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'Throwing In The Towel' is in short, a 'Stylistic Epic Masterpiece'. Which is a pretty strong statement, so let's get an opinion from the Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary to see if the description fits the words. 'Stylistic: Relating to literary or artistic style. (Style: Overall excellence, skill, or grace in performance, manner, or appearance).' 'Epic: Extending beyond the usual or ordinary, especially in size or scope.' 'Masterpiece: A work done with extraordinary skill, especially a supreme intellectual or artistic achievement.' This rendering took a month to do, mainly because the artist, Paul Rose, lives in England, and I'm in L.A. So he would do a tweak and e-mail it to me for review, and the next day I would reply with more tweaks. Everything you see came out of my mind's eye, and Paul had the patience and talent to make it visual. Now, the inspiration for this work is from a illustration of mine titled: 'Defeat ... Most Naked'. It was uploaded on this site long ago, but to make for easy comparison to this rendering, I'm going to upload it tomorrow, so they will be side-by-side. I re-titled it: 'Art Inspires Art'. I commissioned Paul Rose to do a working title called: 'Defeat ... Most Naked ... Redux', but after seeing how effective his interpretation of the Blonde's trainer throwing in the towel to end the fight, we agreed that 'Towel' was apropos. This picture will be transmitted to a L.A. printer and printed onto artist canvas measuring approximately 3 feet wide x 2 1/2 feet high, then framed and hung on one of the walls of my house. Paul does commissions, and as you can see, he is as good as they get. He can be found on the Deviant Art Site at: rosepab. I have not classified this as a 'Hot Button Picture' because it was not meant to hit specific buttons, but instead to 'in deed' overwhelm. Concerning the stylistic part. Everything in this picture is there for a reason, and I will touch on just one. The collars both women are wearing. On page 65 of Joyce Carol Oates masterpiece (there's that word again) on boxing, titled: 'On Boxing' there is a passage that relates to collars. This has to be coupled with the painting by George Bellows, his masterpiece (there's that word again) 'Both Members Of This Club'. While Oates passage was clear, with the Bellows work you have to go into the history and reason he painted it. Then, when combined the sudden realization will hit you with a'Oh my God' revelation. The major stylistic part of this picture is in its 'artistic license'. By that it is not brutal, nor bloody, nor low-down, nor viewed by the lower classes as in the various Bellows paintings. There are no puffed eyes, bloody noses, nor blood oozing from the nipples of breasts that have been repeated punched. This is a scene early in the match and the Blonde has been nailed in her left breast with such an impact that she has dropped to her knees and is holding her crushed breast with her unfeeling glove. The trainer knows the Blonde won't beat the 10 count, and throws in the towel to signify it's all over. This to save the referee's breath and time. Just end the fight by knockout and carry the utterly defeated fighter from the ring. 'Nuff said. Drew
^^Art Imitates Art-Inspiration^^ is a most apt title for this illustration. For art does inspire additional art, and herein is the case. This illustration had been uploaded onto the Deviant Art site early on with the title: 'Defeat-Most Naked'. It served as the basis for the preceding work in 3D, 'Throwing In The Towel'. As you can see, the new 3D rendering does not slavishly follow the original. This is known as artistic license. A previous picture by this artist, titled: ^^Raw Power^^ was so popular when I uploaded it on the ^^DA^^ site that I have decided to upload the only other one he sent, which is the ^^Defeat^^, one. The following comment is what was included with the first picture, and has the same meaning here. When I started Brand X Publishing decades ago, I advertised in the L.A. Times for artists to do illustrations for the books and booklets I planned to write. Those who responded I sent a description of a scene and asked them to illustrate it. Then I would choose the artist whose style I liked to do the work. This particular artist I did not choose for various reasons. For one, I wanted the illustrations to be shaded (called halftones in the printing trade), not pure inked black and white. But he sent an inked rendering in pure black & white. He used no shades of gray - Just pure black ink on a solid white background. However, its raw power has caused me to name it 'Raw Power' and upload it for all to see.
After the picture was uploaded on my Deviant Site I received several comments. A Viewer: "This is really something. Only thing I would say is I just didn't like the boots they were wearing. Everything else is incredible." My Reply: "As I said, it's stylistic. The fight boots are over-the-top for sure. But the heels are short and broad, and will not hinder the movement of feet. There are those who would want to see 6 inch spiked heels (which would be silly) and others who would like to see leather boots with no laces all the way up to their middle thighs. For contrast, the Negress has them laced up front, and the Blonde up the side. Everything is there for a reason. A lot of thought went into this, that's why it took a month to do." A Viewer: "The Negress is disappointed it looks like! Fine picture!" My Reply: "Actually you're right. From the start the Negress knew she outclassed the Blonde in punching power. She really wanted to beat her up bad, before finishing her off. It was that crushing straight in punch to the tit, going so deep that the glove slammed against the ribs that ended the fight too soon. Anyway, good observation." A Viewer: "Love how squishy the blonde's breast is in her glove. It looks positively vulnerable." My Reply: "Good observation. The Blonde had received a number of punishing blows to her chest and they became filled up with blood and other fluids. The final impact of the glove to her left breast was so horrific that many of the Blonde's milk glands were ruptured and her firm tit became a smashed shapeless orb." A Viewer: "Hey Drew, I like the collars. They're evocative of the antebellum slave fight pictures you've posted here at D.A., but in this case it's a BDSM sort of ownership that's being illustrated here. I see the blonde's manager as being her Domme, and apparently blondie fights at her Domme's pleasure. Physically, blondie's seems totally out gunned by the black gal in every department except boobage, so having her in the same ring with the chiseled Nubian has to be a result of complying with her Mistresses wishes, yes? (It would also explain the quick ending to this fight!). Technically, the pic is a visual feast for the eyes. Bright colors and well defined areas of interest make for an easy on the eyes pic, IMHO - plus the audience reactions are first rate! There are a few little picky-points I'd like to see if the pic is redone, like reducing the size aspect of the audience (a bit too large unless they're all six feet tall), and lining up piping on the ref's socks (they don't match). Also I think blondie's hair should be off of her body completely in conformation to the law of gravity, but I know how hard that is to do with Poser Hair props. LOL. All in all a very good pic. It's definitely been added to my Fave's folder! Thanks for sharing it." My Reply: "Well, you sure gave a different perspective in this picture that I didn't have in mind. It is meant as a sporting event and I and the artist never gave a moment's thought of S&M or bondage, or anything between the trainer and the Blonde other than a professional relationship. The reason for the collars, other than they look neat on the girls, is they are fighting for money, not the sport of boxing. Unlike slaves, both women had the free will to choose to fight each other, again in this case for money. And yet, they are 'in deed' slaves to the almighty dollar. In the 17 and 1800's, the slave collars were made of iron; these, like their boxing gloves, are leather. The only metal in these collars is the very small ring and studs. However, there are other meanings for these collars, which I am going to leave for each viewer to imagine. Now to your points made. 1. The audience was designed to be large, both in number and size, as nothing was going to be petty in this rendering. This is meant to be an EPIC picture. They are young, hip, and prosperous - And bored. This is not an underground fight, but aboveground, in a public arena. To put this on is a big bucks proposition, and this audience paid it, for something that is anything but boring. 2. The girls are evenly matched, it's the perspective that makes the Negress so impressive, and I designed it that way. Look at the Blonde's big firm butt to see she is powerfully built. However, we did have to slim her down a bit because her large shoulder and arm blocked off the view of much of the Blonde's face, and we wanted the viewer to see the open mouth howl of pain. A bit of artistic license there. 3. The hair. The hair. That Blonde's hair drove us nuts. At first we did let gravity rule and it hid her damn face. So look at it as she has just dropped to her knees and fell forward, and her forehead has just hit the canvas and the hair hasn't yet had the time to bunch downward. Again artistic license. Now you can see why it took a month to create. 'Nuff said. Thanks for the, as usual, insightful comments, my friend. Drew." A final viewer: "What, did she pop an implant or something?" My final reply: "Here's the background. I train women how to box. When sparring or in a match I demand that both women wear Everlast sports bras that have the plastic breast protection inserts in them. I will supply them if need be. If they have implants, the protective bras will protect them. In this rendering, the women DO NOT have implants and are fighting for a lot of prize money. Implants will leak if hit hard enough - Very dangerous. Notice all the people in the crowd are well dressed and young - That is they have money and paid big bucks to see this special public event. Hitting the chest is allowed and that is what they came to see. Both fighters put their faces, bodies, clits (hitting below the belt is allowed because neither fighter is wearing a belt), and tits on the line. And it was a solid blow to the left tit of the Blonde in the later rounds that put her down for the count. But there was no need for a count because of the pain to her breast, and her trainer saw that she wasn't about to get up and take more punishment to that boob. If she did get up the Negress would go after that smashed tit and end the fight. That is why the trainer threw in the towel. 'Nuff said. Drew"
'Ancient Boxers - Spartan Versus Nubian'. Historical perspective: Female Greek Olympics held 2,500 years ago. Spartan Versus Nubian Boxers, and their shared agon. This is a commissioned work that Greyson5 did for me. It is one of two that make up a two part set of the female Greek Olympics around 2,500 years ago. It was transferred to a 3 foot wide x 2 foot high artist quality cloth canvas, then wood framed and hung in my den. The artist put this rendering on display via his website earlier this month; this in order to show off the 3D electronic image of this stunning piece of work. I am very proud to own this work and it represents what was in my mind's eye and made visual by this very talented artist. It is an image that reflects the research I have done on the combative nature of Spartan women and their participation in the female equivalent of the male nude Greek Olympics held long ago. In truth this is a brutal work, and as such the Greek word 'Agon' could be part of the title, but it would make the title too cluttered. Agon means conflict, also contest; however in this case: Struggle. Again it must be added that as I conceived this work I felt it should convey much more truth, be it ever so harsh, than fantasy.
^^Art Imitates Art: Inspiration- Part 2^^. The title of this illustration is: 'Origins: Fistfight In South Africa'. The origin of the preceding picture: 'Spartan Versus Nubian' is based upon this illustration done decades ago. It served as the model for the 3D color rendering uploaded here. Some background about this illustration. I used to write books about combative women and have them illustrated. This is a picture of an arranged fight between a Black and a White who lived in South Africa in the 1800's. Although the color of the picture is in ^^Sepia^^, this Black and White contrast in color and struggle of two women is the picture that inspired the creation of the Female Greek Olympics boxing that was rendered in 3D color by an artist who is listed on the ^^Renderosity Site^^ as: Greyson5. He does commissions, which the ^^Spartan Vs. Nubian^^ is one; and it is also displayed on his Renderosity site. 'Nuff said. Drew
Spartan Versus Nubian - Defeat: Female Greek Olympics. A defeat for one and a triumph for the other,2,500 years ago. This is a commissioned work that Greyson5 did for me. It is the second of two that make up a two part set of the female Greek Olympics around 2,500 years ago. It was transferred to a 3 foot wide x 2 foot high artist quality cloth canvas, then wood framed and hung in my den. The artist put this rendering on display via his website earlier this month; this in order to show off the 3D electronic image of this stunning piece of work. I am very proud to own this work and it represents what was in my mind's eye and made visual by this very talented artist. It is an image that reflects the research I have done on the combative nature of Spartan women and their participation in the female equivalent of the male nude Greek Olympics held long ago. In truth this is a finish to the previous rendering, a rather brutal work. That action piece had the Greek word 'Agon' as part of the title. Agon means conflict, also contest; however in this case: Struggle. In this work the struggle is over, and the winner stands in Triumph. Again it must be added that as I conceived this work I felt it should convey much more truth, be it ever so harsh, than fantasy.
^^Art Inspires Art^^. This is what I placed in the comments section of my 'Renderosity' Site. I am rather fond of this work and so here it is for the 'R' Site viewers. 'Total Defeat - Redux - Inked Version' When I first joined Renderosity I uploaded this inked illustration and intended to use it to let the 'R' Site viewers know I was looking for an artist to do a commissioned work. Seems it worked because eventually Alastair Leslie of 'greyson5' contacted me and the initial result was the two 'Spartan Versus Nubian' renderings. The following is a portion of my initial comments placed last year. "This illustration was used in a novel I wrote many years ago. What I would like to do with this image is use it as the basis for a 3 foot wide x 2 ½ foot high oil painting, or 3D rendering on artist canvas, of a Spartan and a Nubian at the finish of a boxing match in a Spartan Olympic stadium. Both would be nude, since that is how the men and women competed in the early Greek Olympics. I am not a painter so I can't do this. I have no problem of the image of two computer generated women being projected onto a canvas, however, the image has to be in as fine of detail as Frazetta, Achilleos, or Vallejo. There would also be at least two hoplite guards (male or female is up to the artist), one in the distance on one side of the women, standing guard in profile. The other on the other side of the two women approaching straight on. I am a serious art collector and if anyone viewing this illustration knows someone on this site who is top notch in 3D please let him or her know about this painting commission. Thanks in advance. Drew" Well, Alastair responded and did both pictures.
^^Gladiatrix Fighters Death Pit^^ is another historical masterpiece by Alastair Leslie. Here is the background. It starts with the oath: ^^Morituri Te Salutamus^^ which in Latin means literally: ^^We who are about to die salute thee^^ in English. About 2,000 years ago, the Roman Emperor Tiberius (42 B.C. to 37 A.D.) had a vacation resort on the Island of Capri, and near his villa he had constructed a small fight pit of planked wood. In it he held various combative women contests, consisting of one versus one female boxing, wrestling, and Gladiatrix matches. It was a small pit and not very deep because he wanted to see the fighting up close and personal. The boxing and wrestling matches were often in the nude and sometimes to the death. In sharp contrast, the Gladiatrix fights were armored, and always terminal for the loser. Except in rare cases when a royal thumbs up would spare the losing female. The floor of the pit was grass and it was well nourished by blood. However, the grass did get roughed up by the feet of the struggling women fighters. Needless to say, a constant maintenance problem for the grounds-keeper. Or in this case, pit-keeper. It was surrounded by a planked apron whereby special guests of his would be invited to sit on padded cushions and view the action close up, while being wined and dined. Tiberius knew how to throw a good party. This scene shows the Emperor^^s guests looking on ^^ Sorta. For on the right hand side of this rendering two women are facing each other outside the fight pit. However, they now know they will be matched against each other, and soon both will be inside that pit. This, because the men next to them have just negotiated this death match with the Emperor^^s matchmaker. Each of these Roman women is willing to bet her life against the other because of the shower of gold coins that are now falling into the pit ^^ All to the winner. On the left side, a Nubian King and his Queen are stunned as they witness their Nubian champion being killed before their very eyes. No slaves, these ^^ All you see who enter this pit do so out of avarice. Now the inspiration for this rendering was a picture done by Julian Apostata which he titled: ^^Death Pit Blood Orgy^^. I wrote to Julian and asked if I could upload his picture on my site to show the viewers the model used to create this present work of art. He said, ^^Of course^^. I might add that to view other pictures of his dealing with the Gladiatrix theme, they can be seen at his Deviant Art Site, which can be found at: julianapostata. Now to the artist whom I commissioned to do this rendering. It is Alastair Leslie and he has a ^^DA^^ Site at: lanista8. Needless to say he does commissions and as you can see, he is the best in the business. The original measures 3 feet wide x 2 ½ feet high and is on artist canvas and framed in wood, hanging on a wall in my house. ^^Nuff said.
This picture is titled, 'Inspiration For Gladiatrix Fighters Death Pit' and is 'in deed' the inspiration for the rendering: 'Gladiatrix Fighters Death Pit^^. The previous rendering ^^Gladiatrix Fighters Death Pit^^ was inspired by this image and served as the model. It was done by Julian Apostata which he titled: ^^Death Pit Blood Orgy^^. I wrote to Julian and asked if I could upload his picture on my Deviant Art Site to show the viewers the model used to create the previous work of art. He said, ^^Of course^^. I might add that to view other pictures of his dealing with the Gladiatrix theme, they can be seen at his Deviant Art Site, which can be found at: julianapostata. ^^Nuff said. Drew
^^Greek Gladiatrix ^^ 2,500 Years Ago^^. This is the first part of a four part ^^Gladiatrix Series^^ I commissioned Alastair Leslie to do for me. His ^^Renderosity^^ Site is: Greyson5. Each one will be printed onto artist canvas, then mounted on a wooden frame. Each one will measure at least 2 feet wide x 2 feet high, and perhaps 3 x 2 ½ feet. All four will hang on a wall next to each other ^^ In Historical order. The first one, which is this one is titled: ^^Greek Gladiatrix ^^ 2,500 Years Ago^^. The next one is: ^^Roman Gladiatrix ^^ 2,000 Years Ago^^. The next one is ^^Viking Gladiatrix ^^ 1,000 Years Ago^^. The final one is simply titled: ^^American Gladiatrix^^. Herein, is the first of the four. It is the conclusion of an ^^Honor Match^^ between two Greek female Spartan warriors around 500 BC. As can be seen it was a bloody affair and the winner is now standing over her defeated rival. It is understood by both that this was an agreed to match, and no part of the Greek free society forced them into this fight. As part of Greek nobility, both women also agreed that the winner had the choice to spare the loser, or kill her. What is being depicted is that moment of choice of an action not yet taken. The following is what I wrote to Alastair Leslie when he completed the first rendering of the series: "When these images appear on your 'Renderosity' Site and my 'Renderosity' and 'Deviant Art' Sites, I believe they will drive a number of the viewers stark raving nuts. I'm not so sure about the 'R^^ and ^^DA^^ Site censors though. I hope they will appreciate it for what it is - Cutting edge as well as being edgy, and leave it alone. I don't believe anything like this has been seen before, and yet we have tried to keep it within the bounds of good taste. Failing that in the view of some, at least within the bounds of decent artistic license. Frankly, I'm laughing myself silly, anticipating the reactions of the viewers. We really pulled it off. We really did it. As agreed, I will upload each one in order, one week apart, starting with the Greek, then the Roman, then the Viking, finally the American. Therefore, you have my permission to upload them in any order of completion that you want on your site at any time. I have no problem with your going first. You're the damn genius who created these masterpieces, I just paid for them. With much affection and great respect, Drew. Do it!"
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