Escher Girls

Float like a butterfly, Sting like a WTF!?

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This is an interesting picture because that’s the twisted spine lunging pose SO MANY female characters are drawn in.  What’s interesting though, is that usually the twisted spine is so we can see her chest and a piece of her butt.  In THIS case, he’s being twisted so we CAN’T see his chest or his butt. 

This is an interesting picture because that’s the twisted spine lunging pose SO MANY female characters are drawn in.  What’s interesting though, is that usually the twisted spine is so we can see her chest and a piece of her butt.  In THIS case, he’s being twisted so we CAN’T see his chest or his butt. 

I would feel bad that Emma seems to be breaking apart, but since Wolverine’s arm is about to explode, it’ll all be over soon anyway.

I would feel bad that Emma seems to be breaking apart, but since Wolverine’s arm is about to explode, it’ll all be over soon anyway.

Sexy Wolverine

mdevile submitted:


(the best thing about using Wolverine for this? Other than the FABULOUS HAIR of course. If he accidentally breaks his spine while twisting, or chops off his junk while striking a pose with the claws extended, he’s got a HEALING FACTOR. /logic)

Sexy Wolverine

Awesome!  And yeah, his healing factor would fix him right up.  Unless he spent too long like that, would it just heal him in that position and he’d be stuck like this forever?  At least he’s lucky that with Psylocke around, he could ask her for tips on how to move around when you’re stuck in screwed up positions.

ghostarin:

I’m not a professional artist - in fact, I’m still learning. I know the drawing isn’t as “dynamic” but… at least she looks more, um, real? Less broken? Those feet just look painful, she has no spine, breasts doesn’t work that way, the pose tells me nothing, and I hate when they make their panties so high up it looks like it hurts. So I changed these things.
When I draw, I think more about personality, story, characteristics…
Should I make more, you think?

hedgaroo said: Yes but it isn’t quite a redline if you don’t keep the pose

True! I should just call it a fix, not redline. But… in a way I did keep the pose, I just made it more possible.

It’s true that your pose isn’t quite the same as what he was doing, but I think it’s a pretty cool pose, and a good example if you want to show what a woman looks like from behind.

See, that looks pretty cool.  (That’s one of my favorite images for how men pose when their butt is facing us, especially since this is what a woman looks like with her back facing us from the same artist)
Nothing wrong with your heroine copying Wolvie. :)

ghostarin:

I’m not a professional artist - in fact, I’m still learning. I know the drawing isn’t as “dynamic” but… at least she looks more, um, real? Less broken? Those feet just look painful, she has no spine, breasts doesn’t work that way, the pose tells me nothing, and I hate when they make their panties so high up it looks like it hurts. So I changed these things.

When I draw, I think more about personality, story, characteristics…

Should I make more, you think?

hedgaroo said: Yes but it isn’t quite a redline if you don’t keep the pose

True! I should just call it a fix, not redline. But… in a way I did keep the pose, I just made it more possible.

It’s true that your pose isn’t quite the same as what he was doing, but I think it’s a pretty cool pose, and a good example if you want to show what a woman looks like from behind.

See, that looks pretty cool.  (That’s one of my favorite images for how men pose when their butt is facing us, especially since this is what a woman looks like with her back facing us from the same artist)

Nothing wrong with your heroine copying Wolvie. :)

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.

kozmica:

A little redraw I did with them swapping places, original cover found on:
http://eschergirls.tumblr.com/post/47053030998/hesster-submitted-check-out-the-mile-high

kozmica:

A little redraw I did with them swapping places, original cover found on:

http://eschergirls.tumblr.com/post/47053030998/hesster-submitted-check-out-the-mile-high

Hesster submitted:    Check out the Mile High Comics variant cover of Savage Wolverine 01 by J. Scott Campbell.  Wolverine’s search for the rare and elusive rubber woman tribe was successful.

clockworkwatch submitted:

Redraw of this cover of Savage Wolverine. Switched people but not poses or bodies — I figured that whoever survived in the Savage Land would have to be super tough. I also thought it was funny :)

clockworkwatch submitted:

Redraw of this cover of Savage Wolverine. Switched people but not poses or bodies — I figured that whoever survived in the Savage Land would have to be super tough. I also thought it was funny :)