"Watching. Quiet, calm, curious... always observing. None take heed of her. Like her feathered friends, she is only a shadow. Her dark figure draws no attention; eyes pass over, and yet never truly see. Still, there are no secrets which can be kept from her. Thousands of eyes take flight for her. None can hide from that which they do not see... Ugly feathers hide a beautiful mind."
A few weeks ago, lovely Lindsay
submitted an awesome piece [link]
which totally intrigued me to check out the contest she drew it for!
(who's work i'm sure many of you know! <3) is holding a contest here [link]
highlighting the long-standing, and very controversial, double-standard regarding female super heroes. The story behind the contest and all the suggested reading are very interesting stuff that everyone should check out!
I myself am both a fat girl AND a comic book connoisseur! so i've found the whole undertaking very interesting! I tried to really think about what a plus size girl would want to accomplish as a superhero. What would she bring to the table? How would her body type affect her super-persona and the things she accomplished? Would she have special powers? What might they be?
Anyway! This is Pigeon! My fat girl super hero. She doesn't have super strength or super speed, but she is very intelligent, techno-savvy, and can speak to pigeons. I didn't want her to be a typical super hero, because in real-life fat girls really do bring something different to the table! And those things are awesome! So i hope you all enjoy her, and if you have time, join in on this awesome contest!
Later days! <3
Programs: Illustrator CS3, Photoshop CS3
(this art belongs to me [Rayleigh Nickle] and is not for anyone's use but my own. please do not use my art in any way without my permission. do not trace, crop, edit, or re-post it anywhere without my knowledge and written agreement. this art exists only in this gallery and no place else, so if you see it posted on another account or website please let me know - thank you)