This journal is inspired by
but I had this issue on my mind for some time.
The latest pic I have done is about a character - a woman - in a situation of terror but she is doing her job but this does not mean she is a superhuman or such, or has to be degrading in its depiction.
In short its about how women are being depicted in art, and more than often here.
I have noticed that there is a mass emphasis on CLEAVAGE, VOLUPTUOUSNESS,
It has got to a point where it's become an epidemic. Virtually any pic I see of a heroic woman, warrior maiden, or female character, it tends to be overtly buxom, blessed with a superheroic physique, and more than often in the skimpiest of garments or the most body hugging of Lycra type garbs - and even they have the boozies on the verge of falling out.
Now before people point the fingers and wag them, or call me a lot of names under the sun, I am no saint myself.
In the past, I have done some stuff like this, I have done nudes (I have done the odd male too, so not completely bias), I have done voluptuous, and so on and so forth; I have done some pics of and for women who wanted this and were pleased with the results (do not ask for any copies - I destroyed all the materials from my end - and even if I did not, its a private matter), and I have thought with my groin on occasion.
I have gone down that road - but nowhere as bad as the stuff I am seeing; I find the barrage - well more like tsunami of this stuff irksome and annoying; I am a red blooded male, but come on! Its like almost EVERY pic is this - plus they tend to have cute almost childlike faces...
I find it degrading, insulting, pigeon-holing, and many cases vile.
I am not here to belittle the talents of others, nor am I dictating how people should do things on DA, or disrespect the art of the nude or those who wish to be done so - its not my place.
Like I said I am finding the consistant barrage of superbuxom, supershaped, perfect artwank old hat.
Sorry if I have offended anyone but I just had to get this off my chest...
Oh and this is one of the few things I will not do for commission or request so don't ask.
Opinions are welcome.