Escher Girls

Float like a butterfly, Sting like a WTF!?

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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Alex F submitted:

Here’s an upcoming character from the video  game “League of Legends” by Riot Games. Their artists aren’t exactly  known for their grasp of anatomy and this is no exception.

Count your blessings.  She has breasts for you to look at and armor designed to show them off.  There are children in other parts of the world who aren’t so lucky to have artists that care so much about breasts to ignore the rest of her body!  Eat your peas!

Here’s an upcoming character from the video game “League of Legends” by Riot Games. Their artists aren’t exactly known for their grasp of anatomy and this is no exception.

Count your blessings.  She has breasts for you to look at and armor designed to show them off.  There are children in other parts of the world who aren’t so lucky to have artists that care so much about breasts to ignore the rest of her body!  Eat your peas!

You can tell just by looking at the outrageous sexualization here that the (disgustingly hetero) male artist is a terrible person who clearly spent his youth stomping on lady bugs and murdering baby rabbits.  Look at the broken spine… clearly this is a man who throws boomerangs at innocent birds on his spare time, and the way she’s thrusting her butt at us clearly shows that the artist has destroyed at least 5 populated planets on the outer rim.  And that ridiculous outift!  This is an evil, terrible and sexist person and doesn’t deserve to exist.  I hate him with so much personal and private hatred I spend every waking moment imagining skinning and beheading him for being a disgusting horrible misogynist.  Thankfully, my blog has already destroyed his self esteem (you poo-poo head) and the feminist fascist censorship fangirl conspiracy will take care of the rest.
Also everybody who likes League of Legends is now officially a misogynist borderline-criminal monster who is a terrible terrible person and thinks evil disgusting things, and that entire fandom should die in a hail of asteroids.
Edit: Because people are still responding to this.  This is part of my April Fool’s Day posts from last year.  >_>  I was being deliberately over the top and ridiculous.

You can tell just by looking at the outrageous sexualization here that the (disgustingly hetero) male artist is a terrible person who clearly spent his youth stomping on lady bugs and murdering baby rabbits.  Look at the broken spine… clearly this is a man who throws boomerangs at innocent birds on his spare time, and the way she’s thrusting her butt at us clearly shows that the artist has destroyed at least 5 populated planets on the outer rim.  And that ridiculous outift!  This is an evil, terrible and sexist person and doesn’t deserve to exist.  I hate him with so much personal and private hatred I spend every waking moment imagining skinning and beheading him for being a disgusting horrible misogynist.  Thankfully, my blog has already destroyed his self esteem (you poo-poo head) and the feminist fascist censorship fangirl conspiracy will take care of the rest.

Also everybody who likes League of Legends is now officially a misogynist borderline-criminal monster who is a terrible terrible person and thinks evil disgusting things, and that entire fandom should die in a hail of asteroids.

Edit: Because people are still responding to this.  This is part of my April Fool’s Day posts from last year.  >_>  I was being deliberately over the top and ridiculous.

Morgana, the Fallen Angel

Morgana, the Fallen Angel

I play this game, League of Legends. Recently they’re updating all the “old” art with this new supposedly better style. I stare at this on the loading screen everyday, and only just figured out why it looked so funny.

Morgana is doing the boobs and butt!

This is Morgana, the Fallen Angel. Maybe she broke her spine when she fell =)

I really wonder why female characters seem so likely to be surprised from behind given that they’re always being drawn as if they were snuck up on.

ringside101 submitted:

From the RTS game “League of Legends,” Riven is a pretty respectable fighter, but her Bunny girl fighter skin…
Yeah. Spines can’t do that.

People keep submitting this.  I’ve already commented on it back when I was doing my April Fool’s stuff, but I guess since I was joking around people didn’t really count that as me putting it up. xD  So here it is again!  And yes that is a boobs and butt pose, and it’s in the middle of jumping too.
http://eschergirls.tumblr.com/post/20318093636/you-can-tell-just-by-looking-at-the-outrageous
There’s the April Fool’s post in case anybody missed it.

ringside101 submitted:

From the RTS game “League of Legends,” Riven is a pretty respectable fighter, but her Bunny girl fighter skin…

Yeah. Spines can’t do that.

People keep submitting this.  I’ve already commented on it back when I was doing my April Fool’s stuff, but I guess since I was joking around people didn’t really count that as me putting it up. xD  So here it is again!  And yes that is a boobs and butt pose, and it’s in the middle of jumping too.

http://eschergirls.tumblr.com/post/20318093636/you-can-tell-just-by-looking-at-the-outrageous

There’s the April Fool’s post in case anybody missed it.

Xav submitted:




I made it!
So I finally toured the depts of Eschergirls’ archive and it was quite a feat. Fun facts, it took me over a week, it’s 204 pages long and though I am generally pretty resistant to comic artists’ wiev of world, I had at least three “what the fuck am I looking at” experiences. You know. Those, where you feel like you just broke your brain just by looking at something.Well, anyway, I noticed you have a few League of Legends splash arts here and thought I’d add this here Miss Fortune to the collection.http://i.imgur.com/Sa97S.jpg
She has serious problem with her waist, and I think her left shoulder is off, but that could be just me.
(Oh yes. And I want my centaur badge!)

Congratulations! :D  (I actually am going to make a badge for people who have made it to the end and want it)
I’m amazed nobody’s submitted this to me before (unless I missed it in my inbox which is possible).  LoL stuff gets submitted to me a lot.
I made it!

So I finally toured the depts of Eschergirls’ archive and it was quite a feat. Fun facts, it took me over a week, it’s 204 pages long and though I am generally pretty resistant to comic artists’ wiev of world, I had at least three “what the fuck am I looking at” experiences. You know. Those, where you feel like you just broke your brain just by looking at something.

Well, anyway, I noticed you have a few League of Legends splash arts here and thought I’d add this here Miss Fortune to the collection.
http://i.imgur.com/Sa97S.jpg

She has serious problem with her waist, and I think her left shoulder is off, but that could be just me.

(Oh yes. And I want my centaur badge!)

Congratulations! :D  (I actually am going to make a badge for people who have made it to the end and want it)

I’m amazed nobody’s submitted this to me before (unless I missed it in my inbox which is possible).  LoL stuff gets submitted to me a lot.

ancientwhisper submitted:



Another Miss Fortune Mishap

Ever since I’ve played League of Legends, I’ve noticed that Miss Fortune has the most beautifully dislocated pelvis and her right thigh is located too far down. Not to mention, from the way she’s standing, I’d suppose she’s about to tip over and fall. It’s all lovely. ♥
Recently, they’ve changed her splash art. Janna, (current) Soraka, and a few other Legends suffer from anatomy failures as well. But for some reason, Miss Fortune’s had always frightened me most.

Tetris attack!
Another Miss Fortune Mishap
Ever since I’ve played League of Legends, I’ve noticed that Miss Fortune has the most beautifully dislocated pelvis and her right thigh is located too far down. Not to mention, from the way she’s standing, I’d suppose she’s about to tip over and fall. It’s all lovely. ♥

Recently, they’ve changed her splash art. Janna, (current) Soraka, and a few other Legends suffer from anatomy failures as well. But for some reason, Miss Fortune’s had always frightened me most.

Tetris attack!

Redraw of LoL’s Miss Fortune

sirith submitted:

I saw Miss Fortune in this post (I don’t know the char, haven’t played LoL), and thought I could fix up some of the anatomical weirdness she has going on :)

Some things I noticed: she has extremely long limbs, a painful looking broken back, and those hips… I don’t know where the bones go. So painted her up to look like this:

(original in same cutout: http://i.imgur.com/P5MyN.png)

In general I shortened her limbs, gave her a more substantial looking body, and gave her some actual thighs. I didn’t do anything about the silly clothes, I’d want to redesign the whole character then ;)

neet-o submitted:

I love redlines of eschergirls and I think they’re fun. So I did this.
We all knew what was wrong with it, but did we know her head was so darn small?!She’s like 9 heads tall.

neet-o submitted:

I love redlines of eschergirls and I think they’re fun. So I did this.

We all knew what was wrong with it, but did we know her head was so darn small?!
She’s like 9 heads tall.

jellybeanspuke submitted:



Lux (League of Legends) broke her back in her re-draw
This is Lux from League of Legends. Riot Games, maker of LoL, has been re-doing some of their art. Several of their characters seem to have broken their backs and had something weird happen to their neck between the old and new splash art :(

"Faster!"
"She’ll fly apart!"
"Fly her apart, then!"
Lux (League of Legends) broke her back in her re-draw

This is Lux from League of Legends. Riot Games, maker of LoL, has been re-doing some of their art. Several of their characters seem to have broken their backs and had something weird happen to their neck between the old and new splash art :(

"Faster!"

"She’ll fly apart!"

"Fly her apart, then!"

Minna Wickbom:

I couldn’t help myself when I saw the original picture of Lux, it seemed like such a simple fix. I basically just cut out her torso + head and rotated things a little, filling in the gaps where needed. Then I also rotated her head a little in relation to her torso to make everything neat.
It wasn’t until I looked at the original next to my fix that it struck me how ridiculous the pose was. It really didn’t hit me at first, I think I’ve been de-sensitized to broken spines from looking at Escher Girls.

That’s a good fix.  :)

Minna Wickbom:

I couldn’t help myself when I saw the original picture of Lux, it seemed like such a simple fix. I basically just cut out her torso + head and rotated things a little, filling in the gaps where needed. Then I also rotated her head a little in relation to her torso to make everything neat.

It wasn’t until I looked at the original next to my fix that it struck me how ridiculous the pose was. It really didn’t hit me at first, I think I’ve been de-sensitized to broken spines from looking at Escher Girls.

That’s a good fix.  :)