Bettie Page Spanked in Outer Space? New Art by The Spirit

Anyone up for a full moon?  Freaky, albeit somewhat chaotic, new art by The Artist Known as The Spirit. Perhaps the first ever artistic depiction in history of the legendary pin-up model Bettie Page being spanked in outer space.  Or some other spanko galaxy.  No wait. I think it’s supposed to be a movie set situated on Earth that depict space.  But the aliens are real.  Or something.  Confused?

For a higher-res image of this illo and to read The Spirit’s detailed notes on this artwork just perv on over Here[FYI: Check out December’s “Hustler” magazine for a 2-page feature on the spanking artwork of The Spirit!]


The Malt Shop: Classic Art by The Spirit

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It’s time once again to blog on one of my fav topics: spanking art. Above is a wonderful, evocative, retro-fueled piece from 1998, entitled “Today’s Special at The Malt Shop,” by The Artist Known as The Spirit, a masterful artist, as recently posted on his archives section of his online gallery. Today’s special at this malt shop is apparently rump roast. Well-done.

[On a side note, a splendid resource for modern and vintage spank art is the most comprehensive collection available on the Web at Veralsi’s Spanking Showcase.]

Here is the intriguing backstory on this artwork from The Spirit’s website:

This is the third of three 1950’s period pieces as modeled by, Alissa. I can picture life in the 1950s as an era when anyone-could-spank-anyone at any Continue reading “The Malt Shop: Classic Art by The Spirit”

The Artist Known As The Spirit

Just wanted to let you know that The Artist Known as The Spirit has a new website The Spirits Studio that is an archive of his fantastic and sensual spanking and erotic art.

The site also features The Spirit’s intriguing commentary on each piece.

To the left I included one of my favorites: “A Pout Sprout Out” (1997) and below right another stand-out and so VERY appropriate for this time of the year: “The Designated Driver.” (1998) Click On Images to Enlarge.

In addition, this site will feature a permanent gallery as well as a rotating gallery of his artwork.

Do check his enticing anthology “Spank Me: The Art of the Spirit” published in 2004 — a must-have art book for any spankosexual [available via]. I certainly hope a follow-up is in the works.

[Editorial Note: The Cherry Red Report featured an exclusive interview with The Spirit in May 2007 which you can read HERE.]

Below is a truly unique, provocative piece from his permanent gallery, entitled “How The War Was Won.” [Click On Image To Enlarge.]

The Spirit’s thoughtful commentary on this illustration is below. As always, reader feedback/comments are always welcome and appreciated.

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The Spirit: “I find this double-barreled image to be an important piece in my evolution as an artist. In an editorial context there is a clear political and patriotic symbolized meaning to this image.

“At the time I was creating this, the world was in its second year of its war on terror, and I was hoping for a swift and decisive conclusion to it, as there had been in WWII.

“Well, that was not meant to be, but at least we can smile when viewing this art work, as it reminds us of previous victories from yesteryear, and my incorporation of sensual fetishism and humor into the mix (which is not entirely unusual for me to do).

“In so much as the development of my art is concerned, this piece really clarified much as my style of art is further refined combining and supporting both painted and inked line elements within one harmonious image. Yes this image is humorous, but is it comical? And if it is comical, does that make it a cartoon? I certainly hope not. I guess I am pre-occupied with these worries.”

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Of Spanking, Short-Shorts, And Led Zeppelin

The artist known as “The Spirit” is simply one of the finest illustrators of the spanking kink, specializing in sexy F/F-style tushy tannings, with a playful eroticism that is as addicting as it is compelling.

To visit The Spirit’s home on the Internet, point your browser here:

The Led Zeppelin-inspired image entitled “The Song Remained The Same” of a short-shorts clad spanked bottom is exclusively provided to The Cherry Red Report, and epitomizes The Spirit’s exquisite, playful and artistic vision in all its wriggling, squirming scarlett glory.

Featured on The Playboy TV Network, The Spirit also has an anthology of his fine drawings called “Spank Me: The Art of the Spirit” (available on which I highly recommend.

So what inspired this luscious illustration? We asked The Spirit for a behind-the-scenes insight into the artistic process:

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The Spirit: “Well, I periodically try to incorporate a small homage to things that inspire me into my erotic and spanking art. In the image titled “The Song Remained The Same” the connection to Led Zeppelin is projected via a few different, and none too deep, means. Primarily the ZOSO patch sewed to the arm of the denim jean jacket of the TOP character. That was a typical method of band worshiping here from the mid to late seventies, even early ’80s, the era in which I grew up as a teen.

Aside from the above patch, and the denim clothing which represents the era, only the art’s title further solidifies the connection to Led Zeppelin. Again, nothing very emotionally deep about the connection, it’s more of a tribute connection to Zeppelin and the ’70s rocker persona, which I’ve always considered myself one of.

Of course, many people also know that spanking was typical punishments back then. It was still perfectly politically correct for anyone straying from the path to be set straight with a brisk trip OTK.

So in the art, it wouldn’t be completely out of the realm of reasonable behavior for the neighbor’s older sister to thoughtfully administer discipline to the wayward. 🙂

In creating my art, I use various techniques for reference to capture an appealing pose. Whether it’s a live model, a still photograph, my imagination or a combination of any or all.

Art by The SpiritIn the case of “The Song Remained The Same,” I used a combination of photograph and imagination for the reference.

But it should be said that the idea, aka the concept, is the initial step. So the concept of the art, even small compositional thumbnail pencil drawings are essential pre-steps in the process of creation.

Well, do I love short shorts as much as you? I don’t know if I do or not, but I’m sure I my love for beautiful women may rival the most passionate out there. I do love many types of women’s sexy fashion styles including short shorts (especially denim shorts), and denim min-skirts.

I love “Rocker” chicks. Headbanging girls who love Motley Crue and Def Leppard have a soft spot in my heart. But all mini-skirts and mini-dresses on a lovely lady gets my heart thumping a bit stronger. Then of course, the thought of taking possession of the feline-bundle during the OTK process for my bidding is perhaps one of my ongoing inspirations.

Lastly, you asked if Led Zeppelin is my favorite band? They are right up there in my top 4: Beatles, Hendrix, Zeppelin and Pink Floyd. I should also thank you for asking and having an interest in my art the way you do. If you get any positive feedback from my art let me know. I always appreciate such feedback.


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