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M Jarrett
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A month or so ago a visitor to my gallery sent me a slough of angry comments about my gallery, and then proceeded to alert DA about some of the content of my gallery after I told this person they can go screw themselves.

Feel free to criticize my art technique, but shut the hell up about WHAT I draw. If you don't like the content, just move along. There is a TON of content on DA that I find disturbing. My solution? I just don't visit those galleries. I mean, really, what are you hoping to achieve by blasting someone about *what* they draw? Do you honestly think your opinion is so important that you expect an artist to actually STOP and conform to your wishes? Are you THAT narcissistic? Just move along. It really is that easy. That's what I do, and it works pretty well and everyone is happy.

Anyway, the douchbag reported my drawing depicting Joanna wearing her Sarishi gown; a traditional garment that exposes the breasts. I explained that it was from a chauvinistic culture where most womens clothing were rather revealing, and that Sarishi's are worn with pride in her culture but other cultures find it offensive. In the explanation I also mentioned Joanna was 13 in the drawing, as Baklunish culture traditionally begins wearing Sarishis at about that age. Thus, DA removed the drawing since they considered it "child pornography". Really? Funny thing is...there are a few other drawings here on my gallery that depict Joanna showing some skin while under-aged (17 or younger), but wisely didn't mention it in the description. Can you tell which one they are? No, you can't. Because it's a DRAWING. Art. I bet that if I reposted that drawing that was banned and said she was 21, it wouldn't get removed at all. Censorship is inherently inconsistent because it is SUBJECTIVE. I understand DA has some guidelines to follow, but that drawing wasn't pornographic, any more than National Geographic is pornographic.

But that's just my opinion.
  • Mood: Anger
  • Listening to: "A Feast For Crows" on Audible
  • Reading: "The Man-Kzin Wars" by Larry Niven
  • Watching: Game of Thrones
  • Playing: Civ 4 Beyond the Sword
  • Eating: Basil Balsamic Pork Chops
  • Drinking: Smart Water

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byMichaelX 3 days ago   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much fav! :) it's very appreciated.… ----------> like my page :heart: :heart: :heart:

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karaokecowboy76 Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hey, Demon Bride is done! Sent it off to you
mjarrett1000 Jan 17, 2014   Traditional Artist
Reading it now. Thx!
karaokecowboy76 Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hope I did ok
moomoo824 Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yer hawt baebay
mjarrett1000 Dec 6, 2013   Traditional Artist



Thank you. I'll holler when your square is up.:nod:
karaokecowboy76 Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I've been reading some of the comments you've been getting on "A Leisurely Stroll" and many of them make me laugh.  But I can't help wondering if this is how the writers for places like Marvel and DC feel!  The artists get all the props!  (I know you've given credit for the story to me, but I haven't gotten a SINGLE comment on it!  LOL)  All that being said, I am really enjoying our collaboration Matt.  Looking forward to it continuing.
ctdsnark Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just wanted to tell you that your "A Leisurely Stroll" comic is fanTAStic...kinda like Red Sonja-meets-Barbarella!!! :wow:
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