Beauty comes in all different shapes and sizes, and these illustrations gracefully exemplify that with portraits of women whose proportions are highlighted contrary to mainstream media. Curvy physiques, musclular limbs, and feet that are anything but petite make a statement of self-love: to be comfortable in your own skin!

The artist, poury_nekounam, redefines beauty with pure, unadulterated figures and “unladylike” expressions and I absolutely love her for it. She elimates excess noise that may distract from the women by placing them against a pure white backdrop that makes them pop. As far as her technique goes, she brings it all to life with dramatic shading that is blended softly to perfection, beautifully complimenting the figures. I’m so excited to see more creative examples in the future of what beauty means to her!