Naked and nude


Nudity is fundamental, it is what we all are underneath. Some cultures seem terrified of it. Some fetishise it. Few seem to just accept and live with it. They are declining and seem to be resented.

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There is debate about the different meaning of nude and naked. This just reflects the strangled thought of those who resent it. It is just the norm. Clothes are the divergence from it. They protect us, but they also shout social status, passing fashion, even nationality and political allegiance. Naked is just human.

15382305906_97699e261a_bI happily draw people wearing all sorts of clothes. I will draw whatever is in front of me. But drawing a nude person is always more complete than drawing one covered up. I have drawn from life since I was a student, many years ago. I have had long breaks from it, but I always come back in the end.

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