i was drooling at your entire gallery, then I saw this. It must be your client asking for it, but the cheap eyecandy slice of tits clashes horribly with the gritty cool realism of the other pieces in this series. The "male wear credible armor, female wears lingerie" stereotype is hard to die I suppose.
this is supposed to be science fiction. Anybody who is even remotely into science fiction (with exception of most Japanese anime) will tell you the genre is known for being as practical and realistic as possible, despite obvious fantasy themes involved. And even if it wasn't scifi, this outfit is beyond retarded in general, and you trying to defend or justify this outfit makes you look like a total misogynist douche, fyi.
Call it whatever you want bro, it is impractical (and hey, at least you acknowledge that. A gold star for you!), and impracticality for the sole purpose of degrading women /specifically/ is completely unintelligent and barbaric. Go cry about it
Attempting to insult people because they disagree with your puritanical opinion of sexuality is not mature or productive behaviour. Liking women and women's bodies does not make me a misogynist. You attacking artistic portrayals of women, and denying the opinions of women who disagree with you, is in fact rather misogynistic.
I love the Snake thing because it always highlights people who want to complain about videogames without ever playing them: Metal Gear Solid is the most wonderfully homoerotic videogame series ever. Snake and Raiden, the two playable male characters, have both appeared in the games with far more skin exposed and far less dignity. I love it, incidentally.
You have no authority to speak for women, only for yourself. Lots of women find female bodies sexually attractive, as I've said before. Metal Gear Solid in particular is very popular with female gamers. Individuals like you, who attack artistic portrayals of the female body, are rare in either sex. If you're a "professional" artist then you shouldn't be spamming another artist's work with insults and attacks just because you've got issues about fun, sexy costume designs that the rest of us don't share.
"You attacking artistic portrayals of women, and denying the opinions of women who disagree with you, is in fact rather misogynistic."
oh my god
you seriously didn't go there
Your entire post just bleeds entitlement. Not only do you want the ability to look at objectified women, you want the ability to dictate what is and isn't misogyny to people who would clearly know more about it than you. In other words, you want to have your cake and eat it too.
Well, at least you're being honest about being a misogynist fuck-trumpet.
First of all, I'm not "attacking" anybody. I'm criticizing his piece and the flaws within it, because this is an art community and part of being artist is learning to accept criticism on your work. I criticize artistic portrayals of women that reinforce problematic issues, such as gender roles or objectification of women, and this piece is definitely one of those, regardless if your penis disagrees or not.
Secondly, I have no idea where you're pulling this "puritanical opinion of sexuality" from. I am simply pointing out the issues with degrading women for the sake of exclusive male entertainment. Get over yourself, kid
Third, where in the blue fuck did I even remotely insinuate that women who don't agree with me should be denied their opinions? I said women who support this sort of thing are cultured to believe this is what's expected and to not question it. So, where exactly did I deny them their opinion?
You keep referring to objectification of women as "art" or "artistic portrayal". There is a very big difference between artistic nudity and even erotica with straight up objectification, which leads me to believe you don't even know what objectification means. Objectification is taking a person, dehumanizing them by stripping away any value they might have as a person or character and ultimately rendering them an object or tool. This can manifest in many ways. In this particular case, she is being shown as nothing more than tits and thighs. We are gauging this character's value based on her "assets", if that wasn't the intention, she wouldn't be so impractically exposed in a setting we assume is a war zone.
I notice you like to make illogical and sweeping assumptions, even about strangers on the internet
First off, I am a lesbian, I'm not even attracted to men. And, I've been gaming since I was very young.
Second off, I am also a huge fan of MGS and have been most of my life. Unfortunately for your argument, MGS is one of the only mainstream game franchises that actively subverts the status quo of gaming. Hideo Kojima makes a point to write well-written, powerful, practical and hardly objectified female characters, which is contrary to the norms in the video game world. However we're not sure what he's doing with his latest character design, since it's the exact opposite of what he normally does.
Not only that, you mentioned Raiden and Snake show "far more skin" than any other characters within the game. Yes, this is true (within all of the games so far). But it depends entirely on the context in which it's done. In Snake Eater for example, Naked Snake barely survived a drop to his death and used his BDU uniform to make a sling for himself and patch himself up. He is literally the embodiment of raw masculinity, so him being shirtless for a part of the game was not intended to get women all excited - the game itself is marketed almost exclusively to men in the first place. He was not sexualized. And as for Raiden in MGS2, his naked torture scene was put in deliberately to piss off Snake fanboys who were hoping to play as Snake again in MGS2. It was a running joke within the game, and he wasn't even sexualized either.
As for the "homoerotic" tendancies, it's obvious to almost every fan of MGS that Kojima has the sexual maturity of a 5 year old, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, it just is what it is. The homoerotic situations are done with a large dose of satire and humor, since the games are done with heterosexual male audiences in mind. Most people find it hysterical.
Criticism, especially of the constructive sort, is not the same as harassment or "hate". If you feel that way about criticism, you probably shouldn't be on an art website. Just a heads up.
You insinuated that the artist had no respect for women based on how they painted their art. That is an attack: it is an insinuation of bigotry. You did so repeatedly and unnecessarily: that is hate and harassment.
> Secondly, I have no idea where you're pulling this "puritanical opinion of sexuality" from. I am simply pointing out the issues with degrading women for the sake of exclusive male entertainment
The fact that you think sexuality is degrading is precisely what makes you a puritan.
> In this particular case, she is being shown as nothing more than tits and thighs.
If that's all you see then, again, you're the one being misogynistic.
> I notice you like to make illogical and sweeping assumptions, even about strangers on the internet
Right back at you. Perhaps you should stop attacking artists for their work and ask yourself why, when presented with a contrary position to your own, you immediately resort to insults, name-calling, personal assumptions and sarcasm. I suspect it's because you know that, if you were to rationally question your own beliefs, you would likely have to abandon some of the perceived victimisation you've adopted as a part of your self-perception. It's much easier to attack the truth than it is to engage in reasonable discussion and grow from it.
> MGS is one of the only mainstream game franchises that actively subverts the status quo of gaming. Hideo Kojima makes a point to write well-written, powerful, practical and hardly objectified female characters
That's the most bizarrely inaccurate assessment of Hideo's work you could have produced. I find it hard to believe you've actually played any of his games.
> the game itself is marketed almost exclusively to men in the first place
And men cannot find other men sexually attractive?
Silly me, I should have known men on the internet know more about misogyny, sexism and lady problems than I do, being a silly little girl and all. And of course, criticism is totes harassment and I should be arrested by the cyber police. Isn't that, like, some sort of internet law, right?
Well... now that you mention it, maybe I haven't grown up with Metal Gear. I mean, I found The Boss, Meryl, Olga, Mr. X, Sunny G and Big Mama to be super empowering and hardly sexualized considering the game's story is being told from a heterosexual male's perspective but, what the hell do I know, right? I'm just a pathetic little girl, mens always know moar than me about these things. Even though I think you clearly don't know the games as well as you think you do, you are a man and therefore your opinion is always better than mine, and by default know more things.
Oh yeah, I'm totally a "puritan" because I want to have an equal say in things. oh yeah but I just remembered I'm not a man so I can't.
You keep saying such hateful things about women and then attributing them to me, but I would never say any such thing: unlike you, I am not a misogynist.
If you're honestly an MGS fan then you should really take a second to examine your double-standard. This one piece of art featuring a female character in sexy sci-fi armor was enough for you to accuse the artist of misogyny, as well as the artist's defenders, but Hideo Kojima making a game where the player can see Meryl naked by peeking into her cell, where the player is encouraged to watch her ridiculously exaggerated ass wiggle, where the player can see Meryl in her bra if he chases her into the girl's toilets fast enough, constitutes "hardly sexualised"? And that's to say nothing of literally every other female character in the games. Be honest with yourself: if you had been an adult and a feminist when Metal Gear Solid was coming out, and you'd read about how outrageously sexist it was on some blog, would you have given it the chance it deserved to inspire you and improve your life? Or would you have condemned it as hateful misogynistic patriarchal trash and thrown the same insults at Hideo that you're now throwing at myself and the current artist?
A man would be equally puritan if they held your anti-sex, anti-art bigotries.
It's all really good, although the only problem I really have with this picture is (and I'm NOT trying to sound perverted on this!) the shape of her breasts; I'm fairly certain HUMAN breasts aren't shaped like that and that also just looks plain uncomfortable. I mean, sure, they're squishy, but I'm pretty sure they can only be packed so tightly. The main problem would be with the under-cups for the breast armor would prevent a more "comfortable" position, and thus cause needless bulge as well as an uncomfortable distraction for the wearer.
Aaaaaand in hindsight (No possible puns intended.), this is a completely unneeded short paragraph essentially revolving around tits. And also probably the most time I've dedicated to writing about them. Fantastic....
It's super epic, except those boob holes.. They just.. gaahhh... Why would you bother to wear such heavy armor and still have two wide open weak spots, also in a much lighter colour (skin colour) than the dark tones of the armor. Which is very eye catching and would most likely be the place that the enemies aim for. Oh well, still faving this.
+1. And not just the holes, the whole boob armor stuff, which, in close combat, could be highly lethal (would lead an attacker's blade or similar weapon straight to the heart.) Also, the naked thighs? Enemies would go straight for the femoral artery.
Technically (painting-wise) great, and undeniably eye-catching, but...
( Yeah, I know, force fields and magic and stuff. But then why bother with the rest of the armor? Is she preparing for war or a fashion show? )
Objectifying women is degrading women. It's done by showing off highly sexualized parts of their bodies in order to cater to the heterosexual male audience. While it seems this character is intended to be powerful, that power is immediately stripped away once she has her tits and ass hanging out (otherwise known as totally impractical design flaws).
Womens' bodies do not define them as women. Genitals do not dictate a person's overall identity. If you truly think tits and ass alone are what makes women who they are as people or believe that is their only redeeming asset, that says more about you than anything else.