Squicky Game Art

Because you KNOW better. Especially you, Wayne Reynolds.

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honor-among-thieves:

squickygameart:

This is a Nactl.
As described on the WOTC website:

Painted by the amazing Wayne Reynolds, the art of Wild Nacatl embodies the contradictions of Naya itself: beautiful and savage; vicious and playful; the innocent warrior.

This is an image of a snarling cat with breasts.
Things this cat is NOT:
beautiful
playful
innocent
Things this cat IS:
wearing an ass-cape
about to murder you
missing her legs from the knees down
We could only fix one of these problems. We picked the ass-cape.

I agree the legs are a bit ridiculous, but I don’t agree that her body should be covered in clothing. Maybe you find it offensive, but it doesn’t make sense. I know that if I’m going to draw an animalistic creature like a jaguar or a leopard that has a intricate pattern in their coat, I don’t want to cover it up with bland clothing. It would honestly make more sense for this character to be completely naked. She lives in the jungle, not only are bulky clothing going to get caught in the dense foliage, but it is extremely humid there and she already has fur to protect her. I suppose they have to censor themselves somehow, though.
But that’s just me. I don’t really find anything offensive about full nudity. *shrug*

The addition of a dress was an aesthetic short-cut to easily correct the abominable anatomy, ridiculous clothing physics, and general fuckery. It has little to do with anything being “offensive”, or particular squeamishness around nudity. Feel free to draw your cat-women as naked as you please, we’ve no particular interest in censoring nactl-nipples.

honor-among-thieves:

squickygameart:

This is a Nactl.

As described on the WOTC website:

Painted by the amazing Wayne Reynolds, the art of Wild Nacatl embodies the contradictions of Naya itself: beautiful and savage; vicious and playful; the innocent warrior.

This is an image of a snarling cat with breasts.

Things this cat is NOT:

  • beautiful
  • playful
  • innocent

Things this cat IS:

  • wearing an ass-cape
  • about to murder you
  • missing her legs from the knees down

We could only fix one of these problems. We picked the ass-cape.

I agree the legs are a bit ridiculous, but I don’t agree that her body should be covered in clothing. Maybe you find it offensive, but it doesn’t make sense. I know that if I’m going to draw an animalistic creature like a jaguar or a leopard that has a intricate pattern in their coat, I don’t want to cover it up with bland clothing. It would honestly make more sense for this character to be completely naked. She lives in the jungle, not only are bulky clothing going to get caught in the dense foliage, but it is extremely humid there and she already has fur to protect her. I suppose they have to censor themselves somehow, though.

But that’s just me. I don’t really find anything offensive about full nudity. *shrug*

The addition of a dress was an aesthetic short-cut to easily correct the abominable anatomy, ridiculous clothing physics, and general fuckery. It has little to do with anything being “offensive”, or particular squeamishness around nudity. Feel free to draw your cat-women as naked as you please, we’ve no particular interest in censoring nactl-nipples.

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