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.