So, my choice of incentives was asked about not too long ago. It was referred to as “Doll Porn.”
To the person asking: I took so long to respond because they’re good, and valid, questions you raised. I wanted to give it some serious thought. I’m afraid, however, that I haven’t changed my mind, and may, in your estimation, gotten worse. I’ll say, “Sorry,” for not being repentant.
The funny thing is, that’s pretty close to how I’ve been known to refer to what I was doing, at least when I was getting going. That I was playing with virtual dolls and making kinky pictures with them.
Of course, what is porn is pretty subjective. Personally, unless something’s being spread open or inserted, or just right in the camera lens (or pointlessly violent), I don’t consider it porn. (Anything focusing on male members, I don’t think of.) My take on faceless nudes is just, bleh. I’ll allow that there is hardcore art, but I’m kind of a letch, so any artistic merits there are kind of lost on me.
But, believe it or not, I actually go to the other end of the spectrum. Erotica is one thing, but dehumanized or pointlessly sexualized “art” disgusts me. I find nothing erotic about a headless and limbless statue. I like boobies, but not pictures of them alone (excepting one pic involving some colorful paint). If I can’t get a sense of the woman depicted, I call it porn.
Porn? I don’t really consider what I’ve produced to be all out porn. I even shy away from frontal nudity. I do admit to pushing the limits, even by my own standards. Actual porn, tho? Probably not any time soon. Not under this name, and more likely not any.
Dolls? Uh, yeah. Can’t really get away from that. I do try to put in some soul, but there’s no avoiding that some pics may appear lifeless to many people and that many will appear so to some people. I can’t please everyone so I don’t try. In the end, there’s really only one person I need to please. If you like it too, great. If you don’t, there’s nothing I can do about it. If there’s something you would like to see, I’ll at least think about it. I can always use inspiration.
Female nudes for incentives? I don’t actually need to participate in TopWebComics.com rankings or any other ranking site. I’ve got my audience. I’ve de-listed TMI more than once and readership hardly changed. It is a motivator for me to create art. And I tend to create what I like. And what I create is often well accepted. That doesn’t mean I haven’t done art with male characters. Guys aren’t my thing, but I give it my all. And the response has been good, but pales in comparison to what the ladies get. It’s kind of a downer when the voting for an incentive is a fraction of the norm. So, my guys do get their appearances, but I’m more incentivised to do girls.
More guys? OK. But, guys not being my thing, I’m open to requests (and fan art). In the meantime, I’ll see if I can dig up some old Ace nudes for you and put them up with some of my other existing pics on DeviantArt (http://aodendhal.deviantart.com/ – registration required to see the nudes, but DA isn’t really that pervy).