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Are nude drawings allowed?

I was wondering if drawings of nude characters, sexual or not, are allowed? I have found that photos and videos are forbidden, but haven't seen a more relevant topic. There are lots of classical art pieces that are nude and frequently used in design (e.g. Venus). And there are also all sorts of fanart, book illustrations, animated shorts and such that can contain drawn nudity or sexual content. 

 

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prestonhunter
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Upwork has prohibitions against "adult material."

 

I have never seen anything in Upwork ToS that prohibits nude drawings.

 

https://www.upwork.com/legal#terms-of-use

 

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But "nude drawings" covers a lot of territory.

 

I'm sure there are a lot of things that won't raise any eyebrows at Upwork or get you in any trouble.

 

If you are putting things into your portfolio, you may want to exercise a certain level of circumspection.

You  don't need necessarily need nudity to portray overt sexuality in art. I'm thinking of Fragonard for  example  (Boucher was a little more graphic). It's also interesting that in many sculptures of nude males their vital parts are either missing (poor fellows), or are draped with fig leaves. I have always felt this can only draw attention to the willy factor rather than to the sculptor's  art.   

 

I think one has to distinguish between nudity and pornography. And Upwork is right to (try) to curtail the latter. 


Nichola L wrote:

You  don't need necessarily need nudity to portray overt sexuality in art. I'm thinking of Fragonard for  example  (Boucher was a little more graphic). It's also interesting that in many sculptures of nude males their vital parts are either missing (poor fellows), or are draped with fig leaves. I have always felt this can only draw attention to the willy factor rather than to the sculptor's  art.   

 

I think one has to distinguish between nudity and pornography. And Upwork is right to (try) to curtail the latter. 


Agree with you.
I think there should be a distinction. One thing is a nude (we have Goya's "La Maja desnuda", which by the way we also have her dressed), and another is the sexualization of the nude.
That is why I am asking about Hentai. I have seen several jobs that ask for drawings and animation of this type of Manga, and freelancers who offer it and have done work of this type.
If a simple nude is not allowed, how do they allow Hentai with what it entails?

kochubei_valeria
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi Kate, 

 

I've checked with the team and would like to confirm that adult and sexually explicit content, including drawings of nude characters, isn't allowed on Upwork.

~ Valeria
Upwork


Valeria K wrote:

Hi Kate, 

 

I've checked with the team and would like to confirm that adult and sexually explicit content, including drawings of nude characters, isn't allowed on Upwork.


I take the opportunity to ask.
HENTAI animation and drawings, are they allowed?

No, Maria, HENTAI would not be allowed. Upwork TOS prohibit pornographic, and sexually explicit content. Feel free to flag jobs or profiles that ask or offer creating such content if you come across them. Thanks!

~ Valeria
Upwork


Valeria K wrote:

No, Maria, HENTAI would not be allowed. Upwork TOS prohibit pornographic, and sexually explicit content. Feel free to flag jobs or profiles that ask or offer creating such content if you come across them. Thanks!


Thanks Valeria, but I'm a little fed up with flag and ignore it, and I think you know what I mean.
I saw a job application for Hentai animation and another for drawings of the same type. I did not mark them because I did not know if they were allowed or not.
If you do like me, just look for Hentai in the jobs and you will find 6 jobs right now. And I suppose there will be some more that does not show the word.
And if you are looking for talents, using the same word, a few who offer it openly or within the profile, as well as others who have done work of this type.