‘In Your Face Bitch – Literally’. Render by: Colinscrod.
“Whatever the vision in one’s ‘Mind’s Eye’, there will be an artist, who in their act of creation, will make it finer.” Drew Hammond
And here is the proof made visual of that statement.
This is the result of a challenge to the DA artists who specialize in combative women artwork; to take the following very rough POV (Point Of View) that I constructed, and use it as the basis of creating a finished picture.
Here is the visual link to that initial POV which I titled: ‘POV: In Your Face Bitch – Literally’: LINK:
The challenge was accepted, and the following note from an artist friend of mine, Colin McKenzie, was recently sent to me:
“Drew – Thought I'd accept your challenge and try my hand at your latest ‘In Your Face – Literally’ POV. I changed the aggressor's stance, because your original looked like she was punching air. As ever, this is a rough draft, so give me your suggestions and improvements.”
Upon first viewing it, I won’t change a thing. It is so much ‘Finer’ than what was in my mind’s eye; and vastly superior to the rough draft POV.
Here’s the background as to the why and how the initial POV was created:
Title: ‘POV: In Your Face Bitch – Literally’. POV Render by: Drew Hammond. POV = Point Of View.
Normally when I have a picture created I usually have a Negress fighting a Caucasian. It isn’t a matter of depicting racism, it’s because of color contrast. And I try to be equal of which color wins the match. However, I have decided to have two African-Americans fighting each other for a stylistic change.
To that end I’m looking for some DA artist who does renders of combative women to create, what is a very rough POV, a finished work.
Now, this is a picture which is meant to depict one essential emotion: Humiliation.
It is conceived to be a humiliating render – In more ways than one. For it has written precedent:
In the Nobel Prize winner for literature, the author William Faulkner, wrote a novel titled: ‘Absalom, Absalom!’ In that superb work there is a passage about organized fistfights held at night in a stable:
‘Down there in the stable, a hollow square of faces in the lantern light, the White faces on three sides.
The Black ones on the fourth.
And in the center two of his wild Negroes fighting, naked.
Fighting not like White men, with rules and weapons.
But like Negroes fight to hurt one another quick and bad.’
And that is what I’m trying to depict with this POV, two naked female Negros, whom I refer to as ‘Negress’, are in a boxing match, not for the noble sport of it, but instead for the cash purse to the winner; and as in the novel are: ‘Like Negroes fight to hurt one another quick and bad.’
One female boxer has already hurt her opponent ‘quick and bad’ by pounding her to her knees.
As an aside:
I use the word ‘Negress’, sparingly, but use it. I don’t consider myself as a racist, and neither does my Mulatto 6 foot live-in Amazon of a girlfriend. As a writer I am careful in the use of words, and know full well their power to hurt or give joy. As such I consider Negress as a strictly literary neutral term – To describe a female Negro. Although there have been a number of thin-skinned DA viewers who have let me know that using that specific ‘N Word’ is not politically correct, and to some is hurtful. In every case they were polite and sought to inform me that I was being naive at best, and insensitive at worst.
I appreciate the time they take to write me, and as I mentioned before, now use it sparingly.
About the title:
When I wrote: ‘In Your Face – Literally’ it means the advancing Negress has already punched her opponent to her knees in one corner of the boxing ring, and is now going to pin her against the corner cushion. She has just shoved a tit against her opponent’s face and its meaning to all the ringsiders is: “I’m in your face, you bitch, especially the best part of me – My tits.”
Because this is a ‘Fight To The Finish’ underground boxing match, it doesn’t end until one boxer is on the canvas and can’t continue because of paralyzing pain, or is flat on the canvas knocked out.
In this case the advancing boxer is going to crowd the downed fighter and give her no chance to get up. She is going to punch away at her until she pitches forward onto the canvas.
The Promoters have told both fighters, as well as the Referee, that the Referee is there to break up clinches, and count a downed fight out after 10 seconds. Otherwise to stay out of the way. That is what the paying ringsiders want to happen, and what the promoters are going to give them.
So here’s the deal:
I’m looking for someone in DA who creates renders of combative women and is willing to step forward (So to speak) and use this picture as the POV to depict a finished image of the visual meaning of: Humiliation.
Now we get to the question of if the POV at the top of this writeup is the scene exactly of what is in my mind’s eye now?
‘Yes’ and ‘No’. The ‘Yes’ is the poses and angles are blocked out. The ‘No’ is this is a very rough POV and is intended to serve only as a guide to a finished picture.
Consequently what I am offering is a potential opportunity to some DA artist who depicts ‘Combative Women’ in pictures, and who will see this POV and say to their self that here is an opportunity for them to create something new and unique in the combative female genre. And what a great way to make a name for them self.
Well, here it is. My gift to whomever.
When I came up with this pose, I then mentally extended it to a logical conclusion. I then took what was in my mind’s eye and made it visual. By that I mean I created a visual very rough POV of that conclusion.
Here is my objective:
By placing this POV smack dab in the middle of Deviant Art, there must be some artist out there who will see this POV, and then review my writeup, and decide to contact me and work out an arrangement to create an image that is the way beyond the equal of this original POV.
Now we get back to the question of: ‘Is there precedent?’
Is there ever! The following examples are POVs that I periodically uploaded and requested an artist to finish it off – So to speak.
Here is a rough POV that I titled: ‘POV: Punched To Her Knees KO – Her Doppelgänger Watching From The Corner.’ Here is the visual link to that rough POV: LINK:
And here is the completed picture that I retitled: ‘Punched To Her Knees KO: Her Doppelgänger Watching From The Corner.’ LINK:
Here is the visual link to another POV example. I titled it: ‘POV: Pounded To Her Knees – Kunt Punch Kayo.’: LINK:
And here is the completed picture that I retitled: ‘2,500,000 DA HITS: Kunt Punch Kayo.': LINK:
The preceding is an example of the fundamental goal of Deviant Art, which is to create an artistic vehicle in which pictorial ideas that are in someone’s mind’s eye, and allow them various avenues to make such visions visible. DA offers a pathway to the creation of art – And that in itself is both inspiring as well as noble.
If they have the artistic talent to pull this off, then it will be a daunting task; but I will remind him/her of the Robert Browning poem when he stated:
‘Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp. Or what's a heaven for?’
Now to the deal:
This is not exactly a challenge, because I consider a challenge as confrontational. Instead, it is more of a question?
Is there any artist in DA who considers himself/herself as a really damn good combative woman artist? So good, that he/she can take this rough POV (Point Of View) and convert it into an EPIC Masterwork.
In conclusion, if any of you who are reading this writeup have the chutzpah to believe you are good enough to create that which has never been seen quite like this before, then please contact me. My e-mail is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I await your response – If any.
All this will be confidential, as I highly respect artists. I am not about to humiliate anyone who has the guts to take a chance.
So if you spend the time and effort to create a work of art that you never imagined you could do, then I urge you to take the risk and try. For this can be your breakout picture.
I believe there is some budding artist out there in the DA family who is now willing to have their artistic reach exceed their grasp. I am willing to spend the time and effort, which I have done with every one of these displayed artists, to help guide them in the creation of a work of art that is the finest they have ever created. And in the doing they will achieve the confidence to ‘In Deed’ have their reach exceed their grasp.
Now to the artist who sent the render at the top of this lengthy tome:
I am honored to call him friend, and he goes by Colin McKenzie, and his DA Main Site is: ‘Colinscrod’.
I don’t create these pictures, except in my mind’s eye, as I am a writer, not an artist. As such I either commission works of art or friends will ‘Gift’ them to me. As in this ‘Gift’ case .
Half a lifetime ago I once owned and published and sold illustrated novellas and novels about combative women, and a few mixed match ones, and commissioned artists to do the illustrated art work. All of which I have uploaded on my DA Main Site (drewhammond).
Currently on DA I still commission original art work but just post them; or with some selected pictures have them framed and hang them on the walls of my house. They no longer go into illustrated stories.
In addition, I upload works by artists I admire and do writeups about their work and about them. With their written permission of course, via DA Notes.
So in giving credit where credit is due this stunning female boxing picture was created by the artist, Colin McKenzie.’
Colin gave this render a working title of: ‘In Your Face – Literally!
Well, that title worked for me. All I did was add the word: ‘Bitch’, to show that these two boxers didn’t like each other.
But it did get me to thinking. At first I thought of revising the title, and came up with one I thought was a rather clever title: ‘Black On Black – Literally’. Then common sense took over and I left things alone.
Here’s the setup leading up to this knockout of a render. This was a ‘Fight To The Finish’ boxing match that would continue, round after round, until one of the fighters is knocked out or quits. No going to a decision – This. It was pretty much a private match and no Referee was needed.
These two both attended the same boxing gym and at one point had a serious beef. It wasn’t bad enough that each would hate the other, but it was of some magnitude and it needed correction. Both were accomplished fighters, but neither had fought the other. Each thought they could take the other so they went to the owner of the gym and asked her if they could fight each other in her boxing ring after the gym was closed for the night. The only ones in would be their trainers.
The owner agreed to this and on the following Friday night this was the result.
In ancient Greek times during the Olympic Games the Spartan female boxers would fight nude, and in that spirit of stripped to the bare essentials (In this case the only thing worn were the boxing gloves) the two of them fought with both nude bodies and naked ferocity.
What I most wanted to see would be ‘Pathos’ made visual. And Colin had the artistic genius to make it happen.
Pathos is a Greek word that in English means ‘Suffering’: ‘A quality that evokes pity or sadness.’
I had hopes it would be perceived as a sad picture. There would be no leap of joy from the winner, not even a flexing of biceps to signify triumph. Both boxers were all business, and entered into this match to prove a point. One was going to be ‘The Alpha Woman’ in this gym. Point taken, point confirmed.
Both expected this would be a tough battle, and neither thought it would be over in a couple of rounds. But It was.
Things happen quickly in boxing matches.
Now, I consider this picture as a specific work of art because it is meant to be limiting, and dealt with a battle that need not happen, but did – With painful results.
It was not fought for the sport of it, nor for money, it was to satisfy egos, and the result is one ego was elevated to the same degree that the other was inversely lowered.
Colin does commissions.
He did one for me, and here is the visual link to that picture I titled '1,550,000 DA HITS: Enough’: LINK:
And as you can see, as an artist, he is as good as they get.
Over the years I’ve issued commissions to various artists. I realize that when I commission a picture from an artist, I am not the easiest person to work with – This because I have a vision in my mind’s eye, and want very much to see that vision made visual.
I’m even this way when I ask, or an artist volunteers, a gift picture. And that is what I subjected this artist to.
Colin has a sense of humor and it is this trait that gets him past my grumpy stages. He is also patient, and will try to do whatever he can to make a work of art come out exactly – Be it a gift or a customer.
The following is an earlier picture that Colin created and here is his comment about this excellent work:
"The 'Ilsa Versus Atomika' fight has been my most popular, and my most personally satisfying work yet. I got the skins of both fighters from Renderosity. Skins from DAZ look too damn airbrushed to be realistic, I didn't like the look of the generic V6 fighter in Atomika's earlier bouts. And that plus new lighting really seems to have made a photographic-looking finish. Any ideas or suggestions from fellow hobbyists?"
Here is the visual link to this great picture which he titled: 'Strut To The Neutral Corner': LINK:
While his 'Ilsa Versus Atomika' may be his viewers favorite work, mine is one he did as a commission that I awarded him.
In conclusion, I consider both of these works as very powerful as well as quite moving – Each in its own unique way.
Except to add that to access other works of his here is the link to his Deviant Art Site at: LINK: colinscrod.deviantart.com/
And here is the link to the avatar to the logo of his DA Site: LINK: