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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gingerhaze:

sixteentons replied to your post: I think in my perfect world, people wouldn’t have…

get an exorcist. you’re possessed by the spirit of liefeld.

xD  The sad part is that I haven’t even done any Liefeld (to the best of my knowledge, there might be one by accident in there) and I still get so many examples of this.

celebrenithil:

eschergirls:

Is this supposed to be sexually titillating? o_O

Woah not only she has this terrifying crumpled upper torso literally sitting on her hips (I suppose it collapsed due to the lack of internal organs) with the usual impossible swivel to make it a front boobs & butt pose, she also has no actual buttcheeks to speak of, making this upskirt shot just look like… well, nothing actually.
Add the neck that has sunken in her boob crack or something, and that right arm whom the actual workings I just can’t figure… oh and her foot that has slipped under the ridiculously tiny foot (or is it the other foot that’s too big?) of bespectacled creep (they are also making the exact same face! So titillating!)… Not to mention that either, according to the perspective, either him and the mustachioed man are small persons or it’s the gravity-defying-hairdo-chick who is a giant…
…This is a pretty good Cubist piece! *clap clap*

This is a great breakdown of all the many, many, wrong things with this picture.

celebrenithil:

eschergirls:

Is this supposed to be sexually titillating? o_O

Woah not only she has this terrifying crumpled upper torso literally sitting on her hips (I suppose it collapsed due to the lack of internal organs) with the usual impossible swivel to make it a front boobs & butt pose, she also has no actual buttcheeks to speak of, making this upskirt shot just look like… well, nothing actually.

Add the neck that has sunken in her boob crack or something, and that right arm whom the actual workings I just can’t figure… oh and her foot that has slipped under the ridiculously tiny foot (or is it the other foot that’s too big?) of bespectacled creep (they are also making the exact same face! So titillating!)… Not to mention that either, according to the perspective, either him and the mustachioed man are small persons or it’s the gravity-defying-hairdo-chick who is a giant…

…This is a pretty good Cubist piece! *clap clap*

This is a great breakdown of all the many, many, wrong things with this picture.

bethanythemartian:

eschergirls:

I feel queasy looking at Velocity and Cyblade’s calves and ankles.  Especially Velocity’s.  Oh my god that looks unhealthy.

1: they look like paper cut outs and not actual people. In the middle, her thighs should look like they’re touching. It really is like an escher drawing, the thigh is somehow in front of the other without them touching. And she’s rotated her left leg inward but the hips… ugh.
2: Ankles so thin the gals are in need of leg braces. On the far left, her legs appear thicker but they also seem to be made of rubber.
3: Underboob. Underboob annoys me more than I can express without a lot of sputtering. I have had bras that don’t capture my boobs properly, creating underboob. It is terribly uncomfortable, because that gets SWEATY. Underboob is the enemy.

Another great break-down of things that are screwed up about a picture.

bethanythemartian:

eschergirls:

I feel queasy looking at Velocity and Cyblade’s calves and ankles.  Especially Velocity’s.  Oh my god that looks unhealthy.

1: they look like paper cut outs and not actual people. In the middle, her thighs should look like they’re touching. It really is like an escher drawing, the thigh is somehow in front of the other without them touching. And she’s rotated her left leg inward but the hips… ugh.

2: Ankles so thin the gals are in need of leg braces. On the far left, her legs appear thicker but they also seem to be made of rubber.

3: Underboob. Underboob annoys me more than I can express without a lot of sputtering. I have had bras that don’t capture my boobs properly, creating underboob. It is terribly uncomfortable, because that gets SWEATY. Underboob is the enemy.

Another great break-down of things that are screwed up about a picture.

lozchic3:

duckstapler:

eschergirls:

The weirdness of her legs wasn’t enough for me to put this up… until I saw this:

Wow.  Twisty two-dimensional scissor legged girl gets around.

is it just me or does the guy on the bottom have breasts

Oh god, seeing her leg made me cringe horribly. And I think you’re right, Duckstapler. That dude does look like he has breasts. 

A bunch of people noticed this.  Well spotted!  You’re right, he does look like he’s wearing a black bra. xD

lozchic3:

duckstapler:

eschergirls:

The weirdness of her legs wasn’t enough for me to put this up… until I saw this:

Wow.  Twisty two-dimensional scissor legged girl gets around.

is it just me or does the guy on the bottom have breasts

Oh god, seeing her leg made me cringe horribly. And I think you’re right, Duckstapler. That dude does look like he has breasts. 

A bunch of people noticed this.  Well spotted!  You’re right, he does look like he’s wearing a black bra. xD

SpazticCat submitted:

So, that WTF cover a few days ago? I pointed out the errors. I don’t have a tumblr, but I posted it on my deviantART account, so here’s the link, if you’re interested, since I don’t know how to send attached files to you. I’m a sequential art student at SCAD and these things just make me laugh/cry/want to pretend I’m not from earth.

http://spazticcat.deviantart.com/art/facepalm-266660626

I’ve included the picture for those without a DA account.  It’s under the cut because of somewhat NSFWness.  This is an excellent anatomy breakdown SpazticCat!  Awesome!

(This is the cover that the breakdown is of just in case people don’t know.)

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nounbeast:

eschergirls:

This is like some sort of fable: The snake tried to devour her genitals, but little did it know, she had carved them out with her knife before hand, and so its plans were foiled.
Also am I the only one who sees those ab lines like two extra hands sticking into invisible pockets?

8[_____]
The concavestomach… the wombcrotch… the sidepockets…
Dude, there’s even some huge amounts of eschersnake happening in here, it’s so bad.

That’s so true.  Follow the snake body… there’s 2 parts where there’s coils and it makes NO SENSE.  Shi has some sort of cut up snake fetish I guess.

nounbeast:

eschergirls:

This is like some sort of fable: The snake tried to devour her genitals, but little did it know, she had carved them out with her knife before hand, and so its plans were foiled.

Also am I the only one who sees those ab lines like two extra hands sticking into invisible pockets?

8[_____]

The concavestomach… the wombcrotch… the sidepockets…

Dude, there’s even some huge amounts of eschersnake happening in here, it’s so bad.

That’s so true.  Follow the snake body… there’s 2 parts where there’s coils and it makes NO SENSE.  Shi has some sort of cut up snake fetish I guess.

kaena007 submitted:


I don’t know if you take reblog requests, or non-american submissions, but I have this.
http://evachan.tumblr.com/post/12475260544
When I was a young girl, my mother bought me some Pokemon manga. The  image on the left was on the back of one of the volumes, as an  advertisement. It has bewildered me to this day. Now, don’t get me  wrong, Neon Genesis Evangelion is a really good series. But someday,  some glorious day, I am going to slap the character designer in the  face. This is why.
Also sorry if you got this submission before or something, my  internet crapped out so it may have gone through twice or three times D:

I take both reblog requests and submissions!  The only thing I don’t take is non-professional art (e.g. non-pro Deviant Art) and I try to avoid commissions because I have no idea if the artist was told “draw a woman with both her butt and boobs facing me” or “I like women who can be folded into a drawer”.  Otherwise, go for it.  I originally started this tumblr with the hope to also add in video game, manga and fantasy art, but it’s easier for me to find comic art, so that’s why the tumblr is mostly of that.
There are actually two EVA pictures (the other is of Rei), so click on the link if you want to see both.  I chose Asuka for this post because that one was the most egregious to me.  She looks like somebody just folded her like a napkin.

I don’t know if you take reblog requests, or non-american submissions, but I have this.

http://evachan.tumblr.com/post/12475260544

When I was a young girl, my mother bought me some Pokemon manga. The image on the left was on the back of one of the volumes, as an advertisement. It has bewildered me to this day. Now, don’t get me wrong, Neon Genesis Evangelion is a really good series. But someday, some glorious day, I am going to slap the character designer in the face. This is why.

Also sorry if you got this submission before or something, my internet crapped out so it may have gone through twice or three times D:

I take both reblog requests and submissions!  The only thing I don’t take is non-professional art (e.g. non-pro Deviant Art) and I try to avoid commissions because I have no idea if the artist was told “draw a woman with both her butt and boobs facing me” or “I like women who can be folded into a drawer”.  Otherwise, go for it.  I originally started this tumblr with the hope to also add in video game, manga and fantasy art, but it’s easier for me to find comic art, so that’s why the tumblr is mostly of that.

There are actually two EVA pictures (the other is of Rei), so click on the link if you want to see both.  I chose Asuka for this post because that one was the most egregious to me.  She looks like somebody just folded her like a napkin.

kamesen:

eschergirls:

averagesparrow submitted:

Oh no! Someone’s folded Scandal in half!
From Villains United #5

I’ve been out of reading DC too long.  They brought back Elongated Man as a woman!?  DAMN FEMINISTS!
(and why do her boobs go up to her neck?)

I’ve done all I could with Photoshop.  Well, I suppose I COULD do more, but.. I’d be here all night.  At least she’s got some of her organs back.


Wow, excellent fix up job given what you were given to start with!

kamesen:

eschergirls:

averagesparrow submitted:

Oh no! Someone’s folded Scandal in half!

From Villains United #5

I’ve been out of reading DC too long.  They brought back Elongated Man as a woman!?  DAMN FEMINISTS!

(and why do her boobs go up to her neck?)

I’ve done all I could with Photoshop.  Well, I suppose I COULD do more, but.. I’d be here all night.  At least she’s got some of her organs back.

Wow, excellent fix up job given what you were given to start with!