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Rhubarb by lily-fox Rhubarb by lily-fox
Meet Barbie, short for Rhubarb!

My sketch for this was a skinny girl at first, and then I just really felt like drawing a sexy heavy girl. Barbie's out pickin' rhubarb, getting a tan in her backyard garden. (If I've learned anything as a redhead, it's to always wear a hat in the sun.)

I've decided that Barbie lives in the same town as Jenny and Eli. She is a ray of sunshine, and is Jenny's rhubarb connection. Barbie took Jenny out for her first night dancing at a bar on the Chesapeake, and she knows how to cut a rug better than anybody in town. Barbie likes fashion, literature contemporary and classic, music (especially motown), baking, dancing and throwing themed house parties. She collects vintage rhinestone pins, straw hats (intentionally) and trashy romance novels (incidentally), and owns twin Pomeranians named Hercules and Mighty Thor.

This should go without saying, but: Concrit is welcome as always, but rude comments will get you blocked without warning.

materials: ink, paper + PS8 (sunburst by DianasCreations)
music: Raphael Saadiq, "Stone Rollin'"
Please do not reproduce without my explicit permission.
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jakill13 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
beautiful! better than Barbie and more sweet!
tamga Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet :3

Reminds me a vintage plus size pinup girl named Hilda! A link to her gallery --->…
melanippos Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
If only Matel made their Barbie like this lovely, lushious rubenesque madam!
lily-fox Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
When are we gonna get some mass-marketed fat dolls? For real!
FaithStarLight Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful picture :)
Renee-Mariposa Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Coyotecom Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Looks just like a girl I used to date
Southern-Southpaw Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful...Bout time big girls get some love. Curves look good!
LaurenSahota Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
you should make this a print next time you open your shop
lily-fox Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Will do!
Sireih Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful girl^^
caesaraugustus Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know you meant well, but the breasts are wrong... gravity, always comes back to gravity

I know from experience... ;)
DreamiaChernobog Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Caesaraugstu "I know you meant well..." followed by an opinion is just another 'nice' way to say 'I know better than you and my opinion is right'. You are right about gravity but incorrect in your correction on the breasts. Was your comment trying to address the lack of slope to the top of the breast? The arm appears to be crossing the body slightly to grasp the front of the basket since we only see the back and side of the wrist which could lend to the curvature on top of the breast since her arm would be pressing against her bosom using her own frame as extra support/stability while she is looking back over her shoulder.
lily-fox Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
I was actually working from my sister's DD's, not that I looked at her nekkid or anything, but. Everybody's got different shapes, you know.
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
Very pretty! I was thinking strawberry rhubarb when I saw her! Thanks for drawing a fleshy, sexy girl! :heart:
colorchrome Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Oh I love this SO MUCH!!!
Suspithra Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
She so pretty! And that makes me feel prettier too.. :)
YouRemindMe Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love love LOVE drawings like this featuring sizable ladies. Big girls need love too! :D
blackcat2003 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
I love this! :)
volkradugi Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
naprete Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
Oh, but this is simply gorgeous! Perhaps even more gorgeous than mr Cumberbatch's face...I'm so sick of all the size zero-models presented to us in art, photography and films, so your stunning portrait just makes my day!
Saoirse-Faith Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist
how absolutely magnificent!!! :love: :hug: :blowkiss: :w00t:
dustiphoenix Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AHHHHHHHHHHH ^.^ You make me feel lovely just by drawing a bigger girl so spectacularly. And you know that I love love love all of the background stories you can give your characters so seamlessly!
TheLazyArtisan Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Student Writer
she's gorgeous!! loving her figure, and she has the most beautiful face (i have a real thing for blue eyes in a dusky complexion, especially when shadowed by dark expressive eyebrows :P)
a little bit of critique? i don't think there should be a line on the outside of her left heel as it makes it look like it's the inside of her foot, and as if she has two right feet.
other than that, it's perfect; i'm feeling the need to break out my frilly pink bikini and ridiculous sunhat and go tend to the roses in my garden (unfortunately I live in england and it's only 11*C out. too cold for this med girl!! lol)
wowgypsy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
I love how natural she is. The curve of her back is splendid m'dear
SammiLovesMM Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
Wheres her shirt?
NicholeAurora Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
I love her doll she's gorgeous!
Sinclair-milo Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
that's about my size right there!
RetakeThisWorld Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
RustyGrass33 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Heavy girls are sexy. They just are :heart: She's so adorable, from her enormous hat to her frilly panties right down to those little feet. Too precious!
VictoriaViolet Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
very cool =D
SethIsMyName Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
I wish I knew your characters in real life. They are all just so wonderful.
Stilltheman Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
very l o v e l y to say the least…
sickboyardee Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
the sandals sell it for me for some reason.
no clue why
lily-fox Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
Well, there are bugs in the garden! Don't want to get pillbug guts on her toes, now.
sickboyardee Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
You bring up a VERY valid point.
Rainbow-Acey Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
is so
beautiful. :la: :heart:
Reily96 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is just one of those prime examples that a woman doesn't need to be stick thin to be beautiful. I don't know what is exactly about it, but I just feel that Barbie is truly an exceptional beauty here. She seems to come off as one of those people who's just so beautiful on the inside that it radiates out onto her making her stunning on the outside too. Honestly, I look at this and a huge smile comes onto my face. 8D
LoveMeBeauty Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
I love this so much! So inspired now! :D
limitlessky Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
I love this! the drawing and the notes about her personality. It's nice to see a plus size girl drawn like this!
DaniMoss Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this :3 It makes me happy for ALL of the right reasons :3 Beautiful artwork!!!
fopalmer Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
She is gorgeous! Love the "real" woman body shape! It's nice to see something that is more real life! LOVE her! I want more! Do more! Do more!
bobkitty1123 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow. She is beautiful. I love her face and hair. It all flows together well. :heart: My only question is are those her undies? or a bathing suit bottom?
lily-fox Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
They're whatever you prefer them to be. C:
bobkitty1123 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Then they are the dress code for all women who are this beautiful.
lolamahalo Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this just made me feel really good about my body type c: thank you so much!! Barbie is beautiful!!
Love, Love, Love THIS!
SilvesterVitale Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Student General Artist
She's so cute~ and that hat is gorgeous!
now I want summer even more ;__;
AlissaMT Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Student General Artist
I am so glad to see someone draw a girl with a torso + bottom like mine on the internet in a way that is celebratory rather than derogatory. c': Thank you so much for posting this! :heart:
Andrayah Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it, she looks like these people you have known for a long long time.
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