Why draw porn?
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I've noticed a number of people draw porn and post here. If you don't do it for easy money, why do you do it?
I've always taken art (mine and others) very seriously. I never got much of a kick out of drawn porn, and as I understand relationships, sex and the human body better, it seems increasingly redundant, absurd, and pointless. Furthermore, as I learn more and more about the amount of work and time a single good painting can take, I'm increasingly baffled by the idea of painting naked_big_titty_woman_looking_at_viewer over and over again
Art has always been about ideas and exploration of the human condition to me. Porn has always struck me as a cynical manipulation thereof. Is there some kind of message you are trying to communicate through porn? Is depiction of sex really necessary to get those ideas across? Can you put that message into words?
A secondary question: A lot of pornographers of straight porn put no thought or effort into sexualizing their male characters. Why not bother? (This is also a shortcoming of a lot of non-pornographic art, but pornography seems that it has a different set of goals than conventional commercial art such that one might take a more thoughtful approach.)
Thanks for your time.
Art Book Thread 3
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Let's try to keep this one from dying, guys.
Continuation from >>2157938
Main Book Links:
Beginner's essential books:
Andrew Loomis's Books
Burne Hogarth's Books
"The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" by Betty Edwards
"Keys to Drawing" by Bert Dodson
"Drawing Lessons from the Great Masters" by Robert Beverly Hale
"How to Draw" by Scott Robertson (HIGH quality scan)
"Alla Prima: Everything I know about Painting" by Richard Schmid
"Color and Light - A Guide for the Realist Painter" by James Gurney (HIGH quality scan)
"Perspective Made Easy" by Ernest R. Norling
"The Animator's Survival Kit" by Richard Williams
"Anatomy for Sculptors" by Uldis Zarins
If any of the links above expires or breaks, please report it in this thread.
I tried to compile all the major uploads from the last thread into the OP. If you're uploading a file, it would be really helpful to follow the above format of including the name of the author and the title of the book, then a down a line and provide the url green texted, thanks.