1. So what do you guys think?
I think she made a sweeping statement, but it's not all wrong.
2. How much of yourself comes out through your art?
A lot, but not everywhere all the time.
3. Do you tend to draw art that you find attractive or appealing?
Yep. It has to appeal to me at the very least, even the disgusting things.
4. Is it conscious? Unconscious?
Both? If I need to communicate something I choose method that does it most efficiently (in my eyes).
Character is sad > show it in the eyes
Character is angry> show it in the hands
Character is hot > show it in ways I find hot because I literally have no other reference.
I like eyes, hands, and hair on a person. To me they say a lot and feature heavily in my character design. For other people it's voices. For some it's clothes, or facial hair, or wrinkles, or height. It makes sense that everyone would lean on the things that speak to them in order to convey aspects of a unique fictional character no one else knows. Their talking to you in their own language. Does that mean I'm going to fall head over heels for the next guy with a mane of hair, camel eyelashes and rolled up sleeves? No! But there's no denying that those things speak to me, or that some people are happy to show you what speaks to them sexually in NSFW content. It's a very broad spectrum though, and it's dangerous to make assumptions about anyone in this way.