Sunday, August 9, 2009

Illustrator of the Month - August

As her blogspot tells us, Samantha Victoria Conover is a Toronto based artist specializing in semi-erotic semi-nudes. Interestingly in her bio she does not anywhere mention her affinity for lingerie that is so prevalent in these illustrations. I sense that this is the main focus for her as she illustrates these semi-nudes, as this is where the bulk of the detail work is focused.

I sense an influence of Egon Schiele (also here and here) though I'm not sure if this intentional or not.

Much of SVCON's strength as an illustrator lies in the unique perspective and personality she lends to this cast of characters. None are identical, none are waifish and none are seemingly passive and dominated. These characters are perhaps lethargic but more often joyful, as they appear to be comfortable in their beauty and body, which is a surprisingly unusual characteristic in many erotic images.





SVCON said...

Too bad photobucket feels so violated.

Jacalicious said...

Fixed! It is funny that whilst I was bragging all about not having to use PB, I ended up using it in the pinch because for some reason Blogger would not let me upload or write HTML...and how they determined the images were violations - the two images at the top of the post in the fixed versions - remains a mystery.