imagine a pocket sized Seokmin getting jealous when you tell him about the hot and muscular guy you’ve been crushing on at school
he then starts to “work out” by lifting toothpicks with blueberries (acting as weights) on the ends and occasionally wearing sleeveless shirts to flex every time he has the chance to you
any tips on drawing chubby characters?? its sad that larger chracters gets overlooked so much even in art. like i feel a lot of artists thinks that drawing chubby characs is not pretty or it will make their drawings ugly. sigh. whats your thoughts?
Sadly, I gotta agree with you, anon… a lot of people still have this idea that fat = ugly. While most of the prejudice can be blamed on our society - what with all those impossible beauty standarts - it comes down to each one to get over them in the end.
So there aren’t even that many larger characters to begin with. Most of the times, even when they’re supposed to be fat/chubby, their designs don’t convey the idea. And I feel it’s even worse for female characters, where being larger means having huge boobs and ass, because god forbid a woman has fat in any other body part (Hanayo, for example, is canonically chubby, she says so herself, the other girls agree with her, and yet look at her flat stomach in every damn official art). Alternatively, when the character is fat, then it’s a joke, it won’t be taken seriously, it isn’t worth of being anyone’s love interest, it ends up losing weight, and so on..
But well, enough blabbering, or else I’ll never stop!! For the acual tips!! I’m definitely not the best one to instruct anyone, so of course you should first and foremost look at references. Something I can say is: let your lines loose!! Make lots and lots of curves!! And mostly have fun I guess! ‘Cause it’s really nice to draw the chub~
Here, have some doodles of some body parts getting steadly fatter (idek why, but maybe it can help some)!
Seungcheol: Hey you’ve reached Seungcheol. I cant talk right now because- Yah, Mingyu set that down right now! [something shatters in the bg] Goddamit guys!!! *beep*
Jihoon: This is Jihoon, obviously, if you’re one of the members pls go away, if not leave a message *beep*
Vernon: Sup, unfortunately I can’t answer right now so leave a message. Peace *beep*
Dino: Hi this is Dino- err, I mean Chan. I cant answer right now but feel free to leave a message and I’ll try to answer it as fast as i can but it might take a while because I’m an idol and our schedule is- [Vernon interrupts] Your message is soooo looong! *beep*
Jun: Hello you’ve reached chinese takeout, may I take your order? *beep*
Wonwoo: Mingyu stop leaving me 100 messages. No, you’re not about to die and you cant have my leftovers *beep*
Mingyu: [didn’t enable voice mail]
Minghao: Hello, this is Minghao. If this is a message for Jun [yells] it may or may not reach him [jun in bg] what did i do? *beep*
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..are about the future. He’s just curious where everything will be; where he will be…where his group will be…and where you will be. He’s asking constant questions, starting with “what if”. “What if this doesn’t happen?” Or “What if that doesn’t happen?” Or even “What if what I hoped for never comes true?” You would then assure him that the only person that could hold the path to his future is him. So, Seungcheol would give you this dazzling smile that would make your heart flutter as he locks eyes with you and nods. “Then I’ll try to makeit the way I want it to be.”
…are about tomorrow. It’s already here since it’s close to two in the morning, but he’s curious on what tomorrow can hold. He said so many things could happen tomorrow that it’s scary to think about it. He just goes deep, saying tomorrow could change someone’s life or make it worse. Tomorrow could twist someone’s fate or make it come true. Tomorrow just held endless possibilities. So he looks at you with such a lazy smile before intertwining his hands with yours. “You’ll be here tomorrow with me, right?” You would then nod, giving him a small smile. “Of course. And I’ll be here the next day, and the next, and the next until we’re too old to keep count of how many days we’ve been together.”
…are about his life. He’s just telling you everything that has appeared in life until now. He talked about the good, the bad, and the changes. He’s just saying no matter what turns his life took, it’s still going in the direction he wants it to go. He talked about how there were times he was at his darkest and other times, he was in the light he wanted to be in. He’s been wanting to talk about where his life has led him and he finally had the chance to. He’s letting everything out, tears shed of bitter sweetness. So, you wipe his tears away and tell him that everything will be okay and that he should just keep moving forward because his life is a path of mysteries awaiting for him to discover.
…are about acting. He’s telling you how much he loves to act and how he loves to be in the element of pretending to be a different character. He says that acting is one of the biggest dreams he ever had and now, it came true. He tells you of even bigger dreams of how he wants to act in a movie with him as the leading character, that he’s the center of the movie and it able to win awards with his movie. He then looks at you with this adorable grin. “Will you be my leading female role?” he would ask. You would then laugh and shake your head, saying you weren’t the acting time. “I don’t mean in movies…but in life.” You would then stare at him before nodding as a shy grin appeared on your lips.
…are about himself. He’s worried that he’s not good enough; that he can’t be his very best. He’s worried that whenever he’s truly happy, is it okay to be happy? He’s telling you that he criticizes himself the most whenever he couldn’t get a choreography down or whenever he would finish a performance, he would say he would have to try harder. But you tell him that he doesn’t have to because he’s giving it his all. He would then look at you before sighing, saying it’s hard just to have everything picture perfect when it doesn’t even look close to the perfect. So you sigh and give his hand a squeeze, telling him in order to have something picture perfect, you just have to stop making it perfect and accept that everything he did is already picture perfect.
…are about the past. He just randomly decided to talk about his past, telling you all of the things he did. He tells you of the good memories he did in his past like always helping his members whenever they needed him or spending his time alone to improve his skills. Then, he would talk about the bad, how he regretted some days. He would tell you that there were things he did and that he wasn’t proud that he did them and wishes he could go back and change them. He’s just telling you things he wished that could happen differently and ends up saying he screwed up. But you tell him that whatever happened happens because things happen for a reason and that the past should just be a lesson learned than regret.
…are about his music. He’s so tired, but he knows he can’t rest until he has a majority of the song completed. He’s telling you the process of producing music and just the way he explains it makes your head whirl and think of Jihoon as an invincible human to handle it all on his own. He sheds a tear or two, saying he’s worried that if he doesn’t do well, then everyone will fall beneath him. He then tells you that he sometimes doubts himself which makes you look at him with this shocked look. So you sigh and tell him that he should never doubt himself because someone like him is capable of doing the impossible.
…are about happiness. He’s wondering what is happiness and why is happiness such a wonderful feeling. He’s just so curious about why do our lips curve up when we feel this excitement and why do our hearts flutter when something good happens. He then wonders that is it okay to be happy all the time? Do happy people get clouds above their heads? Because sometimes, being happy all the time can be mistaken for being sad on the inside. You then wonder if Seokmin has ever smiled whenever he’s sad and he just quietly nods. So you tell him that’s it’s okay to feel sad no matter how happy you are because happiness can’t mask everything he feels.
…are about random events that happened with his members. He’s just lying there besides you, staring at the ceiling before all these embarrassing memories start flooding through his mind. He tells you of the stupid things he did like how the maknaes locked him in his room when he clearly could unlock himself or how Seungcheol actually made them “battle” for toothpaste that he got smacked by Chan and explained how he just gave up right then and there. You end up laughing so hard, Mingyu just smiles as your laughter was so sweet and pleasant, making him feel that every moment should be like this.
…are about anything. His thoughts just jump to one place to another, wondering from the simplest thought to the most complex thought, you both just lie there in silence, having no answer. But whatever you both talked about, you didn’t mind at all. Minghao was just talking so much, it made you happy. He would then stop at a subject, talking about the present moment and how he’s just happy how everything is turning out despite the downsides to it. He says that the perfect moment to live would be in the present because you’re there with him, living and breathing every second and having everything become a memory as it is being engraved into your mind.
…are about his family. He misses his mother dearly and decides to take this time to tell you about her. He describes her as this beautiful women with the kindest heart and that she will love you for who you are. Seungkwan has this priceless smile on his face as he’s talking about her, tearing up as his heart aches as he wishes he could visit her. He says he’s working hard to make her happy, but is it enough because she’s alone? So you end up hugging Seungkwan tightly and telling him that everything he’s doing is always enough to his mother and that she’s the proudest she could ever be because of him.
…are about his sister. He talks about how he was there in the beginnings of her life, but soon had to branch away when he became a trainee. He talks about how he wants to set a good example for her and also being the very best brother he can be to her despite always having to be away from her most of his time. He tells you how he really wants her to succeed and wonders if what he’s doing is even helping her. You then give Hansol a smile, telling him that he’s demonstrating himself following his dreams and that soon enough, she’ll follow her own too.
…are about his age. He’s the youngest out of the group, wondering if it puts a disadvantage on who he is. He says that some people think he isn’t the best because he’s young and that he’s still learning and won’t be able to be like the others. He tells you it hurts when people say that and that sometimes, he even believes them. He’s just lost and wishes he could just grow up already. But you tell him that the age he is now will be the youngest and oldest he will ever be and that being young is never looked at as a problem. He just has to look at it as an advantage to achieve more than what others did while they were his age.