Why'd you draw those Overwatch girls fat? Genuinely curious, I'm not mad or pissed that it's uncanon. I'd just like to know.
thanks for asking politely! there are two main reasons:
1. i want to draw people who look like me. like many people, ive struggled with self image issues related to weight for much of my life, and seeing positive representations of people who look like me helps me feel better about myself. since theres so little of it in the media i like, i have to create it for myself - thats why i draw them that way, even though it isn’t canon
and, incredibly, these drawings that i make for myself also seem to resonate with a lot of other people too! i get literally hundreds of tags thanking me for drawing women with fat and body hair. every time i see a comment like ‘i love this, she has arm hair just like me!’ or ‘the way you drew this character looks just like my body!’ it makes me so happy - that i could potentially help other people feel better about themselves too is so unbelievably cool to me!! the positive responses outweigh the negative many times over. so, i draw them that way because i find it personally fulfilling and because other people appreciate it, too
2. i find it enjoyable! on an artistic and an aesthetic level, i genuinely enjoy creating and looking at artwork that portrays women in this way! it would be boring and a waste of my time spent practicing anatomy to draw everyone with the same body type. and too, im a Big Ol Lesbian and find women of all body types beautiful! sometimes i get comments asking why ive made characters ‘less attractive’, but to me, they’re more attractive this way, because they look less like fake videogame characters and more like the real human women i love