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Dragonsnake Chick Redraw (my first!)
I’ve been following this blog for a while, and redrawing all sorts of things in the privacy of my sketchbook, but here’s the first that I’ve actually managed to upload; it’s based on this cover. http://eschergirls.tumblr.com/post/30058409981/spidermimi-submitted-i-dont-even-know-where-to
While I like redesigning silly costumes as much as the next person, and I love changing silly cheesecake poses into awesome badass poses, for this one I thought I’d try my hand at keeping the focus on sexy since it is sort of a pin-up rather than an actual fight scene, and just correcting the anatomy and perspective, since in the original we are somehow looking up at her boobs, down at the top of her pelvis, and then up again at her bizarre between-the-legs butt cheeks.
I tried to stay true to the general curve lines, but with actual human joints and stuff. Her right arm still looks sort of weird, but it’s at least not dislocated anymore and I did model the pose to make sure it’s possible (though not super comfortable).
I did make a point to keep her boobs big, but funnily enough, once you draw a shirt over them they become somewhat less visible. Weird how that happens. I did keep a little underboob in there as an homage to the original artist, but only where her raised arm would conceivably pull the shirt up.
It’s still a silly costume though.
Dragonsnake Chick Redraw (my first!)

I’ve been following this blog for a while, and redrawing all sorts of things in the privacy of my sketchbook, but here’s the first that I’ve actually managed to upload; it’s based on this cover. http://eschergirls.tumblr.com/post/30058409981/spidermimi-submitted-i-dont-even-know-where-to

While I like redesigning silly costumes as much as the next person, and I love changing silly cheesecake poses into awesome badass poses, for this one I thought I’d try my hand at keeping the focus on sexy since it is sort of a pin-up rather than an actual fight scene, and just correcting the anatomy and perspective, since in the original we are somehow looking up at her boobs, down at the top of her pelvis, and then up again at her bizarre between-the-legs butt cheeks.

I tried to stay true to the general curve lines, but with actual human joints and stuff. Her right arm still looks sort of weird, but it’s at least not dislocated anymore and I did model the pose to make sure it’s possible (though not super comfortable).

I did make a point to keep her boobs big, but funnily enough, once you draw a shirt over them they become somewhat less visible. Weird how that happens. I did keep a little underboob in there as an homage to the original artist, but only where her raised arm would conceivably pull the shirt up.

It’s still a silly costume though.

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  3. purple-riot said: I think this one is really good! Sometimes when people redraw poses I feel like they also basically redesign the characters. It’s good that this artist hasn’t made the choice to sanitise the original like some do.
  4. komatsujo said: This is actually called Ikki Tousen (or Ikkitousen), but it has other names in different languages, like Dragon Girl or Battle Vixens. That’s Kan’U, female reincarnation of Guan Yu.
  5. kailiia said: This is way sexier then the original! Between the little imagination required (because her costume actually covers her now) and that she looks realistically proportioned and not contorted it went from cartoonish to pinup esk in presentation. Skills!
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