You have to admit, this is kinda freaking cute. (And true!)
Mei’s hair is secretly a Pokemon
Also that Ho-oh look at how glorious it is
Submitted by: martincrieff
[#1196: Having a deadline for one art topic, but wanting to draw/paint something completely different.]
This happened to me too often. I visit a blog, just to see that it’s a mixture of endless fandom reblogs and art, really?
I’m not saying that any artist MUST make an art blog. Everyone can do whatever they fucking want and I know there might be reasons for them. I am just saying that it would be recommended if you already post art every few days.
submitted by -roozard
If you don’t like how people run their own blogs then please don’t follow them. Where and how often they post art is not something you have a say in.
Let people have their fun on their personal spaces however they please and don’t give them a hard time about it. Saying “everyone can do what they want” and saying you want to send them nice messages and critique is meaningless if your entire argument is based on some need to control how people have their fun
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Technically (even if it’s by a professional) this is fan art, so this isn’t about mocking anatomy or anything, and the anatomy is quite good. I just think it’s sad and telling that “turning XYZ into superheroines” has come to mean turning them into “voluptuous, Art Nouveau-inspired pin-up girls” and putting them in Star Sapphire-esque costumes (with their butts turned at us.)
A girls’ tv show with heroes meant to inspire girls turned into human superheroes = pin-up girls for hetero adult men. -_- It’s not this particular set that is really an issue (since it’s meant to be sexy fan art), it’s just that this is sadly indicative of basically how hand in hand “meant for sexy first and hero second” goes with “superheroine.” You see it in Chris Hart’s how-to-draw books, in the interviews with artists like Greg Land or Rob Liefeld, and even in the way Ed Benes constructs his panels, sacrificing story-telling for butt shots.
There’s a difference between nurses who happen to be sexy, and the sexy nurse fetish you find in porn, where the outfit hits some of the notes of a nurses outfit, but is really meant to be sexual and the nurse part is merely the flavour of the sexual fantasy. If a sexy nurse in porn is checking the temperature of a patient, they’d be bending and moving in a way that is more about showing us her sexy bits and less about checking the temperature of a patient.
And that’s the same thing with complaints about women in superhero comics, that they’re not superheroes who happen to be sexy, and happen to look good in their outfits, it’s that quite often, they’re a sexual fantasy (for a specific subset of hetero men) first and foremost, who happen to have trappings of superhero stuff.
Edit: This isn’t a criticism of that particular art set (as I said, it’s meant to be sexy fan art, and the anatomy is decent), it’s a jumping off point to the way we see superheroines, and what that seems to mean in mainstream comic book culture, that when many of the creators of superhero comics think “superheroine” it’s not “heroic kick butt chick” first, but “ooh, I can draw boob windows, sexy armor, sexy poses.”
Here’s yet another excerpt from Christopher Hart’s Drawing Cutting-Edge Anatomy. How ironic that, in a book about drawing superheroes, he says that women shouldn’t have visible stomach muscles. He says they’re gross. What’s gross is the way he sees women as nothing more than dolls to throw into your comics to add sex appeal.
For the sake of accuracy, he really needs to rename these books “Drawing Christopher Hart’s Fantasies” since he doesn’t teach you how to draw as much as draw in a really specific style that he likes and avoid things that are unappealing to his specific tastes.
Marked under reasons why I dislike Chris Hart
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