Well...no, not really. It's like this, everyone has a dark side, but it can be expressed as art. A lot of people don't like Marylin Manson because they say he's a devil worshiper and stuff like that, but in reality he's very intelligent and sophisticated.
Anyway, you can show art that's unusual and stands out, but deep down you could be a completely different person then the art you represent. Let me put it this way, in some of my novels I put in all kinds of heavy language, swearing and sexual themes at times. In real life, I don't swear at all and rarely talk about sexual themes. Just because you have a piece of art that may seem dark in real life, doesn't mean that you as a person are the same. Just like actors, most actors in real life are nothing like the characters they portray, think about that.
You like to draw that kind of stuff. There isn't really anything wrong with that. I'm thinking your siblings are reacting the way they are because it's not something they're used to seeing, and it's not something they personally would like. It was also probably one hell of a surprise.
I think they could have chosen their words towards you better. I suppose you could try to explain to them what you said about you not being a perv or a freak, and tell them that what they said to you hurt you, even if your tastes in drawing did make them uncomfortable.
The only way drawing erotic art would make you any of those things would be if you were having sex with it. Other than that, I'll echo what other people have said and say that you can draw whatever you want to draw and who cares what other people think of it.
There's nothing wrong with drawing erotic art, I'm thinking of starting drawing some myself, it's a great way to practice human forms and proportion. Your picture is definitely not porn or whatever your sister makes out it is, she sounds very immature to call you names for drawing a picture.
Well the ancient Greeks believe that the human body was a beautiful thing and to be ashamed of it is a insult to the gods who we are made in their image. They also believe to be ashamed of the body means your a shame of yourself. By calling you slut it show their childishness and inexperience.
You do what you want and the rest of the world can kiss your ass. It is your art. You own it. If anyone objects or disagrees tell them to take it to the complaint department and then point towards a toilet.
You answer to no one when it comes to your personal work.
So then the opinion of an accuser who claims someone is a thief, or a liar, or trouble maker is of no relevance either.
That fits in great with the grey haired men in the republican party that want women who claim to be the victims of rape to be re-titled accsuers instead of victims while anyone who claims to have been robbed or assaulted is still a victim.
"So then the opinion of an accuser who claims someone is a thief, or a liar, or trouble maker is of no relevance either."
Let's go over these definitions again.
thief: someone who has stolen. "Stealing" is defined as taking someone else's property without permission of the owner.
liar: someone who has told a lie. A "lie" is defined as a false statement made with deliberate intent to deceive.
trouble maker: someone who has started trouble. This, too, could be somewhat subjective, but could be defined as purposely instigating a conflict without noble intentions (such as challenging the status quo because it is believed to be unjust). Dictionary.com says "a person who causes difficulties, distress, worry, etc., for others, especially one who does so habitually as a matter of malice."
slut: someone who has "too much" sex. "Too much sex" is defined by the opinion of the person using the slur, according to that individual's personal moral code.
Please share with me your intended strategy for accusing someone of objectively having "too much sex" in a court of law. Then I will give some examples of how someone could objectively be proven to have lied, stolen, or incited trouble out of malice. (Frankly I'm not even entirely sold on that last one.)
Alternatively, it could be argued that me saying "There is no such thing as a slut" is inarguably a correct statement because I only have to adhere to my own moral code when stating it. If I believe that no actions qualify one as a "slut," then there would effectively be "no such thing as a slut" as long as I am the one saying it. You could say "Everyone is a slut, including the pope" if that agrees with your own personal code of acceptable sexual conduct and it would also be technically a correct statement, but only as correct as my contradicting one.
It's like when you say "Orange is the prettiest color" and I say "Orange is the ugliest color." Neither of us can be accused of telling an untruth because our statements are only based on opinion.
Some people are more prudish then others, so don't take it personally.
I've already made it very clear to friends and family that I am a sexual person, I watch porn, I enjoy everything to do with sex and nudity, so it may or may not show up in my artwork and don't be shocked if it does. Whether they chose to accept that explination or not is up to them, but I am who I am and that's that.
There will always be those out there who don't approve of what you do or like it, it's just something that comes with life and being an artist, especially. Or so I see it, anyway.
Brothers and sisters job is to annoy the shit out of their siblings and they usually know what will push your buttons. You don't have to justify your reasons or motivations, it's a drawing! Wanting their approval is pretty much putting fuel on the matter. You can tell them it's dangerous to repress they're human biology and that they shouldn't be so nervous and uneasy about sexuality because you know what they have been doing but you don't judge them for it . (be vague but very confident about it,Because every person on this planet has a thing (some a lot) that they don't want people to know and often they project it on others.
angelxxuanFeatured By OwnerFeb 3, 2013Student General Artist
well what about those who write about these sort of things? the same thing can be thrown into this situation, but I don't find a person to be "like that" because they write, draw or whatnot. it's an art, it's different than what is normally seen, so I don't see the big deal about it. don't be ashamed or afraid to be you and draw/write what you want to, it doesn't make you like that, it means you are into another art style from them.
edaofblacklagoonFeatured By OwnerFeb 3, 2013Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I also right one that has a lot of favorites here in dA that I disable it. cannot delete it because of too much likes. so if thats what they caught and read. for sure I am more in a big big trouble. its a lemon fanfiction tho,