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as soon as I saw this poor girl I knew I had to whip out mspaint and give her her legs back
I saw this and wanted to figure out what the heck was going on with her legs. I tried to figure it out the skeleton - not very successfully at all - and started drawing to try to make sense of her pose (I didn’t really bother with her hair). This is the result. She’s not really the same character anymore, but the process has inspired me in other ways to create powerful art and that is why I am sharing.
I did a redraw of this post: http://eschergirls.tumblr.com/post/45034175455/ponpoe-submitted-poor-mikus-gone-and-gotten#disqus-thread
Here is a redraw of the pose:
But I thought it would be more dynamic with this kind of pose:
As for the costume, since it seemed to be more decorative than practical, I left it like that. I removed some elements that seemed uncomfortable though (the metal-like top and the second belt) My style is not very suited for redraws. sorry: