Udyr the barbarian!
NSFW warning for the artist’s blog!
Here’s an example of how unironically sexualized male warrior art is mainly produced to appeal to (primarily cis) queer men.
I’d like to point out to all the naysayers out there how Udyr here is sexy without completely logic-defying costume, doing weird posing or over-the-top seductive expressions, which is a standard with female characters. He’s just half-naked and showing off a lovingly rendered bara body. The sexyness is conveyed to the viewer
(even if the their preference isn’t burly hairy men)
with how much confidence the character projects, not with a set of visual cliches coded as “sexy” in our collective consciousness.
Thanks to the reader who directed us at this wonder!