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CON-'Fat Hero'-'The Pigeon Knows All' by sassy-pigeon CON-'Fat Hero'-'The Pigeon Knows All' by sassy-pigeon
"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 :iconneomeruru: submitted an awesome piece [link] which totally intrigued me to check out the contest she drew it for!
:iconkxhara: (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

Time: 18+h
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)
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Tollkirsch Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely fabolous, both the idea and drawing itself. I like how her outfit looks so serious but also has this lovely top.
sassy-pigeon Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much, I'm glad you like her! I really used my own wardrobe to think "okay, if i had to be a practically dressed superhero, but still look smashing, what would i wear?" hehehe! (^ _^) i'm glad it paid off!
Atlya Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Cool one! :D
Zarbonite Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
I like how the hood mimics a pigeon's head c:
sassy-pigeon Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe! ^ _^ thanks! assassins creed inspired, of course! lol!
Zarbonite Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Neat! :D
Akaszik Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
What fabulous hues! :aww:
sassy-pigeon Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much! -^ _^- it's the darkest piece in my gallery, but i quite like how it turned out as well! <3
Phantomet Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*First reaction*: HAHA! That's a GIRL of PIGEONS! DAAAMN~ straigth!
*Second reaction*: Wait-... Did you just call pigeon feathers UGLY!!? I AM DEEPLY OFFENDED.
*Third reaction*: PIGEONS!!!
sassy-pigeon Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HAHAHAH! -^ __^- true, fair, and true! lol! Though, i was mostly waxing poetic when i said pigeon feathers were ugly. Pigeons are my favorites and i think they're beautiful! ^ 0^ for sure! <3 if they weren't so unique and lovely, how else could i tell all my pigeon friends at house apart?!
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