fat bodies tutorial!

ALRIGHT SO my pal @kalreyno wanted help with drawing fat characters and as a fat artist i felt like i could give a bit of helpful insight on that. there’s also been a lot of complaining about “boo hoo fat characters are hard to draw so i can’t include them in my work Ever” goin on lately so if that’s your case then this is for you too!! and also just for anyone who would like help with fat bodies in general, ofc. anyway, let’s get this show on the road!!

let’s start with some common misconceptions. these are the two main attempts at chubby bodies i run into, so i’ll focus on them. 

the Anime Chubby i see everywhere, and it’s just……so wrong in many ways. first of all, there is almost no additional body fat compared to your average thin character - except for where it’s added in “attractive” places (breasts, hips, thighs). the breasts are way too perky, and don’t have the realistic shape fat would give them (though how to draw accurate breasts is another tutorial all on its own lmao). there is still a thigh gap, which usually only happens in very thin people, and bones are still visible on the surface of the skin, which also rarely happens in fat people.

the Michelin Man is better in some ways, but still not that great. it’s a slightly better attempt, but basically all that’s done there is taking a thin character and blowing them up, while giving no thought to fat distribution. the thigh gap is usually still present, and they look a lot more hard than soft - and fat is very soft and pliable.

here’s a chart on how fat usually distributes (if you can’t read my messy writing, “1. next to no fat, 2. moderate amount, 3. most of the fat distribution”). basically, the more muscle an area has, the more prone it is to develop fat, such as the abdomen, thighs, and upper arms. it’s important to note that fat sits on top of muscle, and that it does distribute in different levels, and not evenly across the body as shown in the Michelin Man. 

now, here’s an accurate fat body with all of that kept in mind!! notice how the fat isn’t only kept to aesthetically pleasing areas, and how it sits realistically on the character’s body. their breasts sag a lot more, which happens even in thin people with larger breasts, and the nipples are pointing more downwards than straight out. there is no thigh gap in sight, there are no bones in sight, and most importantly, they have fat rolls, which are very important in drawing a convincing fat character!! as far as i know i’ve never met a single person with no rolls at all, and everyone has them, whether thin or fat - they’re just more prominent and more consistently present in fat people. pay close attention to where they are and how they’re shaped.

here are a couple of drawings showing how fat is affected when sitting vs stretching. as seen in the first, the fat specifically on the stomach is distributed a lot more evenly and stretched out, so it becomes “flatter”. the love handles are still pretty visible, though, as well as the fat on the thighs and arms. the breasts are raised with the shoulders, and the fat on the shoulders and near the neck forms rolls as it’s being pushed together. 

in the second, there is a lot less room for distribution, so the fat is all pushed together. the breasts sag and the stomach forms rolls and spills into the lap. a good analogy for the way fat works is to liken it to a water balloon, and thinking of how its shape would change when resting flat on a surface, hanging off of a ledge, held upright, etc.

here are a few extra tips i find a lot of people miss!

first on the top is the hip/pubic region. the first circle is showing the way the bellybutton is folded in fat people, as opposed to stretched out in thinner people. the second is the stomach fat spilling over onto the pubic region and creating a separation in the two areas, which is something that’s missing in a lot of art. in addition, the pubic mound also gains fat, making it round as seen in the profile drawing i did up there (i’ve heard people refer to it as fupa?). the last in the hip region is the lack of a thigh gap. i can’t stress this enough!!!! if you’re trying to draw a convincing fat character, make sure their thighs are pretty much always touching!! for reference, mine literally don’t separate until my feet are about 2ft from each other.

the bottom right is showing the double chin, which a lot of people are afraid to draw!! fat does distribute itself here too, and there’s nothing wrong with it, so don’t feel like you shouldn’t give fat characters a double chin in your work for fear of it looking like a caricature.

in the bottom middle, it’s showing how fat affects different types of breasts with the presence of more or less breast tissue. 

lastly, at the very right are stretch marks with their usual locations and directions, which i also can’t stress enough!!!!! i sometimes forget to add them honestly, but they’re so important in accurately portraying fat characters, as they literally come from the skin being stretched from fat being gained (and they’re also just rlly neat lookin like why wouldn’t you lmao). some people have less and some people have more, feel free to experiment with them!

the last thing is body types!! there isn’t one single way for a person to be fat, so feel free to experiment with shapes once you’ve learned the basics!! 

so there you have it, a tutorial on how to draw chubs!! now go forth and make some accurate fanart or some rad fat characters, because the world could always use more of both. hmu if you have any questions or concerns, and thanks for reading!!

EDIT: someone pointed out the bad wording in the tutorial. thank you for bringing it to my attention and sorry for offending anybody. i’ve updated the tut, so please reblog this one!

the gang on a cruise - hcs

requested by anon - these take place in a modern au!!

  • who comes up with this wild idea???? 
    • “so…….guys…. we got u all together here today because” (soda looks at two)
    • “how bout we go….”
    • “on A CRUISE”
    • two and soda said that and nearly everyone erupted in a collective “NOOOOOOOO”
    • steve and johnny were the only two to say “yEAH”
    • lil steve has never been more excited for anything in his damn LIFE 
  • the curtis household is an actual MESS between booking it, packing and just the whole thing in general
    • there’s literally never a dull/quiet moment (as always) (but now it’s 10x worse)
  • they literally dont pack until last minute
    • like it’s 5 hours before they’re supposed to be leaving 
    • and nO ONE
    • NO ONE
    • bc we know darry probably drilled down on pony to make sure he was packed on time
    • darry is losing his fuckin mind when everyone is at the Curtis house asking for shit
  • they have to catch a flight to miami bc their cruise is to the bahamas
    • darry saw the groupon and he hasn’t looked back since
    • darry is def on the plane asking if someone has aspirin or excedrin
      • “sometHING I NEED SOMETHING” 
      • dar thought he was getting a vacation asap but this whole process of preparing and getting there has never made the times so stressful
  • steve keeps asking for food??
    • yknow how they give out pretzels or peanuts?
  • johnny is softly sleepin
  • dally is kicking the chair of the lady in front of him
  • and two is snoring at mAX volume
  • before they board the ship
    • they have all their luggages and shit and their hair is all messy and fucked up w/out grease!! (but in a sloppy-cute way)
    • but darry turns around and he’s like
    • “when we’re here, i don’t know any of you. i don’t know your names, u don’t know mine. if you bother me or make trouble, i swear on our parents that i WILL RING YOUR DAMN NECKS”
  • steve ends up yelling
    • “AWWWW FUCK”
  • soda’s all
    • “can we drink it”
    • “it’s water isn’t it?” (steve)
    • “ITS BLUE WATER” (soda)
    • and then u can hear darry speedwalk w his squeaking flipflops 
    • “god, you guys r just embaras-”
    • *already drinking it*
    • “you guys it’s saLTWATer”
    • *already spitting it out*
  • dally’s reaction to the water is ike
    • guys it’s just water
    • it’s just saltwater
  • stevepop takes another swing at drinkin the water to see maybe if it tastes different a second time (spoiler alert….it doesn’t)
  • but pony and johnny r still so struck by it
    • “wow. it’s just so beautiful. you see how the sun glistens off the water johnny? it’s awfully gorgeous”
    • and johnny’s like
    • “i aint never seen somethin so big in my life. well, except for the sky of course. it just looks neverendin”
    • steve overhears and says passingly
    • “calm down u two, the water aint nothing special it just tastes like ass”
  • two foR once in his LIFE
    • isn’t putting his two-bit into somethin
    • he’s actually speechless about the water
  • on the cruise itself tho,
    • darry is deadass in the saunas
      • he’s gettin massages and facials and shit
    • steve and soda are chasing each other around one of the decks
    • pony is getting seasick as FUCK
    • johnny is eating icecream
    • dally is smoking his life away
      • and getting yelled at by staff for it
      • and then continuing to do so anyways
    • two is having margaritas and sangrias at 3 in the afternoon bc he promised not to drink heavy
      • even tho by like midnight
      • he drinks a six pack of beer and he’s havin a grand ol time
  • steve and soda are horseplaying
    • on the deck
    • in the saunas
    • in the pool
    • in the meditation room
    • all im picturing is that in each room darry is somewhere w a grump face
    • while steve and soda are messin around with the playfighting and chasing and backflips??
    • LMFaO just change the backdrop of the location and stevepop are still fuckin around while darry is just “omgfdsfkh”
  • im tellin u rn that the playfighting becomes real after some time
    • like someone’s startin a fight
    • steve gets his tooth knocked out again
    • “cmon soda really??? the doc just replaced it”
    • “don’t be stupid it’s the tooth doctor u fuckin airhead”
    • “it’s the deNTIST U DROPOUT”
  • dally & two are always checkin out girls w soda
    • but soda only comes along when steve sleeps in
    • bc he loves hangin w his bro :’))
    • “soda what are you doing”
    • “move, ya michelin man. ur blocking my sun”
    • “you’re sunbathing?”
    • “well darry whAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE”
    • “well u need sunscreen, that’s what it looks like”
    • “go and get a massage or somethin jeez”
  • pony is 1000% gonna yank johnny down where they can see the sky real well at 7:02pm exACTLY
    • in order to see the sunset and stargaze afterwards
    • johnny will probably appreciate it but knock the fuck out
  • dally is definitely burning holes in towels with his cigarettes on purpose after he gets yelled at for smoking
    • they have to drag two away from the mic
    • buT before he leaves, he gives the microphone a drunk peck of a kiss??
  • okay well johnny is just THE happiest lil boy
    • he’s just so happy to be there with everyone in a place so far away from home
    • he’s just chillin with that ice creams and makin sure pony isn’t dead
    • and fkjshfk he’s just a lil ball of sunshine on the cruise, this kid

While attending the Universal and Colonial Exposition in Lyon in 1894, Edouard and André Michelin noticed a stack of tires that suggested to Edouard the figure of a man without arms. Four years later, André met French cartoonist Marius Rossillon, popularly known as O'Galop, who showed him a rejected image he had created for a Munich brewery—a large, regal figure holding a huge glass of beer and quoting Horace’s phrase “Nunc est bibendum”. André immediately suggested replacing the man with a figure made from tires. Thus O'Galop transformed the earlier image into Michelin’s symbol. Today, Bibendum is one of the world’s most recognised trademarks, representing Michelin in over 150 countries.


The Story of Bibendum, 1935

I am currently in my pajamas, under an electric blanket and two cats.  I have tea, and Girl Scout cookies and a box of tissues, because I am STILL sick.

In one hour, my company’s annual employee party will start.

It is 20 degrees F outside.  Semi-dressy attire is expected.  The nearest parking to the facility is at least half a block away.

Management absolutely will be watching to see who shows up.  And every year they give us cash to ‘help us enjoy the night out.’


Stay here, warm and comfortable, watching episodes of American Experience on YouTube and risk censure?  Or put on a skirt and dress shoes, nylons and my ‘good’ coat, which is not the giant Michelin Man puffer jacket I usually wear, and go out in the cold to a dumb party with my dumb coworkers?


random [U.A. students] hcs #1
  • Monoma Neito was bullied in middle school, hence his inferiority complex. He has unconsciously copied some of the social cues of those who have bullied him.
  • Kendo Itsuka watches satisfying videos on youtube whenever she needs balance in life.
  • Hatsume Mei makes gadgets that help her cheat on exams. The teachers have caught her before, but do not expel her because of her talent.
  • Tetsutetsu Tetsutetsu does not wet his toothbrush before he puts toothpaste on it. Also believes toilet paper should be hung under, not over.
  • Shinsou Hitoshi probably has a relative who is/was a villain in his family. 
  • Togata Mirio dressed up as the Michelin Man for a Halloween party once. Regrets it when his classmates urge him to change his hero name to Michelin Man.
  • Hadou Nejire looks up random questions on google, like “Why do humans die?” and “Why are fire trucks red?
  • Amajiki Tamaki avoids stepping on the cracks on sidewalks. Also gets compared to Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh regularly from his third year classmates.

anonymous asked:

I really think someone needs to do a Victuuri "Cooking with Dog"/chef AU. Imagine Viktor as a world-class chef who is losing his inspiration as he opens yet another award-winning restaurant (I mean, really, how many Michelin stars does a man need?) who comes across a Japanese web series starring Yuuri and his dog. (And Yurio can be a sous-chef waiting for the big break Viktor promised him!)



You, Spencer’s wife, stop in to the BAU office with your son for a quick doting visit, much to the delight of his coworkers!

A\N: the son’s name is Maximilian, meaning “greatest”, because in my opinion of course Spencer would name any offspring of his with high praise in mind.

There’s now a part 2!


It was nearly sunset when you found a parking spot right next to the federal building but the toddler bouncing in the back seat was far from ready for bedtime. You hummed a lively tune and slipped the boy a quick kiss as you got him out of the car and traipsed into the building, diaper bag and juice boxes left strewn in the front seat.

“Mama, go!”

“I know, baby,” you replied with a smile as you steered him toward the front desk, “we’re going!”

You checked in and snapped a visitor badge to the front of your shirt and one to the back of little Max’s and he bid an excited goodbye to the secretary before the both of you headed for the elevator. The pattering of his feet came to a stop as the doors slid shut and he looked up expectantly at you, a look you loved and knew well and that was quite reminiscent of his father.

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We're a secret 13

Summary: After a year in another country, you met someone and instantly fall in love with him, the only thing is he isn’t allowed to have a girlfriend but love is stronger. Although things suddenly take a turn.

Pairing: Sebastian Stan x reader

Warnings: angst !!, curse words, arguing ,crying.


so I wanted to let you guys know that I decided to finish this series before I post another part of don’t give up. But don’t worry there are only 3 parts left to this series.

we’re a secret 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 There is also part 12 a and b 😅 sorry for not linking it yet.

You sat on your couch your whole body feeling numb and your eyes staring right ahead at nothing in particular. 

You were slumped down and not able to compose yourself as you tried to not cry again. 

Y/b/f paced the living room in anger. You believed her, it couldn’t be her but how did they get to know everything about you and Sebastian? It just was so confusing and everything got screwed.

She tapped different buttons on her phone harshly and tried to stay calm but that didn’t really work. 

Suddenly there was a ring at the door and she immediately went to open it. 

As the door opened your mother walked in laying eyes on you and rushing over to pull you in for a hug. 

You told her everything that had happened since you went into that little café to get something to eat. 

You looked to the ground feeling ashamed for not even once calling your mother. 

She held you close to her and once you were done talking she pulled away and looked at you and held your face in both of her hands. She looked deep into your eyes for a moment before beginning to speak. 

“You love that boy , don’t you” she urged making your best friend and you look at her in confusion.

You put your hands over hers still resting on your cheeks. 

“Yes” you slurred not trusting your voice any further, closing your eyes to hold the tears back.

“Then you have to fight for him.” She stated calmly. She leaned down to look at you as she spoke softly. “We fight for what we love, honey what would love be if we wouldn’t have to fight for it, my dear. 

You would feel it and it would be there but it wouldn’t be special and it wouldn’t mean anything.”

The tears brimming in your eyes fell onto your cheeks and you smiled at her sadly.

“Your love for that boy is so strong (y/n) 

I know that he’s the right one for you even if he hurt, even if I don’t know him.

I just see it in your eyes, love.

And you cannot let the right one slip through your fingers.

You need to fight.”

You nodded slowly and she smiled at you.

“Oh my god sorry for destroying the moment but that was awesome!”

Your best friend croaked whipping her tears away, making you and your mother laugh.

Your mother turned to you again and rested her hand on your shoulder 

“Are you ready to fight?” She sympathised.

You nodded and she pulled you up and to your bathroom where you took a shower, put on make up, did your hair and got dressed.

As you stepped out of the room you saw both of them standing in the hallway and staring at you.

“Come on we have to hurry… Get in my car!”

Y/b/f urged.

“Feels kinda familiar” you laughed trying to hide the sadness.

“What are we even going to do.”

“You’ll see” she smiled “but you need to get into my car”

All of you went down and into the car riding to a very familiar place.

“What are we…” You looked around only to see smugly smiling faces.

“No… No I won’t go in there… Forget it.”

“You said you were going to fight. Stop being so whiney and get your ass up there! (Y/n)(y/m/n)(y/l/n)!” She said angrily

You stared at your mother in shock for a moment just like your friend “not exactly what I would’ve said but YEAH get your ass up there (y/n).“ 

You and your mother stared at each other for another moment before you closed your eyes and took a deep breath, pushing the door open and stepping out of the car. You stood facing the big hotel Sebastian lives in. 

You took steps forward cautious and slow, not really sure if you want to go in or not. 

You faced the big letters over the door as if they were any danger and about to attack you, your stomach turned and each step felt like a kick in the guts.

You felt dizzy but finally decided you wouldn’t go back now.

Your steps became a little faster and you stepped into the hotel, quietly rounding a corner and slipping through the door to the stairway. 

You walked up the steps taking deep breaths to calm yourself that didn’t work.

“Y/n” someone asked.

You jumped at the sudden sound, not expecting it. You looked up to come face to face with Chris.

“What are you doing here” he asked in concern and confusion.

“I wa… I need to talk to Sebastian I didn’t tell anyone about us, I really didn’t.” You pleaded hoping he would believe you.

He grabbed your arm and dragged you up the stairs, knocking at Sebastian’s door and going in “wait a second” he told you before he disappeared.

Seconds later he came back out and told you Sebastian was okay with you going in.

You felt a little bit relieved and happy about the fact that he still wanted to see you. 

You walked in with a smile which quickly faded as you saw the angry expression on Sebastian’s face.

“What do you want here ?!” He snapped.

You were taken aback and immediately stopped in your tracks.

“I am here to tell you that I never told anyone about us besides my best friend.”

You stated softly but with a new urgency in your voice, standing in the middle of his room.

He scoffed, almost laughing at your statement making you angry.

“Do you really think I did that?” You raised your voice.

“I think this is some game you play, making me fall in love with you just to tell everyone and make yourself look important. How many did you have before me huh?” He shouted with black anger growling in his eyes.

You felt the tears brimming and had to hold onto the little table next to you.

“What?” You whispered softly.

“Yeah how many (y/n) ? Is it fun being the most important person in the media because you laid another celebrity?”

Your anger rose up now and you looked at him the same way he looked at you, with hateful blackness in your eyes.

“You are such an asshole, do you really think I’m a slut like that and just used you for my own good?!” You yelled at him angrily.

“That’s exactly what I think.” He yelled back.

“Surprise for you Sebastian you are not the most important person in the world and I’ve got better stuff to do than to put up with your shit.” You snapped.

“What shit y/n, I have to deal with your shit now do you know ho much struggle I have now?”

“I don’t want to put on with your shitty self anymore Sebastian, you are so selfish, do you think I liked having to look like a fucking Michelin man when I just walk next to you. Everything we ever talked about was you ! You don’t even know how anyone feels because your just thinking about yourself. Don’t try to fool me, you never really loved me and I know that” You yelled at him, not getting the anger away.

“Good for you you don’t have to put up with it anymore, we are gonna make it look like you are some crazy fan who stalked me ! There was never anything and there won’t be anything ever again!“he yelled looking at you angrily.

You looked at him shocked and confused, taken aback, hurt, as you took a step back with a blank expression.

The tears brimming again but this time you gave your everything to hold them back.

” don’t you think it’s sad that you a think so low of me ?“ You asked softly with a cracking voice.

“You think I did all this and that I do that with every celebrity? You don’t even know how much that hurts.“ 

You stated looking directly into Sebastian’s eyes seeing them soften a bit.

"You will never know how much that hurts because everything you care about is you and that won’t ever change Sebastian. It is just sad that I loved you more and that I wasted my love for you, and that I am not able to stop it." 

You watched him look at you in confusion as your eyes stayed on his the whole time. 

"I wish I never would’ve met you.” You croaked And that’s when you saw him loosing it, his own tears threatened to spill but you just took a step back “goodbye Sebastian.”

You said coldly and turned around walking out of the room and out of the hotel, letting your tears fall.

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