I’ve had a link to Nanshakh’s website up in my main link area for a while now and it gets hit pretty regularly – I even get search hits from folks looking for him.
I decided to leave it there because I like some of this character’s artwork but there’s a lot about it I do not like, either. By way of a review, here’s the like and don’t like laid out plain. This counts for all femdom art generally, not just this artist.
Steve Likes: Amusing domestic scenes where bossy women sit on or otherwise use men and are served by them. Happy, confident or pleased facial expressions on the faces of the women. Dumbstruck, tender and adoring expressions on the men’s faces. Actual sex scenes. One woman and man in the scene, two at most. A general suggestion of intimacy and tenderness. A minimum of uncomfortable-looking leather clothing. Men’s bodies should be healthy-looking.
Steve Dislikes: Anything suggesting men are dogs. Any non-humourous, realistic depiction of a kingdom run by women using male slaves. Angry, cold or dissatisfied looks on the women’s faces – if she’s having such a bad time then what’s the point? Pained, miserable looks on the men’s faces. Group scenes with no sex or intimacy. Men’s bodies are grey and pallid.
On most counts, Nanshakh doesn’t do very well in this analysis. He comes under what I’d call ‘cold’ femdom – where the art is just a vehicle to carry an extreme fantasy of subjugation, and does not have a great deal of merit on it’s own.
All told, I guess this is a pretty bad review. I’ll leave the link up there for the time being but I might think about eventually having a main link area to stuff I think is hot, and another one to stuff that’s not really my thing, but is there if people want to go and see it…
(By the way…this website does not allow linking to images and expressly discourages re-posting them so on this occasion I did not do so, and just posted a few banners. Follow the link to get to the bigger pics…)