It’s a two-fer! Courtesy of @dcwomenkickingass, and specifically this post, I had to do an edit of these, while my storyboards wait.
I’m not going to go into long explanations here, I hope the drawings do speak for themselves. In the first case, it’s a Land being Land, although I do have to say that he did give a butt to Silk, as opposed to his usual ablation of hips and gluteus maximi. However, he unfortunately did it wrong.
Artistic anatomy is all about drawing structure, from the inside out. Your muscles by themselves can’t look right if they aren’t placed on top of a properly proportioned skeleton. Boobs won’t look right if they aren’t drawn as following the curve of the ribcage, its center line, or the movement of the arms which either pull or push on the pectorals on which the breasts hang. The arms back mean the shoulders are lowered, and the angle of the hands will be different since there’s a 3/4 turn on the torso. It shows that Land is drawing by guessed shapes, copied contours and practiced repeated motions. There’s no real structure underneath his shapes.
And if we look at the legs, I can only picture Kitty Pride phasing out of a wall: the legs look like they got mangled up to look like stumps. But even structure-wise, there is no thought put into whether the pose actually works, which is why it looks so clumsy. The legs should be reversed due to the line of action that’s in the torso but not followed through into the pelvis and legs. And I’ve been using the coil technique a lot in order to make my volumes work - it should be obvious by the roughs above - which help me figure out things like foreshortening.
Silk too was a problem of lack of structure, proportions all over the place, and lack of weight and purpose, but it felt moreso than Spiderwoman. I used the same pose Land did but worked out the skeleton first, using rotation arcs in order to properly proportion the length of the various limbs. I don’t know these characters and I might not have used these poses, but Silk here definitely looks like she’s dancing.
The variant cover by Manara looks like a pose right out of porn, pelvis up and cheeks spread, costume looking like body paint, and it makes me very uncomfortable. She doesn’t look like a superhero about to strike, she looks like she’s about to get… well, it’s a porn pose. This is sexualisation. It also reminds me of the Dog Bone sexy shape.
So I turned the pose sideways to figure it out, and to see what would work better. The sideways pose as is, as you can see, is angled to do quite the opposite of ass-kicking. Were she to try to leap from that pose, she’d fall flat on her face. The second pose is the “coiled like a spring”, but in the camera angle of the cover, it’s an ugly, ugly pose. So I tried to do something in-between, and just by making the pelvis horizontal and lifting the torso off the ground, I’ve managed to move the center of gravity so her weight is on her feet instead of her knees, she can use her arms to maneuver in most directions, and you still get an interesting body shape to look at. I think this works better, and much more ready to spring into motion.
Wanted also to say thanks for all the reblogs, likes and recent follows! I appreciate each one of them, and it’s because you’re still sharing and commenting that I came back to do this. However I’m still really busy! I won’t be posting a lot, but I do plan on posting more than I have. Back to storyboards for me!
Great breakdown of both Spider-Woman covers by Kanthara from Less Tits n’ Ass, More Kickin’ Ass (which I strongly recommend as a follow for people who like redlines/redraws/fixes). :D
The Pew Research Center also asked about the police response to the protests. Only a third of whites think the police went too far in the aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting.
Only a third think armored vehicles rolling down the streets of Ferguson is going too far.
Only a third think police dressed in camouflage (for some inexplicable reason) waving military-grade assault weapons at unarmed civilians is going too far.
Only a third think lobbing tear gas and stun grenades at civilians—the very citizens they’re supposed to protect—is going too far.
Only a third think threatening reporters and calling protestors “f*****g animals” is going too far.
Only a third think treating black civilians like enemy combatants is going too far.
We have a problem. And the problem is that we won’t even accept that there’s a problem.
How have I grown up watching these movies, for some 30+ years and not pondered this…..
As you know, when someone discovers that the person that they have been sleeping with is actually a supervillain who, less than two years ago (Or however much time has passed considering the sliding timescale), tried to fry the brains of everyone in the entire world JUST SO HE COULD BE REMEMBERED AS A GREATER MONSTER THAN HITLER, that someone realizes that the only way to cope is by baking, and because your wuv was twue or whatever, it means that he wasn’t really the monster the world remembers him as, and of course, let’s not at all consider the implications that you and the person your significant other stole the body of have both been victims of rape by fraud.
Remember kids: Dan Slott wants you not to think about the implications of rape. Anna Maria managed to make Doctor Octopus a better man!
Why the hell do people still buy this guy’s crap?
Damn, for whatever reason my mind didn’t register it like that…wow
Anna Maria wasn’t raped. Other than lying about his name, Otto Octavious (in a stolen body) was upfront and Anna consented to relations with him.
If Otto had specifically stolen Peter’s body to sleep with her, it’d be rape. But he didn’t, he stole Peter’s body and tried to build his own life and met and fell for Anna Maria.
Was what he done scummy? Hell yes it was. But was it rape? No, not really.
Actually it technically still is rape. While Anna Maria consented to a relationship with him, he was using Peter’s name and body while it happened.That’s fraud, rape through lies and mistaken identity. Neglecting for a moment that he stole a man’s identity in some vain attempt to better himself.
If Otto was really upfront with her he would have explained to her about his true self and identity but he didn’t do that.
Whether he really loved her or not he was living a lie because Anna Maria thought she fell in love with Peter Parker, not Otto Octavius. She only realized that after the fact, so it is still considered rape by deception .
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Who Tumblr/Internet/Society cares about when they beat/rape women:
- Chris Brown