Drawings of Japanese rope bondage (shibari) by Isobel Williams

Catullus: Shibari Carmina (Carcanet Press, 2021) contains my versions of the Roman poet Catullus illustrated with my drawings of shibari performances and workshops. Some of the drawings below are also in the book.

My short video about drawing shibari is here.

I blog about drawing shibari here.

Click on the thumbnails below to see the images.

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Nicolas Yoroï, Paris


Faerie Willow, Phoenix Flight


Skinny Red Art


Afsana, Rija Mae


MaYa Homerton


Anatomie Studio


Gestalta tied by Esinem


Federica Laquartacorda, Andrea Quartacorda


Afsana, Rija Mae


Denisse, Whiterabbit, Udo


Nicolas Yoroï, Paris


Sasha tied by Gestalta


Ayumi LaNoire on pole


Isabell TeCosa, Koi Ku Nawa


Gorgone, Esinem


Anatomie Studio


Kitty Rea tied by Nina Russ


Ayumi LaNoire tied by Nina Russ


Isabelle Hanikamu, Kitty Rea


Fred Rx, O.c. Harddwn


Osada Steve, London


Tenshiko tied by Kirigami


Ayumi LaNoire tied by Nina Russ


Mr Beat, Anonymous


Fred Rx, O.c. Harddwn


Anatomie Studio


Isabell TeCosa tied by Koi Ku Nawa


Gorgone tied by Nina Russ


Anonymous


Fred Rx, O.c. Harddwn


Nicolas Yoroï, Paris


Kitty Rea, Nina Russ


Cad, Phoenix Flight


Wykd Dave, Clover


shibari no uta shibari carmina


Gorgone, London


Anonymous, Anatomie Studio


Denisse, Whiterabbit, Udo


Clover, Wykd Dave


Sofa


Dr Phil, London


Miss Eris, MaYa Homerton


Gorgone


MaYa Homerton, Andrea Ropes


A different club