Your art is wonderful, but I have one ongoing concern. It is a problem in a lot of Yaoi/hentai, etc., which is characters that appear underage being put in sexual situations. I KNOW Ayrin is 20….but saying it is not enough. In many Yaoi/Hentai comics and animation the writer/artist states the characters are 18 or over, but the drawing and voices say otherwise. It would help if you gave Ayrin some body hair. His body does not age, I understand that….but his body is supposed to be at least 16 (nice way to get around the issue of pedophilia – he’s 20 but in a 16-year-old body). Even 16-year old male humans have body hair and some facial hair. Perhaps Demons have no body hair, or Reeshan shaves…that’s fine….but why do so many Yaoi artists seem to shy away from body hair? It makes the character more realistic, which I want, even in fantasy. Ayrin is drawn here like an underage boy or even a flat-chested girl, petite and hairless. It is unsettling and makes me uncomfortable. I really enjoy your comic and artwork, but this issue keeps popping up. Just a little tweaking with the art for this character would help a lot. Gay men have enough trouble dealing with the stereotypes of society that paint us as pedophiles, without our gay comics adding fuel to the fire.
I look forward to each Friday and a new page.
Maybe it will help you to overcome this uncanny valley if I tell you a bit about my thoughts about my character design.
If you are writer and visual artist of your own comic you develope appearance, history and personality of your characters simultaneously. They all look like they have to – to tell exactly this story.
My intention was also to create the most beautiful cast ever. (Of course it’s my personal taste.) That’s why I choose a semi realistic art style. I can exaggerate!
I created Reeshan and he got a high bar for the rest of my design.
Demons indeed have no body hair and no beards. None of them. He looks very young, too but he had to be at least 28 because he needed to be expirienced. But yeah, demons age much slower than humans.
Compared to Reeshan – who’s already quite feminin – Ayrin had to look like a human kitten, as cute as possible (all issues inclusive). He had to be 20 at least, because he has to act like an adult. (not because I tried to get around anything ;) Actually he got dragged into a war council – he has to handle this.
Indeed he has body hair, but he’s blonde, even if I would try to paint it, it would hardly be visible. But yes, he has.
And i’m really glad you’re still reading. =)
Thanks, Candy, for always being so patient and respectful with your replies. I appreciate it. It helps to understand your reasoning and motivation behind the art. I understand you wanted Ayrin to be smaller than Reeshan. That’s fine. There are many short, petite 20-year-old men… so that part is not unrealistic. However, the stated reason for Ayrin’s appearance is that he has the body of a 16-year-old, so it is established that his body is/looks 16. That presents a problem, even though he is emotionally and mentally 20, when putting him in sexual situations with a 28-year-old. Also, blondes have underarm hair and pubic hair that is dark or dark enough to be visible and see clearly in your art, so I have to say that excuse (not visible) doesn’t seem valid for me. Well, we have both established our perspectives….and I do hope you will keep the issues I mentioned in mind. Now…onward with the great art and story. Peace
Everytime I see this art I think “wow is Reeshan ever going to dive into that when he finally breaks down and gets him naked!” Rin is so beautiful and entrancing here! No matter which way the princess swings I’m sure she will be the one ogling him and Reeshan if she ever sees them in a pool cause he’s just beautiful. I can’t wait for Reeshan to get him naked…in the tub…in a pool…on a bed…anywhere but soon and preferably everywhere over and over again!
Hot damn!!! Beautiful
Ayrin has to get nakkie! It’s his duty for his country! xD
holy shit…how does Reeshan deny that?!
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