Estine Coquerelle creates her art from her hometown Paris. Her style is mainly inspired by calligraphy. Quite often she uses a calligraphic brush to vary the line thickness. She loves how the brush dances across the paper. It reminds her of her dance education. The attitude of her subjects is also reminiscent of this.
She loved drawing since Coquerelle was 4. Her greatest wish was to have a profession in which to draw. Thinking she couldn’t make ends meet on illustrating alone, she studied graphic design and later fashion illustrations. But when she couldn’t find a job, she started drawing for herself and soon got a job as an illustrator.
For Coquerelle, good erotic art resides in what the eye cannot see, but would like to see. It is the art of suggestion, using the minimal to appeal to the imagination. This is what distinguishes erotic art from pornography. Sex is hardly central, but it is precisely what is hidden that attracts the viewer.
Coquerelle’s erotic art is more about tenderness and relationships than sex and eroticism. Loneliness and longing are also themes in her work. She gets her inspiration mainly from her own love life.
Below you can see some examples of her work: