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eschergirls:

Not sure what Scarlet and Elektra are doing here… but I don’t think it’s fighting…

It’s interesting that there’s a slightly different version on the Marvel database which, presumably, was what Marvel ended up publishing (the picture above is from a Greg Horn artbook).  I wonder if somebody thought it was just a LITTLE too obvious what Horn was tracing from in the original and asked him to change it.

Among the many, many problems here, this perfectly illustrates why NOT to trace your poses from cobbled together photo sources (especially porn when what you’re drawing isn’t porn; poor Elektra looks like she’s falling the fuck over, and the yonic fabric folds right above her pubic bone are so gratuitous it’s just sad).  Namely, it’s really fucking obvious to spot. 

Like so: 

My guess is that the woman in the original photo was mostly lying down and bracing all of her right elbow, which would have left her hand nowhere near the right position Horn needed to stab Shadowcat in the crotch.  But instead of redrawing the whole shoulder, he left her upper arm bent back behind her and just pasted a giant forearm (that’s much larger and more muscular than her left) where he he thought it looked okay and to hell with perspective and correcting for differences in lighting between the two source photos. 

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  3. geckopirateship reblogged this from eschergirls and added:
    Sometimes I reblog things without any sort of witty caption, because there is honestly nothing I can add. This is one of...
  4. imnotalad reblogged this from eschergirls and added:
    wtf, u srs?
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  7. whomthegodswoulddestroy reblogged this from swegener and added:
    I’m about 90% sure this is artist Greg Land, who is known, notorious for among the fanbase to be more precise, for...
  8. swegener reblogged this from milokeen and added:
    So wait, let me make sure I’ve got this right. Because making comics with integrity is sending me to the fucking poor...
  9. milokeen reblogged this from eschergirls and added:
    Not sure how anyone could look at this now and think “hurm yes this work has integrity”.
  10. princesscharmont reblogged this from eschergirls and added:
    WOW.
  11. seanmonster reblogged this from jedda-martele and added:
    Sometimes, when you think an artist is using porn for reference, he really is using porn for a reference. Welcome to the...
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  13. clawfoottub reblogged this from eschergirls and added:
    Sorta related to the last post, I’d like to think that if we fanartists were asked to do some kind of official art, we’d...
  14. reitzwritesrights reblogged this from eschergirls and added:
    Turns out that all comic artists are actually just slash fiction writers.
  15. devilsfruitsalad reblogged this from eschergirls and added:
    That explains Electra’s expression….
  16. kimithegreat reblogged this from eschergirls and added:
    Scissor me timbers.
  17. jedda-martele reblogged this from eschergirls and added:
    Because sometimes, when you think an artists is using porn for his photo references, it’s because he really does think...
  18. one-cup-of-tea-for-me-please reblogged this from eschergirls and added:
    Vag tap!
  19. adelruna reblogged this from eschergirls and added:
    I don’t have time to do a redraw but doing some research really does some wonders for the creative process. Looking at...
  20. simonm223 reblogged this from eschergirls and added:
    As a martial artist I can’t figure out what the hell is going on here. I’d say that perhaps Elektra ducked low and...
  21. tom-aiac reblogged this from eschergirls and added:
    I’m sorry, that just cracks me up right there :D
  22. avengingesmeralda reblogged this from eschergirls and added:
    It was his head canon the whole time, yup. It doesn’t EXACTLY shed new light, but it’s great when they actually confirm...
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