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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oldfilmsflicker:

Hollywood’s Problem With Women of Color Is Even Worse Than You Realize - PolicyMic

On topic about the representation of women in media.  Read the link because the graphics are supposed to go with the context and commentary in the article.

maryann submitted:

Promotional art of Aoki Lapis, a vocaloid that apparently has a broken back

The last picture is her sister Merli. That has to be a familiar curse

Come with me, and we will fly to the land where we can be free from physics and spines!


knotted-roses submitted:






Rose Wilson/Ravager, as found on the DC wiki.

As my friend, summer-of-supervillainy said, that’s not a woman, that’s a collection of snakes trying to look like a woman.

Rose Wilson/Ravager, as found on the DC wiki.

As my friend, summer-of-supervillainy said, that’s not a woman, that’s a collection of snakes trying to look like a woman.

starrypawz:

So I came across one of those wonderful Chris Hart ‘How to draw Manga’ books with it’s usual array of wonderful anatomically sound drawings and helpful tips for the budding artist

I broke out laughing at the part where they said future girl should be clothed with protective gear because of the harsh future, but that just means goggles, boots, and random shoulder pads.

So here are the 3 winners I’ve chosen (with some consultations with friends) for the Escher Girls Valentine’s Day card contest! :D

The winners are: rhube, Silverwisp, and skarchomp!

(Their contributions are top to bottom in the same order)

As stated earlier, there are 3 prizes.

Marie Friedrich is offering a commission, 1 character, half body watercolor, character in abstract background.

Einar’Fox (NSFW) is offering a commission, 1-2 characters, bust style character portrait, full shading/color, which can be printed in 8x10 format (but they’re open to other dimensions as well).  The commission can be either SFW or NSFW.

And Ozziescribbler is offering a chibi commission, 1 character, full body.

I’m going to randomly pick who gets which prize.

rhube wins the commission from Einar’Fox

Silverwisp wins the commission from Marie Friedrich

skarchomp wins the commission from Ozziescribbler!

Contact the artists and let them know you won and link this post for proof.  Feel free to trade the prizes among each other or give them away if you’re not interested. :)

Stay tuned for the next contest! (This one will involve drawing.) If you’re interested in offering a prize please let me know (a few have already offered).

Thanks to everybody who participated.  There were a lot of great and hilarious entries.

And the final images for the Escher Girls Valentine’s Day Contest!

21. submitted by RayneofCastamere

22. submitted by Charlie

23. submitted by eliamias

24. submitted by eliamias

25. submitted by randomthingsfromarandomgirl

I will now retire to my inner sanctum and commune with the Force to pick the winners.

And here are the next 10 entries for the Valentine’s Day Contest!

11. submitted by pixelated-prince

12. submitted by skarchomp

13. submitted by skarchomp

14. submitted by antiantikitsch

15. submitted by elblooderino

16. submitted by mcnerds

17. submitted by mcnerds

18. submitted by dwuff

19. submitted by dwuff

20. submitted by dwuff

And here are the submissions from the Escher Girls Valentine’s Day Contest! :D

I can only upload 10 images to a post, so I’ll split these into multiple posts, and then make a post where I announce the winners and who gets which prize. :)

So here are the first 10 submissions.

1. submitted by wokintomordor

2. submitted by weia-yo

3. submitted wincenworks

4. submitted by pumpkincupcakes

5. submitted by pumpkincupcakes

6. submitted by myainsel

7. submitted by rhube

8. submitted by Silverwisp

9. submitted by titaniumcurves

10. submitted by razzretina



avatar-trisana submitted:


Where do I even start? The fact that she’s posing like a pin up while being captured? The clothing that clings to her shape but still gives the illusion of thickness? The racism? The..odd pelvis? How about how the pirates didn’t need to bother tying up her legs because she’s already holding them as if they were? Or the way she’s not actually sitting on the seat in the boat, but floating slightly above it?

After falling upon hard times, Captain Hook took up transporting glow-in-the-dark rubber racial fetish blow-up dolls to make some extra cash.

Where do I even start? The fact that she’s posing like a pin up while being captured? The clothing that clings to her shape but still gives the illusion of thickness? The racism? The..odd pelvis? How about how the pirates didn’t need to bother tying up her legs because she’s already holding them as if they were? Or the way she’s not actually sitting on the seat in the boat, but floating slightly above it?

After falling upon hard times, Captain Hook took up transporting glow-in-the-dark rubber racial fetish blow-up dolls to make some extra cash.


plumagefox submitted:


So I saw this ad and it didn’t seem that interesting just your typical sexy girl wearing ineffectual armor. Then I noticed her boobs seemed to be PULSING. I couldn’t properly save the whole thing, but hopefully these two frames should get the point across…

Apparently it’s not hard to discover who the fallen angels are because their breasts pulse.

So I saw this ad and it didn’t seem that interesting just your typical sexy girl wearing ineffectual armor. Then I noticed her boobs seemed to be PULSING. I couldn’t properly save the whole thing, but hopefully these two frames should get the point across…

Apparently it’s not hard to discover who the fallen angels are because their breasts pulse.