Escher Girls

Float like a butterfly, Sting like a WTF!?

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thaddeusgrey submitted:

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Could you please do the honours and break down why the total blatant destruction of a real female body into the hideous comic book stereotype of women is so absolutely disgusting?

I’m afraid if I try I’ll end up fuming and biting my keyboard into pieces before I’ve managed a coherent analysis.

* an added note…

I didn’t think to look through the guy’s gallery at first, but I just did, and what I’ve seen in there only further disgusts me.

Not just because his cheesecake tendencies drove him so far as to edit out the natural crease between bicep and forearm formed by the bending of the elbow, because apparently women can’t have ANY LINES AT ALL ANYWHERE ON THEIR BODIES EVEN WHEN THEY’RE NOT EVEN AGE LINES AND—I can’t continue anymore on that note without aforementioned biting of my keyboard into pieces.

But because he also has plenty of natural looking pictures of women from the front and such—you know, poses that try as you might, just can’t be edited into centaur bodies, and there are so many centaur bodies in this gallery, which are real women which just sickens me further—that, aside from airbrushing skin, he hasn’t really touched. Not even to create sphere boob.

So this guy does know what the real female body looks like and what it can anatomically do.

He’s just blatantly ignoring it. Because teh sexy.

I just—I can’t. I can not. Not without breaking things.

At least he didn’t give her flesh heels.  Be thankful for small favors.

(Actually, I honestly think it’d be way cooler if he made them into full centaurs)

Flamenco Explanation

jenniart submitted:

So, I was checking out this piece:

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I looked at it for a while and decided that there’s NOTHING wrong with it. Just look at her from a different angle:

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See? Totally fine. She just has a freakishly long waist/hip area and I believe her right shoulder may be dislocated.

In all seriousness, this made me sad because the artwork is so pretty.

Wow.  That’s frightening.  There’s a reason I have a centaur women tag.  Great breakdown by the way, I love seeing what exactly the body looks like under the clothes. :)

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Tyrannosaur arms, centaur spine… and I think her right calf and foot are trying to escape the picture (I would too).

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH


Tyrannosaur arms, centaur spine… and I think her right calf and foot are trying to escape the picture (I would too).

forkflinger:

eschergirls:

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Tyrannosaur arms, centaur spine… and I think her right calf and foot are trying to escape the picture (I would too).

So, I tried one of those redraw things.

Now, I’m no expert on centaur anatomy, but the back leg on this gal was way too long. And what kind of pose was that? And where were her forelegs? Tsk. So I found me a reference of a horse in gallop and picked a pose I thought went with the original. I couldn’t quite get that rear leg to fit, but I gave it a shot!
Anyway, this mare looks a little less ready to fall on her face, so I think even with my limited knowledge of centaur anatomy, I made some improvement.
I also made her claws a little pointier, and changed the lettering on the shirt to something a little more relevant. And I’m no good with faces, but at least I got in those luscious lips!


This is so brilliant.  You deserve all the internets!  Also, a position at a major university as the department head of Centaur Art Studies.

forkflinger:

eschergirls:

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH


Tyrannosaur arms, centaur spine… and I think her right calf and foot are trying to escape the picture (I would too).

So, I tried one of those redraw things.

Now, I’m no expert on centaur anatomy, but the back leg on this gal was way too long. And what kind of pose was that? And where were her forelegs? Tsk. So I found me a reference of a horse in gallop and picked a pose I thought went with the original. I couldn’t quite get that rear leg to fit, but I gave it a shot!

Anyway, this mare looks a little less ready to fall on her face, so I think even with my limited knowledge of centaur anatomy, I made some improvement.

I also made her claws a little pointier, and changed the lettering on the shirt to something a little more relevant. And I’m no good with faces, but at least I got in those luscious lips!

This is so brilliant.  You deserve all the internets!  Also, a position at a major university as the department head of Centaur Art Studies.

http://smartbitchestrashybooks.com/blog/caption-this-cover-i-cant-have-that
I’m officially disturbed.
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).

riverbottomvideo submitted:



thought you might be interested in this
http://www.everbuying.com/product48989.html

Me: She’s a bit centaur-ish isn’t she?
Friend: That is true, she does look like she’d be more comfortable with another pair of legs.
thought you might be interested in this

http://www.everbuying.com/product48989.html

Me: She’s a bit centaur-ish isn’t she?

Friend: That is true, she does look like she’d be more comfortable with another pair of legs.

Submitted by Angela.
What’s amusing to me is that this is apparently a “Marvel Masterpiece.”

Submitted by Angela.

What’s amusing to me is that this is apparently a “Marvel Masterpiece.”

How the fuck hard is it to draw women!? 

How the fuck hard is it to draw women!? 

stuffivefound submitted:

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I’m not a professional but this looked weird to me.

It’s from Nisemonogatari Episode 6 by the way.

A different matter indeed.