Escher Girls

Float like a butterfly, Sting like a WTF!?

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Congratulations!  You’ve almost got your wish!
But seriously, I’m really curious what she’d look like standing up.  If she CAN stand up.

Congratulations!  You’ve almost got your wish!

But seriously, I’m really curious what she’d look like standing up.  If she CAN stand up.

anonamaton submitted:


You can just tell about midway through drawing this he realized it couldn’t work but was stuck trying to make it look plausible anyway.



She slices!  She dices!  She juliennes fries! 

anonamaton submitted:

You can just tell about midway through drawing this he realized it couldn’t work but was stuck trying to make it look plausible anyway.

She slices!  She dices!  She juliennes fries! 

jonnycravat submitted:




I know it’s a bit sloppy, but the felt the need to redraw this poor woman!!
And yes, the pose is still a bit wonky, but at least her organs and spine have reappeared! I also gave her a bit more clothing. I imagine it’s hard to fight the forces of evil in just a bikini. 8l




I think the reasoning is since she’s covered in fur, she’d be hot if she wore too much (but she needs to wear something, either for her own feelings of modesty, or for society’s) and I’m fine with that since Beast is in the same situation and he’s usually portrayed as just wearing a speedo type thing.

jonnycravat submitted:

I know it’s a bit sloppy, but the felt the need to redraw this poor woman!!

And yes, the pose is still a bit wonky, but at least her organs and spine have reappeared! I also gave her a bit more clothing. I imagine it’s hard to fight the forces of evil in just a bikini. 8l

I think the reasoning is since she’s covered in fur, she’d be hot if she wore too much (but she needs to wear something, either for her own feelings of modesty, or for society’s) and I’m fine with that since Beast is in the same situation and he’s usually portrayed as just wearing a speedo type thing.

Tigra redraw

OK, so I felt moved to try a redraw of Tigra here. It seemed clear to me that her right leg should be her weight-bearing one, and the left leg should be moving forward, not backward. So, complete with blue-line skeleton overlay to show where I think the pelvic girdle should be, here’s my rough redraw.

pinlicous submitted:

A redraw of this lovely lady.
I figured she needed some room for organs as well as some more beef.  Tigers aren’t little pussy cats, mind you.  A nice visit to the chiropractor was all she needed, no biggie.  (:  And excuse my newbieness.  I haven’t ever drawn net nor have a drawn any real action-y poses.  I think I lost some of the action in the drawing, but at least it’s plausible now.

pinlicous submitted:

A redraw of this lovely lady.

I figured she needed some room for organs as well as some more beef.  Tigers aren’t little pussy cats, mind you.  A nice visit to the chiropractor was all she needed, no biggie.  (:  And excuse my newbieness.  I haven’t ever drawn net nor have a drawn any real action-y poses.  I think I lost some of the action in the drawing, but at least it’s plausible now.