Escher Girls

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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kitty-cat-angel:

Another redraw for the Escher Girls blog.
With this one I focused on making her pose a bit more stable and less snakelike. I had to change the direction the arm was facing because the original position suggested that her hand would be facing forward on the ground, but after trying the pose myself I found it more comfortable for the hand to be facing back or outward.MUST DO MOAR REDRAWS!

Love it, and her new face. :)

kitty-cat-angel:

Another redraw for the Escher Girls blog.

With this one I focused on making her pose a bit more stable and less snakelike. I had to change the direction the arm was facing because the original position suggested that her hand would be facing forward on the ground, but after trying the pose myself I found it more comfortable for the hand to be facing back or outward.

MUST DO MOAR REDRAWS!

Love it, and her new face. :)

goodbyeblueskygoodbyegoodbye submitted:


Excuse me if I’m not supposed to submit redraws this way; sorry ^^; I’m a little dim…anyway, I drew that Darkchylde panel from memory in class today, hence why her leg is tucked under the blanket rather than exposed. (also not quite certain how to attach the panel. Agh! Excuse me if that’s wrong too!) Anyway, at first I was convinced mine was pretty crappy (it kind of is; the visible arm is way too thin, her nose blush is only there to hide a smudge, and how do I blankets)…but then I looked at the original and it looks better now. Oh Liefeld.
I also tweaked the expression a little to look more like she’d realized that she’d just woken up from a nightmare and the general shock had worn off into annoyance, so it would synch up with the text better (which I did not include but oh well). Didn’t bother much with the background or bed; I just sketched in some pillows. Pretty lazy :(

Great redraw!  I love the new expression on her face, it tells the story and scene way better than that strange expression she’s wearing.
This is by far the most redrawn picture on this blog and dozens of people have taken their shot at it.
http://eschergirls.tumblr.com/tagged/Darkchylde
If anybody hasn’t seen the redraws yet, you can look back in the archives.  I think it starts at the end of the first page.

goodbyeblueskygoodbyegoodbye submitted:

Excuse me if I’m not supposed to submit redraws this way; sorry ^^; I’m a little dim…anyway, I drew that Darkchylde panel from memory in class today, hence why her leg is tucked under the blanket rather than exposed. (also not quite certain how to attach the panel. Agh! Excuse me if that’s wrong too!) Anyway, at first I was convinced mine was pretty crappy (it kind of is; the visible arm is way too thin, her nose blush is only there to hide a smudge, and how do I blankets)…but then I looked at the original and it looks better now. Oh Liefeld.

I also tweaked the expression a little to look more like she’d realized that she’d just woken up from a nightmare and the general shock had worn off into annoyance, so it would synch up with the text better (which I did not include but oh well). Didn’t bother much with the background or bed; I just sketched in some pillows. Pretty lazy :(

Great redraw!  I love the new expression on her face, it tells the story and scene way better than that strange expression she’s wearing.

This is by far the most redrawn picture on this blog and dozens of people have taken their shot at it.

http://eschergirls.tumblr.com/tagged/Darkchylde


If anybody hasn’t seen the redraws yet, you can look back in the archives.  I think it starts at the end of the first page.

madmadcat:

My God, this cover… How do I anatomy?
Hell, How do I perspective?
and Why the broken limbs?
Oh Rob, Rob, Rob…
Why must you insist upon torturing the readers with this?
Why did you zap Stretch Armstrong with the feminizer gun? Why?
And then you tried to turn him into a demon. 
WHAT DID STRETCH ARMSTRONG EVER DO TO YOU?!

madmadcat:

My God, this cover… How do I anatomy?

Hell, How do I perspective?

and Why the broken limbs?

Oh Rob, Rob, Rob…

Why must you insist upon torturing the readers with this?

Why did you zap Stretch Armstrong with the feminizer gun? Why?

And then you tried to turn him into a demon. 

WHAT DID STRETCH ARMSTRONG EVER DO TO YOU?!

otteroflore submitted:



I felt almost bad for submitting this, since I’ve been watching this blog for a while and I know there’s already a ton of Darkchylde escher pictures. But when I saw this… I just had to submit. Look at that leg… Also the TERRIFYING curve of her torso. Once her ribcage ends, the whole thing seems to dip in. It’s not just a trick-of-the-hair… if you look, the torso was actually drawn that way… Oh god, how do you look at that and say “Yep, drawings finished, women look just like that!”
Because who needs… lungs… or a ribcage… or a DIGESTIVE SYSTEM.

A wasp skeleton is being morphed onto some poor demon!

I felt almost bad for submitting this, since I’ve been watching this blog for a while and I know there’s already a ton of Darkchylde escher pictures. But when I saw this… I just had to submit. Look at that leg… Also the TERRIFYING curve of her torso. Once her ribcage ends, the whole thing seems to dip in. It’s not just a trick-of-the-hair… if you look, the torso was actually drawn that way… Oh god, how do you look at that and say “Yep, drawings finished, women look just like that!”

Because who needs… lungs… or a ribcage… or a DIGESTIVE SYSTEM.

A wasp skeleton is being morphed onto some poor demon!

Anybody up for a game of horseshoes?

Anybody up for a game of horseshoes?

zombiebex:

So over on Escher Girls, I found this Darkchylde drawing. And it… is… awful. Here’s my attempt to fix it.

This is a great breakdown and redraw, complete with photo reference!  Very nice. :)  (Also, this is not exactly an uncommon pose, as you’ve shown it shouldn’t be hard for an artist to find a photo reference for it.)

This one might take a little closer examination to see what I mean.  At first, I think most people will think this looks fine.  But look at the lines, according to the lines the calf/foot closest to her butt is her left leg and in front of the other leg.  But everything else, from where her feet are positioned, to what makes most sense coming out of her knee, to the toes themselves, say that that’s her right calf/foot and it’s further away.
My brain is breaking.  It’s breaking.
(I’d love to see the original pencils.  I suspect this is the inker’s fault, but I could be wrong.)

This one might take a little closer examination to see what I mean.  At first, I think most people will think this looks fine.  But look at the lines, according to the lines the calf/foot closest to her butt is her left leg and in front of the other leg.  But everything else, from where her feet are positioned, to what makes most sense coming out of her knee, to the toes themselves, say that that’s her right calf/foot and it’s further away.

My brain is breaking.  It’s breaking.

(I’d love to see the original pencils.  I suspect this is the inker’s fault, but I could be wrong.)

That upper body.  That neck.
No matter the artist or the publishing company, Darkchylde seems to always get screwed up.  It’s like every artist that draws her just thinks “blonde teen girl…” and any piece of art knowledge they had leaked out of their brains. xD

That upper body.  That neck.

No matter the artist or the publishing company, Darkchylde seems to always get screwed up.  It’s like every artist that draws her just thinks “blonde teen girl…” and any piece of art knowledge they had leaked out of their brains. xD

It’s like the artist got bored (or ran out of time) halfway down her thighs, her calves and feet (what we can see of them) look odd and with much less quality.

It’s like the artist got bored (or ran out of time) halfway down her thighs, her calves and feet (what we can see of them) look odd and with much less quality.

One leg is twice as long as the other.
On the other hand, this looks like the best prom ever.

One leg is twice as long as the other.

On the other hand, this looks like the best prom ever.