16 September 2019
For my old viewers: I am going back to my Kinbaku Tidbits for while again. Because the new things I want to present need more work on them before I present them. Choices, choices, choices. While I can produce illustrations quickly, what I produce is what my spirit moves me do. It is sort of like following my nose around. When I see something that interests me, I suddenly see what rest of illustration looks like. That is easier with a single illustration like a Tidbit than with a complete story line. Note that I am open to reasonable suggestions, but also note it may take me a while to get around to them.
Concerning Eclipse: Currently Deviant Art seems on one hand to try to encourage me to use Eclipse, by having it appear when I go to Deviant Art. Currently when in my old page format my page has been restricted in a number of ways because I am no longer have a Core membership because they now will no longer accept my Visa Debt card which they have been accepting for years, for some unknown reason. Otherwise my Eclipse page format has far fewer restrictions.
For my new viewers: I have now posted over 3500 illustrations in my gallery. A good portion of which are arranged in story lines, some short, some hundreds of illustrations long. My artwork is a display the Japanese arts of Kinbaku (tight rope bondage), Shibari (binding), and Goumon (torture). That is why I refer to myself as a Kinbaku illustrator. There are also a number of special series like "Kinbaku Nightmares" and "Kinbaku Forest", in my galleries, each 50+ illustrations long, done in a large format. Besides that I have number of large scale illustrations of Japanese Castles and fleets, in my gallery, which I have built from scratch.
My illustrations are often placed in a sequential series with accompanying text to explain them more fully. The text enhances the illustrations and gives more life to the story. So to get the most out of my artwork view my illustrations and read the text. The text gives a voice to the characters in the illustrations. The text often contains notes explaining the situation more fully. Many notes are educational concerning the nature of the Japanese society in 1600 AD, at the end of the Sengoku (Waring states) period. But be warned, I pull no punches in my illustrations and commentary, my material is not for the faint of heart. It explores the dark side of people and society. Especially the beauty and mystery in the art of Japanese rope bondage.
My recent illustrations, over the last several years, many hundreds of them, are presented, as downloads, in 3840 x 2160 pixel format (4k). They can fit nicely even on a 50 inch screen. My animations are in 1280 x 720 pixel format (HD). Remember that things don't stay forever on the web, they often come and go like the wind. so collect them and put things you like in a safe place.