Thick 2 by Rayven Collins
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white chalk and conte

9×11 Artagain paper (from a mixed colored packet) Very nice, great variety of colors btw!

I’ve started a series on obesity. All my life I have been overweight and have always been self conscious of my body. Through drawing I’m learning things about my body and trying to overcome this negative feeling I get about my body and turn it into something more productive.

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big, woman, female, fat, formal, collins, thick, rayven

Comments

  • Lenny La Rue, IPA
    Lenny La Rue, IPAover 5 years ago

    “Thick” is lovely but it was once called Reubinesque because it was more universally accepted as lovely. Today, we are white washed by media to the point that we have no true personal feelings. I fight to retain mine and, honestly, this is what I see as the most beautiful a woman can be. This is what makes beauty for me.

    It’s hard for me to see the word “fat” used as a tag for this but it’s probably the best way to get those who feel tagged that way to see this and know otherwise. :-) A beautiful piece!

  • The reason for is this is commonly labeled as “fat.” I did a search for full figured models and that alone did not get many searched. The tag “fat” got triple the amount of searches for full figured models so hence the tag was suitable.

    Thanks for all the comments everyone!

    – Rayven Collins

  • modernlifeform
    modernlifeformover 5 years ago

    hmmmm really not my idea of over weight, very nicely done piece of art however.

  • Universally it is. If you’re not skin and bone, you’re fat. I’m considered mid-range obese.

    – Rayven Collins

  • jenseyes
    jenseyesover 5 years ago

    gorgeous…….

  • modernlifeform
    modernlifeformover 5 years ago

    Hmm best to ignore the accepted norm according to media outlets.

  • Rayven Collins
    Rayven Collinsover 5 years ago

    ah yes i agree. you know, myspace didn’t allow this photo but yet they have these disgusting girls in bikinis bending over and doing all these sexual poses.

  • Paul Vanzella
    Paul Vanzellaover 5 years ago

    I find this incredibly beautiful and also find this so much more appealing than no curves… This image would be nothing without the curves, so I ask you.. what makes this image work….. THE PERFECT SHAPE OF WOMAN -that’s what – and it’s glorious! So well done!
    (remember – society and magazines have it so wrong with their interpretation on beauty)

  • Thank you so much for your words Paul and you are absolutely right. Maybe someday, the world will change and the pressure put on women to be a stick will lessen.

    – Rayven Collins

  • DAMcD
    DAMcDover 5 years ago

    Beautiful rendering Rayven. Nicely balanced.
    Very strange that it should be censored. Aesthetically I love curves and a big healthy woman with ‘poise’ is a heavenly sight. But I think if they get so big that it messes with their health and quality of life then its time to do themselves a favour.

  • Yes, well myspace doesn’t care if it’s a drawing of not. I have one photo on there that I’m surprised they haven’t removed. I’m one of those girls that needs to lose weight. I need to cut my weight in half no kidding. Ever since I got back together with my gf the pounds just keep coming on.

    – Rayven Collins

  • maria paterson
    maria patersonover 5 years ago

    such beautiful line and form, I love life drawing so this is ideal model for me

  • conniecrayon
    conniecrayonover 5 years ago

    Soft, sensual and real …a wonderful representation of womanly loveliness ,.(O:

  • Terry Walker
    Terry Walkerover 5 years ago

    Please consider adding this to the Big & Beautiful People group. Along with ‘Define Perfect’ I think it would be a fabulous addition to the work there.

    All the best

    Terry (Moderator of B&BP)

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