Well, I think you've been getting a lot of usefull feedback already, but i still wanna put this on the table: Your ID is the first impression for possible new watchers or friends, what kind audience do you wish to attract with this picture~? I personally wouldn't be shocked off my chair from this pic, it isn't showing anything inappropriate. But there are creeps everywhere on the internet, and maybe those freaks might push or pester for more. But, in the end, it is your choice, and i don't think your current watchers and friends will overreact with unwatching or something. If you are pleased with it, keep it!
I don't really think that this Id shows your photographer skills nor reflects your style. For me it looks a bit trashy :C As you said in a previous comment, it's just showing your body (which I think is gorgeous), but there are more beautiful ways to do that c:
I browsed your gallery and came to the following conclusion : when it comes to your IDs, they're similar in their sensuality, showing nicely your cleavage ( or maybe you didn't use them as IDs, but it were at least as it seemed to be told in the comments ). So, why should you not take away your deviation ? First, you're free to express yourself in every way you judge right. You're talented enough to take great shots which tell a story and please the eyes. Second, I guess you felt it would be a nice picture to be put as your ID, so you're not to change your mind now. You were right in the first time, it really has its place in your gallery.
Now, I will comment on your deviation so you will understand why I think this shot deserves it.
You have the answer as it were (this isn't your style) and yet still asking for the public view on this? Did you ask yourself why?
Do you allow others to make decisions on your behalf on the regulat basis? if not, why start now? I hope i don't sound rude with this comment, because it is not meant to be that way at all...i am afraid there are so many words i can use here to get my thoughts across...
No, of course I don't. I posted it and then started getting some negative feedback (as in suggestive comments), but I didn't see the photo in a very suggestive way. I saw it from sensitive feminine side (:
Coming from a female point of view, i disagree with you whether this is a suggestive image or not. That being said, it is not end of the world a seemingly sexy woman (i don't know you so i do not wish to assume) stand before her bed with her behind peeking thru her very short dress...! Still not suggestive? Please help your viewers to understand the part you feel this is inappropriate...
i've see women spread too many eagles i care not see here on dA, but i am sure many feel otherwise still....!!
i have many bedroom/naked/suggestive photos, i share them with the man i love not with the members of dA. But that's me!
By Deviantart art standards (let alone current Western pop culture) this is clearly allowable. Whether it is your style or not I would think is up to you. In my opinion it goes with the rest of your page, sexy in a playful sort of way. I am a bit curious why you believe it isn't your style since it has a similar feel to your "Female Senses" folder.
Personally, I think it is an attractive photo, but being a guy I am easily distracted by such beautiful curves. However, the best, and most unique, part of your page is your sense of color in photography, which is just as beautiful.
So whether it is a bit of sexy or an amazing use of color, thank you for sharing your art.
not your style? your other work is provocative too. i think this is an extension of "waiting for you," "someone like you" and many others. nothing wrong with exploring sensuality and pushing boundaries. don't fence yourself in! i it!
Its deviant art. Your profile name is Naked in the rain. lol. Its not inappropriate. Are you embarrassed by it? Its artistic. Its got sensuality and composition beautiful whites and colors too. I dont think you should take it down. If my first comment was weird it was only bc I'm about to pass out due to numbness from 10 miles of running in this below freezing weather. sorrs.