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Artist and Storyteller Madeira Desouza of Las Vegas.

Madeira Desouza is the pen name of a real person--a man living in Las Vegas, Nevada. This also is his brand name which enjoys an online presence that spans 27 years across numerous websites. His pen name grew from his Portuguese heritage. The word madeira is Portuguese for wood. The surname Desouza is a variation of a surname from one of his grandfathers. When he was born, he was given the first name Elwood, but most people refer to him by his nickname, Woody. He maintains a "Vegas Woody" website and he is an artist member of The 18b Las Vegas Arts District Association. Online searches reveal that the pen name Madeira Desouza can be traced to the year 1996 appearing in online commentaries and stories. His domain name was registered in 2007 and its registration has been maintained continuously since then. That was the year 3D digital images created by Madeira Desouza started appearing online. His visual works have been present online continuously ever since. In 2021 a Madeira Desouza podcast specializing in taboo fiction and his renegade artwork was launched. By Fourth Quarter 2023 this podcast had reached nearly 130,000 listeners around the world.

------- What are his visual works known for? This comment from a man who follows Madeira Desouza and his creations explains his popularity within a special segment of the audience: "Never have I been so aroused. I always feared to delve into my darkest fantasies but with you, I feel supported and understood. Your stories are a perfect blend of light and shadow, to put it in very simplistic terms. I confess that what also arouses me is a detail that most would find insignificant but which holds tremendous eroticism. Curled toes. That’s a soft spot of mine. I associate it with violent orgasms, when pleasure wracks the body, makes it convulse and twist right down to its toes. Thank you for your amazing work and your willingness to share it with us. I do hope to see more and more of it and praise you for your lack of fear regarding a subject most would not dare to broach.”


Hello! I am Madeira Desouza and I want you to know I am so grateful to everyone here on DeviantArt who has faved my work and who is watching me!! If you watch me and you have deviations posted in your DA account, I will in turn watch you back.

* * Contact me directly -- -- Mention you saw my work here on Deviant Art

* * On my Patreon page -- -- Here you can order my unique custom fantasy images of men based on your specs.

* * Madeira Desouza is an internationally-known gay male storyteller and 3D digital artist working continuously since 2007 to produce depictions of compelling male characters in fantasy situations using digital tools such as DAZ3D Studio.

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His masculine male characters are within the 3D gay erotic art category favor a present-day version of the mid-twentieth century men in peril pulp comics. See his All Male Peril site for examples. Madeira Desouza represents one clear-cut aspect of renegade bara underground art firmly rooted in the 3D gay erotic art category and storytelling originating in Las Vegas, Nevada. His visual and text creations depicting men in peril spring from a storytelling and artistic style which originating in Japan in the 1960s. The Japanese word for this underground genre is bara. Bara works are created by gay men intended for a gay adult male audience. Works in this genre depict masculine (not feminized) males typically with an emphasis upon muscles, physical health and strength--traits often recognized as manly or macho. This renegade underground art genre is distinctive because it depicts gay male, same-sex feelings and sexual identity of masculine, muscular men who sometimes behave in aggressive, violent, or exploitative ways towards one another which plunge men into peril or otherwise threatening and dangerous situations.

This bara underground art genre is not about romantic gay love between males or lovey-dovey hearts and flowers themes popular with the heterosexual majority. Bara is wild, adventurous, and unflinching in how it mirrors real life behaviors of male aggression, power trips, violent tendencies, and exploitation.

Discover more about the bara underground art genre at my main site:

Favourite Visual Artist
Favourite Movies
Dr. Strangelove (1964); The Horde (2009); I Saw The Devil (2010); No One Lives (2012); Goldstone (2016); Train to Busan (2016); Parasite (2019)
Favourite TV Shows
The Expanse; Battlestar Galactica (the Ronald D. Moore version); Star Trek Strange New Worlds; Squid Game; For All Mankind (Ronald D. Moore)
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Miles Davis; Vince Guaraldi; Dave Brubeck; Harry Connick, Jr; Ella Fitzgerald (favorite musical artist of all time)
Favourite Books
Myra Breckinridge (1968) -- Gore Vidal; On God (2007) -- Normal Mailer; Emotional Intelligence (1995) -- Daniel Goleman
Tools of the Trade
DAZ Studio 4, Poser 9

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