I think that says more about anon’s perception/standards for dudes than it does about my art because I draw Nico like a sleep-deprived skeleton and Leo like a scrawny hyperactive kid and if that’s hot to u I’m so sorry
i think what anon is trying to say is that it’s great that you draw a lot of the pjo girls as diverse and not conventionally attractive, but you do make the guys all hot??
Anonymous asked: Ah, Minuiko, what is your approach to drawing girls? I'm always conflicted because drawing my girls masculine says as if to be cool they have to be more like boys, but femininity makes me frustrated because girliness always connotates weakness for some reason??? In the end I've been drawing androgynous gender fluid OCs who have both, but can I get your opinion? I dunno, my characters reflect who I am? and as a girl myself I don't know which on is better? Because either way I can't win
Draw all kinds of girls! Draw delicate thin girls who like to dress in baggy T-shirts and jeans, draw plump curvy girls who enjoy flower skirts and jewelry, draw girls with sharp jaws and a lot of straight angles to her body, draw girls with double chins and gorgeous curls, draw girls of all ethnicities and all kinds of fashion senses (or lack thereof), because they all exist irl. “Masculinity” and “femininity” can be determined by personality as much as it can by appearance (just look at atla’s Toph in that delicate noblewoman’s dress putting grown men to shame). Don’t think about the BS society throws at you about masculinity or femininity - as long as you’re drawing something interesting, that’s what matters. I draw primarily for fandoms so there’s not as much body/clothing diversity on my blog as I’d like, but when making OCs, you have all the power.
Anonymous asked: Different anon here, and I think it's because your style is a lot more realistic and that means that the pjo girls don't take after the model standards, like they're not as skinny and fashion model pretty? But somehow the boys are still oh ho ho. Maybe it's just that pjo boys are so cute, and the girls are made less as eye candy but more as realistic girls to relate to ack this is blabbering I should stop sorry
Ahaha, I started on Tumblr drawing for Tamora Pierce fandom and wanted to do justice drawing lady knights who are supposed to be buff and/or not conventionally attractive, and that carried over to my other fandoms. Most of the PJO ladies are fighters so I try not to draw them like models. I’m not really offended, but curious why they’d say that (I like my ladies the way they are).
Anonymous asked: I think you are better at drawing men than women (this is not meant to come off as rude, seeing I have no talent whatsoever for drawing the male body)
I’d love for you to elaborate on that.