Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Gender Balance?

It looks like this page has a few conscious efforts to include the female form. The reason I fret over the male / female thing at all is because I know I don't enjoy drawing women as much as I draw men because there's no pressure drawing a man. It seems that whether a male figure is grizzled and ugly or has model looks, the drawings are interesting to myself and others but when I draw women, even supposedly grizzled and ugly, I feel there's an unspoken standard of beauty that must still be met to reach a baseline appreciation as a drawing; as though without it, it is not worth the viewer's time. If women feel this same pressure in real life that I do drawing them, they have my heartfelt sympathy.

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