Art trade with berserker1133.
In return for my Spanish friend's lovely sketch of Misty, here is my tribute to his excellent illustrated story Lucy's Growth. For this triptych of the heroine's pizza-powered progress, I referred to this before and after picture, this bikini and sarong shot (which is my personal favorite) and this one of the 250+ pound Lucy.
I first intended to make this a regular full-color image. Then I got the I Love Lucy idea and thought a black and white background would make the color figures pop. But I checked what it looked all in monochromatic and that worked the best -- and with Berserker's original pencil drawings being in clean black and white, it all fits perfectly. The observant will spot one touch of color remaining, though.
Saludos, Señor Berseker!
I have dabbled in BBW photo manipulation for a long time, though it's rarely been successful enough to merit public display. Any else remember this crappy old software called Kai's Power Goo? Man, I churned out some monstrosities with that. Of course I've tried my hand at the typical WG morphs done on slim models, but I've really done best with additions to photos of women who were already plus-size: putting ice creams or other goodies in their hands, making them stand on scales, stuff like that.
In recent times I've done a few of these things fairly competently for my personal amusement. When I got a dynamite idea for the Cleo Fernandes piece, I decided it was time to try tossing a few of these into my dA gallery. I've had some technical frustrations with DAZ Studio crashing on me of late, so this is a good time to give the McIntyre gals a vacation. Photoshop work is a big part of my usual work anyway, especially on series like Fati Seduction and Fatkini Season. I'm no digital retouching professional, for sure, but I don't think I suck like I used to anymore.
The point of reluctance I have in posting these manips is not my abilities, though: it's the fact that I'm using real models and celebrities. I know my Lard Biscuit Hot Chicks pages have been seen by some of the women posted there, and some may end up seeing these Photoshop jobs. The copyright holders and photographers may not be pleased, but I'm more concerned about offending the ladies themselves. Especially if my photos get taken out of context and abused elsewhere online to ridicule them or fat women in general. That's always the danger with the Internet, and frankly I'm surprised I haven't yet seen stolen Misty images in "One Weird Trick to Lose Belly Fat" ads.
I got the ball rolling with a holy goddess trio of plus-size models: Denise Bidot, Cleo Fernandes and Tara Lynn. Candidates for future appearances include Mariesther Venegas, Mizuki Tama, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Lawrence, Caro Emerald, and maybe a Kardashian or two.
So anyway, I hope these doctored photos can be viewed as harmless entertainment and no one gets offended or hurt. At best, I hope viewers will see whether I use my digital characters or photographs of beautiful women, the same lighthearted and fun Lardmeister style comes through, with good will towards all.
P.S. Check out the awesome Misty tribute drawn by the talented berserker1133! I will be doing a version of his cute Lucy character in my return to the DAZ format, very soon.
Behold the stunning plus-size model Tara Lynn, tucking into a third ice cream bar with the aid of my digital imagination. I undertook some ambitious Photoshop work to remove and replace her right forearm, and I hope it didn't turn out looking super fake.
This photo manipulation is meant with fond admiration for Tara, not disrespect. I just love to see chubby girls in bikinis eating ice cream.
Original photo from BECCA ETC Swimwear by Rebecca Virtue.
Here we have the beautiful Cleo Fernandes, former Miss Plus Size Brazil and top plus model, frolicking on the beach with a refreshing sorvete (Portuguese for ice cream). The source photos were publicity shots for Brazil's Fashion Weekend Plus Size event, which took place on the very date I posted this, August 23, 2014.
In the original photos, Cleo and her fellow models were toasting with champagne, which naturally I upgraded to something from the frozen dessert category. The photo on the left ended at Cleo's waist, so I borrowed the lower body from Tatiana Gaião's pic from the same shoot and joined them together reasonably well.
This photo manipulation is meant with fond admiration for Cleo, not disrespect. I just love to see chubby girls in bikinis eating ice cream.
Writer, philosopher and cultural analyst D. Trull explores his graphical artistry here at deviantART, celebrating the beauty of plus-size women via the magical 3D digital powers of DAZ Studio. Welcome and enjoy. Haters shall not be tolerated.|
D. Trull resides in North Carolina where he works as a copywriter for a creative marketing agency, and is also the chairman and general manager of Lard Biscuit Enterprises.