This weeks' LewdGamer Lewd Spotlight had the chance to talk with great rule 34 enthusiast, Hotkeke, revealing to us what has gotten them into the lewd artist life.
LewdGamer: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Hotkeke: Well, my name Is keke, better known as Hotkeke. I'm from Venezuela, I really love coffee and I really dig video games. Anything made by CAPCOM or PlatinumGames is a favorite of mine. Currently doing a playthrough of God Hand on PS2, and it's such a gem.
LewdGamer: How and when did you start drawing?
Hotkeke: I have been drawing since I was young. Here in Venezuela, there was a big surge of anime in the '90s, with Dragon Ball, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Pokémon and other shows like Shaman King in the 2000s. It was such a cool aesthetic, that I and a lot of artists from this country have their childhood marked by it and several other things we got from the east. I would say that was one of my first inspirations to start drawing.
LewdGamer: How long have you been drawing lewd artwork and what got you into it?
Hotkeke: Well, I have been doing this for 3 years currently, hahaha. I entered the word of lewd art because I was already a fan of several NSFW artists and they inspired me to get into it; I told myself "Hey I think I can do this lol." Another big drive was that my old job was so boring, doing motion graphics and infographics; no hate on anyone who enjoys that line of work, it just wasn't my thing. Lucky for me, I got fired from that job and it was the perfect reason to start doing commissions.
LewdGamer: How did you arrive at your current art style?
Hotkeke: Well, it was a lot of trial and error. My first attempts were utter failures and everything came out wrong, but I never gave up because failing time and time again makes you improve a little bit each time. I kept telling myself "Okay, I maybe messed up today, but the next one will be better." My style is still developing; I feel like it's a mutant and the shape keeps changing. There are still tons of things I wanna try and learn.
LewdGamer: Do you draw for a particular kind of audience?
Hotkeke: I have never given much of a thought about what kind of people my audience is, but they are the best. It's a bit cliche, but I owe a lot to them and they are just the best. It makes me happy to interact with them and see them enjoy what I do.
LewdGamer: What is your favorite character and fetish to draw?
Hotkeke: A fetish? Well, that's a bit complicated, but I love drawing well-endowed girls, skimpy clothing, high heels, and if you can tell by my art, anal is a specialty. I tend to think my pieces are a bit vanilla and pin-ups are my specialty.
LewdGamer: Is there anything you wouldn't draw?
Hotkeke: I don't do gore, vore, shotacon, or lolicon, and nothing that doesn't show consent. I also don't enjoy cuckolding; I try to distance myself from it, hahaha
LewdGamer: Do you ever face any difficulties in your drawing process?
Hotkeke: Well, there are seasons where I have an artistic block, but it tends to leave when I relax and check out my colleagues' works; then inspiration floods into me. My biggest enemy is procrastination, but it's nothing that a tight schedule and some coffee don't fix.
LewdGamer: Could you briefly describe some of the projects you're currently working on?
Hotkeke: Right now, I'm working on my piece for the Hutanari Collab 2019. I'm excited, because I'm gonna be working alongside people I admire a lot and for now, that's my main focus.
Hotekeke can be reached on their following social media accounts on Twitter and Pawoo.
Samples of their art and more can be found on Pixiv and Newgrounds.
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