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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Another redraw just for the heck of it. Original piece here.

Madame, may I help you reattach your hips? (*insert cracking sound*)


amango-tea submitted:


I was scrolling through my dash when I came across this picture of Judith from Tales of Vesperia. It was part of a photoset of art for the upcoming Tales of Link, and when I saw it, I just sat back in my chair for a few moments. I just…I don’t even know.

The actual “circle circle dot dot” ritual to prevent cooties is pretty extreme.

I was scrolling through my dash when I came across this picture of Judith from Tales of Vesperia. It was part of a photoset of art for the upcoming Tales of Link, and when I saw it, I just sat back in my chair for a few moments.

I just…I don’t even know.

The actual “circle circle dot dot” ritual to prevent cooties is pretty extreme.


Saftkalas submitted:


Latest World Of Warcraft Trading Card Game Art.
Her pose makes me uncomfortable…

Some might say that trading her soul to the god of death to win a dance competition was going a little too far, but she was a perfectionist.
(caption by summer-of-supervillainy)

Latest World Of Warcraft Trading Card Game Art.

Her pose makes me uncomfortable…

Some might say that trading her soul to the god of death to win a dance competition was going a little too far, but she was a perfectionist.

(caption by summer-of-supervillainy)

ghostoftheyear:

Clea the Sorceress enchants herself with a swivel waist. Sad because Art Adams is usually better than boobs & butt poses.

This is to let you know there’s some spine-tingling action inside.

ghostoftheyear:

Clea the Sorceress enchants herself with a swivel waist. Sad because Art Adams is usually better than boobs & butt poses.

This is to let you know there’s some spine-tingling action inside.


faelostielsugar submitted:


Here we are again, what’s presumably an Egyptian goddess with blank, blue eyes and an ambiguously sexualized outfit. What’s the game supposed to be?

In future Egypt there’s a massive clothing shortage, everybody’s white, and also you need to play a game of Simon in order to take your underwear on and off?

Here we are again, what’s presumably an Egyptian goddess with blank, blue eyes and an ambiguously sexualized outfit. What’s the game supposed to be?

In future Egypt there’s a massive clothing shortage, everybody’s white, and also you need to play a game of Simon in order to take your underwear on and off?

sailorkami asked: what about escher grills for april fools? o: be some hawt and sexily posed bbq grills

I thought of that, but I did the “Escher [something that rhymes with girls]” last year and I didn’t want to do the same joke 2 years in a row.  Escher Gulls was another idea too.

Edit: I also thought of “[another artist] Girls” but I couldn’t think of a way to execute that that I really thought would be funny.

Bouboulina submitted:

When I discovered this blog I immediately thought about WITCH, an Italian magical girl comic series which protagonists were 13-14 years old girls (although when they transformed they looked more like 20)… Who happened to be Escher girls.

Here is Will (pretty much the main character) twisting her spine for the sake of Kandrakar.

Who knew casting spells was so painful.


weia-yo submitted:


I just did a redraw of this thing with a less twisty pose and more appropriate clothing.  Unfortunately, the end result was kinda boring, so I redrew it again with a much more dynamic and heroic pose.

I’m not actually doing an April Fool’s joke this year because I can’t think of a good one (I have an idea, but it’s not fully fleshed out, and I don’t want to do a joke just for the sake of one if it’s not good) but thanks for resurrecting one of my old jokes! xD  That’s a great redraw btw.  Very dynamic and heroic.
If anybody wants to view my previous jokes (the first year I just strawmanned my own site, the second year I turned it into Escher Gills)
http://eschergirls.tumblr.com/tagged/april_fools
There’s the tag :)

I just did a redraw of this thing with a less twisty pose and more appropriate clothing.  Unfortunately, the end result was kinda boring, so I redrew it again with a much more dynamic and heroic pose.

I’m not actually doing an April Fool’s joke this year because I can’t think of a good one (I have an idea, but it’s not fully fleshed out, and I don’t want to do a joke just for the sake of one if it’s not good) but thanks for resurrecting one of my old jokes! xD  That’s a great redraw btw.  Very dynamic and heroic.

If anybody wants to view my previous jokes (the first year I just strawmanned my own site, the second year I turned it into Escher Gills)

http://eschergirls.tumblr.com/tagged/april_fools

There’s the tag :)


cvrc11 submitted:


This is an ad for an online game called Wartune. I know nothing about it, except that it almost certainly looks nothing like this and that these images are almost  certainly stolen from other sources. The anatomy isn’t too awful and really neither are the outfits, the main problems are the poses, the camera angles (especially the last one… brrrrrr…) and the captions.

If you want to know more about Wartune, you can check out its tag on this blog.  They’ve stolen most (if not all) of the art in their advertising, as well falsely advertised itself as an ESRB Adult Only rated game, and then when the ESRB got mad changed tactics and advertised themselves as a “men only” game.  And I see they’re continuing the “forbidden fruit” advertising.
Of course if people actually click on the ads looking for sexy hot action they’ll find this:


The forbidden fruit that seduces men, and women don’t want them to see.

This is an ad for an online game called Wartune. I know nothing about it, except that it almost certainly looks nothing like this and that these images are almost  certainly stolen from other sources. The anatomy isn’t too awful and really neither are the outfits, the main problems are the poses, the camera angles (especially the last one… brrrrrr…) and the captions.

If you want to know more about Wartune, you can check out its tag on this blog.  They’ve stolen most (if not all) of the art in their advertising, as well falsely advertised itself as an ESRB Adult Only rated game, and then when the ESRB got mad changed tactics and advertised themselves as a “men only” game.  And I see they’re continuing the “forbidden fruit” advertising.

Of course if people actually click on the ads looking for sexy hot action they’ll find this:

The forbidden fruit that seduces men, and women don’t want them to see.


icykynite submitted:


This is Sigwa, who is the heroine of the story ‘Break Blade.” When I first saw THIS I thought, “Oh boy… did she really get really ’broken’ there…”I was disappointed, because this manga was pretty good and seemed to treat the women characters with character and dignity.

This is why you shouldn’t swim in acid.

This is Sigwa, who is the heroine of the story ‘Break Blade.” When I first saw THIS I thought, “Oh boy… did she really get really ’broken’ there…”
I was disappointed, because this manga was pretty good and seemed to treat the women characters with character and dignity.

This is why you shouldn’t swim in acid.