Inspiration from Alessio Slonimsky

Today, I found myself inspired by an illustration by Alessio Slonimsky which was posted on the closed Facebook group Male Erotic Art of All Time by Nicolás Gibson. The digital image is available for download on Slonimsky’s blog Alessio in Wonderland (see his post for Wednesday, November 4, 2015). I love the naturalistic style, precise technique and the…

Inspiration from William Etty, figurative painter

I found myself inspired today by a number of paintings by English painter William Etty (1787-1849) and an article about his life and work “William Etty: The Most Controversial Artist You’ve Never Heard of” by Bob Duggan on the Picture This website. Duggan writes “Etty broke the rules of decorum by painting humanly realistic nudes…