After the recent journal entry of Jerek-uk jerek-uk.deviantart.com/
and the interesting thread that followed, I'd like to ask a question (in fact, a double question) to the artists who admire disabled women and make art about them.
1. Did you start drawing amputee or other disabled women BEFORE or AFTER viewing works by other artists on this subject ?
2. Do you remember which are the very first artworks featuring amputees or other handicapped women (or men) you've viewed and where, and who the artists were ?
As for myself :
1. I've started drawing sketches about amputee girls long time BEFORE viewing art made by others. When I was a teenager, in the late 50s, I made hundred of sketches, especially of triple and quads using peg legs, crutches and hooks. All that stuff has been thrown away. Of course, I hid from my parents and I believed I was the only one in the world to do that.
2. The first art about amputees I could buy to a second-hand bookseller in Paris was an illustrated story in black and white featuring male and female war veterans in a rehab institute, having sexual relations in a sadistic way. The title was 'Invalid sex' and I don't remember who the artist was. The drawings were ugly and tasteless.
Later, I found a vignette from the famous comic serie 'Amputee Love' in an underground magazine. That image showed several men and women amputees having sex near a pool. The magazine comments were something like '... perhaps this is 20 years ahead' and 'the drawings are really horrible : are the artists armless ?' (the artists were Rich and Renee, and I think they've also made illustrations for several magazines).
Then, in the late 70s, I could find several used issues of the magazine 'Fetish Times' including drawings by R.H. Dee which were an inspiration on me. And then, I had to wait until I was connected to the Internet, and one of the first thing I did was to type 'amputee' in a search engine, and I entered a wondeful world.
I'd like to hear about experiences from other devotee artists - and non-artists, of course.