EDIT 27th June: It has com to my attention that I do not mean what I thought I did by the title of this blog post. What I really mean, is 'If men were objectifed in the same manner women are'. Apologies for offence caused by the misleading words. It never hurts to be too specific, and in future I shall try to explain myself better.
There are still far too many female characters more concerned with showing- off ass, rather than kicking it.
Quote from Megan Rosalarian Gedris, December 201o
I have previously written and linked to posts concerning the concept of what would men in comics would like if they were objectified in the same way that women were. Well another post has been written, by the lady quoted above. I urge you to go read it, and to tempt you, I would like to share some images from it:
See the problem? So why do we have art like this being produced:
It is really diffiuclt for comic artists to draw appropriate clothes on their fictional creations? I mean, learning how gravity and spines work would be nice. Learning how men bulge in spandex would also be nice, for example:
Or you could look at male gymnasts. On that note, to draw women, look at female gymnasts. Hell, if you want to draw sexy women take a gander at the thousands of female cosplayers out there. See how the clothes sit. Pay attention to how they've achieved certain effects. Note how the breasts and bellies work (and please, have the intelligence to differentiate between cosplaying at a con and doing a porn shoot). I'm not saying don't stylise any your art. Amanda Connor and Ale Garza draw cartoony art and I love them. But please, respect your creations and respect your audience.