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....if I ever sat down and actually wrote it. This is actually my entry for
Drawing a "Fat" Female Superhero. I love super heroes so I kinda tried to go for a bit of a comicky superhero cover with her.
The reason I decided to enter this contest was mainly because I tend to find this body type attractive but I rarely draw thicker women. So I decided to figure out why, and I realized that the standard body type I often draw is not only a result of what I like but more of a result of what I have practiced the most, when learning how to draw one usually practices these idealized forms and learns all these garbage "7-8 head rule" shortcuts and the like for drawing anatomy that more realistic bodies become a bit alien. So I had to relearn how to draw anatomy while this time taking mass and weight in consideration and what not, it was challenging and it was a real treat to do. So I really dont care if I win or lose, I got the fun and the experience out of this.
Also this entry's other purpose was to make a statement, girls with realistic body types can be badass, interesting, sexy and are healthy. We definitely need more of these in comics and stories, I do recognize I contribute to the problem as a consumer and hobbyist and that I need to take steps to aid in improving the situation.
Another note about this is her pose since I have been asked about it a couple of times already, truth of the matter is, that I chose this pose on purpose with the intent to make statement number two. The boobs and butts pose has been getting a really bad rep lately (and mostly with good reason) but it has gotten to the point that it has become trendy to hate on it instead of objectively critiquing it, and thats what worries me, I am not big fan of trends that are oriented towards stifling a type of stylization or creative aspect of art. I have seen many who call this type of pose anatomically impossible and call foul immediately without even stopping to analyze it just because its what every one else is doing. Never mind the fact that most comics are heavily stylized and realism has little place on them but thats another story.
And because of that I make small statement, for creative freedom, for equal representation and for the right to stylize. Because:
"Expression is more important than accuracy" Andrew Loomis
Many thanks to the Artisttree crew for providing feedback on this image...like a million times. As always comments are welcomed and encouraged.