Sometimes it’s really hard to focus on the good comments only - I should have gotten used to it I guess, because I regularly get called out on the “fat” characters I draw.
It’s something that really bothers me on a personal level. Dudettes, if you are unhappy with anyone over 40 kgs or doesn’t look like an anime girl, you are unhappy with about 90% of women. I dare to say about the same percentage of women are unhappy with their own size too - including me.
Sailor Moon is an anime. NOONE in real life looks like that. It’s anatomically impossible. I am not going to copy the style of the anime or manga for various reasons (and copyright infringement is only one of them).
I draw in many styles, including chubby Adventure Time and curvy art nouveau - if you can’t appreciate different styles, you are not open, you won’t gain much from other people’s art. It might upset a lot of people, but I wouldn’t do it differently. Maybe my perception is warped, maybe the haters’, but I see my art nouveau women as beautiful, healthy women. Not obese or fat or disgusting.
I would love to look like most women I draw which is, if I think it through logically, is nonsense. I am about 55kgs and 165cms tall - my BMI is perfect, most describe me as slim or normal. I probably look like just like those women. But that’s not what I see, because people - other women! - are telling me that everything is too fat that has curves and supposed to look healthy.
Some new paintings in my etsy shop!
(Taking commissions for these is planned but a bit delayed - sorry!)
The Voice of Reason - Sailor Mercury nouveau now available at WeLoveFine!