Why are you drawing topless women? that's disrespectful. Also, I don't like your dark-skinned noldor, it goes against the canon. The noldor were fair-skinned. You should add other elves to your series that aren't so dark, and maybe even the valar? (but you really shouldn't draw topless women, even if it is for 'practice')
Okay Anon. After all the messages you have sent me, it has become clear that you want my attention, you have it now. Happy?
First: I am drawing topless women because I need the practice, and because I am doing a series of topless elves, some of whom have lady parts. And also because I want to. Also, I can’t help but wonder why you don’t seem to have a problem with all the topless guys…?
Second: How is it disrespectful? I’m not sexualizing them or anything, or at least not trying to… I would say it falls more under the category of ‘artistic nudity’ although my art isn’t all that good, I’m trying. I understand that some cultures see the body as being sacred (I am part of such a culture) but finding something sacred doesn’t mean it has to be hidden and cannot be appreciated.
Third: I don’t care if you don’t like my noldor. Don’t follow me or my naked elf series. Make up your own. Find someone who draws ‘fair-skinned’ nolor if you wish. But I will continue to do as I please with my personal interpretations. We, as white people (I am assuming you are white) have plenty of representation in literature. We are not at risk, and it’s not an attack against ‘us’ to ask for some verity of color in written works. I’m worried that you seem to care more for the color of the protagonists than the quality of writing, or the story itself. That’s racist.
Fourth: It goes against the canon? citation needed. But even if it did go against the canon… what difference does that make? It’s my reading experience, I can interpret it how i will. Not all my elves are dark-skinned, some are very light, but those who are dark (in my mind) are dark (in my art) and that’s just how it’s going to be. If, however, you can present actual photo evidence that all the noldor are light-skinned… my bad. Still not gonna change my headcanon though.
Fifth: I have already added Nerdanel, who is a fairly white ginger… but I do intend to add more elves (of varying skin shades) because I’m practicing coloring as well as anatomy.
Sixth: Did you just request the valar, for a series of topless elves that you find ‘disrespectful’? SRSLY? you are in no position to be making requests at this point.
And finally: It isn’t ‘practice’ it’s practice, like, because I’m a begining art student and actually need to practice so I can improve in the field of art. Nudity is unavoidable, and can be quite beautiful if it is presented tactfully. How else am I supposed to learn to draw anatomy? by guessing? holding an anatomy textbook up to my head and trying to sponge the information into my brain through osmosis?
Leave me and my noldor alone, please. I am sick of your racist, sexist, and ignorant comments. If you follow me, please stop following me. If not… why do you care what I’m drawing? Go away.
To everyone else: sorry for the rant, I’m just srsly pissed off right now. I don’t usually go into the politics of racism or sexism, and I’m not very good at articulating my thoughts… but I had to say something. The naked elf spam will continue (as normal) tomorrow. Goodnight.