I think this is a very clever observation! It's true that the majority of artists don't get interested in male superheroes when drawing pinups but I think it's in great part because in this society we have, people in the media have always given the message that woman it's beautiful, and men don't. Also, they have objetified female beauty to the point where they give the message the the only thing that worths in a woman it's her body. So that's why the artists (or some of them at least) who actually would like to break down this bad perjudice and draw a male pinup to show men's form is beautiful too; they don't do that cos they don't know how to draw a male pinup, how to make a man sexy, because they are too used too see and hear everywhere stuff that only portraits female beauty.
I think it is possible make a good male pinup, one that actually looks sexy and not ridiculous, if one day they stop to think about the beauty of the male body, and if they would, then it would be cool I think
SO... aside from the skillfulness of your technique, whats notable here ? Is something supposed to be wrong ? Is so...i dont see it !
You drew batman as a characterized gay dude. Congrats! But what i believe you failed to reveal here, is the deeper issue. Its not individual idealized depictions; give a masculine mind a pen....and he will create what he will.
No, we shouldn't delete individual povs. Instead we need diversity. Black/asian/women/LGBT...there needs to be more diversity in the art. (covers and all) If you were serious when you depicted this, id say there was absolutely nothing wrong with this pic.
What this does, is make fun of people that like this sort of thing. Pink, knee high boots, ultra-feminine qualities; for men or women (which isnt wrong in and of itself)
Instead of drawing battle lines, we really need to just get together and work out ways to express our own voices...not mute others.
And what is this supposed to be exactly ? A characterized version of batman, if sexualized for the enjoyment of a stereotypical homosexual man ? I dont think i have ever met a straight woman who has ever wanted anything like this...EVER. At-least, not seriously! If you are trying to say that comics are cattered to men, by showing sexy women; then The parallel comparison thing doesn't work here.
Look, i get it...oversexulatiaztion equals wrong in the eyes of religious zealots, and moral orals. But when did we become beholden to this ? When are we going to learn that repression equals whats going on in the middle east/asia right now; and women getting rapped regardless of what they were, do or how they are represented artificially. If some bloke wants to draw a sexy cat woman or sexy cat guy, "realistically posed/proportioned or otherwise, i say let him. As long as a woman has the freedom to make those pretty-men anime drawings is see on this site so much as well.
But forcing anyone to draw anothers way...i just dont get that. In fact, its quiet frightening to think what this may lead to. Whats next, family guy has to stop making fun of how ugly meg is; or south-park stop picking on certain groups for your satisfaction? Remember the FCC in the 80s guys ?
BTW: i dont watch those shows cause i personally find them offensive...problem solved.
Women in comic books get the same treatment that men do on the cover of romance novels. It's all marketing based on the demographic of their main audience. Neither one is acceptable, but as the saying goes, "sex sells". Getting sex out of marketing is one of the most difficult things to do, period. Just because it is an uphill battle, doesn't mean the battle shouldn't be fought though. Although this piece deeply disturbs me on many levels visually, I am glad for the cultural reflection it brings.
MissTaylorGrzesiekFeatured By OwnerApr 15, 2014Student General Artist
Banished... dream... rider... has just proven my case... Anyhow, back to the image at hand. It's fantastically rendered. I love the concept and the technical skill you employed to complete it. I admire your talent, Mr. Byrne!
Aaaand I sincerely don't mind fictional males being "sexually exploited", neither do I mind consenting males putting themselves voluntarily up for sexualized things like Porn and things of that nature, yeah. I enjoy pinups and porn of both sexes Men can be pretty hot too.