Johnathan Darkly’s Optical Delusions
As you may imagine, Johnathan Darkly leads a complicated life. This faceless fellow’s sole reason for being is the creation of strangely improbable characters, but even such a singular focus is subject to further levels of categorization and classification.
Mr. Darkly’s family-friendly character designs appear on the “light side” of his luminous shadows gallery, and his most uninhibited creations are safely locked away at The Erotinomicon. Somewhere between these two extremes lies a recently reinvigorated repository of rendered ribaldry: luminous shadows dark.
This purgatory of prurience lay idle for much of last year, due to the seemingly mistaken belief that all of Jon’s works were either “naughty” or “nice”. Thankfully, this fallacy has been found out, and the “dark side” is once again alive with more erotic — but not explicit — depictions of the denizens that inhabit Jon’s many worlds.
One characteristically disturbing feature of Jon’s artwork that has carried over to this intermediate venue is the wiggly, jittery nature of his sensual subjects. This ‘Jigglestereo’ presentation is one of many stereoscopic techniques he uses to rail against the flatness of his chosen medium. Jon’s war may be pointless, but you have to admire his troops!
Written by Jeff in January of 2008. Last edited September 2014.