Escher Girls

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Submitted by neurosquared.
My first official Liefeld picture!  (I may have posted him in the past without knowing it, but I haven’t been aware of it if I have.)  I’ve actually been trying to AVOID Liefeld to start because I wanted to avoid people just saying “oh that’s Liefeld, he can’t draw anything”, and because he’s such an easy target, but I think Escher Girls is at a point where it’s pretty clear it’s not just Liefeld that has issues drawing and posing women.
Also is the weapon in her right hand SUPPOSED to be that short?  Is it a dagger, or did Liefeld just screw up trying to make it look like it’s pointing away?  With him, you can never be sure WHAT’S on purpose. xD

Submitted by neurosquared.

My first official Liefeld picture!  (I may have posted him in the past without knowing it, but I haven’t been aware of it if I have.)  I’ve actually been trying to AVOID Liefeld to start because I wanted to avoid people just saying “oh that’s Liefeld, he can’t draw anything”, and because he’s such an easy target, but I think Escher Girls is at a point where it’s pretty clear it’s not just Liefeld that has issues drawing and posing women.

Also is the weapon in her right hand SUPPOSED to be that short?  Is it a dagger, or did Liefeld just screw up trying to make it look like it’s pointing away?  With him, you can never be sure WHAT’S on purpose. xD

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trancie submitted:

A friend posted this on Google+ today; I thought of your Tumblr right away!

http://www.progressiveboink.com/archive/robliefeld.html

Ohhhhh Rob Liefield.

xD  This is kind of the reason why I haven’t initially posted any of Liefeld’s stuff.  People have already pointed out all his bad art, and how he thinks women are 20 heads tall and his obsession with pouches.  But sometimes I feel bad for him, he’s become the scapegoat for ALL bad female character art, people just assume it’s all by him and there’s a LOT of other offenders.  And I didn’t want this blog to start off with people saying “yeah but that’s Liefeld, he can’t draw ANYBODY”.

From the Extreme Studios Sampler released a couple months ago.  In my most egotistical fantasies, I imagine that Rob Liefeld got angry that I’m avoiding his work because I feel bad for him and I think a lot of his stuff is pretty played, and he’s going “I’LL SHOW HER, I’LL SHOW THEM ALL I’M STILL THE MASTER ESCHER GIRL ARTIST!”  And he just went Super-Saiyan and blasted us with the Escher Girl equivalent of a Spirit Bomb.

From the Extreme Studios Sampler released a couple months ago.  In my most egotistical fantasies, I imagine that Rob Liefeld got angry that I’m avoiding his work because I feel bad for him and I think a lot of his stuff is pretty played, and he’s going “I’LL SHOW HER, I’LL SHOW THEM ALL I’M STILL THE MASTER ESCHER GIRL ARTIST!”  And he just went Super-Saiyan and blasted us with the Escher Girl equivalent of a Spirit Bomb.

smoggy-starlight submitted:

Her legs are at least 65% of her body mass. Artist is Rob Liefeld, I believe. 

I was actually saving that for a special occasion, because it’s my personal favourite example of Liefeld’s work, but since you submitted it, here it is.  She really looks like she’s an Imperial AT-ST walker or something.

smoggy-starlight submitted:

Her legs are at least 65% of her body mass. Artist is Rob Liefeld, I believe. 

I was actually saving that for a special occasion, because it’s my personal favourite example of Liefeld’s work, but since you submitted it, here it is.  She really looks like she’s an Imperial AT-ST walker or something.

Okay, and now it begins.
Bring on the Liefeld!

Okay, and now it begins.


Bring on the Liefeld!

Her top boggles my mind (apparently it won’t cover her breasts, but it will cover her … armpits!?) and I’m not sure she has nipples.  But what amuses me most about this is her face, she looks… bored and confused.  Like “whuh?” 
I also can’t see how her cross attaches to her.

Her top boggles my mind (apparently it won’t cover her breasts, but it will cover her … armpits!?) and I’m not sure she has nipples.  But what amuses me most about this is her face, she looks… bored and confused.  Like “whuh?” 

I also can’t see how her cross attaches to her.

Okay, the actual image no longer exists (and neither does the website google images links to) but this appears to be a drawing lesson by Rob Liefeld on how to draw Wonder Girl.  Does anybody have a larger version of this because I’m really really curious.  Please help!  For science!

Okay, the actual image no longer exists (and neither does the website google images links to) but this appears to be a drawing lesson by Rob Liefeld on how to draw Wonder Girl.  Does anybody have a larger version of this because I’m really really curious.  Please help!  For science!

Excellent!  Thank you holdthesebees! :D
Does anybody have the 2nd page?  It’s from Wizard by the way (where else?)

When coming up with a gesture, I don’t use any reference, but once it comes time to finish the drawing, well, I’ll look at everything from Victoria’s Secret catalogs to Maxim to my shapely wife for input.

I love how he goes “from Victoria’s Secret catalogs to Maxim” as if he’s showing that he references from a wide variety of female body types, clothing and poses.  This explains a lot.  Also, I don’t know if that’s really a compliment to his wife if he honestly believes she looks like his drawings.  I hope that her spine is okay at least.  It doesn’t surprise me that he doesn’t reference to start the picture either.
His fear that Wonder Girl’s waist is too big for a girl explains a lot about his art too (and that he fears “man hands”).

Excellent!  Thank you holdthesebees! :D

Does anybody have the 2nd page?  It’s from Wizard by the way (where else?)

When coming up with a gesture, I don’t use any reference, but once it comes time to finish the drawing, well, I’ll look at everything from Victoria’s Secret catalogs to Maxim to my shapely wife for input.

I love how he goes “from Victoria’s Secret catalogs to Maxim” as if he’s showing that he references from a wide variety of female body types, clothing and poses.  This explains a lot.  Also, I don’t know if that’s really a compliment to his wife if he honestly believes she looks like his drawings.  I hope that her spine is okay at least.  It doesn’t surprise me that he doesn’t reference to start the picture either.

His fear that Wonder Girl’s waist is too big for a girl explains a lot about his art too (and that he fears “man hands”).

Another piece by my friend, RenegadeSaint, this one is a parody of Rob Liefeld’s “art”.  (Notice the steam to cover the feet)

Another piece by my friend, RenegadeSaint, this one is a parody of Rob Liefeld’s “art”.  (Notice the steam to cover the feet)

Nyx submitted:

From Deadpool Corps, yes, it’s Leifeld.
How does that torso work?

I don’t think it does.  I think it’s on strike.  (And I think her knees went on a sympathy strike.)

Nyx submitted:

From Deadpool Corps, yes, it’s Leifeld.

How does that torso work?

I don’t think it does.  I think it’s on strike.  (And I think her knees went on a sympathy strike.)