by Patch O'Furr
SCALE is one of my favorite furry artists. Let me suggest that most furry art deals with somewhat kitschy subject matter – not that there’s anything wrong with that. (If I said there was, it could be like saying that cartoons are just for kids, but they’re not.) I’m just saying that in the world at large, furry art is considered “low” art. Scale’s art defies that expectation.
He accomplishes the weird trick of rendering classical figure paintings that manage to be super hot. It’s a cool, thoughtful style that speaks of Old Master sensibility, but gets hot-blooded beneath the painterly surface. As a reader said – “that’s some of the most tasteful furry porn I’ve ever seen”.
There’s a cool new story on Scale’s ‘Animal Shapes’ blog. He sent this tip:
“I’ve been invited by a restaurant in my city to show my paintings there for the whole year, and as a little live performance I even finished a painting during the opening. It was very exciting, as it’s been the first time I worked on a furry painting in public (though I have done plein air landscape painting events before). Reception is always good too. I have yet to meet anybody who doesn’t like at least the general idea of what I do. I wonder when we will be seeing actual furry themed pubs and I suspect it won’t be long… what is ordinary stuff for us can be new and pretty exciting for a lot of people.” – (Scale)