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Given 2014-04-13
Holy gams, Batman! I may live to regret drawing this... by Stephenbyrne ( Featured by Shyree )
Oliriv Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well female superheroes are not masculinized by pinup artist, so I don't understand why this BAtman is feminized, however, if women are into this, why not? I'll respect your tastes as long as you respect mine. Equality at it's best
EvilTrapZ Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015
Though limited to the subject of the style of the outfits that they are drawn in you then have to look at factors like body shape. Such as the reason the male superheroes won't be drawn wearing bras isn't anything to do with how the artist is treating them but instead is just about body shape. A solid male is kind of rectangular and female outfits are not designed for rectangles. Females require steroids to get a really rectangular look. Even the She Hulk who like most superheroes is drawn inconsistently because of the constantly changing artists still manages to maintain her curves appropriate for certain outfits.

In real life of course all that muscle would absorb her breasts. Depending on which version of her it wouldn't be completely but her breasts would still be reduced from the size found in any depiction of her.
EvilTrapZ Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015
Ignorance. I have literally thousands of examples of sexy male superhero art saved to my computer. :facepalm: 

A random non-hentai example:…

Spreading ignorance. I suppose everyone needs a hobby.
Avarlia Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015
Great Picture =)
thebalancer20 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015
Yeah no sh!#t😦😕
FloraInkPattern Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is fantastic. Keep it up man!
MisLuck Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Never regret of this. I laugh but at the same time think "Yeah, so true." Only thing men aren't treated equally is that woman body is just more beautiful to watch than male body. 
zosim73 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
Needs more focus in the male power fantasy fetish.
Atrixfromice Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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 :nod:  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 :D
Purplebluecrow Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Student General Artist
Never regret
SherbertTCat Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yet still not as gay as Batman, from 1997's "Batman & Robin"!
justinpyne Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I can dig it.
Sapphire-Lynx4 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohhh this is real
this is so real
thank you, artist, thanl you
4a-m Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014   Traditional Artist
 I freaking love this. When it comes to skimpy armor, it might as well be all or nothing. 
CeceliaWolf Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree totally.  LOL
mastercybertron Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
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.

Nuff said. 
mastercybertron Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
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.
AnnikaClarisse Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Student Writer
I bet you're really fun at parties.
Oeus Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What in the shit are you going on about? This was clearly a picture made to be a joke.
Elbie3rd Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you SO much for this! Love it!!!! *.*
TR0LLHAMMEREN Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I would actually start reading comics.
Balduranne Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
kintrada Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
I would be fine with this becoming a standard. It's only fair to objectify both major sexes equally. ^.^
Red--Samurai Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
TuxSonic Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS. :iconclapplz: XD
Grimlock13 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
One thing, if you are not harming someone with your action, then do not regret them.  I see no harm done here....
DarkSelfie Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Student Filmographer
Yup. That's the guy hacking me alright.
tea-penguin Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
xD Love it.
AeronDust Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
lol! I'm a pretty big comic book nerd and this is so true.
IzumiNaota Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Lol~! XDDD totally made my day 
Chacartz Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol! make my day XD
gilll Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I love you for this.
BobbieLee Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
how can anyone regret such truth and beuaty???
riotfury Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
there's nothing to regret... except the fact that still needs stockings and higher heels..
AnnikaClarisse Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Student Writer
There is nothing to regret. *U*
Internet-Cancer Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I see nothing wrong with this.
CutieLiz Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I strongly need this on a shirt...
fogsprinkle Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Student Artist
amanda255 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Student Writer
Don't regret it. I think you may look back at this drawing and laugh your fucking ass off
ArtSkullz Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Student General Artist
XD yesss I love it!
Celtezon Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Professional Filmographer
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.
GwenCanDrawZat Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Student General Artist
ACCURATE!! :heart: A friend of mine and I were talking about this the other day. :XD:
Maniacal-Mannequin Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
regeneratedarts Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it!
DaErkka Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope, you absolutely nothing to be ashamed of.
Tombofsoldier Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Nope, I'd say this is pretty awesome. Normally i'd be annoyed that you're trying to exploit the male form in a female way instead of in a proper male way. But I'll make an exception in this case.
Oye22 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
The problem here is people think this is a 'female' way.
GabCyrano Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
Love it!! Please do the whole Justice League!!!
MissTaylorGrzesiek Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Student 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! 
BanishedDreamRider Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
We are talking about your case few posts down, not here. If you wish to tell me how I have proven your case, do so there. 
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