Escher Girls

Float like a butterfly, Sting like a WTF!?

This is a blog to archive and showcase the prevalence of certain ways women are depicted in illustrated pop media, specifically how women are posed, drawn, distorted, and/or sexualized out of context, often in ridiculous, impossible or disturbing ways that sacrifice storytelling.

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spiza submitted:

Hello! I tried to redraw this picture:

I tried giving her a more normal pose for shooting (sorry, i am not great at action poses ^^’). That arm just bothered me so much >_< i needed to redraw it.

spiza submitted:

Hello! I tried to redraw this picture:

Anonymous submitted:  Saw this image on the Facebook page for the game “Rusty Hearts”. First thought was Eschergirls.  I couuuuuld turn around to shoot you, but then nobody could see my butt.  Instead I’ll just show you my awesome body detaching powers and how that can be used for combat! >:D

I tried giving her a more normal pose for shooting (sorry, i am not great at action poses ^^’). That arm just bothered me so much >_< i needed to redraw it.

boobsdontworkthatway:


submission: like helium balloons lifting her chest up
Not that they’ve never had their flaws, but ArenaNet’s original Guild Wars concept art leaned more on stylized impressions and textures than T&amp;A.  Thus it’s disappointing to see how much they’re trending toward “levitating spheres propping up bikini armor” with the sequel.  C’est la video games.

Okay okay okay so I am the worst artist imaginable but as soon as I saw “helium balloons” I immediately thought

-Satya
EDIT: if anyone artistically talented wants to draw this, like, for real, that would be the best. thing.

Well, obviously, that&#8217;s what the &#8220;armor&#8221; is for!  Keeps them in place.

boobsdontworkthatway:

submission: like helium balloons lifting her chest up

Not that they’ve never had their flaws, but ArenaNet’s original Guild Wars concept art leaned more on stylized impressions and textures than T&A.  Thus it’s disappointing to see how much they’re trending toward “levitating spheres propping up bikini armor” with the sequel.  C’est la video games.

Okay okay okay so I am the worst artist imaginable but as soon as I saw “helium balloons” I immediately thought

-Satya

EDIT: if anyone artistically talented wants to draw this, like, for real, that would be the best. thing.

Well, obviously, that’s what the “armor” is for!  Keeps them in place.

thelairofemma submitted:

I was reading Women of Marvel (I was researching Satana’s character, who is currently a member of the Thunderbolts) and came across this… this… “piece of art”. The whole thing is obviously fan service, showing off the boobs and butts of two of the most cleavage-showing heroins of Marvel. I love both Satana and Black Cat’s character and think they’re underused by Marvel, so I tend to read all the material I can find (especially about Satana). 
I’m sure you can comment on Satana’s posture better than I ever could so I’m just going to stop rambling here. I hope you never got that one but I didn’t find it in your tag. 
Issue: Women of Marvel #1 / Pencils by Romina Moranelli / Characters: Satana Hellstrom and Felicia Hardy

This is known as the dog-and-hydrant stance.

thelairofemma submitted:

I was reading Women of Marvel (I was researching Satana’s character, who is currently a member of the Thunderbolts) and came across this… this… “piece of art”. The whole thing is obviously fan service, showing off the boobs and butts of two of the most cleavage-showing heroins of Marvel. I love both Satana and Black Cat’s character and think they’re underused by Marvel, so I tend to read all the material I can find (especially about Satana). 

I’m sure you can comment on Satana’s posture better than I ever could so I’m just going to stop rambling here. I hope you never got that one but I didn’t find it in your tag. 

Issue: Women of Marvel #1 / Pencils by Romina Moranelli / Characters: Satana Hellstrom and Felicia Hardy

This is known as the dog-and-hydrant stance.