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Valkyrie - for the Fat Superhero Contest by neomeruru Valkyrie - for the Fat Superhero Contest by neomeruru
VALKYRIE
Protector of the Dead

Death is no respite for the truly just. Wife and mother, murdered by crime lords and resurrected as the angelic avatar of the Norse gods -- yes, they're still paying attention -- ex-policewoman Evan Hildegaard safeguards the innocent and guides the souls of the untimely dead to their final resting place.

Part avenger and part reaper, the newly-immortal VALKYRIE exists in a shadow world where she can never return to her old life, but must watch over her family from afar while bringing to justice the people responsible for her death and ensuring no others meet the same fate.

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Drawn for the Fat Superhero Contest hosted by the amazing =Kxhara as a response to Selkiesun's reception at Comicon.

I had an incredible amount of fun working on this one. I never realized how much I was erasing my own body by drawing magazine-perfect ones. I'm don't carry weight in my stomach like Valkyrie does, but her body acts like mine nonetheless: her neck bulges when she pulls her head in, the flesh on her side folds when she cocks her hip, and her thighs actually look like they'd jiggle. It was a really eye-opening experience to draw someone who actually looked like me.

I usually draw martial women with more fitting armor, but I decided this time to really embrace the 'sexy plate mail' to show off her awesome stretch-marked belly. I'm sure when she's raining vicious justice on someone, she's probably wearing more clothes.

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Prints available at my store: [link]
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InuLuverHana89 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Da da da daaa daaaaaa,
Da da da daaa daaaaaa!

She's awesome! Wish i could see her in the Marvel-verse. Thats how awesome I think she is!
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Keyshe54 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
Lol going back though old entries in the contest I forgot to comment on! Sorry for the delay!
Great design, love her outfit and all the work put into her form. It is really great to see more diversity on body types-- this contest really brought out some fantastic art! Love the colors and all your work into her back story and design. Fantastic!
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Ysabetwordsmith Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional Writer
Good job on the soft belly and not-perky boobs. The designs on the fabric are eye-catching too.
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TheDM1 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
That's an amazing backstory, very creative in my humble opinion - and awesome drawing :)
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SkysongMA Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student Writer
She's pretty badass!
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for-the-fail Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Big Valkyrie, you are beautiful.
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sassy-pigeon Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is SO GREAT! and what a cool contest! -^ 0^- she looks so proud and tough, and great touch with the shadow! love it! a real, plus-size, hero~ great stuff! <3
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MukatKiKaarn Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really, really love this.. I love how the flesh folds onto itself at the point where her ribs and abdomen meet; it really gives a great sense of her weight. She looks heavy, and still looks very powerful-- she clearly has some muscle underneath her body fat, and it's very clear on her arms and how nicely shaped they are. You really struck a lovely balance here, and created a very lovely character ^^ Awesome work, and good luck in the contest!
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Fallonkyra Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love her, She's Beautiful
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chazriel Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
I looooooooove her!
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