Portrait of Mistress Sheri Darling 2

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This new portrait of Los Angeles based Mistress Sheri Darling (see previous) shows her relaxing with a cigar in one of the many chambers of her castle. A bizarrely-masked slave holds a box for her to select, while another acts as human ashtray.
In the background another less privileged slave suffers in torment for her.

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Reminiscences of Wicked Old Soho

This nostalgic post will not mean much to most people – except perhaps to men of my generation who had to live through such a deprived era and have seen how the Internet has changed everything we know.

sohomapNow in my sixties I am sitting outside a cafe on Old Compton St in London’s notorious Soho district. Or it least it was notorious. Today, much like Times Square in New York – as I understand – it is completely cleaned up and un-notorious with only a few shops remaining of the once prevalent sex trade, now mostly catering for the gay pound. It changed not through any heavy legal crack-down but, like a lot else, through the changes brought by the onset of the Internet removing the need to go out to buy porn magazines, books and movies.

Over thirty years back it was completely different. Then I would never have sat outside a cafe and would have been very cautious of even coming in by daylight – but then I had a guilty conscience. A shopping trip to Soho was a furtive affair usually made under cover of darkness, armed with a shoulder bag, and planned with a clear itinerary so as to quickly move in and out of doorways.

My own particular interest here was for books, magazines and the predecessor to DVDs and videos – Super 8 films.

Moving swiftly inside the shop you’d be pressed against a heaving mass of tightly pressed male flesh with barely enough room to jostle your way through to the shelves. Many men – it was always just men- were simply browsing with no intention of buying. Occasional ineffectual calls from management failed to shift them. Of course I always bought something – even at the outrageous prices they changed. Kink commanded higher prices with 10 pounds being usual for a magazine -a lot for a young man in those days.

With my burgeoning interest in kink and the bizarre I had my own favourite haunts:-
1. Swish publications
My main port of call. CP with a femdom bias selling their own “Madame” magazine, “Sadie Stern” magazines and even a few ripped-off and pasted together collections of Namio Harukawa drawings.

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Site of the Swish shop-now fashionable dining : Greek St.

2. Janus Bookshop
Mostly catering to CP erotica with more of an emphasis on subfem, stocking its own magazines including Janus, Roué and others.

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The Janus shop- now a trendy clothing outlet: Old Compton St

3. Lovejoys
Commanding a presence along Charing Cross Road, the ground floor was nominally a book shop but a discreet staircase downstairs led to a wonderful treasure trove. Not so much kink but best stocked general erotica.

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Site of Lovejoys -still an adult shop but not half as interesting! : Charing Cross Rd

4. Unnamed
I cannot remember the name of this one. Cut off in an alley in Chinatown it was one of the first I discovered and may have been Swish before they moved. Can anyone enlighten?

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Kinky sex shop -name unremembered-now Chinese souvenirs: Newport Court

5. Original Soho Bookshop One of the last bookshops now standing, stocked mostly with DVDs and a few magazines or books. Very little fetish and most gay-oriented. In the spirit of “research” I bought one product for old times sake but without much enthusiasm.

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The Original Soho Book Shop: Brewer St

 

Mistress Ezada’s special throne

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The theme for this special portrait of Mistress Ezada was very unusual for me.
I have usually avoided the depiction of what is known as “hard sports” for the only reason that it almost always looks crude and demeaning – indeed to the mistress herself. I have never seen it handled sensitively even by top artists. So it had to be treated with delicacy and taste.

Seated on this bizarre throne, Mistress Ezada’s hand rests lightly on a handle connecting to a valve-shaped scoop, which on turning will release her wastes into the tube below, down to the tightly enclosed victim – who can however breath through the tube inserted above. Like some strange insect he has no freedom of moving his head. However his hands can serve the purpose of tearing off her monogrammed paper, the roll itself held up by another slave from a holder attached to a collar around his neck. A curtain veils this creature from view and prevents him from observing the intimate moment.

This is Mistress Ezada’s fifth commissioned portrait.

See her others by following the tag.

Mistress Elita’s dark dream

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The commissioner of this portrait of the stunning Mistress Elita had the good sense to ask her how she would like to be depicted instead of imposing his own fantasy on it. She came up with a rather dark but powerful fantasy shown here.The slave males are processed through a workshop, arriving at her end with less than they started – to start a new life as  her personal item.

Needless to say she was delighted with this but wishes to stress that it is a complete fantasy and should not be taken as a service on offer!

See Mistress Elita’s personal website

 

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A Classic Scene

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This commissioned line drawing states a simple but timeless message-beautiful mistress with whip, towering over a devoted kneeling slave…no particular mistress was requested, simply ‘anyone beautiful’.
Sometimes it’s good to go back to the basics. I welcome simple themes like this as much as anything unusual and complicated.

Learn more about Sardax portraiture and commissioning  at the main Sardax website

Please remember if you are commissioning for a birthday or anniversary to leave a few months as there is usually a waiting list for commissioned artwork.

 

The Funfair set of paintings

Following on the Gag-shop series, made for Japanese magazine “Goddess love” (女神の愛)  for my next “a la ronde” series where one frame leads to the next and back to the start, I requested four famous English mistresses to be models in an enactment of scenes from a femdom funfair.

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In the first frame a pair of swing boats, supported by males tightly bound in black leather, showing the main participants in this series, Joanna Lark and Mistress Elizabeth Swan in the foreground and Mistress Evilyne and Mistress Elita.

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In the second a carousel with male horses! Mistress Elizabeth is here riding one of her favoured real-life submissives ‘puck’ and behind them Mistress Evilyne with ‘kurdy’.

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Then on to some stalls with a specialised form of femdom humiliation. The Shell Shock stall presents the ladies with the opportunity to humiliate males by throwing eggs at them. Mistress Evilyne enjoys the effect that a cracked egg makes as it trickles down the poor male’s head.

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In the last frame a much darker scene – the “Torment Tent”. Mistress Elita touches a very suggestive lever of one of the electric shock-boxes, noticing the fear in the victim’s eyes, while Joanna Lark peeps in curiously.

 

If you live in Japan you can buy the present issue -No 12 – from Amazon.
Regrettably the magazine cannot be bought overseas.
https://www.amazon.co.jp/別冊秘性-女神の愛vol-12/dp/4776915707

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Portrait of Ms Jaded Halo 2

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Ms Jaded Halo loved her first portrait so much she wanted a mirror image to make a pair.

This time she is seated receiving a new pair of shoes on a platter from a worshipper while another delights in the ones she is now wearing. She sits beside a wall of security boxes containing other expensive brands, gifted to her by her legions of admirers, but only she possesses the key to open the boxes…and of course their hearts.

See Ms Jaded Halo’s site.

Learn more about Sardax portraiture and commissioning at the main Sardax website

Please remember if you are commissioning for a birthday or anniversary to leave a few months as there is usually a waiting list. See commissioning page for current availability.