Escher Girls

Float like a butterfly, Sting like a WTF!?

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nelc submitted:

So I had a go at redrawing Ms Marvel from:



I blew the dust off an old copy of Poser, which happened to have a pose very similar to the standard flying superhero one-knee out pose, and jiggled the view around until it was somewhat like whatever the original artist may have had in mind. Then I exported to Photoshop and coloured it up and added hair (I can’t figure out hair or clothes in Poser).
I originally left Ms M’s hip bare in the interests of keeping my re-render close to the original, but I felt chilly on her behalf, so I gave her the benefit of a bit more clothing. I don’t think it hurts the comparison between this and the original too much.
Interesting that this is a fairly unforced boobs’n’butt shot, now I step back and look at it, though I didn’t plan it that way. And I might have been better off moving her hand away from the camera; her arm may be a bit too foreshortened.

nelc submitted:

So I had a go at redrawing Ms Marvel from:

I blew the dust off an old copy of Poser, which happened to have a pose very similar to the standard flying superhero one-knee out pose, and jiggled the view around until it was somewhat like whatever the original artist may have had in mind. Then I exported to Photoshop and coloured it up and added hair (I can’t figure out hair or clothes in Poser).

I originally left Ms M’s hip bare in the interests of keeping my re-render close to the original, but I felt chilly on her behalf, so I gave her the benefit of a bit more clothing. I don’t think it hurts the comparison between this and the original too much.

Interesting that this is a fairly unforced boobs’n’butt shot, now I step back and look at it, though I didn’t plan it that way. And I might have been better off moving her hand away from the camera; her arm may be a bit too foreshortened.

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  1. nikkisea reblogged this from eschergirls
  2. dragonimp said: The ironic thing is, it does the boobs and butt pose much better than the original.
  3. coppertonepretty reblogged this from eschergirls and added:
    I love Sana takeda but wtf is going on here???? It looks like she didn’t understand the pose at all : (
  4. peppersupreme said: the original only gets weirder an weirder. I’d laugh so hard if I was the colorer of that thing
  5. needsmoarg4 said: The pose is ever so difficult to read at this angle. No wonder the artist had problems…
  6. emilypemily reblogged this from eschergirls
  7. nelc submitted this to eschergirls