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Pinup by paigehwarren Pinup by paigehwarren
I wanted to do a plus-size pinup in a confident pose but an outfit no more revealing than a bathing suit and somewhere in the coloring process, it became a self-portrait.

Itís challenging for me to post this, especially since I know that members of my family may find this post uncomfortable, but Iím very proud of how this piece came out and I want to explain a bit about it.

At the risk of getting a little personal here, I want to explain this transition: Iíve always struggled with my size and my perception of myself, as many girls and women do. It wasnít until summer last year that I realized how much of my personal identity comes from my size and how I am proud of who I am, even if I would like to get to a healthier weight. It has been a struggle for me, coming to terms with that part of myself, but being able to let go of hating part of who I am has made me so much happier overall and I wouldnít trade it for anything.
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:iconti7123:
ti7123 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
fatter
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:iconpaigehwarren:
paigehwarren Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
rejected lyrics from daft punk's "harder better faster stronger"?
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:iconchchcartoons:
CHCHcartoons Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
I love plus size women.
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:iconmommakesartz:
mommakesartz Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Student Photographer
I liked this because I am plus size, I have always considered becoming a plus size pin up. Nice work here!
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:iconfantagecp:
FantageCP Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
she looks just like you!
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:iconpaigehwarren:
paigehwarren Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
It is me! :D Although I made myself a little taller in this I think. ^.^;;
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:iconrachaelthehuman:
RachaelTheHuman Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
she's flabulous! <3
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:iconkrystalgrenadez:
krystalgrenadez Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love you. You're beautiful.
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:iconpaigehwarren:
paigehwarren Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
*^.^* Thank you!
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:iconkrystalgrenadez:
krystalgrenadez Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
(:
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:iconjeanwrap:
jeanwrap Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!! <3
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:iconjeanwrap:
jeanwrap Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful <3
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:icontextilemonster:
textilemonster Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
You have a lovely face- I love those freckles!
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:iconpaigehwarren:
paigehwarren Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
^.^ thanks
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:iconnettiemac:
Nettiemac Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
This is beautiful
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:iconpaigehwarren:
paigehwarren Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
why, thank you!
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:iconcami25:
Cami25 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
love her :)
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:iconarminiuswillabert:
ArminiusWillabert Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely pose and a great work! Cute and sexy at the same time.
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:iconsannamak:
SannaMaK Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
Great work! I've not always been as happy with myself as I should have been, too. It seems we have similar hips! ;)
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:iconcleveroctober:
cleveroctober Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cute! And very natural! I like!
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:iconpaigehwarren:
paigehwarren Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
^.^ thanks
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:iconinif:
Inif Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I LIKE ^___^
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teffisty105 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
just so you know, i think that the weight you're at now looks good. you don't have to be anorexic and needle-thin to be sexy. at least women at your weight have curves! i, personally, am not thin myself and have always envied those who are. but when i think about it, the women who i believe to be exceptionally beautiful aren't thin. all of them have a bit of fat, and i think that makes them all the more gorgeous. an personality is what makes you truly beautiful. great job with the drawing, and i think you look great!
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:iconpaigehwarren:
paigehwarren Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
thank you X3 i love my curves ^.^
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:iconteffisty105:
teffisty105 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) you're welcome!
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AlicetheIcePrincess Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My inspiration! I love the way you were able to draw yourself with such confidence and beauty! Gahhh, you're so cool, and beautiful too (I've gotta say, if this picture had been drawn in any other size, it just wouldn't be as beautiful and sexy :D) LOVE IT, gives me self confidence :) You just made my night!
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:iconpaigehwarren:
paigehwarren Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
you're so nice ^.^ just making this drawing gave me so much more confidence.
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:iconalicetheiceprincess:
AlicetheIcePrincess Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, shucks! I think that girls like us are WAY sexier than sticks with powdered noses! :)
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47ness Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
I love your expression and overall presentation. I think when anyone of any stripe isn't able to show their confidence, they doing the term 'sexy' a disservice. :nod:

I might as well ask: how much of this was posing in front of a mirror and/or camera...? ¶3c
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:iconpaigehwarren:
paigehwarren Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks ^.^ I agree, confidence is sexy.

None at all ^.^;; I've made a lot of fitted costumes pieces so I'm extremely familiar which my exact measurements and I just sort of applied them. I have been told though from f3m413 (who I've known irl for most of my life) that I drew my chest a bit smaller than life and my legs a bit bigger.
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:iconlarkinheather:
larkinheather Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Professional Filmographer
i've had a lot of the same feelings. I'm happy that you shared this!
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:iconpaigehwarren:
paigehwarren Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
I'm glad I did too, although it did take all the guts I had to click submit XD
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:iconlarkinheather:
larkinheather Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Professional Filmographer
i totally understand! Way to be brave! :D
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:iconrelchan:
relchan Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
If that's you,then you have many reasons to be confident.YOU ARE GORGEOUS!!!
Congratulations on managing to achieve something so hard:being proud of how you look. You are truly admirable.
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:iconpaigehwarren:
paigehwarren Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
You're so sweet ^.^
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:iconrelchan:
relchan Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I simply speak the truth.
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:iconloverofmythology:
loverofmythology Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
omg i feel the same way! and you look BEAUTIFUL!! and so cute!
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:iconpaigehwarren:
paigehwarren Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
^.^;; i had a feeling others would be able to relate
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:iconloverofmythology:
loverofmythology Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
<3
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:iconabigala:
Abigala Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
This pin-up confirms what a lot of people already think: you don't have to be a certain size to be sexy and beautiful.
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:iconpaigehwarren:
paigehwarren Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
you. you are awesome XD
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:iconblueberry-milk:
Blueberry-Milk Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011   Digital Artist
looks good i really like it :9
i think its a good thing that there are not only 0 size drawings :)
thanks that kind of made my day :)
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:iconpaigehwarren:
paigehwarren Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
o^.^o and that made mine. thank you
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:iconblueberry-milk:
Blueberry-Milk Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011   Digital Artist
haha ^^
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yoichiart Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
coool!
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