Escher Girls

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You should give her another pair of legs and just draw centaurs already.

You should give her another pair of legs and just draw centaurs already.

Daaaad!  Mom’s stealing your powers again!

Daaaad!  Mom’s stealing your powers again!

Excerpt from the Superheroine Etiquette Guide:

A good superheroine knows when it’s necessary to dislocate her spine so her stronger, more capable male partner can have a clear shot.

Excerpt from the Superheroine Etiquette Guide:

A good superheroine knows when it’s necessary to dislocate her spine so her stronger, more capable male partner can have a clear shot.

celebrenithil submitted:


Look at this! http://coelasquid.tumblr.com/post/13929817517/poinko-sweetappletea-poinko
I can see the front of her crotch and her buttcheeks at the same time! O_O
If you look long enough, you realize her torso is likely sprouting  out of her right hip…. gosh…. can’t unsee…. I need to stop trying to  figure how that works…

(photo by Diesel Ducy)
This is supposed to make people want to buy it? o_O

Look at this! http://coelasquid.tumblr.com/post/13929817517/poinko-sweetappletea-poinko

I can see the front of her crotch and her buttcheeks at the same time! O_O

If you look long enough, you realize her torso is likely sprouting out of her right hip…. gosh…. can’t unsee…. I need to stop trying to figure how that works…

(photo by Diesel Ducy)

This is supposed to make people want to buy it? o_O

bbunny74 submitted:


I was on DeviantArt one day and I saw a submission by a comic artist that made the front page.
The left image is a cover for Grimm Fairy Tales - the right side is my own lines trying to give more of a structure to it.
The original image has little to no ribs because the artist was  trying to show the breasts from behind her arms- ironically  it made her  breasts sag really low. And she seems to be lacking organs in her  torso.
I know I’m not a professional but I hope the version I did is a little more palatable.

Very good breakdown. :)  She looks less like an angular Tetris block.  A lot of artists seem to really like centaur women.
I was on DeviantArt one day and I saw a submission by a comic artist that made the front page.

The left image is a cover for Grimm Fairy Tales - the right side is my own lines trying to give more of a structure to it.

The original image has little to no ribs because the artist was trying to show the breasts from behind her arms- ironically  it made her breasts sag really low. And she seems to be lacking organs in her torso.

I know I’m not a professional but I hope the version I did is a little more palatable.

Very good breakdown. :)  She looks less like an angular Tetris block.  A lot of artists seem to really like centaur women.

Scarlet Witch’s breasts segue right into her hips.  Rogue is broken in two.  But holy crap… CAP!  ARE YOU OKAY!?

Scarlet Witch’s breasts segue right into her hips.  Rogue is broken in two.  But holy crap… CAP!  ARE YOU OKAY!?

And this is why human women should never date Superman.

And this is why human women should never date Superman.

Maybe the artists are prophetic and they’re trying to warn us that in the nuclear winter future, only women with rubber spines will be able to survive?

Maybe the artists are prophetic and they’re trying to warn us that in the nuclear winter future, only women with rubber spines will be able to survive?

My first (and only) encounter with Ale Garza’s work was on Supergirl, when he took over as artist after Ian Churchill, and his Supergirl was cute and had bones and compared to Churchill’s was ADORABLE.  So I had just…  never thought to google him.  Now that I have.  Not only is that a LOT of cheesecake, he’s actually the artist behind a LOT of the stuff here!  The Grimm’s Fairy Tale and Fathom covers that aren’t by J. Scott Campbell or Michael Turner are HIS. O_O
I feel like that kid in Eight Men Out.  “Say it ain’t so, Ale!”
Also, OUCH OUCH OUCH centaur woman.

My first (and only) encounter with Ale Garza’s work was on Supergirl, when he took over as artist after Ian Churchill, and his Supergirl was cute and had bones and compared to Churchill’s was ADORABLE.  So I had just…  never thought to google him.  Now that I have.  Not only is that a LOT of cheesecake, he’s actually the artist behind a LOT of the stuff here!  The Grimm’s Fairy Tale and Fathom covers that aren’t by J. Scott Campbell or Michael Turner are HIS. O_O

I feel like that kid in Eight Men Out.  “Say it ain’t so, Ale!”

Also, OUCH OUCH OUCH centaur woman.

misslolsworthy:

eribao alerted me to this.

This is EXACTLY why I call many of the pictures “centaur women” or that there must be two women in the picture.  It’s sad that that second picture looks a lot like the Youngblood Liefeld picture (as well as others not by him), complete with the boobs and butt pose.  Okay artists, if your art looks like it requires TWO WOMEN, YOU ARE DOING IT WRONG.