Cool Artist: Ben Newman (Very NSFW)

When it comes to sexy drawings on finds on the Internet, the usual result is hentai or Simpsons porn. The former has its merits, but is often distorted and overly gross in a lot of basic ways; the latter is always horrible. Rarely is there a truly sexy middle ground, erotic art that is not somehow inhuman, cartoonish, or weird in the wrong way.

Ben Newman, however, has a deft hand when it comes to erotic art. His work draws on inspiration from the filthy divas of the 1970s while at the same time bringing in influences from the wide world of modern sexuality. The result is a fever dream that leaves you both skeeved out and excited, suggesting a dark mind that is none the less tapped into a realistic part of the sexual psyche.

Make no mistake, Newman’s art is not for everyone. The sex he sells definitely errs on the side of graphic and unorthodox; he does not indulge in vivid bondage, but the concepts of bondage and control are always there. However, this blog is for upstarts, weirdos, and nerds, and for those people Newman is one of the great erotic artists of our time.

Check out Newman’s work at his blog.¬†Below is a selection of his art that I think is interesting. Make sure your kids aren’t watching.

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