We’re calling on all fat-loving artists, those who adore big, beautiful women and/or big, handsome men, who have a flare for capturing the beauty they perceive in the larger form. The hope is that through art, we can express to the world what this beauty really looks like in our hearts and through our eyes — this beauty that too many misunderstand, dismiss or even fight against.
A personal painting, drawing, sketch or digital illustration (like the ones featured above, inspired by yours truly and created by my lovely boyfriend) can go a long way in expressing said beauty. I know that other forms of art, photographic for instance, can convey heartfelt sentiments just as strongly, but for this particular gathering of art, I’d like to stick to hand-drawn/painted/illustrated work. Photos serve to capture moments, and with those moments, of course, often beauty. But something you’ve made yourself can capture the beauty as you truly see and feel it as opposed to what it may actually look like to a passerby; this campaign is about feeling over form, capturing one or many emotions that are triggered by witnessing great beauty. If you feel like supporting the cause and personifying to us all what it is you relish about rotundness and the roly-poly, please send submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hand-drawn, painted, sketched, stencils, cut-outs, images of sculptures, digitally illustrated images, etc. — please no photographs.
No full-frontal nudity; boobs and bottoms are fine but please no foo-foos or winky winks.
Please no thumbnail size images; we want high resolution artwork. At minimum 500×500 pixels, or thereabouts. There is no limit to how big the image can be, but please be aware that WordPress will compress the initial displayed image. Bear in mind that an original image that is too large may take too long to load on some people’s computers and might not get seen in its full glory.
- Deadline: approximately February 11, 2013. This allots about a month to work on your artwork, but if not enough images are submitted by then the deadline will probably be extended.
Please don’t be disheartened if your artwork cannot be featured amongst the final ten which will be a glowing
bacon beacon of fat pride.