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.
This portrait, in classic black-and-white watercolour, shows Australian Mistress Ambrosia (a devotee of anal play) in latex nurse costume, in front of a diabolical milking and insertion apparatus. A pause to pose for us then she will turn around to render added excitement to the sissified victims with the electric wand in her hands.
Princess Sheridan sits in a cool dark forest glade, having her feet worshipped by adoring slaves while in the background two others are fed by a bizarrely formed natural spring – what would that be? No matter, they venerate it in their devotion to her.
This portrait was unusually commissioned by a group of Princess Sheridan’s most loyal submissives who split the cost amongst themselves, with one acting as ‘paymaster’.
Princess Sheridan was delighted with the work and has posted a short video thanking her team for the gift.
Every few years or so I like to spend a few months reviewing my knowledge of anatomy which forms the basis of my figure drawing. Starting from the head down to the feet I test my knowledge by sketching all the bones and muscles in the human body.
I think it is imperative to be able to draw any human figure from imagination if need be. If you can find good reference so much the better but you cannot be reliant on it. These days of course reference is abundant and free…you search the big G for “man bending over to kiss woman’s heel” and there is the photo or even video, with or without the original creator’s permission. Previously the model for such a subject was simply not available so you’d draw from imagination. A reference though will only provide an indication to work from. Unless you thoroughly understand what you are drawing you might slavishly copy the outlines but it will fail to look convincing, distortions that the camera might make will not be understood and the drawing will look inexplicably wrong .
So how do you learn to draw human figures? By studying human anatomy -there is no way round it. The books that were published when I started learning many years ago were and are still of varying degrees of usefulness. My all-time favourite is “Figure Drawing” by Richard G. Hatton (1904). I foolishly lent and never got back my original hardback but still have a now well-thumbed paperback Dover reprint.
Other books will teach you basic proportions but I found most rather lightweight and insufficiently detailed. There is a recent vogue for books teaching you how to draw figures in Anime style or superheroes. I am no fan of either but I think it is necessary to be able to draw figures as they are first, then modify the features afterwards to a style rather than pursuing the style first.
On no account attempt to learn artistic anatomy from a medical textbook. This will not distinguish which parts of the body are relevant to figure drawing. You’ll only get distracted by features that have no relation to what an artist needs to know, and may even imagine you have “every ailment except Housemaid’s knee”.
Figure drawing at art college often involved a human skeleton with an amusing name like Harry. We mused whose bones he might have been in life before he was hung up for our benefit. It was useful to examine his bones to understand their form so he may be reassured his bequest to us was not in vain.
One development I recently discovered, which would have been very useful when I was first studying, are apps that allow you to see muscle insertions and skeletons at any angle by rotating a 3D model. One in particular -Visible Body -is highly commendable.
I recommend these however as adjuncts to an explanatory book or website to further elucidate what is not so readily understandable in print.
I’ll leave you with one of my favourite figure artists – Watteau, 1684 – 1721. A consummate French draughtsman equal to many of the Renaissance artists but a greater lover of female beauty and more delicate.
A commission to celebrate a birthday is always welcome and a few months back I had an enquiry from “L” – a charming lady from the Southern U.S – if I could create a fantasy for her to present to her husband in June. She had quite clear ideas about what costume to wear and how the basement dungeon setting should appear. Of course “hubby” was to be shown naked and shackled with a chastity device!
I’m pleased to say that he was very happy with the present.
She wrote back after-
“Thank you so much, Sardax! My husband absolutely loved the artwork. It was the best birthday he’s ever had! I was able to recreate the whole scene in our basement and he was amazed! He’s already talking about commissioning another artwork for me! We both are so pleased with it! You are so talented! Thanks again!”
A portrait of the stunning Los Angeles based Mistress Rebecca Knox (now retired)
In this portrait the commissioner shows his own transformation by her as she dresses him in wig, pretty clothes and applies lipstick, highlighted by red pencil. The archway reveals dresses leading to future delights.
In a previous portrait I had been inspired by her amazingly sensuous flaming-red hair and Pre-Raphaelite looks to make an updated version of this portrait by Victorian painter Dante Rossetti – “Lady Lilith”.
For this commission I had a pretty open brief. The email said simply –
“My idea is a group of smoking Mistresses standing over a naked male as they are about to flick their ash into his mouth.”
The only other unusual stipulation to this was that the victim wished for his head to be trapped in a car tyre – no problem!
So in fact rather than depict a chosen person – as is usual – I could choose anyone to draw as a model or simply make it up from imagination. As I was considering this and finding that a lot of London mistresses had actually given up smoking, the wonderful Romanian Mistress Ezada and her two compatriots Lady Yna and Mistress Lilse all happened to be in London and, as smokers themselves, were happy to pose for the drawing (see my sketches of them at the Femdom Ball) As an added twist I drew them in military outfit to add to the atmosphere of captivity.
See clips of these and other Romanian goddesses at Mistress Ezada’s House of Sinn
It is always a great pleasure when my commissions bring two people closer and this portrait was intended as the ultimate gesture – a proposal of marriage from Joris to his wonderfully ebullient mistress Madame Caramel, who is the founder and organiser of the renowned Femdom Ball.
Originally the idea was simply to show the situation of Madame Caramel being presented with a card, regally seated on the throne in her dungeon – a very well-equipped premises, by the way – but then we came up with extending the idea by adding a message to this and covering it up with a paper flap for surprise.
Joris presented the portrait card to Madame Caramel during a special surprise holiday in May and she tells me that she was very happy with it and better still, unhesitatingly accepted the offer of marriage. I am so pleased that I was able to play a part in this happy event and wish the couple many years of happiness to come.
Last year She Controls received her first Sardax portrait for her birthday and was so pleased with it that in January of this year another of her admirers commissioned a second for her. He wished to show her as the manager of her own bank -Bank of She. (No withdrawals permitted!) To show the cash being piled up but also her face and the willing depositor required a slightly unusual composition, from over the shoulder. Together with a rather distorted perspective it gives a surreal look to the scene .
Mistress Amrita is a very well-travelled Japanese mistress who is here depicted in a historical setting -perhaps a decadent scene from 1930’s Tokyo. Although she is wearing a traditional Chinese sheath dress (cheongsam) the setting of a screen and paper lamp makes it clear this is Japan. She sits on a wealthy businessman who has brought lots of money for her amusement. His amusement will only be the slashing of her whip which he now holds tightly in his mouth!