Escher Girls

Float like a butterfly, Sting like a WTF!?

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People wanted me to re-introduce some of my favourite Escher Girls from the beginnings of this tumblr that might have gone ignored, so here we go… be careful what you wish for.
http://eschergirls.tumblr.com/post/10479929762/what-i-was-going-to-snark-about-her-weird
This one is definitely one of the most horrific I’ve seen.  It’s by Mike Deodato and at first, all I thought was that the costume was ridiculous and that she gets broken at the waist by the dragon, but then I realized… that’s her other butt cheek, that’s not empty white space… and then my brain broke in two.
Edit: Okay, some people have said that might be a stripe.  I’m looking hard at it and I can kinda see how that could be a stripe.  I hope it’s meant to be, it’s so hard to tell.  Regardless, she’s still broken at the waist (and yes the middle little woman is broken too).

People wanted me to re-introduce some of my favourite Escher Girls from the beginnings of this tumblr that might have gone ignored, so here we go… be careful what you wish for.

http://eschergirls.tumblr.com/post/10479929762/what-i-was-going-to-snark-about-her-weird

This one is definitely one of the most horrific I’ve seen.  It’s by Mike Deodato and at first, all I thought was that the costume was ridiculous and that she gets broken at the waist by the dragon, but then I realized… that’s her other butt cheek, that’s not empty white space… and then my brain broke in two.

Edit: Okay, some people have said that might be a stripe.  I’m looking hard at it and I can kinda see how that could be a stripe.  I hope it’s meant to be, it’s so hard to tell.  Regardless, she’s still broken at the waist (and yes the middle little woman is broken too).

http://eschergirls.tumblr.com/post/12159506414/butt-and-boobs-pose-organless-torso-and
Another retro Escher Girl!  There’s the boobs and butt pose, the broken spine, neither of her shoulders are in the right place and I think even her neck is off.  It’s obvious that the armor’s not there to protect her, but I think it might be there to hold her together.  (That metal battle thong has to chafe though.)

http://eschergirls.tumblr.com/post/12159506414/butt-and-boobs-pose-organless-torso-and

Another retro Escher Girl!  There’s the boobs and butt pose, the broken spine, neither of her shoulders are in the right place and I think even her neck is off.  It’s obvious that the armor’s not there to protect her, but I think it might be there to hold her together.  (That metal battle thong has to chafe though.)

Another Best of Escher Girls: http://eschergirls.tumblr.com/post/10230364370/hey-baby-do-i-look-sexy-in-this-wtf-is-wrong
I liked my original commentary so I’m just going to put it here too:

“Hey baby, do I look sexy in this?”
“WTF is wrong with your spine!?”
“JERK!”

Another Best of Escher Girls: http://eschergirls.tumblr.com/post/10230364370/hey-baby-do-i-look-sexy-in-this-wtf-is-wrong

I liked my original commentary so I’m just going to put it here too:

“Hey baby, do I look sexy in this?”

“WTF is wrong with your spine!?”

“JERK!”

forkflinger submitted:

I just thought it might be interesting to point out this scene of Bane breaking Batman’s spine.

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That’s how much of a bend it takes to break a spine, apparently.

Too bad he wasn’t a woman.  These things regularly happen and they seem to be just fine:

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http://eschergirls.tumblr.com/post/10075412459/psylocke-in-the-sadly-all-too-common
Another best of Escher Girls.  One of the first pictures I ever posted, and one of the worst examples of the Boobs and Butt pose.

http://eschergirls.tumblr.com/post/10075412459/psylocke-in-the-sadly-all-too-common

Another best of Escher Girls.  One of the first pictures I ever posted, and one of the worst examples of the Boobs and Butt pose.

Ah, non-Eschered Female Body… It’s nice to see you!

Emma Untitled submitted:

Now, I am a big fan of Escher girls, and sometimes it just sickens me to see such horribly wrong depictions of women.

As soon as I saw this image, it made me think of you guys immediately! I was so pleased to find a more realistic depiction of a female. Hopefully you enjoy it as much as I do.

Image below the cut (NSFW):

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Somebody commenting on this post reminded me of that picture’s existence, so it’s time for another Best of Escher Girls! :D
It’s the boobs and butt pose, but with the twist that she’s doing it while crouching and balancing only on the balls of her feet (and in metal armor.)  Plus, there’s the metal battle thong and that apparently her breasts don’t need protecting, but her nipples do.

Somebody commenting on this post reminded me of that picture’s existence, so it’s time for another Best of Escher Girls! :D

It’s the boobs and butt pose, but with the twist that she’s doing it while crouching and balancing only on the balls of her feet (and in metal armor.)  Plus, there’s the metal battle thong and that apparently her breasts don’t need protecting, but her nipples do.

fyeahroyandartemis submitted:


Because this is TOTALLY how one swings through a window. Just look at Batman for proof! OH WAIT.
It’s a good thing that costume of her’s protected her from all that broken glass, right?

http://eschergirls.tumblr.com/post/10077400229/this-looks-impossible-if-you-focus-on-her-spine
That was actually the 5th ever post on this blog, and so I’ll re-post it as another edition of “Best of Escher Girls” for those who haven’t gone back that far in my archives yet. :)
Because this is TOTALLY how one swings through a window. Just look at Batman for proof! OH WAIT.

It’s a good thing that costume of her’s protected her from all that broken glass, right?

http://eschergirls.tumblr.com/post/10077400229/this-looks-impossible-if-you-focus-on-her-spine

That was actually the 5th ever post on this blog, and so I’ll re-post it as another edition of “Best of Escher Girls” for those who haven’t gone back that far in my archives yet. :)

eschergirls:

500th Escher Girl post!
Metal armor nipples.  Metal armor belly button.
Metal armor CAMELTOE!?
OW OW OW OW OW OW *sympathy pains*
Also, that “armor” is crushing the poor girl’s stomach!

Somebody in the comments of the last Cyblade post remarked about how pinchy her metal outfit must be with all the metal strips, and it reminded me of an even worse picture of Cyblade in her armor which was so bad I made it my 500th post.  Yes, that’s metal cameltoe and nipple outlines.

eschergirls:

500th Escher Girl post!

Metal armor nipples.  Metal armor belly button.

Metal armor CAMELTOE!?

OW OW OW OW OW OW *sympathy pains*

Also, that “armor” is crushing the poor girl’s stomach!

Somebody in the comments of the last Cyblade post remarked about how pinchy her metal outfit must be with all the metal strips, and it reminded me of an even worse picture of Cyblade in her armor which was so bad I made it my 500th post.  Yes, that’s metal cameltoe and nipple outlines.

Nssa submitted:


Bean is the ultimate Escher girl. 


That may be so, but Bean may find Shi a formidable foe for the title.

Nssa submitted:

Bean is the ultimate Escher girl. 

That may be so, but Bean may find Shi a formidable foe for the title.

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