Art patrons and gam gazers--GATHER 'ROUND! Here at the Les Toil's Big Beautiful Blog life is carefree and fraught with bountiful babes and chucklez alike. Pour yourself an easy chair, pull up a kumquat daquirie and just put your responsibilities on hold for corn sake!!

Monday, June 12, 2006

Water Sirens (redux)

Hey all, I have a feeling this will prove to be the quickest I will have ever followed up on a previous blog. Anyways, I was inspired by two things to make additions to the below water siren art.

The first came from my seeing an endless amount of fairy images on a women's "My Space" page. It reminded me how bonded so many women are with those free-spirited fictitious little beings. I often love to show the less shiny side of our icons of happiness, not because I'm a cynical ol' crab but because we all need to be reminded no one is immune to bad days and that familiar sense of deep despair. So here we have a winged being associated with freedom and folly finding herself in a rather trying situation.

The second thing that inspired me to alter my art was receiving an email from my bud' Martha (who happens to be this month's Toil Girl in the Spotlight). She had some rather poignant remarks about my concept sketch and how she interpreted it:

"I love the rock art. It seems a bit lonely to me...all alone on the rock with the seas surrounding you and the dark skies above....I LOVE it personally and I like to see the darker side of you, Les...lots of girls want to see happy fat and sometimes it's just not that way...sometimes it's a struggle to see the beauty in something most people find grotesque or's like standing on a rock in the middle of the sea, alone, while the world throws its worst at you...but the beauty is that no skinny, self-abased girl could handle it...she would be blown down with the first gale but a woman with a firm foundation in herself and size would be a lighthouse to bring others to realize it's not the size but the foundation that holds her steadfast..."

Martha, I want to say your eloquent evaluation of my art is nothing less than profound and poetic. I was incredibly moved by those words as I'm sure everyone else who reads them will be as well. Some will be enlightened by your words where as many will appreciate your ability to express so much of what they've felt in their own hearts about themselves.

In all honesty I hadn't even considered that the woman on the rock was in any state of despair until I received Martha's email. I have to admit she added depth to this image that goes deeper than the ocean itself. If and when I actually take this piece of art to completion, I'd love to have her words accompany it.

Now the question is....

...wings or no wings?

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Water Sirens

I don't know where I found the time to do so, but I found myself doodling with my Wacom pen and came up with this concept for a piece of big girl art. Maybe I'll apply this design to the next person who employs my pin-up art talents and expresses a strong interest in water--or maybe I'll save this one for myself. For some time now I've been tossing around the idea of creating a series of images of voluptuous women and water. I can't think of the last time I befriended a BBW who DIDN'T have a spiritual connection with water.

Have any interesting concepts that place women in water (preferably in nature)?

By the way, it took me a looonnnngg time to convince myself I could produce anything aesthetically sound with a Wacom Pen beyond a smiley face.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Toiled and Leathered

Here's a Toilsome "exclusive". It's a portrait-slash-illustration of/for a dear miss name Mitzi. It's not just a far-fetched fantasy we've depicted here but a representation of the deliciously deviant nocturnal lifestyle her and her hubby envelope themselves in. Ya won't find this piece o' ink in my gallery as it's about as family friendly as phone sex with Bill O' Reilly but the Les Man is as proud as a peacock about it nontheless. Hope ya's like!

By the way, the date is 6/6/06. AAAAAARRRGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!! Clutch your Rosary beads and DON'T LEAVE THE HOUSE!!!