, either way.
Jesse Edwards is a professional American fine art oil painter, ceramicist (ceramic artist), and a graffiti artist. He has a very “street” oriented style that is “rough” and vibrant (a style that works well with graffiti as a medium)
Jesse’s first medium was graffiti. His roots trace back to “tagging” and fast wall art all around Snohomish, WA. Edwards consider graffiti as what he calls “installation art,” celebrities, friends, and self-portraits are what his graffiti craft is typically based around.
Also Edwards is known for his erotic art he is also quite versatile with works depicting dead celebrities like Anna Nicole Smith and rapper Tupac Shakur in emotional states.
Edwards’ rough personality that is often attributed to thug culture goes into a lot of his street art and he is not afraid to express himself in a multitude of ways that some art critics may consider lewd (his erotic art has been scrutinized in the past by the art world).
Either way, Jesse Edwards has made quite an impact in the art world in the last 5 years.
Born in 1945, Toshio Saeki took up art at the young age of 4 when his family went to Osaka to live. After attending college, Saeki worked in advertising design where many people continued to take notice of his work.
Although he is Japanese, Toshio Saeki always had an interest in developing his own graphic style and not “following the herd” like so many Japanese people. 1970 was the year he published Saeki Toshio gashû (Collection of drawings of Toshio Saeki) according to the author, “using Japanese motifs for a nightmarish fresco which cause impassioned comments.”
Several exhibitions are devoted to him. Also, his work appears in all kinds of media, fetching a high price for originals from both commercial enterprises and private collectors.
The term “ero” was from his pseudo-memoir works Memories 1970:
A Highly Sexual Play On Mythological Japan (CLICK TO EXPAND)
“When I speak about my work, I often employ the term ero. However recently, somebody whom I know gave me some advice from a museum curator: ‘It would be to better give up the term ero for that of Eros used in art.’ But what he says, am I told! The distinction between ero and Eros, is the essence there?”
There Is A Multitude Of Grotesque And Erotic Aspects Mixed Together In Saeiki’s Work (CLICK TO EXPAND)
Toshio Saeki is, without a doubt, a master of erotic art.
The Witcher has had a cult following among western RPG (Role Playing Game) enthusiasts for some time now. For a variety of reasons the game has been geared towards results and some erotic artwork contained in the game in the form of digital cards called romance or sex cards.
The cards are gained when Geralt, the main game character the player controls, sleeps with one of the female characters in the game.
North America Censored The Art When The Game First Came Over
A throwback to early 20th century novelty “naughty” postcards, each card has it’s own sexy and unique posed female character that is beautifully drawn and colored. Originally, the North American edition of the game censored the cards, thus, obstructing nipples and buttocks with clothing and objects.
Thanks to the Director’s Cut patch uncensored cards are now available in North America without the use of modifications.
Just a few cards are shown in this editorial. If you want to see more, get the game.
Is it realism? The animation? The colors perhaps?
What make virtual sex games “good?”
Well, it depends on the goal of the game producer in some regards at least.
If true realism it to be achieved then photorealism is an obvious approach to creating a lifelike character in a virtual sex game.
Many virtual sex games are built with CGI graphics to meet these photo-realistic sex image requirements.
However, that realism is a cartoon character than the a realistic moving cartoon vixen is the answer. Animation becomes a strong factor in art contributing to virtual sex game development.
Sometimes a cartoon image can be very erotic. The realism is stripped away and just the eroticism remains. Several talented erotic artists have tried their hand at implementing their erotic art into a game. There are a few obstacle, of course…
For starters most artists aren’t software/web developers so essential skills that a game developer may need like coding and, at the very least, familiarity with game development platforms (Flash, Java, etc.) something many erotic artists do not have.
A variety of styles go into virtual sex games and because of that a variety of sub genres are created from the artwork. Some of these virtual sex games are very mature and some are more light-hearted and humorous. The style reflects that a lot.
CGI graphics tends to be used with the most mature games while 2D graphics that use light “cartoony” colors tend to go with the funny ones.
One thing is certain, a truly good virtual sex game depends a great deal on the art being attributed to it.