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Probing the gay male mind and body of today by exploring the works of Madeira Desouza, Las Vegas gay male artist and storyteller. Desouza of Vegas compares with Tom of Finland presenting explicit erotic stylized masculine men. Viewer discretion is advised due to uncensored frontal male nudity, adult language and themes intended solely for adults of legal age.

Madeira Desouza of Las Vegas
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Katharsis

There once was a website called Katharsis. That word comes from ancient Greek. It means purging or cleansing. The original Katharsis was started in 1987 in print form and eventually became a website. The founder and owner, John Randall (not his real name), is a story...

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Are You Racist?

Here is one of the main characters from Baja Clavius Book 5: A Blood Moon Rising. This character's name is Thomas Burke. He is the director of the top-secret time travel agency situated on the moon beneath the crater Clavius. He is one of my main characters created...

read more

Secret Stash

I invite you to become part of a private group of supporters of mine. I am offering you the opportunity to become a member of my inner circle which brings you valuable access to me and to my creative works that the general public never gets to see located in my secret stash.

read more

Magic, Meaning, or Messaging

I am often asked about why I do what I do. A fair question is: Why would anyone strive to become a prolific producer of 3D digital art that spans over a decade? -- This 2017 image from my illustrated short short "Best of Beck" is emblematic of my creative works. There...

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Gay Men Deserve Life Coaching, Too

We all have seen news reports of guys who admit to having been bullied for being gay and who then take their own life. This is tragic, but is it surprising?   We live in a contemporary society in which technology bombards us all with mixed messages that all of...

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Underground Art Influenced Me

Continuously since 2007 I have been creating characters using digital art software who depict an ideal masculine male in the United States and in other places who have similar cultures. I was influenced by how others over time attempted to show what they considered to...

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Revealing Tagame

The Japanese gay erotic artist Gengoroh Tagame is a hero of mine. I believe he is unique in all the world for his provocative visions about the sexual needs of men. Revealing details: The Erotic Antagonism of Gengoroh Tagame.      ...

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The Extinction of Gay Identity

The Extinction of Gay Identity Being gay is becoming something harder to define that in previous years. The word gay tells you about a person’s lusts and loves, but it used to tell you more — about his or her boldness, irreverence, independence. It connoted a...

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Custom-Built Men

I am available to create custom-built men for you on a commission basis. You get 3D computer-generated images of masculine guys that you find so attractive. What you receive is a digital file depicting a fictional male character that you can enjoy privately. This is...

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Alaska versus Hawaii

Sexually explicit illustrated story of a fictitious reality television show in which two men face off until one kills the other.

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Meeting Gengoroh Tagame in Person in San Francisco

I learned the meaning of what to me was a new concept -- non-binary -- while I was in San Francisco attending the 2017 Queers & Comics conference. I became a conference sponsor and traveled to San Francisco from Las Vegas attend because I support and encourage queer...

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Katharsis

There once was a website called Katharsis. That word comes from ancient Greek. It means purging or cleansing.

The original Katharsis was started in 1987 in print form and eventually became a website. The founder and owner, John Randall (not his real name), is a story worth telling.


The End of John Randall

Practically everybody has somebody who loves him. After a man has died, then that’s when all kinds of shit comes out that would never have surfaced while he walked among us.

Just before Christmas 2008, I was in contact by email with a man who called himself John Randall.

The emails that I received from this mysterious man stand out as the single most unforgettable holiday season email I have ever received over some 60+ years of life. Instead of sending the usual holiday cheer, this odd man confided to me in his email that he was about to commit suicide.

He seemed to me to be a very bizarre person. Why would I believe anything that he told me in his emails?

For one thing, he claimed to live in a trailer in a remote Mojave Desert town of Pahrump, Nevada. I thought it sounded like a fabricated name.

Of course, Google Maps can validate that there truly is location in the state of Nevada called Pahrump. Wikipedia can provide additional details about this odd-sounding town, including the existence of a third co-founder of Apple Computers, who allegedly dropped off the grid while the other two guys went on to become extraordinarily rich and famous.

That co-founder of Apple Computers allegedly lived with John Randall in the trailer in Pahrump. There is also the tantalizing story about a large amount of silver that was rumored to have been buried in Pahrump by Las Vegas casino owner, Ted Binion, who died mysteriously afterwards. Of course, the treasure that Binion buried has never been found.

During 2003, I received several digital photographs in email from John Randall purporting to show a Plexiglas window of the Pahrump trailer in which a mysterious object had become embedded. He wrote with certain conviction about his fear that the embedded object (yes, it was silvery in color and had a slender, futuristic look) might just be of extraterrestrial origin or from the future.

Perhaps the true identity of the co-founder of Apple Computers was that he was from the future or he was from another world. How could any mere mortal from this small blue planet ever have come up with an invention as advanced as the Apple Computer!? Perhaps that silvery object embedded in the Plexiglas was, indeed, a communications device that enabled communication with an extraterrestrial civilization.

The main claiming to be John Randall admitted that he had been abruptly kicked out of that Pahrump trailer by his roommate from another planet following the arrival of that futuristic technology stuck in the trailer window. After John Randall relocated from Nevada to Florida, he wrote this to me: “…my eyesight has returned but other problems have conspired to make today possibly the day … if you do not hear from me by Christmas, assume I have died…”

That was that last I ever heard from him. So, of course, I had no choice but to assume what he wanted me to assume.

In his final email to me from 2008, John Randall wrote this: “…my situation is this, I have not been able to find a place to stay, Florida is dragging its feet getting me food stamps and Medicaid … I’m staying with my uncle but he wants me out ASAP, no later than Christmas day… he wants me out today … since I have no place to go, and I’m deaf and intermittently blind, I would be beaten up and starve on the street, so I choose to take an overdose of my diabetes medicine … that will put me into a non-recoverable coma …”

John Randall provided me with an FTP log-in that enabled me to access a server in the state of Nevada that he claimed had been the web host for the original Kartharsis site. I half expected to find the secret missing files of Daniel Ellsberg.

I remember Martin of Holland had emailed me during 2008 with what seemed to be a very wise warning—John Randall was a former Roman Catholic priest, and, for that and other valid reasons was not someone to be believed or trusted.

Also at that same time, I remember reading comments from others posted on Google Groups about their experience of having been burned by John Randall usually connected to an artist or writer being ripped off. Apparently, in his pursuit to publish extreme content about castration, impalement, secret military executions, and other brutalities, John Randall felt he could do whatever he wanted with other people’s intellectual property. He posted some of my original illustrations years ago on the old Katharsis site, but he never tried to claim that my work was his.

This much I accept as real today: How we treat others while we are alive will determine how we will be remembered after we are gone. It’s really that simple.


Katharsis Reimagined

I produced and operated a reimagined second-coming of Katharsis starting in January 2015. The total number of visitors from 2015 to 2016 was disappointingly low. The reimagined site which was named Katharsis.xxx could not be sustained as a business due to the very low audience participation. After one full year of operation, I had to shut down that site.

The original target audience for Katharsis remained consistent: College-educated adult males—professionals around the world in the fields of the military, religion, medicine, law, education, and business. The unifying theme was an unbridled and joyful celebration of male victim fantasies.

Free eBook showcasing 13 controversial and explicit bara images
posted on the Katharsis.xxx website 2015 through 2016:

The value of the relaunched Katharsis was that it provided the target audience with guilt-free therapeutic release of emotional or psychological and physical tensions through viewing of fantasy-oriented fiction and images online. How I depict highly masculine men online today directly descends from the storytelling and imagery that I observed on the original Katharsis site during the 1990s. I’m convinced that the low audience numbers in the second decade of the 21st century prove that there is no longer a need for the Katharsis site nowadays. My creative works in 2018 certainly have surpassed what was once considered distasteful and offensive on Katharsis during in the 20th century.

The fantasy situations depicted within all versions of Katharsis included a wide range from ancient Roman gladiators, Greek soldiers, human slavery, torture and castration, dismemberment, hangings, beheadings, prisoners of war, executions, revenge or thrill killings, to other extreme and highly controversial behaviors.

One visitor to Katharsis.xxx wrote: “Katharsis not only titillated gay men for whom executions and execution fantasies are erotic. It also let us know that we are not alone and that we are not mentally ill.”


Representative images that appeared in years past on Katharsis:

 


Katharsis

There once was a website called Katharsis. That word comes from ancient Greek. It means purging or cleansing.

The original Katharsis was started in 1987 in print form and eventually became a website. The founder and owner, John Randall (not his real name), is a story worth telling.


The End of John Randall

Practically everybody has somebody who loves him. After a man has died, then that’s when all kinds of shit comes out that would never have surfaced while he walked among us.

Just before Christmas 2008, I was in contact by email with a man who called himself John Randall.

The emails that I received from this mysterious man stand out as the single most unforgettable holiday season email I have ever received over some 60+ years of life. Instead of sending the usual holiday cheer, this odd man confided to me in his email that he was about to commit suicide.

He seemed to me to be a very bizarre person. Why would I believe anything that he told me in his emails?

For one thing, he claimed to live in a trailer in a remote Mojave Desert town of Pahrump, Nevada. I thought it sounded like a fabricated name.

Of course, Google Maps can validate that there truly is location in the state of Nevada called Pahrump. Wikipedia can provide additional details about this odd-sounding town, including the existence of a third co-founder of Apple Computers, who allegedly dropped off the grid while the other two guys went on to become extraordinarily rich and famous.

That co-founder of Apple Computers allegedly lived with John Randall in the trailer in Pahrump. There is also the tantalizing story about a large amount of silver that was rumored to have been buried in Pahrump by Las Vegas casino owner, Ted Binion, who died mysteriously afterwards. Of course, the treasure that Binion buried has never been found.

During 2003, I received several digital photographs in email from John Randall purporting to show a Plexiglas window of the Pahrump trailer in which a mysterious object had become embedded. He wrote with certain conviction about his fear that the embedded object (yes, it was silvery in color and had a slender, futuristic look) might just be of extraterrestrial origin or from the future.

Perhaps the true identity of the co-founder of Apple Computers was that he was from the future or he was from another world. How could any mere mortal from this small blue planet ever have come up with an invention as advanced as the Apple Computer!? Perhaps that silvery object embedded in the Plexiglas was, indeed, a communications device that enabled communication with an extraterrestrial civilization.

The main claiming to be John Randall admitted that he had been abruptly kicked out of that Pahrump trailer by his roommate from another planet following the arrival of that futuristic technology stuck in the trailer window. After John Randall relocated from Nevada to Florida, he wrote this to me: “…my eyesight has returned but other problems have conspired to make today possibly the day … if you do not hear from me by Christmas, assume I have died…”

That was that last I ever heard from him. So, of course, I had no choice but to assume what he wanted me to assume.

In his final email to me from 2008, John Randall wrote this: “…my situation is this, I have not been able to find a place to stay, Florida is dragging its feet getting me food stamps and Medicaid … I’m staying with my uncle but he wants me out ASAP, no later than Christmas day… he wants me out today … since I have no place to go, and I’m deaf and intermittently blind, I would be beaten up and starve on the street, so I choose to take an overdose of my diabetes medicine … that will put me into a non-recoverable coma …”

John Randall provided me with an FTP log-in that enabled me to access a server in the state of Nevada that he claimed had been the web host for the original Kartharsis site. I half expected to find the secret missing files of Daniel Ellsberg.

I remember Martin of Holland had emailed me during 2008 with what seemed to be a very wise warning—John Randall was a former Roman Catholic priest, and, for that and other valid reasons was not someone to be believed or trusted.

Also at that same time, I remember reading comments from others posted on Google Groups about their experience of having been burned by John Randall usually connected to an artist or writer being ripped off. Apparently, in his pursuit to publish extreme content about castration, impalement, secret military executions, and other brutalities, John Randall felt he could do whatever he wanted with other people’s intellectual property. He posted some of my original illustrations years ago on the old Katharsis site, but he never tried to claim that my work was his.

This much I accept as real today: How we treat others while we are alive will determine how we will be remembered after we are gone. It’s really that simple.
 


Katharsis Reimagined

I produced and operated a reimagined second-coming of Katharsis starting in January 2015. The total number of visitors from 2015 to 2016 was disappointingly low. The reimagined site which was named Katharsis.xxx could not be sustained as a business due to the very low audience participation. After one full year of operation, I had to shut down that site.

The original target audience for Katharsis remained consistent: College-educated adult males—professionals around the world in the fields of the military, religion, medicine, law, education, and business. The unifying theme was an unbridled and joyful celebration of male victim fantasies.

The value of the relaunched Katharsis was that it provided the target audience with guilt-free therapeutic release of emotional or psychological and physical tensions through viewing of fantasy-oriented fiction and images online. How I depict highly masculine men online today directly descends from the storytelling and imagery that I observed on the original Katharsis site during the 1990s. I’m convinced that the low audience numbers in the second decade of the 21st century prove that there is no longer a need for the Katharsis site nowadays. My creative works in 2018 certainly have surpassed what was once considered distasteful and offensive on Katharsis during in the 20th century.

The fantasy situations depicted within all versions of Katharsis included a wide range from ancient Roman gladiators, Greek soldiers, human slavery, torture and castration, dismemberment, hangings, beheadings, prisoners of war, executions, revenge or thrill killings, to other extreme and highly controversial behaviors.

One visitor to Katharsis.xxx wrote: “Katharsis not only titillated gay men for whom executions and execution fantasies are erotic. It also let us know that we are not alone and that we are not mentally ill.”


Representative images that appeared in years past on Katharsis:
 


 


Galleries of 3D Digital Art Images by Madeira Desouza

Bara — Underground Art Genre — From Japan during the 1950s, the little word bara is shortened from barazuko. In Japanese it means rose-tribe—a code phrase to designate a concealed tribe of gay men. Bara depicts gay male, same-sex feelings and sexual identity of masculine, muscular men who sometimes behave in aggressive, violent, or exploitative ways towards one another. Bara is not about romantic love between gay men.

 


Castration — Extremely graphic stylized fetishized fantasy images of manhood removal. Within the bara genre. Viewer discretion is advised.

 

 

 


Cowboys — America’s most well-known gay male icon is the cowboy. Within the bara genre. Viewer discretion is advised.

 

 

 


Decapitation — Extremely graphic stylized fetishized fantasy images of men’s head loss. Within the bara genre. Viewer discretion is advised.

 

 

 


Hang — Extremely graphic stylized fetishized fantasy images of men hung by the neck. Within the bara genre. Viewer discretion is advised.

 

 

 


Katharsis — Extremely graphic drawings by various artists that appeared in years past on the former website named Katharsis. Within the bara genre. Viewer discretion is advised.

 

 

 


Are You Racist?

Here is one of the main characters from Baja Clavius Book 5: A Blood Moon Rising. This character’s name is Thomas Burke. He is the director of the top-secret time travel agency situated on the moon beneath the crater Clavius. He is one of my main characters created for my original illustrated story known as Baja Clavius Book 5: Moon Men Deep Inside. Learn more at the Baja Clavius website.

Main Character from Baja Clavius: A Blood Moon Rising

I portray Black men in my works on a consistent basis. I am white.

So, why do I depict Black men so favorably?

Take a look at what I recently posted—this commentary—about my choice to depict young, masculine men of various ethnic groups:


If you’re thinking “I prefer white guys” when you see the images of the Baja Clavius characters, your are incorrect in how you express yourself.

You can correctly say “I prefer Pepperoni pizza and dislike all the rest.” But, whenever you say I prefer white guys, you are expressing to the world one simple truth: YOU ARE BEING RACIST.

If you do not prefer to read queer sci-fi stories or view images of gay male characters who are other than all-white, I am asking you to leave right now.

I choose diversity and inclusion. This means I do not hang out with people who are racists or who exhibit racist behaviors or speech.


If you want to help me get others to see the work that I do, I asks you to share word of my work online in your own words with other men who are like you. Thank you so much.

 

Contact

 

The best way to contact me (Madeira Desouza, publisher and owner of this site) is by email. I will respond quickly.
 

 

desouza3d@gmail.com

Secret Stash

I invite you to become part of a private group of supporters of mine. I am offering you the opportunity to become a member of my inner circle which brings you valuable access to me and to my creative works that the general public never gets to see located in my secret stash. This inner circle is very simple: The most popular and best option is that you agree to provide support to me with a one-time payment of $45 (forty-five US dollars). This brings you LIFETIME benefits and you never pay again. I make it easy for you to pay me online.

Lifetime Access to My Secret Stash

The most popular feature is of my inner circle is that you get LIFETIME ACCESS to my secret stash online not available to the general public. That collection is not appearing here on DESOUZA dot VEGAS or elsewhere on any other website. Within that secret staff you will get to enjoy my uncensored creative illustrations and personal commentaries about my 3D digital art. You never have to pay anything again to me for this lifetime access once you become a member of my inner circle for a one-time payment of $45.

More…

You also will receive a digital file depicting a fictional male character that you can enjoy privately. This is an on-demand service and your customized order will be fulfilled based on your particular specifications. That image will be produced from an existing character that I have previously created. Once you are in my inner circle, you can purchase additional custom-built men files to your specs for only $20 each.

Contact me today to learn more.

 

Magic, Meaning, or Messaging

I am often asked about why I do what I do. A fair question is: Why would anyone strive to become a prolific producer of 3D digital art that spans over a decade?

Scene from one of my illustrated stories — This 2017 image from my illustrated short short “Best of Beck” is emblematic of my creative works. There are highly masculine men depicted. There is a sense of peril that has endangered at least one of the men. If there is any “message” in works of mine such as this, here we go: Men can be violent and unpredictable, so keep your eyes open for opportunities for your survival. I follow in the footsteps of Tom of Finland, whose “message” rang through to me loud and clear a long time ago.

But, honestly, I am not a message-oriented artist. I suppose there always is some kind of messaging that I must be conveying through my creative works. And yet, I do not start out with a particular sense of message when I produce creative works. Messages just happen. Is that magic? Nor do I strive to be considered prolific. That just happens by itself.

Three horny guys on a sofa — This illustration is especially typical for me. I show highly masculine men caught in the act of being true to their inner nature and drives. I think it is entertaining to look at such men as they behave either badly or admirably. That motivates me to keep creating visual works like I do featuring the exploits of men.

The year 2018 represents the 12th consecutive year during which I have produced my creative visual works. I consistently keep repeating this same disclaimer: What I do is create concept pop art—visual pop culture artifacts that convey ideas. It is entirely make-believe. It is not real. I do not want anybody to mistake my photo-realistic works as representing real, living people. This is entirely made-up stuff. It is fiction. I am not advocating that anyone should view young men in our physical world merely as sex objects. I am not a proponent of powerful men in our physical world taking advantage of and hurting vulnerable young men. All that I create is pure storytelling for enjoyment within your mind.

Innocent life lost — This illustration depicts what I see as one wasteful loss of a young man’s life. That sense of loss of young men’s lives is a recurring storytelling theme I have used for over a decade of creating 3D digital art.

Effects of chained bondage — Here’s another example of loss. The chained captive is completely at the mercy of a man who likely is not his friend. What can one take from this? I leave that to you to figure out for yourself.

Which man is the submissive one? — I enjoy twisting my viewers’ expectations. In this illustration, does it really matter which of these men is the dominant one versus which is submissive? More: Unwilling Fucking.

Fire is final — The title (“Fire is Final”) of this particularly throubling image kind of expresses all that needs to be said, doesn’t it?

Do not point a loaded gun at your cock and balls — This illustration might be used in support of an urgent public safety message campaign for men: Do not point a loaded gun at your cock and balls. That is metaphorical. But, would anyone take it to heart?

Cowboys died in the barn — I am convinced that there is NOT always a particular message that I hope to convey in my creative visual works. For example, this message: Do not shove sharp objects through a man’s skull. Think about it.

Grab for what you want — During the 1960s and 1970s, the legendary Schlitz Brewing Company used a phrase in their beer advertising: Reach for the gusto. That archaic marketing phrase expressed the very worthwhile idea that you should seek delight, pleasure and enjoyment. My creative works embody much the same kind of philosophy. But, I just say it plainly: Grab for what you want.

Show respect for the big man, then spit-roast him while giving him a reach-around
— You just may find that one big man who deserves your show of respect for his masculinity. Don’t hold back! Push him far beyond his limits. Invite a buddy over for showing some two-on-one respect for his masculinity. Then, finish off the big man: Spit-roast him and give him a reach-around. He will never forget what you’ve done to him.

Behind-the-Scenes Secrets

It always begins on a blank screen in the app.You probably never thought the day would come when Madeira Desouza would show you behind-the-scenes secrets of 3D digital art. Well, here we go…

All of what you see here today comes from practical, hands-on experience in creating digital art for more than a decade—not from time spent in school.

This information session covers my creation of male characters with a rare behind-the-scenes perspective. The majority of digital art creators depict women, so you can easily find other places to learn about how those creators work. But, this site and this information session is exclusively devoted to depictions of male characters.

You can learn from all this if you are interested in creating male characters for your own 3D digital art.

Here I will explore photorealistic images created as 3D digital art (not flat 2 dimensional art) for depicting realistic human characters.The most common uses of digital art today are in video games and TV commercials and digital animation for full-length Hollywood motion pictures.

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Skills and Talents

Before I jump into the processes behind how I work, I hope you will accept the reality that merely acquiring a device and an app will not necessarily enable you to produce visual works that are any good. Getting a basketball won’t make you an athlete who is ready for the NBA. Getting a word processing app won’t make you a best-selling writer. The same holds true about using devices and apps for producing digital illustrations.

You must be born with certain specific talents relative to all others so you may succeed at a professional level in any endeavor that requires sharp coordination between your brain, your eyes, and your hands. That is simply one of the rules of real life that cannot be altered merely by wishing something else were true.

Required Talents for Producing 3D Images

  • Aesthetic: create visually appealing shapes, colors, lighting, staging and cinematographic composition in a scene produced within an app
  • Narrative: conceive of fictional characters who demonstrate behaviors and experiences that will be credible to audiences
  • Technical: translate what’s in your mind through your fingers onto a computer screen using an app

It may be beneficial for you to learn tactics and techniques through classroom or online instruction and training. You can also refine your skills if you can find and emulate best practices of people whose works you respect and who may have influenced you. Just jump into it and keep trying to convey what’s in your mind onto the screen using apps. But, you genuinely must be someone who was born with aesthetic, narrative, and technical talents to enable you to create 3D illustrations if you expect to be taken seriously.

Devices

If you want to produce 3D illustrations, you must use a computerized device. Personally, from the very beginning of doing this kind of production in 2007, I have favored Apple devices. This preference of mine is due to the operating systems and the devices that Apple has sold over the years. I also am attracted to the simplicity and elegance of Apple devices and apps. It is also true that I have never met anyone who uses Apple devices who is unhappy about that choice!

While it is possible to work in visual production using hand-held devices, I recommend that if you are serious about producing 3D illustrations, you should accept the need for working using a sufficiently large monitor on which to display your works in progress. Creating works using only a four- or five- or eight-inch screen ultimately will constrain your output and without a sufficiently large monitor, you won’t be able to see the overall context or the level of detail in your visual creations.

Using Devices and Apps

If you are serious about producing visual works, my belief is that you also must develop and demonstrate a true flexibility using devices and apps. This is why I recommend that you should work diligently to become comfortable using devices and apps that are created for the Windows operating systems once you master the Apple operating system and devices. At this point in my life, I use Apple and Windows devices and apps interchangably without any adjustment issues in switching back and forth. This is a skill set that you, too, can learn if you apply yourself.

When I started out producing 3D digital illustrations, I initially used software named Poser that was developed in 1995. Learn more about Poser.

Shown below are some of my earliest attempts to create illustrations of men from 2007. I have to admit that these look very primitive and awkward. At that time, I had not yet arrived at the level of skill that I have today.

2007_render_cowboy 2007_B_render

Recommendation

Because I came to feel very restricted by the way Poser works, I went in search of some other software that would better suit the way I work. I’m pleased to report that I found it! DAZ (Digital Art Zone) 3D Studio is what I use exclusively today and what I recommend to anyone.

Watch this short (two-minute) video and you will see why I am excited to recommend this particular software:

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Step-by-Step Using DAZ 3D Studio

It always begins on a blank screen in the app. Next, I often add a visually-neutral background such as what’s known as an infinity cove, which will not pull the viewer’s focus away from the characters that I will put into the scene.

For this demonstration I next add a prop to the scene—an ordinary wooden ladder.

Then it is time to add at least one human character to the scene. The app affords you a huge selection of resources that you can purchase separately so that you end up with component parts that you can pull together to tell a story visually. The character starts out looking very incomplete (no genitalia) and maybe just a little physically unhealthy compared to how a normal human being looks in real life. Note that nudity is always completely optional when creating characters since you can add costuming or other clothing as you wish depending on what you are trying to accomplish visually.

The character’s body will always need to be posed in a specific way (head, arms, hands, chest, midsection, legs, feet) since the character does not come out of the app posed exactly as can be envisioned. I have already made creative decisions about the stage lighting in the scene that I’m creating and where the camera is situated compared to the characters. All of these elements (lights, camera, scene props, and, characters) I think about and plan in advance. Then, I adjust everything within the workscreen of the app.

Within the app, I can fine-tune how I want a character to look. This involves changing his body shape so that he looks realistic like a man would look in the physical world in which we all are living.

Developing the character’s overall look and his personality also is not “automatic” and many choices must be made to get exactly what you want in a character. Once I add hair on his head and face, he begins to become recognizable as a possible human being you might actually meet. Giving him a pair of blue jeans to wear can be a good finishing touch. I usually give the character a name. This character I named “Mal”—a nickname for Malcolm.

A similar process must be used for each and every character that I place into the story. This can be incredibly time-consuming depending on the total number of characters in the scene. Here are establishing shots of the three characters standing in front of the wooden ladder before the story begins. These are supposed to look as if I’d been a photographer shooting in a studio where three real-life male actors are involved in telling a story visually.

One last storytelling element comes next. The character Mal has to be shown climbing up the ladder because that’s where he is supposed to be when the scene starts. Of course, this guy goofs off for the others while making his way to the very top just like we might expect an actor to do on the set before filming begins.

The last step I take is to bring all the elements together to create a specific story. A clear example is here in this short (two-minute) video that I narrate to show you what happens in the story as a demonstration of the use of sequential art (as in comics):
 

 
When Mal doesn’t move or talk after he hit his head hard on the floor, suddenly the other two guys realize that something very bad has happened to him. Ya think?

Most people know that in the real world, you should never move an injured person at the scene of an accident, right? Well, what do you think the chosen course of action is for the two guys that are now in full panic mode?


Thank you for your interest in this behind-the-scenes look at how I create my 3D digital images. Contact me if you would like to learn more about creating 3D digital images.

 

Gay Men Deserve Life Coaching, Too

We all have seen news reports of guys who admit to having been bullied for being gay and who then take their own life. This is tragic, but is it surprising?

 
We live in a contemporary society in which technology bombards us all with mixed messages that all of us–straight and gay–cannot avoid even if we try:

  • You can pray away the gay
  • You can use your mind to change yourself from gay to straight
  • You can turn to medications to change from gay to straight
  • You can turn to a specialist to “convert” you from gay to straight
  • You can turn to an organized religion to “save” you from being gay
  • You are a sinner for being gay, but you certainly deserve forgiveness
  • You can just find the “right woman” who will turn you from gay to straight
  • You can “just say no” to being gay

 
One way to steer clear of the strong confusion of conflicting messages from a wide variety of authority figures is to get involved in life coaching designed for gay men.

 
This practical solution is an antidote to harmful prejudice and condemnation. Everyone deserves the opportunity to attain a solid emotional balance that is enabled through life coaching. http://gaymenlifecoaching.com/

 

Gay Men Deserve Life Coaching, Too

We all have seen news reports of guys who admit to having been bullied for being gay and who then take their own life. This is tragic, but is it surprising?

 
We live in a contemporary society in which technology bombards us all with mixed messages that all of us–straight and gay–cannot avoid even if we try:

  • You can pray away the gay
  • You can use your mind to change yourself from gay to straight
  • You can turn to medications to change from gay to straight
  • You can turn to a specialist to “convert” you from gay to straight
  • You can turn to an organized religion to “save” you from being gay
  • You are a sinner for being gay, but you certainly deserve forgiveness
  • You can just find the “right woman” who will turn you from gay to straight
  • You can “just say no” to being gay

 
One way to steer clear of the strong confusion of conflicting messages from a wide variety of authority figures is to get involved in life coaching designed for gay men.

 
This practical solution is an antidote to harmful prejudice and condemnation. Everyone deserves the opportunity to attain a solid emotional balance that is enabled through life coaching. http://gaymenlifecoaching.com/

 

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Baja Clavius Evades Comparison

Baja Clavius

Written and Illustrated by Madeira Desouza

…more than out of this world – it evades comparison

Baja Clavius is a queer science fiction—science fiction by gay men for gay men—about a time travel agency codenamed Moon Men Deep Inside (MMDI) located beneath the crater Clavius on the moon.

This is similar in storytelling style and tone to the works of Russell T Davies (Cucumber and Banana, Doctor Who and Torchwood on the BBC), and, to the works of author Christopher Trevor.

 

Uncensored, Sexually Explicit Images

 

The very large image collection from Baja Clavius includes descriptions and many bonus images. All the images are posted online and are available free.

Not Like Any Storytelling You Have Experienced

 

In this series of five short books you will experience radically different storytelling from standard cause-and-effect fiction. One recent comment about my stories says it clearly: “Your kind of stories are truly not found elsewhere.”

Set a few hundred years from today, Baja Clavius transports you to a world not like our own. Gay male time travel agents are valued for the work they do. These time travel agents are doing noble work that they believe will save our species. However, in the real world in which we presently live, the time travel agents’ behaviors are considered immoral and illegal. Is the future of the human species worth using immoral and illegal behaviors?

Baja Clavius is not like any storytelling you have experienced. You will be unable to set these stories down once you start reading them!

The Baja Clavius series of five short books is available exclusively from Amazon.

 

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Registered copyright certificate (TX 8-423-630) effective date May 31, 2017 in the United States Copyright Office, Washington, DC. International Standard Number: ISBN 978-152125266.

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