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Shemale Art and Artists

byCal Y. Pygia©

Several erotic artists specialize in comic books, cartoons, or illustrations that feature buxom hermaphroditic, pre-operative transsexual (shemale), or t-girl characters. Such shemale art ranges in style from three-dimensional, computer-generated images and anime, hentai, or manga comic book-style sketches to fine art illustrations and paintings. Among the better known American artists who specialize in depicting such figures are Drew, Kinky Jimmy, and Doc West.

Anime and manga hermaphrodites tend to be very simple figures. Their penises are relatively undefined, the glans often resembling a ball rather than a clear-cut, acorn-shaped structure, and the coloring is fairly crude, the penis being pink and the glans red, with light brown used to highlight and shadow. There is often a vaginal opening in the scrotum, between the testicles. In many anime drawings, the character is ejaculating. The facial features are simplified, and the figures have the huge eyes typical of the genre, with tiny noses and mouths and, often, hair that is green, purple, blue, or some other unusual color. The figures are either posed or engage in explicit sex with male, female, or other shemale characters.

A few hentai artworks (anime or manga with "bizarre" imagery or themes) mix shemale figures with the genre's fondness for tentacle sex. In Japan, it is illegal to show pubic hair or penile penetration of the vagina, so erotic artists have substituted monsters equipped with multiple tentacles for penises, violating the female characters vaginally, anally, and orally (and shemale characters anally and orally) with these obvious penis substitutes. Perhaps this art form's emphases on monstrous humanoid forms and violent sexual assault have led to its depictions of rape, humiliation, and BSDM by demons, monster women, hermaphroditic dick-girls, transsexual vampires, and other bizarre characters.

Because many of his transsexual characters closely resemble the female characters in popular Disney movies or DC or Marvel comic books, Drew's art sometimes parodies these styles. Occasionally, Drew sketches lesbian characters wearing strap-on dildos. Most of the transsexual figures wear stockings, gloves, corsets, or lingerie, although some appear completely nude, in classic modeling poses or engaged in explicit sexual behavior with male characters or other shemale characters. Their figures, although feminine, are somewhat fuller than is fashionable among contemporary actresses and models, resembling more the body type of Marilyn Monroe or Gina Lollobrigida, and the genitals are much pronounced. His style tends to be simple, the figures being line sketches that he colors with pastels.

Some of Kinky Jimmy's more recent art is colored in Photoshop, but some of it is still finished manually, in pencils. Other sketches are in black and white. Although some of his illustrations show subjects in various poses, many drawings depict explicit sexual behavior between male-shemale, shemale-shemale, or female-shemale couples or groups. Like Drew, Kinky Jimmy's transsexual figures are sometimes parodies of characters from other popular forms of art. For example, one of his figures is reminiscent of a female character in Marvel Comics' X-men. His style is similar to that of fantasy artist Olivia deBerardinis'. His hermaphroditic figures are equipped with enormous, usually erect, penises, which contrast sharply with the figure's otherwise exaggerated femininity.

Doc West's fantasy and science fiction art specializes in depicting dominant women, dick-girls (i. e., hermaphrodites), and monster women. His early work was executed in pencils, but his later work is computer generated. Nevertheless, his art retains a classical, polished look that bridges the traditional and the technological. One of his three-dimensional (3-D), computer-generated illustrations, depicting winged transsexual fairies, complete with butterflies' wings, resembles Henry Darger's water colors of pre-pubescent hermaphrodites except that the figures are of adults rather than children.

A survey of shemale art, including doujinshi, or fan art, discloses the following recurring themes and motifs:

Exaggerated penis size, especially in regard to hermaphrodites with penises longer than those of their male lovers

Interest in fashion (especially punk styles) and lingerie on the part of shemale characters

Copious ejaculations of semen

Bondage and discipline acivities

Fondness for fellatio, including autofellatio

Science fiction and fantasy backgrounds and costumes

Depictions of shemales as angels or demons

Masturbation and the use of sex toys

Deptiction of shemales as warriors

Group sex

Displays of erect penises

Especially in the United States, shemale art was initially an adjunct to the pornographic photographs and videos that web sites offered members who paid to subscribe to their "clubs" or "online magazines." However, this art soon became a sought-after commodity in its own right, with the result that artists set up their own web sites to display and sell their works of shemale art.

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