Escher Girls

Float like a butterfly, Sting like a WTF!?

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shadowofthesun submitted:

I know Lady Sylvanas is dead but holy cow that anatomy looks messed up. If I was dead and my torso was a mess like that I’d be grouchy too. The background is really pretty but augh…D:

Did she die in that position and then resurrected stuck in it?

Socks submitted:



Does World of Warcraft count?
This is official Blizzard Entertainment artwork. I’ve had this mousepad for years and never really looked at it before I started reading Escher Girls.
I always thought something looked a little off on the Blood Elf and now I know why. o_O a VERY B&B pose.

If I was in the WoW-verse, I think I’d become either a chiropractor or an underwear distributor that specialized in non-thong panties and sports-bras.  I’d become rich.
Does World of Warcraft count?

This is official Blizzard Entertainment artwork. I’ve had this mousepad for years and never really looked at it before I started reading Escher Girls.


I always thought something looked a little off on the Blood Elf and now I know why. o_O a VERY B&B pose.

If I was in the WoW-verse, I think I’d become either a chiropractor or an underwear distributor that specialized in non-thong panties and sports-bras.  I’d become rich.

spaceslut submitted:

i think this guy has been taking tips from this blog

And from the looks of it, it’s not paying off for him.

spaceslut submitted:

i think this guy has been taking tips from this blog

And from the looks of it, it’s not paying off for him.

I watch this guy on deviantart, he has a lot of skill and a repetitive but nice style. He’s done World of Warcraft cards, commissions, and I’m sure other things as well. He almost always depicts women who are in shape and boobs that always sorta irk me, but overall nothing particularly Escher Girl ‘style’.

….Until this image.

At first I was like, ‘aw there are those weird perfectly circular armor huggin boobs again, all well.’ Then I saw the woman on the left. There the girl is supposedly in the foreground aiming at the goblin on the middle ground. Her body seems to have the ability to simultaneously exist in a profile and three quarter view all at once. All whilst aiming at a goblin who seems so much bigger than her, despite the fact she’s aiming inward from the frontal plane. (Don’t think I didn’t notice that if she was drawn to size accurately on that frontal plane, her butt wouldn’t be able to be visible.)

Not sure if any of you wow, but goblins are TINY. And now that I look again..not sure what pose that purple night elf is pulling there either.

My friend pointed out that we’ve got three different women, each facing a different direction, yet all their breasts are pointed at us.

Kay submitted:




A piece of “art” from the official World of Warcraft trading card game
Genzoman is a professional artist that does art for many official video game products.  He’s drawn a lot of art for the World of Warcraft trading card game, some of it much better than others.  Take a look at this piece featuring a lady blood elf, titled “Meltdown”.
Genzoman in general has issues with making rushed pictures with odd anatomy, hidden feet, and skintight clothing, but this one takes the cake.



The ancient elf art of vacuum sealed dresses.
A piece of “art” from the official World of Warcraft trading card game

Genzoman is a professional artist that does art for many official video game products.  He’s drawn a lot of art for the World of Warcraft trading card game, some of it much better than others.  Take a look at this piece featuring a lady blood elf, titled “Meltdown”.

Genzoman in general has issues with making rushed pictures with odd anatomy, hidden feet, and skintight clothing, but this one takes the cake.

The ancient elf art of vacuum sealed dresses.

World of Boobcraft

WoW is generally pretty good about gender equality in armour sets - when females wear skimpy armour it looks just as skimpy on males - although they do tend to add wild and random midriffs.

The newest tier Priest armour, however? Holy vacuum-sealed boobies, Batman. If you’re a WoW player and an Escher-girler, please drop them a line to request a change in this texture to something realistic. I don’t want to have to transmog away from what could be a pretty set simply because of this stupid sexualization.

T15 - Priest - Female: http://media.mmo-champion.com/images/news/2013/january/tier15_priest_f_hd.jpg

T15 - Priest - Male: http://media.mmo-champion.com/images/news/2012/december/t15_priest_m_hd.jpg

But how would we know that’s a female priest without the big vacuum sealed breasts?

luminescentplatypi submitted:



I opened a booster pack today to find this lovely demon lady doing the boobs n’ butt pose.

There’s only one boob (with a hint of the other), so it’s not technically a boobs and butt pose.  However, even multi-limbed female warriors can get stuck in quicksand and have to fight with their butts facing their opponent, apparently.

luminescentplatypi submitted:

I opened a booster pack today to find this lovely demon lady doing the boobs n’ butt pose.

There’s only one boob (with a hint of the other), so it’s not technically a boobs and butt pose.  However, even multi-limbed female warriors can get stuck in quicksand and have to fight with their butts facing their opponent, apparently.

It’s for the Blizzard TCG. (Specifically ”WOW TCG “Betrayal of the Guardian”“.)

I know she’s a succubus, but still, how is her leg there? And her shoulders are so far up so you can see her breasts. It makes it look quite odd.

Also what is going on with her butt and her spine? I mean it just jerks. We can see the line to the crotch area and that is one interesting shape. (Not to mention her upper back. Ow?) Also the breasts are a bit of an interesting shape, I’d say it’s because she’s pushing her chest out, but I don’t think she is.

But that leg. That left leg. Wow.

Wincenworks submitted a quick edit he made for where her butt should be given where we see her torso & beginning of her pelvis (he wants it to be clear it’s not a “fix” or a “better” pose, just putting it in line with her pelvic line)  Maybe succubbi have the power to dislocate a butt cheek/leg in order to better seduce people from the side.


anne-ominous submitted:





World of WTFCraft

So this came up on my dashboard a few minutes ago, and it’s just physically painful to look at.



I think she’s supposed to be a Troll Warrior or something (she really doesn’t look like anything actually in the game - she looks like she has tusks, and she lacks a tail so that rules out the other two absurdly curvy blue races), which for reference even with the typically bad sexualization in all MMOs, usually look like this:

As usual the stylized look is much less absurd for the male of the set:

(like yeah there’s some anatomy that’s questionable here but it’s way more dynamic and less plain “what the hell is going on what is he even supposed to be”)

The card the art is from confirms that your guess was right, she’s meant to be a Troll warrior.
She’s looks like she’s going “seriously? Who the heck designed this outfit!? OW MY BOOB”
World of WTFCraft
So this came up on my dashboard a few minutes ago, and it’s just physically painful to look at.

I think she’s supposed to be a Troll Warrior or something (she really doesn’t look like anything actually in the game - she looks like she has tusks, and she lacks a tail so that rules out the other two absurdly curvy blue races), which for reference even with the typically bad sexualization in all MMOs, usually look like this:

As usual the stylized look is much less absurd for the male of the set:

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(like yeah there’s some anatomy that’s questionable here but it’s way more dynamic and less plain “what the hell is going on what is he even supposed to be”)

The card the art is from confirms that your guess was right, she’s meant to be a Troll warrior.

She’s looks like she’s going “seriously? Who the heck designed this outfit!? OW MY BOOB”


Saftkalas submitted:


Latest World Of Warcraft Trading Card Game Art.
Her pose makes me uncomfortable…

Some might say that trading her soul to the god of death to win a dance competition was going a little too far, but she was a perfectionist.
(caption by summer-of-supervillainy)

Latest World Of Warcraft Trading Card Game Art.

Her pose makes me uncomfortable…

Some might say that trading her soul to the god of death to win a dance competition was going a little too far, but she was a perfectionist.

(caption by summer-of-supervillainy)