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.
Originally Posted by Mungus
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.
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