|Dear Les Toil,
I Just Want To Thank You For Having Links For Making Find This Beloved Site Of BBW's. The Site Of Splendor Is So Phenomenal, That I Come To Think About It Every Time I Just Think About The Fantasies Of It. I Want To Be Just Like You:Expressing How You Want To, Where You Want To, Who You Want To, & Most Of All WHY YOU WANT TO! You See, I Draw Too, But My Drawings Isn't Great. I Draw Different Types Of Characters Like:A Wizard, A Female Genie, A Ninja, A Surgeon Or Any Other Alter Ego Of A Male Or A Female. I Constantly Go To My HAI Arts Program In New York City Around In Soho, Manhattan, Wishing That I Can The Best Artist That I Can Be!!! I Wonder That How Can I Be So Famous Like You, Despite The Hardships That You Go Through & Despite The Critics That You Go To Complain About Your Artwork. I Am So Envious In A Good Way That I Want To Go Worldwide Instead Of Nationwide. By The Way, My Pictures Are Called Cosmos And, The Way I Draw Is Type Of Much More In A ''Comic Book'' Type Of A Way But Funny. I Just Want To Tell You On That I Want The Fame, Forget The Fortune On Making So Much Endorsements As Possible By People Noticing Me No Matter Who You Are. I Want Curiousity To Kill My So Called Home-Boring-Life-In-Circles Type Of Character To Pass Life In A Splendid Sense Of View. I Had Other People Draw Better Than Me, But I Was Envious About It, Wishing That Could Challenge Them In A Good As Of Friendly Way. I Once Had A Philosophy About Myself Which Thought It Was True Which Goes Like This:Once You Wish For That You Desire For, You Call To Your Highest Beliefs And You Will Get That Where You Want To, Even As A Child You May Not Agree On What People Say About You Or Try To Disregard On What You Say At Times, But Still Fight What You Believe In. And Also Ask God What Reason That Want To Hear For? Is That I Meant To Be Famous With Talent Or What? Only God Can Judge Me. People With Crazy Ideas Can Plant A Seed In Your Head But Mislead You To A Dead End Which It Is Hard To Avoid At Times. But With My Emotional Disturbance And My Slight-Handicapped Learning Disability, I Could Only See On How My Life Could Treat Me With All Types of People Taking Advantage Of Me Could Have An Effectiveness Of My Life That Really Want To Get Rid Of With A Simple Drug Test. Maybe Then I Want To Have A Good Head Start Of My Life If I Want To Do Such A Thing. I Just Want To See The World!!!!!!I Just Want To Do So Because I Admire, Desire, And Amour BBW's, Too.... Thanks For A Talented Person Like You For Giving So Much Of My Attraction Of My Attention To Bring Such An Amusement To My Lost Soul In Order To Fulfill My Long-Awaited Needs. IT'S A PLEASURE TO BE A FAN OF YOURS FOR LIFE!!!!!
I am a great admirer of Les Toil Girls, The artwork just enhances everything that is fantastic about the girls.
Its not just about the curves but the personality of the Les Toil Girl.
Myself, I am a cross dresser who likes to be as convincing as possible.
If I was a true female I would have no doubts about trying to be a Les Toil girl.
Do you realize that you have single-handedly been responsible for raising the self-esteem of probably thousands of women? That is something that psychologists and therapists all over the world have worked years to do. I know I was in therapy five years and nada, zip, nothing helped. Then one day I saw a Les Toil tag. I blew it up so I could read the web site address that the girl had placed in small font on the tag and I went to your site. I read every word of it from beginning to end. Then I copied the portraits. I didn't know at that moment what I would do with them, except maybe just go look at them when I was feeling particularly low. But that didn't happen often as almost immediately I found myself feeling so much better about myself. I have you to thank for that. You are our own angel and I thank God for giving me the pleasure of making your "virtual" acquaintance.
I'm offering one more slightly odd bit of fan-mail for you.
Only two days after seeing an email in which my employer, of all people, called me a "fat bitch" and being utterly devastated, I ran across your website in my favorites list. Les, your portraits made me feel SO much better about myself. I was reminded that not every male is horrible and that I am, indeed, beautiful - no matter what my size. Your artwork is fun and sexy and delightful and it made me so happy to be able to go through the portraits and see drawings of fun, sexy, delightful women by someone who really seems to appreciate women.
Thank you so much for having your artwork posted where everyone can see it. It REALLY brightened my crummy week.
I'm just starting to accept myself as I am. In fact six months ago I didn't think that big and beautiful belonged in a sentence together especially in reference to me. And even though I'm still a little ways away from proudly proclaiming myself a BBW, I can look in a mirror without being revolted. Your art has now brought me a step further along that path. All of the women positively glow with an inner beauty that is difficult to capture on paper, yet somehow you've managed to do just that. Three cheers to you!
I think I finally figured out what I want to be when I 'grow up' - a Toil Girl!!!
|Dear Mr. Toil,
My name is Haley. Lately I've been scanning through the web searching for pictures of models all different sorts. I stuck with the regular size 4 or 6 models to encourage to me lose some weight. It seemed as though only size 4 women or models are considered beautiful, but seeing your website and all the wonderful drawings I saw, it really made me realize that I am beautiful also. I am not your average size 2 or 5. I wear a size 18 and yes I wear it proudly. Society nowadays thinks that only skinny women get the good looking men and only skinny women are looked at and considered beautiful. Thank God you've not let society make the same of you. In your artwork I see that you appreciate the voluptuous curves a big woman has to offer. I would love if you could create an art piece of myself also. I thought all the pictures were wonderful , color blends were awesome, the detailing in them is right to the point.
Thanks again for keeping the big woman figure alive through your beautiful portraits. They truly are incredible. Hope to hear from you soon....
I just was browsing through your website, and it's extraordinary, i just wanted to compliment you on your creativity and making women look so beautiful and feel so good about themselves. you made me smile at every page i looked at, with such expression in each model you make look gorgeous. Maybe one day, I too will be a toilgirl. Just wanted to express my appreciation for your website.
i want to express to you what a glorious validation your paintings were to me when i saw them first in bust magazine then on your website.i am sure i could paint a portrait of my feelings for you.there will be alot of red of course.but also some blue.and of course black,because its a slimming color.im a fat girl.i always have been one way or the other.and there is more than one way to be fat.it could be a feeling a threat an idea a look a pain a fear.as you can see fat has negative connotations,negative vibes,negative numbers...real thick numbers like 255 pounds.in middle school,science class,sitting in the back row,teacher holding up a photograph of two surgical gloved hands holding human fat,it looked like chicken fat,alvaro,a boy i liked,in that deep secret place inside my soul he then turns to me and says "that's tanya"...thats my name.i dont know if this the kind of e-mail you usually get.its the only kind i know how to write.i asked my sister if i am truly considering sending a stranger 380 dollars to paint me.she said hell yeah...i cant send my photographs through e-mail but i can send them regular old fashioned mail.its alot of money more than i have spent on anything in a long time but in my bones i feel it will be something...BIG...BRIGHT...like the star thats been dead for a million years, thats me,but still shining.all you have to do is raise your fucking head and look up at the sky...is there an address to send you my visage?..please help this cuban/puerto rican/chinese girl see that she is more than chicken fat...no pressure.
Your work over the years has really had an impact on my pride as a BBW, so I thank you. That's why I would love to see more of your work published. I would even love to see your work in sticker format like Coop. My husband has great collection of them on his bike and we are always amazed at people who comment "That's the way a girl should look.."
Let me just say that you are a GOD among men... How I dream of being a Toil Girl (although at this very moment, I surely can't afford it) So I thought I'd send you some fan mail.. thank you for making me feel beautiful.
I have enjoyed your art work on your web site it show that BBW have grace and have the courge to do things on site .i hope in the future other women have guts to ask to placed in the of fame plus it help me not being so depressed and I like to thank you.
|Have you ever heard of the radio promos where they ask "what are you willing to do for these tickets?" Well, I am asking what can I do so that you will accept me as a potential toil girl?
Yet another night of seemingly endless and unproductive surfing, looking for 'that pinup artist'...the one who did that yummy piece of (stolen) work I saw on the net three years ago.. THREE! I've been looking for you for three years, but tonight I found you! *giggling and grinning triumphantly*
I'm the biggest fan of pinup art.. *tugging the sleeve of my dress to reveal the tattoo on my right shoulderblade* You see....she's pretty nifty.. but one of yours would have been soooo much better. *chastising myself for not waiting* Ahh well, Petty girls weren't twiggy... but they weren't quite divinely decadent like your girls either.
Ever since I saw your work a few years ago, I wanted to find out who you were, and see MORE... Also, I wanted to thank you muchly, because a woman of abundant physical substance can't help but feel beautiful when looking at your art. You see us for the beautiful creatures we are. I wish that more of us were able to see ourselves through your eyes.
So, now that I've found you, and I'm purring at each of your masterpieces, I have the new dream (like every other chick here, eh? *impish grin*)of being immortalized as a Toil girl. I'm imagining myself now.. "Honey.. you know that big engagement ring that most chicks expect? I don't need one. Buuuuut, you know that artist I showed you online..."
Hey, that's a pretty good deal, innit? A great bargain, and he gets to admire the finished product too.
Take care, Mistah Toil. Really glad I can finally put a name to the flame...
*winks and blows a kiss*
|Dear Les Toil,
I would like to thank you, for what you are doing for so many BBW women. I am one of them and I am constantly plagued by the fact that this society has a distorted view of perfection. I myself once tried to starve myself to that shape but I could never do it. Thank you for showing me that its alright to be super curvy. I hope one day in the near future to be in your art gallery, because this gallery has provided me with a self esteem boost of dynamic purportions. I love your style and since im an artist too. I would love to draw BBW as you do, how do you actually do it?
Sincerely with Xs and Os,
|dear mr. toil,
your artwork is amazing. i can't convey how much i love it without sounding like a gushing lunatic, so i'll leave it at that. when i showed my husband your pinup gallery he lit up immediately and asked if i thought *i* would like to be drawn that way, and now we are saving up so i can become a toil girl! i can't wait. i've taken the liberty of attaching one of a few photos we've taken in the meantime, i hope you don't mind. forgive the terrible resolution, it was taken on a webcam. and again, you rock.
I have admired your work for almost 2 years now. i always come to your site and see the new models. i have always wanted to be one of the lucky ones but due to my finances i have not been able to get it done. YOUR AWESOME. out of ll the bbw's artists i have run across YOU ARE THE BEST! and i must say sexy too. <smile> i was wondering if you accept payments. and also if you do Logo's and does the girl decide what type of way she is to be painted?
come check out my website www.homestead.com/thicnsexy/Nadine.html.
Les, have a sweet day and i look forward to getting your response.
|Dear Les --
WOW! TERRIFIC! I've never seen your work before until I stumbled onto your website one day while doing a generic search using BBW as the key word for the search.
I ended-up at ABUNDANCE magazine and saw your link. Boy am I glad that I did as your site has become my new favorite haunt.
You are one lucky son-of-a-gun being able to have all of those luscious,cuddly-soft, sweet ladies as models. I've always been partial to women w/ ample-assests and as an artist myself, I was blown-away by the great-looking artwork.
You should collect your stuff into a book filled w/ all of those yummy babes and their bio's as well as the artwork to accompany each spotlight.
I'm currently learning to master the airbrush to try and advance my skills beyond pencil and ink work. I've been a comic book fan/collector since I was a kid and that's more the kind of work I do now.
Your site is great and I look forward to hearing from you.
As always, my compliments on your work, your art is beautiful, and it is an honor to be so immortalized. Your ladies are very lovely, and make me proud to have generous curves.
Take care, and keep up the good work.
I've been lusting over your artwork for so long, that now that I've decided to write to you, I'm not sure what to say. Well, let me start by saying that the first time I saw your work was on Electra's site and I've been in love with it ever since. My husband can attest to the fact that I whine "I wanna be a Toil Girl" everytime I go to your site and view the girls for the umpteenth time. =) I've read every word and picked out favorites. (Just in case you're wondering, my faves are: Drea and Cin). Jenmarie stayed with my husband and I a couple of months ago and we talked about her Les Toil. I cannot wait until the day that I can commission you to do my own. =) In the meantime, I've enclosed a few pics and I'd like to invite you to check out my website.
Recently a friend sent me the address of your site, and my first, last and continuing response is - Thank you. Thank you for celebrating beauty in all its forms - particularly those that a rather narrow-minded society refuse to see. I have looked through the galleries and seen women built much like myself portrayed tastefully and with great respect. Needless to say I've bookmarked your site and plan on returning to watch the gallery grow. Again thank you.
I visit your site and your site is very very good ! You are a best artist. I create a french site for french BBW community in french language... I make a little galerie page and I will want to display some BBW picture of your creation with your link for the pleasure of french BBW/BBM community. If you have banner, I insert your banner in my new site and I can insert also your personnal message for the french BBW community ...It's possible ?
Excuse me my bad english language because is difficult for me ... LOL
|Hello Mr. Toil,
I am no good at letter writing but I did want to let you know how much I enjoyed your pictures. I love the mix of sensuality and humor that you put into them. The contrast of colors and of course the subject matters! I hope I get a chance to get to know you for it seems that your sense of humor and love of life would enrich a persons life to call you friend if only it is for a moment....LOL okay I admit that was kind of sappy! Toldcha I was no good at this letter writing business!
Was that impressive or overkill?? LOL I would call it overkill in any of my mail! Okay so don't hold it against me all right?I totally lose sight of the subject but not this time!! (spanking myself!)
Ah yes, your work! I think it is great! Yep that's the message I wanted to get across and I hope one day soon that I will be able to have you do me!
I guess that's enough of...boring..shocking..confusing..and once again boring you for now! (knows he says to himself...block the crazy woman's mail! LOL)
I just wanted to say that you are amazing at what you do. Have a wonderful day. Know that I am envious as well as thankful.
Very nice artwork! I looked at all the pages and am blown away by your BBW interpretations.
Thanks for the nice stuff, it made my day.
My god! Your artwork is fab! You're words are incredibly moving and inspirational to/for the girls in your gallery.I reside in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia and basically just wanted to give praise. Keep up the wonderful work.
Brisbane, Qld, Australia
I was just given your web site address and even though I have not looked through it all, it is a pleasure to finally see some very nice BBW pin up art! It is time for plump, lovely women to be seen as the powerful sex symbol they are! As an artist myself, I would be curious to know what medium you use (is it computer art?) Like the clean lines and coloring.Thanx for your work. An arty BBW admirer.
You are the undisputed king of BBW kings. I have included a link to your art gallery since I think that our styles differ sufficiently for us not to be in close competition!
I just checked out your web site and the big girl prints are great. How can I get copies? Do you have a book out? Please let me know.
|My Luscious Little Unagi Roll,
How thrilled flattered I was to open my HOTmail this morning to find a flaming letter from the One and Only, Mr. Toil. My thighs swelled, my spine tingled and my nipples stood at attention! Hot damn, Baby...you certainly know how to get this sweet mama all hot and bothered! I know what shucks my husk, darlin', and it Y-O-U. Such a naughty bunny!
So Les, where did you study art and what medium did you concentrate on? How long have you been working in the field on your own and/or professionally? Which artists inspire you? Do tell all, Big Daddy! I agree that your money spent there was well worth it. You have changed the world by giving men and women alike hope and gratification. What more can you ask for? Well, I can think of a thing or two...
I'm very sure that you posesss the hearts of many, many lovely ladies. Damn, Dollface...You are so sweet, I just want to lick you like a lollipop. I'll put you on a stick and call you Candy! I envision hoards of bodacious babes breaking down your door to get a piece of you. I can't imagine you needing to be envious of anyone! Oh, Les Baby, don't you worry, I will soothe your brow and tongue feed you spicy rolls and salmon roe. What a doll you are, how did you get so uterine- achingly fantastic?! Oh, hurt me...please!!! ;)
Your ruby haired vixen,
I would like to now if it possible to bye your work in book form and if it to possible to bye your art work in England also would like to have premission to have your art work tattooed on my person.
Imagine my surprise when, upon flipping thru my favorite magazine, I see not only an ad for your Pin-up Gallery but an article illustrated by the yummy Les Toil! Woohoo - Les gets BUST-y!!!!!
I just visited your site, and saw your artwork for the very first time. In one word? Impressive! I was blown away by your talent, which brings me to my inquiry.
What could you do for a middle aged, plump woman living in Pa? LOL........I would love to be one of your girls.
Funny, but I lived briefly in the bay area, way back in the early 80's, and could now kick myself for returning to the East. Oh well, you have heard that old cliche ` i left my heart in San Francisco? Well, I did. One of the biggest mistakes I ever made.
I cannot believe I am being so forward in writing you this note...it is not really my style, being the shy and quiet type. If you are ever interested in knowing anything about Celtic mythology, legends and tales? Let me know, because it is something i adore.....have you ever seen a unicorn? Perhaps, someday i will too.
Well, do take care and just for fun, I am attaching a couple of pictures for you to look at........let me know if I might have what it takes to be a Les Toil girl.
PS I hope I have not been too presumptuous in writing you this email
You know, this is long overdue---but I just want to tell you from the bottom of my big girl heart how much I love the Kim that you rendered.
I keep looking at her in my bed in the morning going, is that "me"? You captured all the little things that I love, and definitely my style is stamped all over it---but damn, I look so good!!!!
So, as many of your "conquests" must tell you, thank you so much. Because as a mother who runs around much of the day chasing my daughter and still trying to be cool, I don't always feel it. And you truly do me a service every day when I look at that picture at a moment when I might be feeling "Not so beautiful" and go to put on that old comfy sweatshirt---but now I look at myself and think "she wouldn't wear that" and then put on my cool and equally comfortable velvety rock shirt thing---even if I'm goin' to the grocery store. So, to make a long story short, I want to thank you for making me feel beautiful and cool when I was feeling not so much before I looked at my beautiful portrait. It is a gift that keeps giving every day.
You rock, and the fact that Jim ran across your art work at different times, and I also discovered your website before I even knew he knew your work makes it all the more special. Thank you so much, you can "sketch" me anytime.
I have admired your work for almost 2 years now. i always come to your site and see the new models. i have always wanted to be one of the lucky ones but due to my finances i have not been able to get it done. YOUR AWESOME. out of ll the bbw's artists i have run across YOU ARE THE BEST!
Les, have a sweet day and i look forward to getting your response.
I just wanted to drop a quick line to say thank you so much for seeing the goddess in all of us and for taking the time to show the world the beauty that is ours, inside and out. Being a BBW isn't always the easiest thing to be, but you just made it a whole lot easier, and I just had to thank you.... for your talent and your insightfulness and for not being afraid to say, "Hey! I don't care what you say, she's beautiful!", THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!
Hurah I say! Hi, You don`t know me, I`m your average 22 year old Graphic Design student, who stumbeleid upon your magnificent work....and my reaction ( after the spontaneous outbursts of joy, awe. admiration and excitement.) is; "why the hell was I kept from wierving this wonderful site when I was a super depressed teenager with no self confidence, who hated her body??????????????????? Damn!"
I tell you this, your art would have put things in perspective for me. ( and it does.) And omg, I saw Jenmarie there! a few years ago, myself and a friend of mine were about to send in our pics some info, etc, and become two proud curvy kittens!( sadly, that never happened... but I still toy with the idea.) And I saw how you immortalised her, and well.... I`m so impressed.
I better wrap this mail up since it is starting to become more of a ramble about myself than roses,kisses and flashes of large behinds for you.
Well anyway.. I just wanted to say that your work is absolutely brilliant.
I showed my good friend Tonya your sketch today, and she was all like "I want one!" Sadly I had to explain to her that she is just too skinny to be a Toil Girl. (All of a size 6). The poor girl is devastated. It may take years of therapy or just a bottle of good tequila for her to recover.
|buenos dias les,
just wanted to say KOOL! Sure dig the subject matter as well use of color and tight composition. your skills are amazing. I've enjoyed your art from various CD covers and such, and really impressed by all pics on your web site. i like to paint/draw sometimes and i find your stuff truly an inspiration - thanks, and keep up the good work - the world needs it!
What beautiful art of Super Beautiful women!!! Although I am a average female I found your big sexy ladies to top any sensual imagry (dawing) of skinny chicks ANY WHERE!!! Keep it up! You are a blessing to women in all forms! Those are the hottest girls and so tastefully (yet very eroticly) rendered.
|Dear Mr. Toil,
Les, awesome work. I have seen some of your work on a few covers of albums and i just found your site.
Let me know if you ever need another subject!
I can't believe what I have just seen! This man,this so called LESTOIL has immortalized one the most exquisite women to ever grace this beautiful planet of ours. STELLA HUNTER!!!!!!!!
See I had purposely held back from viewing all of the toilgirl pinup gallery,just so I would have alittle something to peruse after a hard days work.So when the image downloaded to my screen i immediately squeeled with delight. Ahhh the first time my eyes laid on stella was about five years ago,when i purchased my very first p&bw mag. there is just too much to say about that woman,and i am deeply envious that you have had the opportunity to meet ,correspond,and present her in a media that could only accentuate her beauty even more. My fascination with pinups only goes back a few years , just about the time when i came to terms with my self and said "Fuck the world", I love large beautiful women,and will not let anyone sneer or put me down for what makes me feel good. So putting together pinup with plussize was the only way to go . I too draw ,and paint occasionally,and have experimented with the pinup . I like to take classics ,and reproduce them with a little more plump.all are still works in progress,but hopefully i will some day be able to showcase them on my own personal website.......also I have a line drawing of a very robust rosey the riveter who is strikingly stellaesque.
Also in response to your e-mail my all time favorite pinup artist is ed runci.My favorite painting by him is "a put up job". just one more thing ,about the arteest , is really creative and all ,but i found it some what vague.How about some facts and history about the enigma they call Les Toil...
Thanxs for taking the time to read my e-mail
This is Tessa. I hadn't seen your work before today. I don't click on too many of the Dimensions posters links, but since you caught my eye with your integrity I took the leap. OK, so, my feelings on your art. Impressive. You like women ~ You enjoy our individuality, our sensual gifts, our hearts. You represent each woman as the treasure she is. We need to clone you! My hubby is another of your rare breed. You are in great company. A big plus is you are also a fan of my two favorite size acceptance advocates - Camryn & Hanne. Thank you for sharing your talent, It was a pleasure.
I love your art work! I start college next year and I was thinking of ways to change my image or just to find some way to get people to notice something about me besides me being overweight. I was stressing over this a lot until an older woman in my apartment building told me about your site. At first I asked her what could a we site do to make me change my mind about how the way I feel, but she just kept at me to check it out. Well, I did and when I saw your art work, something just clicked inside of me. Here was all these paintings of these big beautiful women, and it made me feel so good. It was like these paintings were telling me I didn't have to be paper thin to look good or be somebody. I surely plan on becoming a toil girl after Christmas, so look forward to hearing from me in the new year. Thank you so much!
A new fan
I just want to first thank Les Toil for depicting the unmistakeable beauty of the 'real women' in the world. It's been said that the "average woman" in the US is Size 14. I am most definitely above average and proud. I love this man's work.
I was turned on to Les when I entered a Pin Up contest on the Torrid.Com website. I was convinced that I would be the next goddess to grace the gallery walls but, alas I wasn't the contest winner. I went back to Torrid.com to find out how to contact the artist. The head of Torrid Marketing, Christine Thompson, gratiously turned me on the The Les Toil website. I looked at every single portrait. I was blown away and absolutely mesmerized!
I am a fellow phenominal woman with a voluptious figure and kinky hair who has survived in a business where bleach blonde size "0" dolls rein supreme, entertainment. I am lucky enough to have rubbed elbows with my rock & roll idols and I look forward to getting up and going to work in the morning with a glimmer in my eye and grace in my step. I've been told that the only thing missing from my sexy swing is a porch! I am all woman, much like the women depicted in Les' pieces and I aspire to be a vixen on Les' wall.
Thanks for the club, the information, the introduction to Les and the loving tribute to him.
Los Angeles, CA
Everyday pretty much I come Online and look at things .Well a couple of days ago I was at the library looking at books about graphic art because I'm interested in the business and I asked the clerk if he knew about anyone that had websites Online and he told me your name.So I looked you up and found one of your sites and I just hope that I can be as good as you some day.I know that I'm not the greatest but I do know that with a lot of hard work someday I'll be just like you.I've only looked at a couple of your sites but already I admire you. So please keep on working on you masterpieces and I'll work on me!
I just wanted to thank you for sharing your artwork of such beautiful women. I am truly a fan now. I hope one day to have such a wonderful drawing of me done. Have to start saving my money now, But it will be done. Keep up the work and I will visit your site often.
I was online this evening searching for clothes on torrid.com, and i came across the contest to be a toilgirl, and so i thought i would look into it a little more. So i visited your website and was amazed at just seeing pictures of big beautiful women made me feel so much better about myself. I suddenly felt more sexy just seeing your art. I am a big believer that beautiful women come in ALL sizes! It's nice to see that there are other people out there that have the same opinion! I am going to make your site a link on my page. Thanks so much.
|Greetings Mr. Toil,
I found your link today through Abundance Magazine, and now I'm facing a quandary: How do I convey how stunning your work is without repeating everything everyone else has already said? My thesaurus fails me.
You have a remarkable talent for accuracy--all your drawings look exactly like the people they are supposed to be. It's more than that, though: You have a definite feel for your subjects' personalities, and that and your love for their shapes both come through in all your art. There's an honesty there.
Regarding the email you received from the man wanting to see photos instead of drawings: He missed the point entirely. The purpose is not to give F.A.s whack-off material, but, rather, to celebrate the "fleshier" woman in the best way you know how. Anyone can take, and show, boudoir photos--and he can go any of a number of places to see that. This is different. Your art is about showing the beauty and playfulness of BBWs, enlightening people to your subjects' sexuality and sensuality (rather than desexualizing fat women the way society does). It's about your expression of appreciation and admiration for the women who commission you, and a validation to them that they are, indeed, worthy of such praise. You hold a mirror to them and show how gorgeous they really are. I only wish I could afford you :-P. Maybe someday...(I did enter your contest at Torrid, but, sadly, did not win).
Your work is amazing as always, what I wouldnt give for your talent hehehehe. Keep it up, yours is one of my favorite sites to visit.
My name is Jerri and I'm a 20 year old latina BBW in Los Angeles. I came across your site today and I thought I'd pester you a bit and tell you what I think of your work. :) I think it is absolutely fabulous. :) I think it's every woman's dream to be immortalized by the likes of you. :) I myself would happily pay the amount required if only a few things weren't holding me back. But I do think your work is really fantastic, and I admire your talent and I thank you for sharing it. :)
Thank you so much for your time. Take care and good luck with any and all future endeavors! :)
|Hey there, Mr. Toil,
I am LOVING yr webpage and sadly not remembering where I found it, sorry...but so glad I did! I have asked all my lovers (as well as a couple waiting in the wings) to give me a Les Toil rendering of me for my birthday. Now, that isn't until February, but I have a feeling there might be a bit of a waiting list for yr work, and wanted to get on it right away. Please let me know what the process is. FYI: I am a domina (in the scene since 1989), size acceptance activist since 1992, and am creating my own Big Berlesque show: Ms. DeMenor's Fat-Bottom Re.vue which, as you'll probably guess, is an all-fat grrl strip show! Right now I do it like this: I go to a specific venue (festivals and conferences so far) and do a stripping workshop during the day; that evening, I perform a solo number and then lead the students from my wksp. in a 'group' strip number. It's a great way to handle stage fright and general nervousness. I also can give a lecture about why I strip, how I find it empowering as a fat woman, ideas of beauty and sacred sexuality that are inclusive of large women, etc. (I am an anthropologist by training ;) ).
I am esp. interested in "posing" for you as a "pear-shaped" woman; I seldom see my proportions represented (R. Crumb notwithstanding) even in BBW art, etc.
I look forward to hearing from you at your leisure. Again, kudos on yr amazing images. Bootylicious!
|Dear Mr. Toil,
I'm writing to you to tell you how much of an inspiration you are to me and millions of other BBW (big beautiful women) everywhere. I have a club on yahoo and one of my members posted your website. Well, damn her, because I have been addicted to your AMAZING ART and I can't stop looking at it. I am bi-sexual and I am extremly attracted to BBW and your site is like a buffet for me. I love to look at the soft curves and large luscious rears. Thank you for making this available to the public. I would pay if i had to, but thanks for not making me. LOL.
I'm also writing to let you know that you should be very proud of yourself. In this world women are given the message that if they aren't thin they are not beautiful. It is crammed down our throats daily that we must diet and be tight and firm. For many years I have been stupid enough to actually beleive them. I have tried very dangerous diets, starving myself, pills, you name it. I have hated my body, cried myself to sleep, hid from family, friends and my fiance'. At one point I refused to make love to him or let him see me nude. I was in thereapy and on medication that made me numb to the world. But thanks to wonderful people like you I have been able to overcome this and learn to love my body. I have realized that I have beautiful curves, large bountiful brests, soft thighs and a warm belly that my fiance loves more than you could imagine. I have become my alter ego. I have become THE BLONDE BOMB. I have created a woman who could be a size 16 centerfold. I would love to be in a magazine but I find that they are all degrading. I like your artwork because you make it classy, sure you do some cheesecake stuff, buts its all in fun. I lke the art you do where the woman is in a position of power, grace, intelligence and beauty, not spread eagle exam style. I would love more than anything to be a lestoil girl, but ofcouse I cannot afford it. I recently graduated from business school and am being given the runaround of " no experience" please, who needs experience when you are eager, educated and desperate? lol, But as soon as the stars line up in my favor and I am lucky enough to get a job, I will be contacting you for you to "do me". I would love more than anything to have youdepict me on the hood of a tractor trailer or on a race car. ( my fiance and I are on the pit crew of a two car dirt late model race team) I kinda would like something tacky, like me staddling a big wrench or squating over a tire. lol. But for now, I just wanted to tell you that I love your work and you have made a huge difference in my outlook on life. I feel confident when I see those pix and see that there are thousands of others who can appreciate a BBW instead of the typical skinny little tramp. Anyone can be beautiful with a size 3 body, but it takes a real beauty to be an amazing BBW!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!! KEEP UP THE AMAZING WORK.
I visit your site and your site is very very good ! You are a best artist. I create a french site for french BBW community in french language... I make a little galerie page and I will want to display some BBW picture of your creation with your link for the pleasure of french BBW/BBM community. It's possible ?..We have big beautiful ladys here in France you like. You come to visit? :)
Excuse me my bad english language because is difficult for me ... LOL
Best regard from a big fan,
Ok. is 36c-33-42 too skinny?
By the way I think your work is awesome!! I think it's great that these are REAL people!
No shit, i'm a goddess!!!!!!!!
|Dear Mr. Toil,
I'll start out by telling you flat out that I can't afford a portrait at this time, but hoping to soon. But I did want to tell you just how FABULOUS your work is. I have been searching all over for tasteful artwork done for us plump ladies, and I have finally found it. I've just spent the last hour soaking in the talent and beauty on your site. The fact that you so perfectly portray these women is outstanding, and I wish I had the amount of skill that you have in your little finger. You bring out the beauty in all those women, and I look forward to seeing more of your work.
Thank you for your wonderful artwork!
From a Canadian fan.
I know you hear this over and over buddy but DAMN! Your skills are ILL! You the man.
|Hey there Les!
At the risk of taking up a terrible amount of your time...I just have to let you know what you do for bbw's is amazing!! What a MAN!!! i have looked at your artwork in the past...and loved it. I just took a look again today and simply adore it!! I will definitely have to put becoming a toil girl on my list of things to do!!! Thanks for showing big beautiful women in a positive light!!!
First off your art is inspiring. Never have I seen the kind of women I find attractively drawn in such a way. Who ever got you to start drawing full figured women I, sir, applaud them--and you of course. Your pin up galleries are wonderful and very creative. I've seen this website of yours grow and enjoyed everything new you posted on it. I even had a few laughs with the Hips And Missus.
I also showed this site to my Girlfriend. She could'nt believe a site like yours even existed. In short she to loved your site.
Once again thank you for your hard work and please don't ever stop drawing.
I have stumbled upon your site via browsing a group in msn (SS BBW). They have a link in there for your site.
Even though I planned on only being online for about 30 minutes this morning, I ended up spending the better part of over three hours looking at your artwork. You have such talent in art as well as writing. Two things I have always wanted to succeed in, lol.
Please know that you are a hero in my heart, for taking the much-shunned full figured female and made her a much desirable lady to be reckoned with.
I have lately become comfortable in my own body and am learning more and more every day to be a happy full figured lady. Your site gave me insight to how I should feel about myself. :)
Thanks bunches! Hope you have a long and rich career, Les! You deserve it!
Forever a Fan,
|Hello Les (I hope you don't mind the informality...for I feel as if I know you.).
My name is Lisa and I am a 30 year-old BBW from West Virginia. I wanted to write and tell you what a fan I am of your art. You are absolutely wonderful and make so many BBWs feel SOOOO great. I am a member of a group called the BBW Siggy Site. It is a group on MSN. There are so many amazing BBW women there. I have made many new friends and wouldn't trade any of them for all of the money in the world. We use your art in the making of our siggies. There is a board dedicated to you and your talents. I am ashamed to say it, but until I joined the group, I hadn't heard of you or seen any of your gorgeous pin-ups. Now, your name and your artworks are a part of my life on a day-to-day basis. You have revived a spark in me just by sharing them. I know that you have no clue as to who I am or anything about me, but I feel like I owe you for giving me something to look forward to every day. When I log onto the internet, the very first thing I do is go to my group. I cannot wait to see what else the wonderful siggy artists there have created with your work. Getting those siggies is almost like giving a kid a hundred dollars and turning them loose in a candy store. I get really excited over it....kinda' makes me feel a little silly to say that out loud. LOL I don't want to bore you, I just wanted to say THANK YOU...THANK YOU for thinking so highly of BBWs, for portraying us as the sexy beings we all can be, for being open about your feelings for BBWs, for allowing us to use your artwork for our siggies and lastly, for taking the time to read this message. Someday, I hope to be able to contract you do a portrait of me. (Actually have hinted for it as a birthday/Christmas present...so we'll see. LOL) Have a wonderful weekend.
I wanted to take a moment to thank you for you wonderful art. Your site is a fine example of how women of larger size can be sexy and beautiful too. There are thousands of sites showing the women with the flat stomaches and not a curve in site. One day I would love to become one of the models for your site. Thank you for letting me take this time to let you know how much I appreciate your art work.
So, normally, I'm just a quick click through the internet to find information kind of girl, but you have made my day. In a week full of more stress than even I can find in a decade, you have put the biggest mile on my face. I am an art student at Western Michigan University. This is my final week of classes, and I graduate and have to leave for the real world. (a.k.a. find a REAL job, and with a BA in Art this may be tough.)
I ran across your sight while looking for information to add to the website I have to make as a final for my web design class. (It's due in less than 18 hours now...eeks) and I'm doing a site on how fat girls are portrayed in the media, tv, movies, music, and such....stressing the difference between fat women and fat men, they seem to get the better deal.
Anyway, I just wanted to tell you how much o loved your work, and your extensive collection of links to other "fat girl" art. If you haven't guessed I'm a fat girl myself, I usually resemble your Sita piece, but my calves aren't nearly as nice ;-) As soon as the semester's over I hope to have time to go through your whole site. And WOW am I jealous about the note from Camryn Manhiem! I've read that book two or three times now. It's great to know that there are other fat girl, artist, writers out there, and doing a hell of a job.
Just some random girl in MI
I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you! I've been a big girl for many years now and still to this day stuggle with just trying to learn to love myself for who I am. It's people like you and your amazing art that make me believe I am worth more then just a piece of trash. A person like you gives hope to girls like me, and for that I thank you!
One day I'll get you to draw me, it would be fun :) Keep up your amazing work, I look forward to seeing more from you.
|Dear Mr Toil,
Please excuse my intrusion into your busy schedule, but I felt compelled to write and tell you how deeply I was moved by your artwork. I'm what's laughingly referred to by most of society as a BBW. For most of my life I've struggled with guilt, anger, resentment and pain because I could never be what society said I should be. But when I came across your site, it brought tears to my eyes. I'm not trying to dramatize the experience, it literally made me cry. How you depicted those lovely women, gave them the respect and admiration they deserve, it amazed and astonished me. I just wanted to say thank you for your work, your vision and your talent. You've definitely made a fan of me!
A couple of weeks ago, I ran across your page of art, and I have to say that I love your art. The women are tastefully portrayed and depicted as plausible objects of desire...not some weird fetish or freakshow. Every roll, lump, curve, and bump eminates utter beauty and sexuality.
I've been larger than most girls I know for my whole life. I've struggled with weight and image issues for a whole 18 years. I've always felt that I had a beauty that only I could see. Beginning college made me feel like a monster...thousands of beautiful thin girls walking around campus, every boy wanting to date my friends and simply ignoring me......it was terrible. I started to search around the internet for plus sized pin ups and I stumbled across you. It's changed my life. Thank you so much. I wanted to be daring and sexy like the Toil Girls, and I've adopted their attitude. Everyone can't get enough of me! I've even been inspired to take my own Pin Up Photos...AND I actually have a full body pic or 2 on my myspace! Thank you So MUCH!
Toil Girl At Heart,
K. 18, Jersey City, NJ
I'm sure you get tons of emails gushing about how much your art is loved! Add this one to the list! i came across your art while searching for a myspace comment!! I immediately sent my boyfriend a link! Let me explain a little, I've recently become involved with an amazing man, I am a I uess they call it an SSBBW, whatever that means, anyways my boyfriends admiration had driven me to search a little deeper for the beauty in "the big girl"! I guess it just took someone to bring it out of me! Anyways, after all that rambling, I'm glad to have found your website, It's a nice stop on my journey to self acceptance!! I read your Toxic E mails section, and just about died! Not only are you talented, you're pretty funny! Thanks for everything you do!
|You are an inspiration. I've suffered all my life with eating disorders and not being happy with my appearance and recently have had a turn around and although not completely over it I am more content with my reflection each day.
I thank you for what you do and how you help women like myself to look and feel more beautiful than we already are. You give confidence and that is hard to come by. Those that don't appreciate what you do are closeminded and if they are American then they should realize that we're not all thin like the media would like us to be.
I just wanna say thank you for giving me a major self esteem boost. I just remembered your site and went to take a look. When I got there I instantly felt a million times better about myself.
See, I'm 18, 5'8, and around 190-200lbs. I look at other girls my age and often feel too big for society. But when I look at your site, it reminds me that big IS beautiful, and that I should never be ashamed of my inherited figure. You were the final push I needed to be able to feel proud to look in the mirror. Though, I admit, I still feel a little bad, but only because I don't think I'm Toil Girl material just yet.
I hope you stay in the business for a while, because I definitely want to be your customer one day.