Famous mangaka Go Nagai is well-known for his brilliant mangas/animes Devilman, Devilman Lady, Violence Jack and Cutie Honey.
In Devilman Lady, the beautiful protagonist Jun Fudo is recruited to save her city from demon-like humans by transforming into a fierce, muscle-bound monster herself. Conversely, in Cutie Honey the protagonist Honey is well--cute! She is a badass super-heroine in her own right and is one of the earliest examples of a magical girl before Bishojo Senshi Sailor Moon. She's not drop-dead gorgeous like Jun Fudo is in her pre-devil form, but she's girl-next door adorable. In the later anime remake New Cutie Honey however, one of her adversaries, Gene, is a tall, overly muscular woman with the trademark "Go Nagai sideburns" and appears naked at some point of the anime. Go Nagai is also known for an interesting manga called Iron Virgin Jun, a tale of a conventionally cute girl named Jun (no relation to Jun Fudo) that has the body of She-Hulk.
Does Go Nagai have a muscle fetish?
Mangaka Yun Kouga, creator of Loveless has a similar pattern.
Loveless is about Ritsuka a 12-year-old boy who wants to learn the truth about his bother's mysterious murder and inherits his brother's Fighter Unit-- a handsome, glasses-wearing, 20 year-old man named Soubi. There are other characters as well, such as Ritsuka's teacher, a cute, glasses-wearing young woman, and Kio a slightly feminine male friend of Soubi who (surprise!) wears glasses. In fact, I can't even keep track of the characters that wear glasses in this series!
Artists, I have noticed, have a tendency to draw the physical qualities they are attracted to better than qualities they are indifferent to. That's not to say they draw them more than other physical traits--just that it seems to come more naturally to them.
I have been drawing manga for maybe over two years now and while I continue to improve I've noticed I draw androgynous men better than masculine men or even women. Overall, I draw more women than men so I practice the female face and body almost daily. But still I draw feminine men better than women. Strange, right?
Not really. I am attracted to feminine men so I notice the subtleties of what makes an androgynous man attractive. I am not, however, a lesbian so drawing women is a bit harder. I am not attracted to manly men either so that makes it harder still (at least with women I know how everything is supposed to look!). Ironically, I draw androgynous women fairly easily. I think it's because I just draw the girl like I would a guy and just add boobs( think Lady Oscar, Integra Hellsing, Haruka Tenoh ect.)!
Do all artists experience this enhanced ability to draw the kind of people they find themselves most attracted to?