Escher Girls

Float like a butterfly, Sting like a WTF!?

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That’s not a leg… that’s… some sort of tumor…

That’s not a leg… that’s… some sort of tumor…

This is why they tell you to put your feet on one at a time.

This is why they tell you to put your feet on one at a time.

Mystique and Rogue are standing over a black hole, right?

Mystique and Rogue are standing over a black hole, right?

It’s strange to me that he got how female bodies work when one part is tilted, but then drew the legs SO THIN.

It’s strange to me that he got how female bodies work when one part is tilted, but then drew the legs SO THIN.

I’m just staring at this trying to visualize how she’s put together in three dimensions.

I’m just staring at this trying to visualize how she’s put together in three dimensions.

She should get that thigh tumor checked out.

She should get that thigh tumor checked out.

Where does she keep her genitals?

Where does she keep her genitals?

The sad part isn’t Artemis’ unfortunate crotch leg (or the weird pineapple slice necklace). The sad part is that over a decade later, Deodato still does it.

The sad part isn’t Artemis’ unfortunate crotch leg (or the weird pineapple slice necklace). The sad part is that over a decade later, Deodato still does it.

I think this artist should win some sort of cheesecake Triple Crown for showing not just both boobs and both buttcheeks, but her crotch as well.

I think this artist should win some sort of cheesecake Triple Crown for showing not just both boobs and both buttcheeks, but her crotch as well.

It’s hard to pick on a picture when I can’t even make out the anatomy to mock it.

It’s hard to pick on a picture when I can’t even make out the anatomy to mock it.