Underlit

Another step on my quest to make women sexy.

I suppose I should explain that... American media is saturated with images of women, particularly sexy women.  So much so that I'm pretty sure most of us see more media women during the course of a given day than we do real women. Even if it's just 20 percent of the women we see that are 'media-fied', a significant portion of our brain's statistical data is not coming from real life women.

Unless you live under a rock, you're probably aware that media women go through quite the process to look the way they do. Not to mention that the refined process of dieting, (and I use the term loosely, a diet contains food) exercise, makeup, expert photography/lighting, and digital post processing work is usually  applied to a person who is already at the top of the charts of human attractiveness.

So. Our idea of sexy is unrealistic, because most of the sexy we see is media sexy. This leaves real live people a bit out in the cold, because no one looks that way. (Angelina Jolie doesn't look like 'Angelina Jolie' before the processing squad gets to her. Still gorgeous no doubt, but not media sexy.) Not only does this media-sexy saturation re-calibrate the brains of potential sex partners, it messes with our own brains as well. Yes, I mean you. If half of the sexy people you have ever seen are media people, then you are half as likely to have ever seen a person who looks like you shown as an object of desire.

As you might have heard, everyone need role models.

The way I draw, my ladies tend to be more the idea of a person rather than an actual woman. But for my purposes, that's just fine. Usually, an idea (ideal) of a person shaves off all the rough edges and uncomfortable truths. In my drawings, I try to show real women's 'flaws' and bodily truths not as uncomfortable or as something to be shaved off and airbrushed out, but as part of what makes her sexy.