Escher Girls

Float like a butterfly, Sting like a WTF!?

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granniesartblog:


Based off this green lantern cover I keep on seeing stuff for the Hawkeye Initiative, where people replace the women of comics with men to reveal how ridiculous they are posed for the sexual novelty only. So I decided I wanted to do the flip side and draw some of them in poses done by the dudes to make the girls look a little cooler.


Oh hay, it’s Cyborg Supergirl!  As a big fan of Supergirl, I think it’s awesome you chose this one.
(I need a tag for these images now… any ideas?)

granniesartblog:

Based off this green lantern cover
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I keep on seeing stuff for the Hawkeye Initiative, where people replace the women of comics with men to reveal how ridiculous they are posed for the sexual novelty only. So I decided I wanted to do the flip side and draw some of them in poses done by the dudes to make the girls look a little cooler.

Oh hay, it’s Cyborg Supergirl!  As a big fan of Supergirl, I think it’s awesome you chose this one.

(I need a tag for these images now… any ideas?)

granniesartblog:



You got your reboot in my au.  Based on



Awesome!
(This is part of the draw women in heroic guy poses thing that was suggested a while back by a reader. :)  I think right now people have decided to use Psylocke for the redraws, but I like variety so I encourage people to use whoever they want.)

granniesartblog:

You got your reboot in my au.
Based on
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Awesome!

(This is part of the draw women in heroic guy poses thing that was suggested a while back by a reader. :)  I think right now people have decided to use Psylocke for the redraws, but I like variety so I encourage people to use whoever they want.)

gracedpalmer submitted:


Psylocke redraw


Wow.  I like it.  She looks hardcore.

(This is part of the “redraw Psylocke in men’s poses” collaboration.)
Psylocke redraw
Wow.  I like it.  She looks hardcore.
(This is part of the “redraw Psylocke in men’s poses” collaboration.)

So people can reblog it if they like

sexpositivesissy asked: A re-draw Psylocke in masculine poses project? How can i take part in this? i adore this idea!

Just send me your redraw, or a link to the post of your redraw :)  So far I’m using the “The Psylocke Collaboration” tag, but that’s only because I like the name. :)

You can also email your redraw to eschergirls@gmail.com

Sample post for those not clear on what this is about. :)

The “project” is just to draw Psylocke (or any other heroine you like) in poses of male heroes.  Kinda like a reverse Hawkeye Initiative.

riskycuriosity submitted:


For the Psylocke Collaboration. The anatomy is a bit off.


I like it. :)  I like her skintone too.

riskycuriosity submitted:

For the Psylocke Collaboration. The anatomy is a bit off.

I like it. :)  I like her skintone too.

pulpcandy submitted:


Archangel and Psylocke play swapsies with Wolverine and Mystique for the Psylocke Collaboration.
I would read THE HELL out of this.

Well done.  I like how you substituted his claws with her psy blades.

pulpcandy submitted:

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Archangel and Psylocke play swapsies with Wolverine and Mystique for the Psylocke Collaboration.

I would read THE HELL out of this.

Well done.  I like how you substituted his claws with her psy blades.

zeb-the-bro submitted:

Evening Eschergirls! I attempted a re-draw of that one picture you told use could use a Psylocke re-draw. Mind you, I barely read any comics and do not have full control over anatomy, so there’s a whole bunch of faults for you to correct here. But at least it’s something, right? c:

zeb-the-bro submitted:

Evening Eschergirls! I attempted a re-draw of that one picture you told use could use a Psylocke re-draw. Mind you, I barely read any comics and do not have full control over anatomy, so there’s a whole bunch of faults for you to correct here. But at least it’s something, right? c:

yondamoegi submitted:

Here’s my first redraw for Psylocke Collaboration. I decided to pick this lovely picture http://eschergirls.tumblr.com/post/38958640896/freezecooper-submitted-has-this-been-submitted
Ladies and genlemen, meet Odette known as Iron Lady and “That-goddamn-crazy-butler” Philippe. Odette can turn her body (except for face) into iron. She also can melt her body to change its shape. And Philippe has a regeneration powers. I will use these cute twins for my redraws.
About redraw. It was harder than I thought - oh I hate Psylocke’s pose. Her legs are ridiculous and her arms can do only scratchy or piercing attacks. So I know I messed up with Philippe’s weapons :I also I wanted to cut off his legs to match with Psylocke’s but I think not so many people like gory stuff.
I changed IronMan’s pose too because big spikey balls are better for punches from above. 

I’m guessing these are the original characters you promised.  I like the poses you came up with and also the design of your characters. :)

yondamoegi submitted:

Here’s my first redraw for Psylocke Collaboration. I decided to pick this lovely picture http://eschergirls.tumblr.com/post/38958640896/freezecooper-submitted-has-this-been-submitted

Ladies and genlemen, meet Odette known as Iron Lady and “That-goddamn-crazy-butler” Philippe. Odette can turn her body (except for face) into iron. She also can melt her body to change its shape. And Philippe has a regeneration powers. I will use these cute twins for my redraws.

About redraw. It was harder than I thought - oh I hate Psylocke’s pose. Her legs are ridiculous and her arms can do only scratchy or piercing attacks. So I know I messed up with Philippe’s weapons :I also I wanted to cut off his legs to match with Psylocke’s but I think not so many people like gory stuff.

I changed IronMan’s pose too because big spikey balls are better for punches from above.

I’m guessing these are the original characters you promised.  I like the poses you came up with and also the design of your characters. :)