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I'm sure a variation of this topic gets asked often on DA, regardless of what year or decade it is. If you're an art teacher for kids aged five through 18 and one of your students is a really talented artist, what do YOU do if that student draws a bare-breasted mermaid, nipples clearly visible? The public gets to see your students' art at an in-school art show this weekend. A student like this hasn't come through your school system in decades, if ever.

I have to admit that as a former teacher, I can definitely see why I should tell that kid to paint seashells over those breasts. It's not that I want to punish her/his talent or suppress her/his artistic independence. It's not that I want to knuckle under to prudish and oversensitive parents whose spouses happen to be on the school board. My deciding factor is that too many of her classmates will simply lack the maturity to handle it.

(Also, there's always the possibility that she/he might be doing this just to cause chaos rather than for reasons of artistic integrity. When a student sticks a drawing of the female reproductive system in your face, you don't reward her/his crass behavior with a clueless, "Well isn't that wonderful! You're so talented!" I'm assuming for the purpose of this post that this student is genuinely leaving out that mermaid's seashell bra for genuinely artistic reasons.)

What would YOU do as her art teacher?

(Put another way: what's more important to you, to side with the one-in-a-million student who might actually have what it takes to become the next Georgia O'Keeffe someday OR to side with the masses, many of whom will be offended, disturbed, insulted, and unable to appreciate the art as art.)

So, what do you do as her art teacher?
I have a wonderfully obsessive-but-tricky art project in my head. I've had it in my head for months.

I have a one-day holiday where I'm not required to be anywhere for long spans of time.

I know it would just be better if I dropped these creative plans entirely because tonight the daily routine starts up again with jobs and obligations, and nobody is going to notice one more art project which died in childbirth.

I'm going to vacuum my floor instead. At least then I'll accomplish something that I didn't get done on usual non-holiday days. I will draw nothing, and nobody will even notice that it didn't get drawn. I will write nothing, and nobody will even notice that it didn't get written. I hate that about art.

Skip class, fail to show up for work, forget to mow your lawn, own 37 cats, or go AWOL from the base, and people will be very direct in reminding you that you are in big trouble. Skip creating something that you honestly think would be aesthetically awesome, and the world keeps moving along as if nothing was different. I hate that.

I'm positive I'm not the only person reading this who has experienced this phenomenon, but it would help to have some advice on this topic, even if it's just, "We hear ya, man. Hang in there."
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What exactly IS it you're asking me to do?

I wonder if part of the reason why straight white men in my country are sick of being told that we're the cause of all society's ills is because when straight white men watch the news and check social media, we can't help but notice the mixed messages. i.e. Whenever some white guy does something about taking matters into his own hands and making a real difference in society, he's usually shot up a school. That's not good. Yet, if he sits at home and just tweets his pet theories about Libertarianism, he's viewed as a loser who doesn't truly care about the plight of his fellow human beings.

So, what exactly IS it you're asking your straight white male friends, family, and co-workers to DO whenever you're upset about injustice in America? Is there an option more civil and more productive than physically or verbally assaulting neighbors who said an off-color joke about immigration two minutes ago?

It's not that we like injustice or unfairness; it's that we're not sure which Nazis to punch when punching anyone is viewed as worsening the problem. Heck, I personally think people who misuse commas are as bad for the U.S.A. as drug gangs and the torturers of Guantanamo Bay are, but I'm also pretty sure the cops and courts would not see it my way if I "did something" about it. For white men, "doing something about it" is something that school shooters, the Taliban, and Incels do.

So, what exactly IS it you're asking me to do?

(and don't tell me to go take a week off from work to chant songs while holding a clever sign at a rally several thousand miles away. Large groups of straight Caucasian males assembled in front of our nation's Capitol doesn't look like a peace rally anyway. It looks threatening. It looks like an unarmed army begging for a smackdown or a prison riot about to happen. Passive-resistance/civil-disobedience requires non-threatening gestures and actions.)
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A Pattern Spider from Werewolf the Apocalypse
I've always been a fan of these mechanical spirit-creatures from the RPG game. There's so much visual variety available in drawing them, from steampunk to cyberpunk, from the size of a penny up to a Volkswagen.

On the minus side, it's been hard to draw lately. The things I want to draw are either too offensive or too haven't-you-already-drawn-enough-of-these-already. Drawing another pattern spider again was what I needed to jump-start myself into putting pencil to paper again, but it's too safe of a subject matter.

i.e. The subjects and visuals truly on my mind lately are mostly fueled by the news. (Do you really want to see an editorial cartoon comparing fickle transgendered college students with those Auschwitz prisoners who gave up their religion in trade for 15 more seconds of life? Me neither. Some ideas need to stay in my head, no matter how much they want out.)  Okay, enough self-absorbed complaining...

On the plus side, drawing eight legs of anything is a bit of a technical challenge. :-) (In truth, I'm kinda embarrassed by how often I deliberately left out HOW the joints operate here. (Usually, I at least stick in some hydraulic pistons into a picture like this.) With this picture, I decided to stick to a paste-it-on visualization so that the audience could identify the various RL mechanical parts rather than get too visually confused. I'm hoping nobody looks too closely. After all, the original drawing is only 10 cm in height, or about 4 inches.)

Oddly, I wonder why on Earth I've been incorporating handicapped features into my World of Darkness/Onyx Path artwork in recent years. I haven't had medical issues involving my mobility, nor has anyone close to me. Yet, I was dead set on using crutches for this pattern spider's legs. Why did I DO that? Hmmmm.
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If something was illegal when you were growing up, for the rest of your life you'll judge people who do it more than you as criminals and you'll judge people who do it less than you as boring old farts. I wonder if most people throughout history do this.

I wish I had noticed this sooner in life, but better late than never. :-) I wonder what would happen if a society legally put in a grandfather clause into the laws where each person was only responsible for obeying the laws which were in place when they were coming of age.

ex. If smoking recreational pot was immoral and illegal when you were a teenager, it would still be immoral and illegal for you when you're 35 or 70; if driving without a seat belt was moral and legal when you were a teenager, it would still be moral and legal for you when you're 35 or 70. This solution wouldn't be a catch-all, especially with racist attitudes, but I wonder how much of a burden it would take off people's shoulders as we aged across the board. Political correctness and alienation wouldn't be as much of an issue anymore. The effect would be akin to publicly humming along to an embarrassingly out-of-date Top 40 radio song and still being cool no matter what year it is. I wonder...

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I'm sure a variation of this topic gets asked often on DA, regardless of what year or decade it is. If you're an art teacher for kids aged five through 18 and one of your students is a really talented artist, what do YOU do if that student draws a bare-breasted mermaid, nipples clearly visible? The public gets to see your students' art at an in-school art show this weekend. A student like this hasn't come through your school system in decades, if ever.

I have to admit that as a former teacher, I can definitely see why I should tell that kid to paint seashells over those breasts. It's not that I want to punish her/his talent or suppress her/his artistic independence. It's not that I want to knuckle under to prudish and oversensitive parents whose spouses happen to be on the school board. My deciding factor is that too many of her classmates will simply lack the maturity to handle it.

(Also, there's always the possibility that she/he might be doing this just to cause chaos rather than for reasons of artistic integrity. When a student sticks a drawing of the female reproductive system in your face, you don't reward her/his crass behavior with a clueless, "Well isn't that wonderful! You're so talented!" I'm assuming for the purpose of this post that this student is genuinely leaving out that mermaid's seashell bra for genuinely artistic reasons.)

What would YOU do as her art teacher?

(Put another way: what's more important to you, to side with the one-in-a-million student who might actually have what it takes to become the next Georgia O'Keeffe someday OR to side with the masses, many of whom will be offended, disturbed, insulted, and unable to appreciate the art as art.)

So, what do you do as her art teacher?

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KyloRensMom Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday, Honey!  Hope today is as stellar as the man I date happens to be.  :)

Thanks again for my own birthay present, too!  You really outdid yourself on this one.


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RoboMommy Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Professional General Artist
Hi son :hug:
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Puppetcancer Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Hobbyist
Hello, L!

MLP told me you'd be stopping by. :-)
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RoboMommy Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Professional General Artist
Mandi's such a mind reader! =D
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KyloRensMom Featured By Owner Edited Oct 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was browsing through your gallery and marveling on how much you've matured, grown and changed as an artist over the years.  What really got me was, no matter how much better you got, it never negated how awesome your earlier works were.  They're still amazing, eye catching and relevant.  It's like you just got better, but your old stuff never aged or began to look "dated" or even "out of date" at all.  That's amazing to me! 

You're a fantastic artist, and the best one out there, in my opinion, and that was my opinion long before you agreed to date me.  And yes, dating your favorite artist?  That's one heckuva trip!  It's an honor to call you my boyfriend and the greatest honor my artwork has afforded me to get to work/collaborate with you on past projects.  Thank you for being who you are and being so willing to indulge your self proclaimed biggest fangirl!


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Puppetcancer Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Hobbyist
Thanks, hon! I've never had anyone state that about my lifetime of artwork before.
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KyloRensMom Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I certainly noticed it while browsing your gallery.  You've come a very long way, all while preserving your original talents and skills when they were relevant and up-to-date at the time.  Your older work, basically, does NOT appear inferior to newer pieces.  There are differences and growth, but none of it invalidates or negates the work that came before.  THAT is really awesome!

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KyloRensMom Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Werd!


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KyloRensMom Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy two years n' four month anniversary, Babe!  Thanks for a fantastic weekend.  :)


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RoboMommy Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Professional General Artist
You and Mandi, have a sweet weekend together <3 Hope you two get more of these, too. (And Mandi will get rid of all that work-related stress!)

Big, cuddly hug to you and Mandi,

~ Mommy Luana ~
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