This is adorable... I mean, it feels calm and it give the feeling everything is at peace (eventhough the hospital wristband gives a undertone of insecurity). Makes me want to ruffle his hair *sheepish smile*
This makes me so happy, he looks so calm and serene! Instant favourite!
I also would like to say I read through the comments and find it refreshing at how polite and civil the commentary is. Sadly, if this were a woman, no doubt the comments would be lewd and disgusting. Ah deviantart and its double-standards!
I think it's because no one wants to be the first to make such a lewd comment. We all know why we're here, but this one is composed in such a way that we all just stopped and thought about what we're looking at. With a woman it's much easier to make a lewd comment at, unfortunately. XP
All n' all, I really love this. So many meanings flying at me.
Zzzzzzzzzz....to sleep or not to sleep... let's hit the snooze button and decide later.
He looks so relaxed and almost as if he's not wanting to start another day that could be the same old routine. In which case it IS up to you how you live, by the choices you make. And it is up to you if you want to change.
But I'm glad I saw this no instead of later when I feel like crashing!
He is a very handsome fellow, too by the way. And he kind of reminds me of my husband how he sleeps when he wants to take a "power nap"; feet towards the headboard and head towards the fan at the foot of the bed.
OH MY GOD THERE'S A NAKED MAN ON THE FRONT PAGE AND NO TITS!! THE UNIVERSE IS GONNA IMPLODE!!! EVERYONE RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!!......However I did happen to notice that the male models that show up on the front page are always covered and their modesty is protected, yet the women are all full exposed. Kinda love the unfairness of it don't you? Why should the male models have to cover themselves up while the women are baring it all? Let's see some cock for once instead of tits and vag!
I don't think its surprising at all. For men, nakedness is all about vulnerability, and men don't like to think of themselves that way. That's not to say men can't be vulnerable or weak (see some of my sculptures), but it doesn't seem like that's what women are mostly looking for. (Who wants a whimpy guy??) Now, in REALITY, there are plenty of times that men are weak, or vulnerable, or tender, or weeping, or whatever, but for some reason, those real moments seem to be better communicated in other ways than showing a naked guy sleeping half covered in a bed....
Personally, the one thing i'm most surprised by is the number of women photographers who post nudes of women. I'm not even going to attempt to analyse that, other than to state that any supposed "double standard" is happily practiced by both men and women artists here.
(Oh and yes, there is still plenty of "cock" here on dA, if you go looking for it.....)
Go ahead and type cock into the search engine then......264 pictures of freaking roosters and 3 actual penises. There seems to be no room for naked men on DA yet the naked women run rampant. Kinda doesn't seem fair to me
Men are more sexually driven than women. That's something to take into account. Also, there are LOTS of pictures of naked men on this website. You can quote me on that. Just look for them if you want them. Front page ain't the only page.
I personally imagine either this man or his (not pictured) partner saying or otherwise conveying this, offering to play, well, an adult's game. (trying to keep this comment appropriate for everyone...) Either the (not pictured) partner is asking the sleeping man for his consent or the sleeping man is just pretending to sleep in this suggestive pose, silently offering his body for his partner to play with. The latter seems to make more sense given the artist's choices. ^^