Page 1 of 25 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 13 of 317

Thread: Is this art or porn? *NSFW*

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    dilli, India
    Posts
    4,560
    Thanks
    2,353
    Thanked 1,441 Times in 766 Posts

    Is this art or porn? *NSFW*

    Hey guys,
    Well I am 19 yrs old artist and I have something seriously bugging me.

    Please take a look at this pic , its a sketch by me.
    Is this art or porn? *NSFW*

    what comes to your midn when you look at this?
    ACtually this peice created a furore at my home , when my dad found this in my sketchbook , he right away claimed it was pornography and tore it away and threw it , I took it out of the dump, cuz I dont think this is porn , there was no sexual intention behind this peice.
    SO what is the difference between art/erotica/ porn?
    I really need some opinions here.
    thanks.
    Last edited by emily g; April 5th, 2007 at 02:19 AM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote


  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    4,881
    Thanks
    286
    Thanked 1,447 Times in 259 Posts
    It's porn, dear. If you want to draw people fondling their naughty bits, that's cool, but don't try to tell yourself or your parents that it's something it isn't.

    Illustrative arts aren't just about what you think your art means. Illustration is about the communication of ideas to others. If your audience (whoever looks at the piece) sees something inappropriate, then that's all it takes: the picture is inappropriate.

    I know that being a teenager makes sex the most interesting topic by default, but you don't need to risk a good relationship with your parents by drawing sexually explicit art just yet. After all, you have your whole life ahead of you without parents to delve into such subjects.
    Last edited by Seedling; April 4th, 2007 at 07:59 AM.
    I think you are awesome, and I wish you the best in your endeavors, but I am tired of repeating myself, I am very busy with my new baby, and I am no longer a regular participant here, so please do not contact me to ask for advice on your career or education. All of the advice that I have to offer can already be found in the following links. Thank you.

    Perspective 101, Concept Art 101, Games Industry info,Oil Paint info, Acrylic Paint info, my sketchbook.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    2,573
    Thanks
    364
    Thanked 730 Times in 384 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Seedling
    It's porn, dear. If you want to draw people fondling their naughty bits, that's cool, but don't try to tell yourself or your parents that it's something it isn't.

    exactly!

    I mean, c'mon dude of course this is porn! There is no reason for anybody in this world to think that it is anything else. Sure, this is a sketch and perhaps you want to take the finished piece into another direction (what I doubt) but this sketch is SO much porn!!
    -----------------------
    Available for freelance work! contact me via : cgrobelski@gmail.com

    PORTFOLIO

    cgbrush.org

    deviantart

    Follow me on Twitter!!

    aaaaaaaaand

    friend me on Facebook!!!!

    .....bitches!

    Finally Finished

    Da sketchbook
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Nottingham
    Posts
    2,447
    Thanks
    142
    Thanked 168 Times in 123 Posts
    its both. Art because you drew it, and porn, because its porn I wouldnt feel bad about it though mate. I'm also wondering why your dad would be even bothered seen as you're 19.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Kiama, Australia
    Posts
    577
    Thanks
    167
    Thanked 149 Times in 75 Posts
    If it wasn't for drawing people fondling their naughty bits then I never would have started this whole art caper! Maybe I'm really a pornographer.

    I think it's art - but don't kid yourself into thinking there was no sexual intention behind it. Art can be very sexy and still be art (I can't count how many Renoir art books I have absolutely ruined!) - but like every emotional response people can have to your art you've got to be conscious of it and in control of it. It's no good to say "I didn't mean it to have that connotation" - because that means you didn't think about it properly before you did it.

    But seriously, you're 19? You should have entire sketchbooks dedicated to rude drawings by now. Heck, by 15 I had worked my way through the many brothels of Sydney, painting prostitutes until I finally ran out of series 2 brilliant pink. Like Renoir said “Je peint avec mon bitre” (I paint with my prick)
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    245
    Thanks
    22
    Thanked 59 Times in 20 Posts

    Mapplethorpe

    Is this porn or art? (Mapplethorpe)

    (warning, sexual content)
    http://images.google.com.vn/images?h...=1&sa=N&tab=wi

    My dad threw a wobbly when he discovered my Star Wars orgy, everyone in George Lucas' known universe getting rampant with each other, (and at the time I didn't even know Luke, Leia and Darth were related, so i guess it was really risque)
    I got a Death Star-sized smack in the temple for that one
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    tx
    Posts
    2,150
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 13 Times in 5 Posts
    yeah man.. thats porn. theres a VERY clear difference between artistic nudity, and dirty porn. even though some cosider artistic nudes ''soft core porn'.. theres still a difference.

    you COULD manipulate this into some artistic art, but what makes it porn is whatever shes doing down there with her hand and the expression on her face. clearly.. its not 'art', its just naughty.

    and as was stated, if the viewer sees it and exclaims 'PORN!'.. its probably conveyed that way, whteher intentional or not.

    if you wanna draw porn, then just admit it to yourself and fap away.. - JAG
    it's only after you've lost everything, that you're free to do anything..
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  9. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    245
    Thanks
    22
    Thanked 59 Times in 20 Posts
    Yeah, of course it's porn - you concentrated 100% on the "walking fingers" and 0.03 % on her feet,

    oooh, i feel a paintover coming on
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  10. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    East Coast, US
    Posts
    31
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Mungus
    Yeah, of course it's porn - you concentrated 100% on the "walking fingers" and 0.03 % on her feet
    As a woman, I'd like to compliment you on the attention paid to her face. She does seem to be quite happy. And nothing in the definition of porn says that it isn't necessarily art...it can be both.

    I'm not sure, at your age, how much of your family's indignation is a cultural thing...I grew up with an imbalanced mix of parents. My father was a scientist, very logical but also a hippie, so very free thinking about life in general. My mother, however, was a prudish woman, with strict religious morals. I had to hide basic anatomy and life drawing books from my mother because the nudity alone would cause an uproar with her...nothing sexual in them, but Pen be damned if I drew a naked penis! Now my father on the other hand, bought me a sketchbook and told me to keep it under the mattress and to draw whatever the f#@% I wanted in it...because to him I was just exploring the world and my art.

    If you still live with your family, I don't think you should disrespect their sensitivities, but if this is the nature of art you want to explore, find a way to keep it hidden from them....but, for whatever my opinion is worth, you should never apologize for your art unless you are truly sorry you had created it-- and this should be rare if ever. Art is an expression...albeit in this case, perhaps a very biological one, rather than emotional...but its a personal thing.
    Last edited by emily g; September 28th, 2007 at 09:50 PM.
    _______________________________________
    'Yet from those flames
    No light, but rather darkness visible.'


    ~John Milton; Paradise Lost. Book i. Line 62~
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  11. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    CT, USA
    Posts
    2,451
    Thanks
    110
    Thanked 1,082 Times in 231 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Seedling
    It's porn, dear. If you want to draw people fondling their naughty bits, that's cool, but don't try to tell yourself or your parents that it's something it isn't.
    I couldn't disagree more!

    Exploring sexual themes in your work does not make it pornography.
    A lot of artists have been criticized for this very thing, and we still think of them as artists, not pornographers.
    Egon Scheile being a perfect example:
    Is this art or porn? *NSFW*
    Is this art or porn? *NSFW*
    Is this art or porn? *NSFW*

    Then there is always Mapplethorpe:
    Is this art or porn? *NSFW*

    or Jock Sturges:
    Is this art or porn? *NSFW*

    Personally, I think it depends on the artists intention as to whether or not it is pornography... not the audience's reaction.
    The law, on the other hand, has different opinions on the matter depending on where you live.
    Some countries make absolutely no legal distinction between art and pornography, its simply a gradation between the two.

    All that aside...
    I think this is a surprisingly beautiful drawing.
    - Dan Dos Santos
    www.dandossantos.com
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  12. #11
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    4,912
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 28 Times in 21 Posts
    Egon Schiele FTW!
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  13. #12
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    3,432
    Thanks
    643
    Thanked 1,484 Times in 719 Posts
    Heh, I was wondering when Schiele or Klimt would make an appearance in this thread..
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  14. #13
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Philly PA
    Posts
    3,393
    Thanks
    108
    Thanked 1,477 Times in 470 Posts
    surprise how much "it's porn, end of story" there is in this thread. maybe his art is too edgy for you

    and yes, Egon Schiele was actually the first thing that came into my mind when I saw the drawing. Look him up if you don't know him.
    "Every little step considered one at a time is not terribly daunting" - Ethan Coen

    New books and process DVD available NOW!

    www.dvpalumbo.com

    Quickie blog (nudity)
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

Page 1 of 25 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. SketchBook: Almost Better Than Porn.
    By Eph in forum Sketchbooks
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: March 5th, 2013, 03:16 PM
  2. SketchBook: Angerbunny's Sketchbook. Possibly NSFW. Assume NSFW. Just in case.
    By angerbunny in forum Sketchbooks
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: May 28th, 2012, 04:32 AM
  3. What would your Porn name be?
    By Rusty in forum Artist Lounge
    Replies: 54
    Last Post: January 27th, 2010, 06:00 PM
  4. Gay porn!
    By Slash in forum Artist Lounge
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: January 22nd, 2005, 09:31 PM
  5. What's YOUR porn name??
    By RONIN in forum Artist Lounge
    Replies: 49
    Last Post: December 16th, 2003, 09:54 AM

Members who have read this thread: 1

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • 424,149 Artists
  • 3,599,276 Artist Posts
  • 32,941 Sketchbooks
  • 54 New Art Jobs
Art Workshop Discount Inside

Developed Actively by vBSocial.com
SpringOfSea's Sketchbook