Escher Girls

Float like a butterfly, Sting like a WTF!?

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Rocketroach submitted:


Hikaru and Akane
Hikaru and Akane from Gokujō Parodius (1994)

One girl, Two Girl
Red Girl, Blue Jellyfish
Hikaru and Akane

Hikaru and Akane from Gokujō Parodius (1994)

One girl, Two Girl

Red Girl, Blue Jellyfish

kitty-cat-angel:

I found this picture on a lunchbox at a convention I went to this weekend. I couldn’t wrap my head around the pose so I tried to draw it from the side. I regret that decision wholeheartedly.

This picture has been on Escher Girls before, and it’s just bizarre now as before. The side view make it look even weirder.

Maybe it implies the lunch that’s found inside will be lopsided.

(Original image from Intron Depot 1, Masamune Shirow)

submitted:

  • procrastinating on work so here’s a luxura redraw lol
  • their old poses are not actually physically possible so their new ones are kind of martial arts inspired i guess?
  • i kind of suck at feet…and hands…and perspective..and proportions
  • not bothering with giving them sensible clothing
  • here’s a .tif with lots of layers

After seeing this post I tried to do a redraw of it.

I really liked the idea of the armor the character had (well…what was left of the armor) and tried to make her pose less…odd, but this redraw is a fast sketch so it isn’t that much finalized and I didn’t do her weapon and some details on her original armor. (And there is probably some issues with the anatomy too)

This is a very cool redraw.  I like her expression and the action pose. :)


deadclear submitted:





while poor sakura is getting beaten, i’m more concerned about cammy’s spine there

Never get into a fight with a rubber woman when she is in a rush to pull out her atomic wedgie.
(From “Spin Knuckle” card, UFS Street Fighter card game, artist: Omar Dogan, Udon Comics)

while poor sakura is getting beaten, i’m more concerned about cammy’s spine there

Never get into a fight with a rubber woman when she is in a rush to pull out her atomic wedgie.

(From “Spin Knuckle” card, UFS Street Fighter card game, artist: Omar Dogan, Udon Comics)

Oh right, Escher Girls officially turns 3 years old today!

Happy Birthday to this site! :D

I should bake a twisted cake.


funnylittlewitchgirl submitted:


So my boyfriend picked up a manga called “Tenjho Tenge” (it’s apparently #10) and found this mess a few pages in. Apparently she is not, in fact, possessed by some demonic entity as it would appear at first glance

Being the lover of a professional tetris block is always so heartbreaking.
(From Tenjho Tenge #10, Oh! Great)

So my boyfriend picked up a manga called “Tenjho Tenge” (it’s apparently #10) and found this mess a few pages in. Apparently she is not, in fact, possessed by some demonic entity as it would appear at first glance

Being the lover of a professional tetris block is always so heartbreaking.

(From Tenjho Tenge #10, Oh! Great)


habaneropepperpotts submitted:


(Credits: Invincible Iron Man v3 #21. Artist is Mark Bagley. Character is Carol Danvers aka Warbird.) In this shot, Carol is doing an excellent impression of a centaur. A ridiculously top-heavy centaur and I’m not even talking about her breasts. It’s also close to a boobs and butt pose but not quite.

Captain Centaur to the rescue!

(Credits: Invincible Iron Man v3 #21. Artist is Mark Bagley. Character is Carol Danvers aka Warbird.) In this shot, Carol is doing an excellent impression of a centaur. A ridiculously top-heavy centaur and I’m not even talking about her breasts. It’s also close to a boobs and butt pose but not quite.

Captain Centaur to the rescue!

Submitted by Andrei
This cover has been on the blog before a long time ago, but I’m reposting it as a “best of Escher Girls” and also because this is a much nicer scan than the one originally posted.
This is still so absolutely amazing to me, especially if you block out her right leg.  I assume this is her vampiric sensuous snake form.
(Bethany VampFire #1, Broadsword Comics)

Submitted by Andrei

This cover has been on the blog before a long time ago, but I’m reposting it as a “best of Escher Girls” and also because this is a much nicer scan than the one originally posted.

This is still so absolutely amazing to me, especially if you block out her right leg.  I assume this is her vampiric sensuous snake form.

(Bethany VampFire #1, Broadsword Comics)


whiterosebrian submitted:


I again want to thank you for accepting that last submission.  I also again apologize for the stupid typos—I neglected to properly proofread the caption as I edited it.  Would you like another scan?

"Here take my heart!"
No!  I can’t!  You won’t have anything left in your body if I do!
(Scan from E.V.E. Protomecha by Top Cow Productions)

I again want to thank you for accepting that last submission.  I also again apologize for the stupid typos—I neglected to properly proofread the caption as I edited it.  Would you like another scan?

"Here take my heart!"

No!  I can’t!  You won’t have anything left in your body if I do!

(Scan from E.V.E. Protomecha by Top Cow Productions)