I've started watching Sex Education on Netflix with the wife. We made it to episode 4 so far together, so it's a good sign: it caught her interest. Slowly but surely...
That last episode had this girl in the swing band that's also illustrating her own adult comic strips in her free time, where she can express some pretty brash fantasies of her own. My wife turned to me and smiled, acknowledging my own XXX illustrations that I've been showing her recently. Maybe she never really gave any thought to it, but it looks like she realized I'm not the only one doing that. This girl in the show put it all into context and it's as if she saw potential in what I do. She was amused. I think she's flattered that it's (usually) featuring her and that the illustration serves some kind of background story, and that it's not just straight up pornographic.
Not only does she encourage my art, but boy, oh boy!!! Does she make me want to live more memorable moments that I can illustrate in the future. The thought alone makes me drool, makes me happy at special places.
She hasn't said anything yet about the fact that I'm exaggerating the size of her tits and her ass :) What can I say? I'm a guy that loves the best things in life.