This design sort of combines my 1920s series with my body positive series of cute fat ladies.
Most of the 1920s type imagery we see tends to be of hollywood-thin people, because that’s what’s in the movies and is the default body type for most modern artists (myself included, a lot of the time). I’ve also read this and that about how fat people didn’t exist before X time period (usually somewhere between the 50s and 80s) which is completely inaccurate and also a blatant lie. So I decided to add a fat lady to my Empire Club characters.
This is Olivia. She’s a chorus girl, and the Tuesday night jazz singer. She also has secret plans to start a burlesque troupe.