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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:42 am    Post subject: Nudity and Sexuality in Art Reply with quote

Not sure if there was another topic on this one... And even if there was it's probably dirt old and stuff.

Now, I'm an artist the uses nudity and bits of open sexuality in my works.

I appreciate the naked human body and see it as a beautiful thing that could be expressed properly in artwork.

Sexuality, too, can be artistic as long as it is taken at a certain angle.

However, there is a certain thin line that marks the difference between art and pornography. Especially in today's society where both are equally accessible, it's hard for people to tell one from the other.

Anyway, I was just curious as to other peoples' opinion on nudity and sexuality in art.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In my approval staff view, if I were to see nudity/sexual art in the approval database, I would access whether to approve it not only on the skill but also the"artful"/model-like feel. The art of drawing an anatomically correct body is respectful, and being able to blend it with movement and intimate positions with another being is also artistic (sexuality). I agree with you that there is a interesting/sometimes-hard-for-me-to-see line between artful nudity/sexuality and overly exaggerated porn scenes.

I would like to note there are some pretty awesome artists on Hentai-Foundry. Embarassed
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, I totally agree, there are some really great artists on HF. Several of them have helped me to build my own style actually, haha, by seeing there HF work and then accessing there devintart or FAC profiles.

Honestly, I think that there's nothing wrong with portraying sexuality in art as long as it fits within a proper parameter, if you know what I mean.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also agree on what you both say. After all being a 'fluff hentai' aka soft soft pron artist mahself, im always willing to check out interesting pictures. I find that the ones that torment you as in leaf or something blocking the goods, especially on a male, are the best of most styles, since it leaves your imagination to take the wheel. xP

Hmmm HF you say? Any good Itachi or Vanitas pics ovah there? -bricked!- O_x
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha! XD Not sure whether or not there's good Itachi or Vanitas pics. XD It would definitely have to be something that you should totally check out yourself, my dear. :3
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd love to look myself, but the library blocks that site alas and I really dont want to jump over to another area to search for hentai on this already slow compy. xP (Dial up, blah!)

(Plus i doubt they would show you the good stuff unless you are a member. -cough cough-)

Though there IS one form of pairing that makes me shudder, far worse then Legacy of Kain yaoi. And it's fur hentai. Sorry but I cringe when I see that. If I wanted to see animal anthros going at it, i'd watch cheap sonic pron that some depraved fan made. (No offense to others who love it of course. xP)
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

True, I would say that most of the best art is definitely been (sort of) reserved for the members of the site (alas, I am a member).

And I would agree too. Antrho art is kinda weird for me. I mean, I have nekomimi character OCs, but there's a huge difference between nekomimi and antrho. XD
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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(Plus i doubt they would show you the good stuff unless you are a member. -cough cough-)

It has no members only restrictions.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Member eh? Then if you do see some good Itachi or Vanitas pictures (Not together mind you, yaoi isnt a fav of mine surprisngly) send links my way! xP -shot again!- argh ebil snipers! Dx

And yes, fur and neko ish art are two very dif subjects. They just have ears, tails and sometimes paws and whiskers. But that doesnt qualify them as anthros in my book. Heck I draw sexy nekos from time to time mahself, just check mah gallery. xD
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SweetxinsanityxSarah wrote:
yaoi isnt a fav of mine surprisngly


Me neither. XD Despite being a supporter of the LGBTQ society, I don't see anything wrong in male homosexual relationships.

But I guess being a guy, I see it as strange (although I know I shouldn't).

SweetxinsanityxSarah wrote:
They just have ears, tails and sometimes paws and whiskers.


Yeah, my two OCs only have ears and a tail. Other than that both Halle and Hanna are pretty much human and I identify them pretty much in that sense.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree, im not racist against Gays or Lesbians etc, and I support them fully. But..I aunno Yaoi just makes me feel weird when I see it. Plus its something my one friend can always freak me out with after I torment her about eating chocolate. xD

And for those who get furries, anthros, and nekos confuzzled. Here's a lil
difference depiction with our fav brooder ninja as the guinie pi- er cat.

anthro:



Furry:



Neko:


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

People have gone all over the spectrum with Itachi, I see.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha, I think people have gone everywhere with everything!

With the gift that we call internet, I'm almost positive we can find anything. XD
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not really actually. Find me a Sephiroth vs Kratos battle fanart, or an Ezio VS Itachi; THEN I shall agree with ya. xP

And all this insanity is even attracting the characters themselves! Look at tonight's newest Metalacolypse. They went to a convention dedicated to them and...well were abit freaked out. Especially by the Yaoi booth. xD
(Tobi seemed to enjoy a fan rendering of him though with his abs lmfao.)
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ezio vs. Itachi would be an interesting match-up. Weird, but interesting.

But back on topic...

Out of curiosity, what exactly would you guys consider to be too far for nude and sexual 'art' over it being considered 'pornography?'
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm...well to me it would be seeing pretty much EVERYTHING and they are in a position that would be considered...animalistic or yoga-ish. =x
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SweetxinsanityxSarah wrote:
A position that would be considered...animalistic or yoga-ish. =x


Haha! That's the first time I've actually heard anyone put it like that!
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well it was either saying that; or saying if I looked at a pic and it reminded me of the Discovery Channel or animal planet network. xD

Btw...do you know you are a mod? -points out his name is now in green.- O3O
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SweetxinsanityxSarah wrote:
Well it was either saying that; or saying if I looked at a pic and it reminded me of the Discovery Channel or animal planet network. xD


How exactly does it remind you of that, if you don't mind me asking of course?

Because I think there's a certain way one can express the emotional and romantic nature of the act without making seem...animalistic.

Of course, nowadays most sexuality in art is depicted for that reason alone instead of the emotional connection the two (or in some cases more) people make by engaging it.

I can't tell you how awesome it is to find art that explores the meaning rather than the act, and something like that can be non-explicit or explicit, if you know what I mean. C:

SweetxinsanityxSarah wrote:
Btw...do you know you are a mod? -points out his name is now in green.- O3O


And, on another note, me being a mod is a new thing. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well...-ponders how to put this- Pretty much as I said, if it looks like they are 'mating' like animals...no beautiful depictions or emotions on faces or in the eyes towards their comrad in such a blissfull act, then I consider it a tad raunchy. Especially err...rape-ish pics or very naughty poses etc.

Keep in mind I have yet to see art on here that makes me think 'whoa now is this allowed?' since alot of the people seem to get what you just pointed out. Elegance in the 'after dark' depictions. x3

Also how did ya get to be a mod? o3o
Just curious, and btw KUDOS! We need more mods around here. xD
(I'd be one...but not for pending pics, more like hunting down art theives and telling them to pick up a pencil etc lol. And it would help even more if I wasent soo dang lazy lolz. )
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