Escher Girls

Float like a butterfly, Sting like a WTF!?

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Anonymous said: Can you recommend some good humor blogs that aren't run by brainwashed feminists?

wilclcat:

"brainwashed by feminists" ahhh i love that you’ve referred the idea of equal rights as something that ‘brainwashes’ people

but here:

  • femfreq.tumblr.com
  • eschergirls.tumblr.com
  • wtfplus.tumblr.com
  • bitchsandwich.tumblr.com

xxxxx

I’m NOT a “brainwashed feminist”? o_O  That’s news to the people who send me angry messages. xD

(Edit: I know the answerer was trolling the anon, I’m just having fun with it xD)


To shy to put my name submitted:

This is from a “how to draw manga” book I found in a discount bookstore. She hasn’t got quite as impressive Escher going on as I’ve seen on here, but her anatomy is definitely a bit dodgy. I think she might be missing a few bones in her torso…

The alternate future where Skynet’s terminator designs were drawn from its lead developer’s collection of ‘private art’.
This is from a “how to draw manga” book I found in a discount bookstore. She hasn’t got quite as impressive Escher going on as I’ve seen on here, but her anatomy is definitely a bit dodgy. I think she might be missing a few bones in her torso…
The alternate future where Skynet’s terminator designs were drawn from its lead developer’s collection of ‘private art’.



randumbdaze submitted:




A redraw I tried entirely too hard on. I don’t claim to have a grasp on perfect anatomy, but I think it’s safe to say it’s better than that of whoever drew this. The woman in the foreground is so blatantly bad that you can easily miss the poor lady who is using her shield to hide her elastigirl stretchy torso. My redrawn women doesn’t have the same energy that the originals did, but they do have more natural fighting poses and pants (the skirt is based on the skirty things on Greek military uniforms since she’s apparently a Greek war goddess…).

A redraw I tried entirely too hard on. I don’t claim to have a grasp on perfect anatomy, but I think it’s safe to say it’s better than that of whoever drew this. The woman in the foreground is so blatantly bad that you can easily miss the poor lady who is using her shield to hide her elastigirl stretchy torso. My redrawn women doesn’t have the same energy that the originals did, but they do have more natural fighting poses and pants (the skirt is based on the skirty things on Greek military uniforms since she’s apparently a Greek war goddess…).


passionfyrecrafts submitted:


This is art from the game Spirit Stones. Seriously, what’s up with the belt-bra thing? And the way she’s standing looks very uncomfortable :x 
What’s scary is that this isn’t even the worst from that game which is a shame because it’s fun to play =/

It’s important for the breasts of snake women to strap in when the undulation begins.
(From Spirit Stones)

This is art from the game Spirit Stones. Seriously, what’s up with the belt-bra thing? And the way she’s standing looks very uncomfortable :x 

What’s scary is that this isn’t even the worst from that game which is a shame because it’s fun to play =/

It’s important for the breasts of snake women to strap in when the undulation begins.

(From Spirit Stones)


temari submitted:



The worst part about this is that it’s actually from a health and fitness comic series, meant to inspire people to follow a more traditional(?) way of life.
You’d think they’d present some more realistic expectations - especially since this is a diet program very popular with chiropractors, who will tell you firsthand that that’s not how spines work.

So, apparently when you follow the Paleo Way, your ill health will be ejected from your armpits… along with much of your internal organs.

Quick fix of the pic of Anzu, where in I simply moved everything over a bit.

(Original on top, fix at bottom)

It’s amazing what a big difference that makes.


weirdshitintextbooks-deactivate submitted:


I was reading yugioh manga one day and I found this one page where Anzu’s body looks kind of…deformed. She usually isn’t drawn this way, and this was in the earlier volumes when Takahashi wasn’t as good at drawing, but still.

At first I thought something was just blocking the bottom half of her body then I realized, no, that’s the entire thing. o_o

I was reading yugioh manga one day and I found this one page where Anzu’s body looks kind of…deformed. She usually isn’t drawn this way, and this was in the earlier volumes when Takahashi wasn’t as good at drawing, but still.

At first I thought something was just blocking the bottom half of her body then I realized, no, that’s the entire thing. o_o


wildunicornherd submitted:


i’m so sorry

We can twist it!

i’m so sorry

We can twist it!

introducingemy:

eschergirls:

Overturning all of science, beginning with biology.
(caption by aesmael)

Attempted a quick fix:

Not perfect but closer.  Also that mouse pad is flying away~

Very nice fix. :)

introducingemy:

eschergirls:

Overturning all of science, beginning with biology.

(caption by aesmael)

Attempted a quick fix:

Not perfect but closer.  Also that mouse pad is flying away~

Very nice fix. :)

Overturning all of science, beginning with biology.
(caption by aesmael)

Overturning all of science, beginning with biology.

(caption by aesmael)