Every so often I get a message from someone (usually a note or an IM) asking if I stole my character design from the artist Fathips on FA...
The answer is... definitely not. I've been around a long time, and this character is more than two years old now. If you were to poke through my gallery or scraps, you'd see a lot of my early concept sketches as I was designing it.
So please shove off with that accusation. It's unwarranted, hurtful and unfair =/
On reflection... maybe I just need to make more, post more. Get better at drawing hugeness and fat. Just... draw more in general. Post more pictures, even ones I didn't make myself.