Escher Girls

Float like a butterfly, Sting like a WTF!?

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I don’t know if you’ve seen the new Miku Racing figure, but…it’s weird…

I’ve certainly seen worse, and from certain angles she looks fine, but the back…I don’t know. I’m usually okay with drawings, but seeing it happen in 3D is a bit unnerving…

I got three redraws on the same picture, so I thought I’d combine them together into one post. :)

insertcoolthinghere submitted:

as soon as I saw this poor girl I knew I had to whip out mspaint and give her her legs back

Miku Redraw

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.

asktheasianfamily submitted:

I did a redraw of this post:


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:




(To clear up a misconception, the original is official art from a CCG, not fan art.)