That’s also why I mentioned in the artist comment that I was sorry I didn’t realize it sooner: that drawing diverse bodies and faces are way more fun than keeping everyone cute faced and idealized body types. I see that now. But I don’t regret the artistic experience I had to go through before figuring it out. Like many people I know, I drew mangas before anything, and you know how those manga characters usually look like!
One other point I’d like to make, which is significant to me, is that I mostly draw from the surrounding I live in. It’s a simple truth: in Europe, there are statistically less fat people than, say, in the USA. And before anyone finds this offensive, it’s a simple fact, it’s not a judgement, and I do not use the term “fat” as anything negative. Society might do that, I don’t.
Meaning that my entourage is pretty much “average” size, in this country’s standards. Gulden does look chubby to me, and that’s fine. I was inspired to draw her because I’ve had a good friend like her. So when I draw her and call her chubby, like she herself says she is and is proud of it (as with “nympho”), I cannot feel the slightest guilty about it. She’s a friend I loved very much, and god knows the fun we’ve had together *ahem* and I wouldn’t change her, mentally or physically, for the world.
But I do understand that artists can bring in one character that is vaguely different than others and call it a day. Like you said, I never intended to do so, and only use my surrounding as inspiration because it’s solid credibility to take things from what you’ve seen yourself.
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