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Artist Tribute: Nanshakh

female supremacy by nanshakhVery few artists capture the essence of what I truly idealize in regards to the crueler manifestations and glory of Female Supremacy. I often find so-called fetish artists who draw the empowered Domina are just that: artists of fetish. They do not really seem to have much of a spirit or back story to their works, outside of the outfits and the sexual/or sadomasochistic acts themselves. With Nanshakh, we can see something else entirely: males are stripped naked, their heads sheered, their personally defining features muted into degrading interchangeability. They are truly slaves, assigned to filthy drudgery and menial tasks while their Mistresses go about life, radiant, sophisticatedly arrogant and held wrapped in the luxury of comfort and decadence—all at the expense of their slaves, of course. In Nanshakh’s world, Women beautifully divine and are worshiped as such. Men—bruised, lashed and emaciated from a life of labor and minimal care—groveling and scraping for a chance to simply lick a passing Goddess’s heel. They kneel so humbly and cower and pray endlessly to their superiors, enduring cruel torments inflicted upon them by their keepers, who seem more in love with each other than the lowly male creatures around and beneath them.  It’s really no secret I truly admire his style and technique, not to mention his subject matter. It’s likewise no great mystery that I have become his Muse and his Goddess, so perhaps I’m a little biased. ;-)

You can access the artist’s work at his website: http://www.nanshakh.com

I encourage you to peruse his free galleries and join his member area; you will be greeted by a robust gallery of Female Supremacy and delicious male thralldom.

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19 Responses to Artist Tribute: Nanshakh

  1. Pachysandra says:

    I’m glad to see FS depicted in such a beautiful and compelling light. Nanshakh’s work is a glimpse into a world few are bold enough to even fantasize. The Women are lavishly dressed and powerful…. The males are so devoted, loyal and ardent… But the pleasure of Nanshakh’s work truly has to be those priceless expressions of the Alpha Women. I love their fiery, proud, compelling and formidable gazes. Thanks for sharing these pieces!

  2. irshramu says:

    Drawings get me going like these ones. I can see the adoration those slaves feel for their Superior Owner. Even if it’s not for you no one can argue those men are doing what they need and enjoy. Yeah I’d kiss her feet and mow her lawn today tomorrow whenever.

  3. slavekal says:

    He could not have picked a better muse.

  4. Saharah Eve Saharah Eve says:

    @ irshramu:

    “Even if it’s not for you no one can argue those men are doing what they need and enjoy.”

    I feel similarly. So slavery to a Woman or complete dominance over a man isn’t your cup of tea. That’s inevitable, given the diversity of people on Earth. Even still, one cannot deny the beauty in the imagery presented here.

  5. leese says:

    I wish to express my many thanks to you for highlighting this excellent artist who by all means should be more well known.  I agree with the above commenter that the artist’s drawings provide powerful and intriguing expressions in the faces of the women.

  6. Grammar Nazi says:

    We must work to help you overcome your commaphobia (yes, that’s a word I made up – I can do that). “They kneel and cower and pray endlessly to…” Commas are wonderful substitutes for the word ‘and’ (as well as ‘or’). All they ask is that the final one be paired up with the word it would normally replace. “They kneel, cower, and pray endlessly to…” is so much less cluttered with superfluous words.

    Please don’t interpret this as criticism. Your writings are actually a breath of fresh air in the blogosphere. You either are or have actually taken the time to learn how to write (unlike so many others out there) and I for one do appreciate it.

  7. Nanshakh says:

    @ Grammar Nazi

    I wonder if your comment is so appropriate in this case? Your formulation improves on Saharah’s by replacing one “and” with two commas. That hardly accounts for making it so much less “cluttered with superfluous words”. One less word only. And then, not so superfluous a word in the context. Although English is not my native language, I would have thought the literary licence was just as permissible here as your invention of the word “commaphobia” could be in your case, Grammar Nazi. Isn’t the formulation you propose, “They kneel, cower, and pray endlessly to…”, though certainly more appropriate were it for business correspondence or a press communique, a little expeditious in this instance? My personal feeling is that it is less expressive.

    Instead, by repeating the “and” Saharah is putting the emphasis on the oppressive repetitiveness of the gestures of abasement and submission burdening the slaves; “They kneel and cower and pray endlessly…”, the rhythm of the wording is more implacable that way. I’m all the more convinced the repetition was intentional since in the previous sentence Saharah used the traditional formulation you advocate, “…bruised, lashed and emaciated…”

    That’s how I understand it anyway, although I insist I’m no authority in this matter, English being for me a secondary language I’m still painstakingly trying to learn.

    @ Pachysandra:

    Thank you for your compliments. I’m glad you appreciate the pictures, and especially the expressions of the female characters. I certainly devote a lot of attention to that ;) What I found out doing these pictures, is that the surroundings, and particularly the attitudes of the slaves, partake just as much in the expressions of the Mistresses as the actual depiction of their features.

    @ Irshramu:
    Thank you for your nice comment. I agree with you, the slaves are doing what they need and enjoy. Except, I am not convinced they had much say in deciding what they need and enjoy. But who cares? Whether the choice was really theirs, or their Mistresses’, the end result is the same. And as long as it suits their Mistresses…

    @ Slavekal:

    So very true; I couldn’t agree more with you, Slavekal. Except in that I didn’t do the picking up. Instead, Saharah picked me up as Her property. For which I can only be infinitely grateful. :)

    @ Leese:

    Thank you for the kind compliments. I agree with you, I should be more well-known :)) wouldn’t it be nice? :)) But to be realistic, maybe there is not such a large audience for what I do. To my surprise, many people seem to find my work somewhat extreme.

  8. Saharah Eve Saharah Eve says:

    Awww, thanks, Grammar Nazi.

    I like using “and” from time to time with purposeful repetition; doing so breaks up the monotonous use of commas and endows what is said with a certain rhythm—even musicality, though I will admit its practicality and “correctness” would be questioned by the likes of Strunk and White. Technical rules of grammar are good to strictly abide, but it’s knowing where one can bend parochial laws a little for creative effect that makes writing a little more fun.

    My conscience hath a thousand several tongues,
    And every tongue brings in a several tale,
    And every tale condemns me for a villain.
    —William Shakespeare

    Superfluity or musicality? That is the question.

  9. Saharah Eve Saharah Eve says:

    @Nanshakh:

    “Instead, by repeating the “and” Saharah is putting the emphasis on the oppressive repetitiveness of the gestures of abasement and submission burdening the slaves; “They kneel and cower and pray endlessly…”, the rhythm of the wording is more implacable that way.”

    Exactly!

  10. Designer says:

    I’ve always enjoyed Nanshakh’s art, and the examples above are well chosen representatives (though he has a lot more where that came from). I too create artwork, though I have yet to pick up a drawing tablet, for some supernatural reason. I don’t know…I guess I’m resisting it, but I don’t know why. I’m still using a trackball, of all things, and I assure all it’s quite like painting with a brick. That must be the masochist in me. To Nanshakh: I envy you, for having such a vast collection of beautiful work, and for having such liquid talent.

    I’ve been watching the grammar debate here, too. While Grammar Nazi observes technical rules well, I agree with Mistress and with Nanshakh that a repetitive and rhythmic use of words can make reading more lyrically interesting. Apropos, I was thinking about the artist Boris Vallejo, and how I recall him writing about how his extensive knowledge of anatomy allowed him to know where he could exaggerate and accentuate certain parts of the body, while still maintaining believability and realness of form. I think the “and” debate is a similar idea.

  11. HumbleJeff says:

    I absolutely love these images that you picked. I am sure that the slave is definitely proud that you picked his work to display on the site that is the beginning of the true female-lead revolution. Bringing us back to Eden!

    First off, Nashaka’s work is obviously and admittedly influenced by Goddess. These two picture are definitely tributes to our Goddess Saharah Eve. That alone should make us honored to be shown it.

    However, what I noticed in these two pictures is the resemblance that Goddess has to Christ when he road in to Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. Of course rather than palm branches, the worshipers use their spirit and arms when she strides by.

    The image on the right in the horse, we see the storm in the background and the men kneeling before their conquering Goddess. But notice that these men are not begging for release. Rather they are crawling and approaching their hero someone they consider so superior and so awesome that Her Shoes they are not fit to untie. when you see the two faces on the left part, you see a man with his arms up in praise similar to what people do in church when the feel the presence of something higher than them. She has arrived. She will bring order back to the Chaos.

    Humbly, I feel these images are not just beautiful, exotic and erotic. They are part of the tale that needs to be told as to whom Goddess really is and the hope she brings to WomynKind and men.

  12. kneeling_nothing kneeling_nothing says:

    Nanshakh is simply the best Femdom artist ever. His males do not even need “active” subjugation by dispotic Women: they (we) are inherently inferior and fully aware of that. We ACCEPT to be degraded like beasts or even like objects, owned by our whimsical Female Owners. Nashakh’s males’ ego is destroyed: we are naked, all look the same. The male soul is completely erased, there is only room for docility in our eyes. The body is, instead, perfectly fit, conveying the idea that we deserve to exist just to the extent of our usefulness to the Superior Gender – and also that we are supposed to work hard, restlessly for the satisfaction (or even caprice) of our Lady Owner. Maybe the Magnificent Women cloned the strongest and most docile specimen of male subhumans. Nashakh’s Women are perfection defined: arrogant, rich, elegant, cruel, dominant, beautiful. There is no doubt as to why we have to obey. There is no higher privilege than to kiss the Divine Boot that might kill us one day. Or to worship the whip that just marked us red all over our naked body.
    No wonder that Goddess Saharah became his Muse, She is the living personification of Nanshakh’s perfect utopia.

  13. Saharah Eve Saharah Eve says:

    @Kneeling Nothing:

    “No wonder that Goddess Saharah became his Muse, She is the living personification of Nanshakh’s perfect utopia.”

    Now that is quite a compliment! Thank you, kn.

  14. nanshakh says:

    @ Designer

    Thank you Designer, I’m really touched by your comments. I would love to see more of your creations. I hope you will come around to pick up a tablet. It’s quite easy to get used to it. It’s a lot better than a brick. It’s a bit like painting on a canvas… Well, a canvas that you would have to hold behind your back. But still it’s a great improvement on the brick :) And of course, there are all the nice features that come with a computer, the possibility to wipe out a part of the painting and start afresh, to zoom in indecently, and… the magical “command + Z”, the holly Undo.

  15. nanshakh says:

    @ HumbleJeff ,

    “I am sure that the slave is definitely proud that you picked his work to display on the site that is the beginning of the true female-lead revolution.”
    The slave is more than proud. But the slave is also extremely humbled by the living perfection of his Model. When the most casual of Her attitudes, a single of Her words, embodies all the grace of Female Supremacy. Mistress is generous enough to allow me to serve Her, She smiles kindly at my endeavours to represent Her. But I can’t help thinking She must be amused when She knows the simplest gesture from Her encapsulates all the mystery of Feminine power, some miracle a lifetime of my work will never manage to picture satisfactorily.

  16. nanshakh says:

    @ Kneeling Nothing,
    “…The body is, instead, perfectly fit, conveying the idea that we deserve to exist just to the extent of our usefulness to the Superior Gender – and also that we are supposed to work hard, restlessly for the satisfaction (or even caprice) of our Lady Owner.”

    Thank you for this interpretation, and for pointing at this particular aspect of my pictures, Kneeling Nothing. This is not just an idea, it is simply a reality. We only exist to the extent of our usefulness for our Lady Owner. Even outside of Female supremacy, their potential usefulness for the Females is what males strive to demonstrate in the courting rituals, in the vital hope of being chosen. Because if they are not chosen, they will have failed entirely the purpose of their life. And this is not limited to the human species. But with Female supremacy, the implications of that reality are accepted and carried to their full extent. The male is reduced to slavery because this is how his role can be optimised to best serve the Female of the species. I think this is why so many males feel compelled, from early on in their youth, to seek their enslavement under Women. However confusedly, they know this is the ultimate fulfilment of their destiny. It’s more than a craving, it’s an instinct.

    Saharah is the Goddess. She is the Goddess of irresistible beauty who naturally provokes that instinct of submission in males. And, She is also the keeper of a precious secret that gives Her the power to harness this instinct, so She can easily shape Her slaves according to Her whims. She is Circe who can mould that raw human material that surrenders at Her feet into the docile creatures who will only exist to obey Her blindly, fit to be exploited endlessly.

    Yes, Saharah is a Goddess, but She’s not an inaccessible Goddess who stands as a marble idol on Her pedestal. She is a Goddess of flesh and blood, a Goddess of fire and sensuality, proud of Her Femininity, of Her desires and caprices. She is a fierce Goddess, despotic and arrogant, who defeats and crushes the male ego under Her heels, who leads Her slaves with an iron fits, and fashions them so that they must relinquish unconditionally their ancient personality and surrender to be engulfed by a greater being, a superior entity, Herself. Without the intelligence of their Goddess, Her crystal clear understanding and willpower, Her strict guidance, the males would get lost. Under Her rule, they let go, and while She wipes out their ego, along with it She cleanse them of their weaknesses and their shortcomings. They become one with Her, they accept their role as mere accessories of Her will, enchained satellites subdued to Her dictates. And with that humble acceptance of their new inferior status in life, they become empowered by Her with a strength and freedom they could never have dreamed of. She enthuses them with a purpose that frees them from self preservation and entitlement. She sets them in harmony with their true servile nature, by allowing them to embrace their destiny, to serve Her.

  17. Hai2@gmail.com says:

    Beauty and power. Together in one!

  18. DT says:

    Outstanding artwork!

  19. mike says:

    I’m looking to be ur real dog slave in public 24/7/365

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