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It has been said that the human mind can imagine things a lot more detailed when it has to fill in the blanks.

Being shown something in plain view, our brains just process it as "something".

But when we are looking at something that is either censored, out of view, or concealed, our brains are boggled with the possibilities of what is being hidden - the imagination takes over and it can be "anything"!


That is why naughty images which are censored seem naughtier.

The off-screen monster which we can't see seems scarier.

The Christmas present which is wrapped seems more special.


With that being said...

Does that means if an image is offensive to someone, even though nothing is being shown, they are thinking more dirtier thoughts than others?


I have to admit that an image of lightly concealed female nude - using clothing or body positioning - can seem a little more erotic to me than a flat out photo of a naked woman.

For example:
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So... does that mean this image of a redhead wearing a semi-transparent gown is more erotic to people who are already thinking very dirty thoughts?

Are they already associating her with another redhead that they have a obsession with that she happens to bear a passing resemblance to?

Could be...

... but that means the issues that are having is not with the image, but in their own mind.



BTW, I got another image deleted from the gallery today, so this is a kind of save point for this occurrence... let's see what happens now...

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Let the deletion fun continue...

Title: TyLee and Suki work out their differences
URL: [link]
Submitted: 2012-05-13 9:40:04 pm


Head's up other artists, the new character under "special care" seems to be TyLee this round.

Not reposting this one on the blogspot because it was a commission.
If my clients want to repost their commission in their own gallery, they are free to do so.

No stress for me ^_^

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:iconravenmoonshadow:
ravenmoonshadow Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
well that sucks
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ludd1te Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
loving this piece - did you have fun trying a new approach? don't think I've seen you paint anything specifically gossamer/atmospheric before
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CallMePo Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
It was the main reason I did it - I have never tried it before.
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:iconludd1te:
ludd1te Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think its worked out really well - another nice trick for the toolbox (to mix metaphors wildly ;))
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Jaz212 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heres a fun idea to add to it, as magician I prey on the fact you mind does work that way.

The attractive young woman entering the box defiantly get more attention that a youthful attractive man. The more violent the saw and blades look the more you watch. I defiantly see what you are saying , and sympathize with your situation.

Good luck, keep up the great art and thank you for sharing. I know i enjoy it.
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leviadragon99 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Heh, an interesting theory, anede it is consistent with human psychology...
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niekitty Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
the whole counter-sexuality obsession some people have really creeps me out...
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Shadow696 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, that's why people invented the term suggestive themes. Although what exactly it suggests is not clear.
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XLRP Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
You know what this explains Donal Rumsfeld scare tactics so much better. "The absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence. " Long and shot I give you the idea that you need to be scared. But not tell you why. I'll let your mind fill in the blanks that there is a threat.
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Out-Take Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Fapfapfapfapfap - What are we talking about again? - Fapfapfapfapfap
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gjjpjr Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
(As posted on the artwork's page:)

I absolutely agree that what the imagination creates in absence of information (intellectual, visual, etc.) can often be stronger, more offensive, etc. than the reality eventually revealed. The only limit is the breadth of the imagination being used.

I was a newspaper copy editor for nearly 30 years. It was a completely non-facetious given that the dirtier your mind, the more unintended smut you could keep out of the paper. My best personal example was the headline "Two men charged with illegally hunting beaver." Whereupon, I changed it to "Two men face illegal-hunting charges." (Kids, if you don't see the humor here, you shouldn't be browsing some categories on dA. For that matter, if you haven't figured out by now that you can see "adult" artistic work on dA, where have you been? Assuming that there are only cute kitten photos here? Don't get me wrong: I love cute kittens.)

Of course, it's the classic art-vs.-porn argument again. I'm a 53-year-old bachelor. I see here a lovely study of a fetching redhead (who could be mistaken for Kim Possible) with a nice figure silhouetted by gossamer (I'm told). Does that appeal to me on more than the artistic level? Yes. But I appreciate those aspects separately and with balance.

But I CAN envision a child seeing this image and saying to a parent, "Look! You can see Kim's Possible's boobies!" Then the question becomes how did the child get access to dA to see the image? Now, I'm not a parent, so that's about as far as I feel qualified to go down that line of discussion. I admit that.

Po, this is a wonderful, eye-catching study, as you intended. The woman depicted might be mistaken for Kim Possible, but she's attractive, regardless. Finally, there's a time and place for everything. She'll probably end up in my home PC screen saver but NOT on my laptop's. I take the laptop out in public, where children might see the screen saver. I want to spare parents from having to explain to their children why can see Kim Possible's boobies.
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Zareste Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
I notice the same thing when people are offended by pictures of kids without much clothes on. The reason, of course, is because they see a kid with no shirt and the first thing that springs to their mind is molestation. Which is troubling.
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toyotomiinfinity Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
¿What's the matter? If I like to think dirty is my problem. People too often feel uncomfortable because they don't like to be such "animal like" on thinking this thougts. Well, we are animals so we think dirty, is on our nature. And if someone feel bad with this is his or her proble, not the artist's problem. Go on pal with your art.
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SannyF Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
that is what make seomthgin mroe fun, sexier or scarrier epending on the settup of it, as its a classic term of "less is more"
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BillJersey Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Very interesting way to get your point across. I hope this experiment pays off. Only I'm not sure if the moderators who take down work actually read the descriptions.

But if they do take this piece down, at least you have a compelling argument. After all, this is one of the many things art can do. Make a point.
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JDMagee Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
"Does that means if an image is offensive to someone, even though nothing is being shown, they are thinking more dirtier thoughts than others?"

simple answer, yes. it goes with the whole issue with anything "offensive"... if a mother freaks out when there is something implied on a childrens cartoon, or if dad comes home with a firearm, the kid is then left to question why did mom freak out. the mother then teaches her child something they didnt previously know and could never have known. its just as bad as keeping your child in the dark their whole life
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Lyingbastard Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
It's called the Theiss Titillation Theory, in which the suggestion or appearance of imminent nudity is more arousing than actual nudity. It adds suggestion and anticipation instead of just serving it up.
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mattwilson83 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
HAHA, that is an awesome, and very true point. I myself find women scantily clad in something, more interesting, than girls that are nude, so I believe that the mind IS the source of perversion, not always the picture XD
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Tiquitoc Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's unbelievable, so sad the reality works in this way...
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Zetsumeimaru Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012   Traditional Artist
ANd this just gives me more ammo for my hate gun.
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GoreXS Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Naughty girls are not necessarily diryt! It's how "normal" people interpret what they are seeing.
In the street you won't see ads with naked girls or big boobs but you will see it on the evening when you come home on a "normal" TV show just to make more and more audience
Normal people like these kind of shows because they are all hypocrites You can show everything (porn or violence) but you have to explain it and not just to trhow it in peoples faces!!
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TNGM Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah, its like tv during the... 60's I think, if the female midriff was shown the belly button was always covered, which kinda turned that into something of a fetish. The less its shown, the more its wanted. Why not just show it and get done with it? won't hurt anyone will it?
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Parady Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
that mean that conservative prude people are repress dirty people :D
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Haseo-Yamazaki Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
as long as it looks visually appealing and captivates me then I'm 100% ok with it. dirty or not, as long as there is some sort of connection to piece and the viewer then nothing else should matter.
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ipzofakto Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Honestly, just make a tumblr for anything questionable. Problem solved.
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djgaijin Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
He already uses a Blogspot for that.
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ipzofakto Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Me --> :iconderpplz:

I completely forgot about that.
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CassidyPeterson Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist
I don't really see censored naughty images as being naughtier. It's all about context and detail for me, so there's naked, erotic naked, and explicit naked, or any of the above minus the naked. The manner of censoring matters more than whether it's censored. Black-bar and pixelated censoring only "work" in humor for me. When the details are hinted at rather than being out in the open, it adds a touch of class and dignity.
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Allthestuffilike94 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kind of like all that "Disney Subliminal Message" garbage. Everyone's trying to pass it off as subliminal messaging, hypnotizing children to worship Satan or something... makes me crazy...
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jLundhArt Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
quicksave!
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adekii Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
They deleted something else? Not cool :( Did you see one of the DD today is a downright disturbing image of a small child... or the upper torso of one, lifting up it's clothing to reveal that it's guts and entrails are spilling out and combining with some sort of hideous made out of entrails and very little skin goat creature. Now, it's meticulously detailed and beautifully painted, so I guess what we can take away from this is that if you make an image look fancy enough, it'll get a DD but if it's simply lineart it will get deleted if somebody feels it might be too naughty.
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ipzofakto Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
When I was younger I remember seeing Starship Troopers on a basic cable channel on a Saturday afternoon. They cut the shower scene, but left in the scene of the reporter being ripped in half.

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adekii Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's just downright silly! How weird is it that the bodies we're born with are not OK to be seen, but a brutal mutilation is a-ok?
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ipzofakto Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Welcome to the country founded by people who thought 17th Europe was too hedonistic for them.
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:iconipzofakto:
ipzofakto Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
*17th century
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Haseo-Yamazaki Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
The sequel was was far worst on the blood and gore, and yet was no airing of it on cable tv b/c they couldn't edit it enough and still have a movie.
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AlastorZingari Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Which image got deleted this time?
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SannyF Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
john clese talsk about this in a interuve about falty towers, if you get the dvd you find the whole thing on the 3th disc in that box, and i think its section of that interuve is allso someware on youtube.
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Twinsnake-Coatl Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
My views are simpler. Some people are just assholes. :X
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red899 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I agree!
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Cenaris Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Because it makes you want to try harder to get at the good stuff.
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