Re: Polynesian Mermaid
Wow. I'm not really sure where to start. Well, first of all, basically no to Andy. I did a tub full of babies in this style about 6 years ago but I gifted the drawing to my cousin (and, of course, didn't make a copy for my portfolio first). But I really enjoyed revisiting it so there may be more to come.
On to the hooha: I intended to make a girly shirt. I don't think there are enough of them voted up for print. So, yeah, I am relieved to hear that men wouldn't wear it. And I can absolutly understand how that would make a guy feel pervy and creepy. However, I am quite surprised at the female consensus that it's "dirty". 1) she's not human--she's a mythical creature, 2) its an illustration--not even remotely realistic, 3) no parts are showing! And while we're on this point. I did want to make her tail another color...but I'm only allowed 6--I flat ran out of colors and had to make do. As for the intended age of the mermaid, I did intend it to be a young girl (2ish) because she's so innocent--I think a woman would have been infinitely worse. My message is not sex. I am really surprised at the prudishness of wooters--disappointed even. I don't know. Possibly I'm disappointed because I really thought I had something special. I'm absolutely tickled with this and thought others would be too.
And, lastly, thank you to chrisdg. I'm glad you would vote for it even if you wouldn't buy it for yourself.