edit: I won’t deny what character this is based on, but I still stand by what I wrote below. Though I’ve chosen to word it a bit more carefully.

I know that my site is still fairly new, so there’s no reason for moral crusaders to come around and indict me on a quiet platform. Though someone will speak up eventually. I’m not going to regurgitate what every other artist or consumer says about this stuff. I’m a reasonable person. I’m not afraid of discourse or being wrong. So if you have a problem with what I draw, here’s your chance to prove your moral superiority.

Provide empirical data/evidence that proves my drawings impact other people negatively. If you can prove that it prevents people from developing into decent, productive, well adjusted adults, I’ll admit that I’m wrong and adjust my behavior accordingly. Though I’m confident that will never happen since fucked up art has always existed (not saying, yet so many people have gone on to lead amazing lives. The Crucifixion of Christ being one of the oldest for instance–violent as fuck, yet millions of people bear the cross around their neck, in their house, and in places of worship.

I don’t think anyone will ever say: “I couldn’t develop into a well adjusted adult because of certain drawings.” Though in the same vein, I don’t think it should be normalized and spread like wildfire especially if it’s based on a real person. If I had younger siblings or even my own children, I wouldn’t want porn drawn in their likeness to exist since it could negatively affect their reputation. Just imagine if you were young and everyone had seen these drawings based on you. They weren’t based on anything real, they just maintained the likeness of your face, but they were drawn well enough to the point where it might as well have been real. People would probably treat you differently just the same as they would treat a girl who actually did have her nudes spread. You could be isolated and that could affect how you operate as an adult. As someone who struggled with social anxiety growing up, I know first hand how difficult it is just to get over that and do normal adult things.

That said, I still stand by the act of drawing these things if it’s super stylized or just an amalgamation of physical features you find appealing (it’s basically just the act of creating your own Frankenstein but in the form of a drawing that I’m defending), but if it’s heavily based on the likeness of a minor then that should be where people draw the line. People may call me a hypocrite for keeping this post up, but I’m using it as an example.

I purposely chose to stylize the character in a way that is more in line with the usual things I like (so anime proportions basically). I kept the blond wig, brown eyes, and brow structure, but everything else is just the typical shit I like (small nose, big eyes, freckles, etc). My defense is that I’m not fixated on the person, but more so the abstracted features–the result being a sort of Frankenstein image which comprises 100% of my work. All the references I use are either of adult men or women, because as an artist, you’re not tethered to reality. You can take the basic concepts of anatomy and apply it in creative ways whether you’re an artist who draws fantasy monsters or cute characters.

 PATREON raffle is still on but the suggestions end this week. If you want to a chance to enter or just want to help me transition to working on this website FULL TIME, you can check out my PATREON. See you next week with something a little out of my usual range of interests.

-Otto