A quick update on the vk situation.
I’ve gotten several messages that have stated that those are fan pages, that they source and they don’t mean harm, so I shouldn’t be upset about it.
I do understand this. I understand that it’s nice to be able to share stuff you like in a space you feel…
I don’t know this artist but this is something a lot of people don’t understand. Most artist simply don’t want their art out there with no connection to them. When you put it on another site without credit and links suddenly everyone who uses google thinks it’s free to do anything with.
If you really are a fan, it includes respecting how the artist feels about sharing.
temporalequinox asked you:
Hi! I love your comic and I’ve been working on a vintage inspired story myself for the passed few years now, but I can never find a great source for clothing of the time period my story takes place in. Do you by any chance have an accurate source…
I don’t consider myself an artist, but most of my friends are, and I’m married to one. Over the years, I’ve seen a lot of behavior that ranges from awkward to outright unacceptable. Here are some dos and don’ts to ensure that your experience with an artist is a good one for both…
Dear tumblr - I read you in hope of pretty things and then each blog constantly devolves into arguing back and forth with commenters publicly. If only you had comments this wouldn’t ruin entire blogs. *sigh*Not every ask needs a public answer.
and let’s take a moment to appreciate the fact that michaelangelo had probably never seen a girl naked and when he want to sculpt or paint them his mentality seems to be “wow, everyone likes women….they must be…
You’re right about modeling. It wasn’t really an acceptable profession and that’s why art schools in the 19th century still used lots of plaster casts instead of nude models.
Michelangelo made studies from corpses and attended dissections by a doctor friend. He would have had access to Roman nude sculptures as well and was surely aware of proportion and muscles differences between men women.http://www.eeweems.com/michelangelo/methods-mobile.php
He also is know for writing poetry on the beauty of the male figure and had close relationships with men. http://universityideas.wordpress.com/2012/12/26/the-gay-issue-newman-and-michelangelo/
But if you look at the rest of 16th century Italian (and other countries) art you will not see a huge rash of women being painted like men. Most artists painted or sculpted women looking like women.