Between The Lines: Erotic Colouring-In

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I admit that I'm an avid colouring-in book fan. When the craze took off I thought my Mum was crazy spending all spare her time colouring in... then one day I gave it a go and haven't stopped since. I'm a naturally creative person, plus I find it hard to relax, so colouring-in has been a great meditative tool for me over the past year or so. 

Today I stumbled across Yssa, an amazing artist who has begun creating erotic colouring-in for adults. Inspired by female-friendly porn over at xconfessions.com, Yssa is currently seeking a publisher to publish her book. 

Here's some of her work.

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I ask myself why not add an edge to the topic?
Why not take the “for adults” label quite literally?
Why not go for erotic & esthetic & explicit scenes?
I want to have it all!
The meditative act of losing yourself to the colouring process &
the thrill of beautiful erotic pictures!
Let’s destigmatise porn!
There are more and more women in the adult film business shaking up the lanscape.
Let’s support them with tasteful art!
— Yssa
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Yssa was standing in a bookshop at an airport recently and was puzzled to feel that as a veteran colouring book fan, none of the books actually appealed to her. “So I started a series of drawings that I—and my friends—would have fun with drawing on, around, upon. That’s how the Between the Lines project kicked off. And if the publishing houses can call colouring books “art therapy”, I’ll go so far and describe this project as “sex therapy”.
— Yssa
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While researching for compelling and esthetic porn for the project, she stumbled upon the work of Erika Lust – her husband had recently downloaded an XConfessions Volume. “And honestly it was the only thing I found that appealed to me in terms of photography, framing and art direction. The body of work found on XConfessions.com stands out by its broad scope. The stories are differentiated and the imagery very distinct at every episode. It just gives me a lot of freedom to work with.”
— Yssa
 
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I want you to lose yourself while filling out those legs and breasts and ornaments. I’d love to see the book being colourised on trains, or public places. No hiding.
— Yssa

Find more of Yssa's work at www.betweenthelines.live & on Instagram

Watch more of the films that inspired her at xconfessions.com

Juliet Allen