Some of the top female female painters (I'll wait while that gets parsed) are well known for their masterful techniques of painting sheer, wet, transparent cloth.
hey either HAD to because that's how the cloth was sculpted or it is because it is showcasing their skill with paint, color, glazing and brush control.
Having spent the last 15+ years in the IT Industry I am very familiar with what 95% male industry looks like and I gotta say that at least as far as ReaperCon
is concerned the ratios of typical gamers to painters/attendees aren't consistent. Do the 'chick sculpts' keep some women away from the industry? Probably.
But there are also some dude dads that I know of that are avoiding the same type of models because of their preferences/wife/kids whatever. In other words I think
there's mostly a minority that is complaining about the overall content. Given the (relatively) high percentage of females painting females I think it is hard to justify
sculpting more clothes than less because they clearly sell.
At the end of the day Reaper (and the rest of the industry) is trying to balance 2 things: Line diversity and profits.
Patrick Keith's Bombshell line has both scantily clad and head to toe covered female models (to give a small sampling of figures) but Reaper certainly has the same sort of track record.
Above all, you have to accuse appropriately.
For the most part sculptors work on art given to them from an art director that got a sketch from an artist working on guidelines from someone with a checkbook.
The guy with the checkbook wants a return on the checks he's writing.
Now I'm not super proficient at painting skin tones so if they cover up a bit it won't be the end of the world.
On the other hand, I just took Rhonda's sheer cloth class at RC13 to try and bulk up my skills a bit.