Due to the overwhelming number of comments I don't think I'll be able to reply everyone.I do not tolerate fat-shaming.
To those who find this tutorial useful; you're welcome! I hope it helps you!
I do not tolerate unwanted sexualization and objectification of fat female bodies. Do not put this tutorial in fat fetish favorite folders.
That means inflation, weight gain, eating fetish, pregnancy (?? DIFFERENT SUBJECT ENTIRELY ??) or anything similar. The tutorial is EXCLUSIVELY meant to be educational and inclusive to promote body acceptance, not objectifying or for the sake of a dehumanizing fetish.
I encourage you to read all the artist comments before asking questions, thank you!I am not renaming this tutorial.
There is such a thing as curvy women that are also fat. They are fat, and also curvy. And also fat! And also happy!
Do you have any tips on drawing bigger girls? I can never seem to make it look right, and I really want to draw different body types.
For you anon, and all the other people that ask me this question! “ヽ(´▽｀)ノ”
There's always stuff I'll be learning, but I'm happy to pass this little tidbit to anyone that could use some guidance. I intend on doing a second installment of this once I've learned a little more and taken some time to practice critiques I was given for this one, covering things I didn't here; such as fat distribution on the face, neck, and more blatant fat rolls, and more variety in general. Thank you for the feedback! I'll do my best to answer any questions I can if they're not answered here.
Edit October 2013:
I said characterization and backstory play a major role in how I decide to size my girls. I wanted to explain why
I mention upbringings for these characters because I realized some people found my justifications for their current body weight offensive and unnecessary. I am so so sorry for that, as it was not my intention in the slightest; I am very aware that diets don't immediately equate to being fat. I am very aware that genetics can just result in this body-type, which is exactly what I was trying to cover (though I realize I could have addressed this fact far better than I did.)
But what I was trying to show is that there is no wrong way to be fat.
You can be born fat and stay that way. You can be thin and grow up to gain weight, just as some kids start out fat and lose it with age and puberty. You can be athletic and fat. You can gain it because of a diet, too. And all of those are okay
I know diet is a very controversial and sensitive topic which is why it's easy to hone in on that issue. Our society as a whole is very skewed in bias favor of losing weight at any cost. Anyone has every right to be upset by that immediate association of "bad health."
Again, I am sorry. I hope it makes more sense now. I don't usually justify any of my characters' traits in ANY regard (weight, identity, orientation) except in-story if it's a major part of their growth or plot relevant, but I thought it would be a good way for girls to further connect to them in this tutorial specifically. However, I'll keep this in mind for the future. Other great curvy references/tips that may have some better points I may have missed. Welcome to suggestions for this list!
Thank you all for the favorites, comments, and watches!