Escher Girls

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This is a blog to archive and showcase the prevalence of certain ways women are depicted in illustrated pop media, specifically how women are posed, drawn, distorted, and/or sexualized out of context, often in ridiculous, impossible or disturbing ways that sacrifice storytelling.

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At this point the usual butt and boobs pose is almost pedestrian. XD

At this point the usual butt and boobs pose is almost pedestrian. XD

Submitted by Filby

Wayne Reynolds is an artist I like very much, but he has issues with drawing women sometimes. Look at the sorceress - you shouldn’t be able to see her bust from behind, let alone on both sides of her torso.

Part of me wishes we could remove the title just to see what the rest of her body looks like.  Maybe you can see her belly button too!

Submitted by Filby

Wayne Reynolds is an artist I like very much, but he has issues with drawing women sometimes. Look at the sorceress - you shouldn’t be able to see her bust from behind, let alone on both sides of her torso.

Part of me wishes we could remove the title just to see what the rest of her body looks like.  Maybe you can see her belly button too!

Submitted by Filby:

More Wayne Reynolds badness. I swear he’s usually a better artist, but… look at the dark elf’s spine. Ow.

Submitted by Filby:

More Wayne Reynolds badness. I swear he’s usually a better artist, but… look at the dark elf’s spine. Ow.

Submitted by Askara:

Another one from Paizo, from the Jade Regent Adventure Path Player’s Guide.
Her hand is bigger than her head, one arm is longer than the other and with those in the way she’ll be lucky if she can get a shot off. Also, where is her right shoulder?

No wonder she’s slouching.  She’d look so odd if she stood up!

Submitted by Askara:

Another one from Paizo, from the Jade Regent Adventure Path Player’s Guide.

Her hand is bigger than her head, one arm is longer than the other and with those in the way she’ll be lucky if she can get a shot off. Also, where is her right shoulder?

No wonder she’s slouching. She’d look so odd if she stood up!

"Broken Ragdoll in Flight"

"Broken Ragdoll in Flight"

boobsdontworkthatway:

 Congratulations to this cover for fitting 4 of my pet peeves all into one image!
Impossible cleavage
rubber spine (boobs and butt at the same time!) 
shelf boobs. 
nipple-less breasts. 

Plus the blue girl has a leg growing out of her butt (maybe it’s a rudder?) And you just know that if Mermaids actually existed, the artists would get the tail proportions SO wrong.
(Thanks for the shout out btw!)

boobsdontworkthatway:

 Congratulations to this cover for fitting 4 of my pet peeves all into one image!

  1. Impossible cleavage
  2. rubber spine (boobs and butt at the same time!)
  3. shelf boobs. 
  4. nipple-less breasts.

Plus the blue girl has a leg growing out of her butt (maybe it’s a rudder?) And you just know that if Mermaids actually existed, the artists would get the tail proportions SO wrong.

(Thanks for the shout out btw!)

Won’t the troll be surprised when her torso spins another 90 degrees and she shoots him in the face.

Won’t the troll be surprised when her torso spins another 90 degrees and she shoots him in the face.

Submitted by Neurosquared:

Here’s another one to add to the pile. You might think about adding a Zenescope tag because pretty much all their titles are like that (or at least the covers). I don’t think I’ve ever seen an overweight or unattractive woman grace their pages. It’s like they don’t exist in the Zenescope universe.

Sadly, I don’t think they exist in DC or Marvel’s universes either.  It is pretty cruel of that grey guy though, to pose his victims after he’s snapped their backs.

Submitted by Neurosquared:

Here’s another one to add to the pile. You might think about adding a Zenescope tag because pretty much all their titles are like that (or at least the covers). I don’t think I’ve ever seen an overweight or unattractive woman grace their pages. It’s like they don’t exist in the Zenescope universe.

Sadly, I don’t think they exist in DC or Marvel’s universes either.  It is pretty cruel of that grey guy though, to pose his victims after he’s snapped their backs.

She should turn back into fog and try re-forming into a woman again.  Practice makes perfect!

She should turn back into fog and try re-forming into a woman again.  Practice makes perfect!