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Float like a butterfly, Sting like a WTF!?

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No matter how hard they tried, her legs just could not run away from her body.

No matter how hard they tried, her legs just could not run away from her body.

Since Boobs Don’t Work That Way is currently on a bit of a hiatus, I’ll do my duty as a fellow-wtf art-ally and post this. :)
Also, is that a zipper below her breasts?  What… exactly is the point of it?
(and did they SERIOUSLY name a character Psilence?)

Since Boobs Don’t Work That Way is currently on a bit of a hiatus, I’ll do my duty as a fellow-wtf art-ally and post this. :)

Also, is that a zipper below her breasts?  What… exactly is the point of it?

(and did they SERIOUSLY name a character Psilence?)

This was the only panel where her body was… like that.

wtfffff

littleeloquentdoll submitted:

…there are no words.

How about “HOLY WTF!?”

Least.  Protective. Spacesuit. Ever.

Least.  Protective. Spacesuit. Ever.

zackcandraw submitted:

What.

That’s an appropriately panicky face for somebody who is turning into a pony.

zackcandraw submitted:

What.

That’s an appropriately panicky face for somebody who is turning into a pony.

Jonny submitted:

Rob Liefeld knows how to draw women perfectly. Especially ones that defy the laws of physics with their waists.

This neither titillates nor intimidates me.  Maybe they’re trying to defeat their foes through a mixture of disgust and pity?

Jonny submitted:

Rob Liefeld knows how to draw women perfectly. Especially ones that defy the laws of physics with their waists.

This neither titillates nor intimidates me.  Maybe they’re trying to defeat their foes through a mixture of disgust and pity?

Speaking of Horrible How-to-Draw Books….

kajedheat submitted:

These are from Drawing Dynamic Comics, by Andy Smith.

I look at this and I think about the model. She’s absorbed the messages all girls do. Gotta be thin gotta be pretty gotta be thin and pretty. So she’s been recruited as a model for this guy, she’s so pretty.

And then the artist is like NOPE GOTTA BE SKINNIER AND PRETTIER THAN THAT.

It’s sad that a skinny model isn’t good enough for him, especially since cinching in her waist and inflating her breasts doesn’t make her seem more powerful or anything.  Also, he boob floundered her in that last picture.   And yes, it’s the style of the industry, but that says a lot about the industry and the norms of how women are drawn and portrayed.

On second look, I also love how she’s in a bra, and he drew a nipple onto the first picture. xD 

radicalbytes submitted:


Is she supposed to be flying or fighting or sleeping? I’m confused. From Catwoman #1 of DC comics New 52.

Isn’t that costume skin tight?  How did it fall off one of her arms?  My jackets aren’t skin tight and they don’t just fall off me like that.  And boobs don’t work that way!  Neither do spines (unless she has new cat spine powers in the new 52, you can’t assume anymore).

Is she supposed to be flying or fighting or sleeping? I’m confused. From Catwoman #1 of DC comics New 52.

Isn’t that costume skin tight?  How did it fall off one of her arms?  My jackets aren’t skin tight and they don’t just fall off me like that.  And boobs don’t work that way!  Neither do spines (unless she has new cat spine powers in the new 52, you can’t assume anymore).

More Horrible How-to-Draw Tips from Andy Smith

kajedheat submitted:

Another page from Drawing Dynamic Comics by Andy Smith. Note the varieties in the figures.

*phhhh hahahaha*

One girl as slightly more muscle definition. That’s all I can see. What about you readers? Can you spot the difference?

Even for the men, his idea of variety seems to be just different sizes, but at least they are obvious different sizes.  When we get to women it’s like… whuh?  Really?  Variety?

On the other hand, I bet he’s really good at those “spot the differences” puzzles!  “Wait, that butterfly is a SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT SHADE OF ORANGE than the original picture!”

squickygameart submitted:

While going through some images from D&D’s “Drow of the Underdark”, I came across this fantastic example of Boobs-n-Butt. Check out that twisting action!

The image is titled “Grin and Bear It”, the artist is Jackoilrain.

This has to be one of the weirdest contexts for a boobs and butt pose.  It’s just so… what!?  I don’t even know what she’s doing much less why she has to break her spine to do it.