My blog is about professional work that is done to show the most sex appeal while fudging/ignoring basic rules of anatomy. I’m not going to complain about a bad drawing as much if the picture is not intended as “heylookomgsexy”. Heck, I look at the art I did in the Gargoyles comics: it was pre-life drawing classes… and I didn’t know what the heck I was doing with legs and pelvises, let me tell you.
Almost any artist’s first published comic is going to be inferior to their present work and most learn to draw better as they gain more experience and knowledge. My work today is far superior to what I’ve done in the past. I take amateur artists the same way. Everyone has a starting point, and everyone is learning and getting better at their skill regardless of publication status. That said, I will not critique amateur art in this blog. Like I said earlier, this is about pro work. And not about all pro work, it’s about pro work that goes out of anatomy’s way to objectify/sexualize women. And I’m hoping what I do with this blog will be an encouragement to amateurs as well as professionals to be aware of why they are making the choices they are in their drawings of women.
Now, if anyone is interested in receiving a constructive critique from me, be it a general commentary or a redlining of their work to make a drawing better, I am open to offering it, provided I’m not too busy with work and deadlines. These critiques are private for the person who requests them.
The blogs that carp on amateurs are petty and discouraging, and pretty much the best possible way for people who are just learning to give up and decide never to draw again. And that’s a damn shame, because today’s beginner might be next decade’s Alex Ross or Amanda Connor.