So, where is the line drawn between thinking a person in a picture is attractive, and thinking that an imaginary character is attractive? I mean, if I paint an attractive person from imagination, and it's realistic and looks like a photo, how is that more pathetic than someone else making a more simplistic piece of an attractive character?
A painting of a fictional character isn't the same as a picture taken with a camera, of an actual person.
Oh? Alright then. What about a painting of a real person, and a painting of a fictional person then? Suppose they're both equally realistic looking, and you've never seen the real person being painted. Are they suddenly somehow not physically attractive?