AA: Alright, this was our first attempt to mimic this pose. It was painful for me, but I wasn’t even in the right position. CA took the pose at first glance, and didn’t realize how… absolutely terrible that pose was. She was also the one who was setting my camera on my computer, so she had to jump into the position. We then switched to the video setting because… Well, it took us about a minute and a half to get into the proper positions.
AA: This was literally the closest we could get. My arm just would not bend the right way. I have a feeling CA couldn’t get her leg to bend the right way either.
AA: Well, there you go! When I have time not during finals, I will probably add a redraw to some of these comic covers. I think it’ll be a nice practice for me, but I do not have the time now!
AA: I’d like to add a thank you to Escher Girls for inspiration and posting this picture.
I’m guessing since she’s a heroing action girl, some of that is because she’s wearing 5 inch heeled or platformed action boots.
I’d comment on her heroic action clothing and that the cuts on her torso provide a good argument against having an exposed belly when you’re melee fighting, but the guy at the back isn’t very clothed either, so maybe this is just a really hot place, or the Land Where Fabric Is Scarce.
Maybe the evil villain is like this fabric hoarder who taxes his/her/zir subjects’ clothes and she needs to defeat him/her/zir (who probably is under 50 layers of robes) and bring clothing back to the land!
AA: Alright, because EscherGirls was of course, our original inspiration for opening this blog CA and I were looking through their blog for some inspiration. CA has like… all the fake swords, so we nabbed the first one we saw with them.
AA: This was an INCREDIBLY awkward position. I had to help CA get into position because she kept trying to drop her raised shoulder and it was hard for her to keep her hip jutted out like that. I didn’t catch that she bent her leg, unfortunately. I also neglected to notice that the woman on the cover was wearing heels. Now, this pose was painful, but CA isn’t here to say just how owch it was. Even so, the arm, leg, and body positions in this pose were legitimately possible.
AA: The anatomy is a little frightening. OP wasn’t kidding about the leg-man thing. CA is about 5’8”, so she’s no shorty. I set the game cover’s height to match CA’s. (from the heels of course. From the toes would be like comparing someone standing on tip-toes to someone flat-footed.)
Now, to bring CA’s and myself’s personal flare to this:
This pose is tons more badass, and it would show off the titular blades better. What do you think?
AA: So this was our first thing, since I noticed this Posemaniacs monstrosity while browsing for cool poses to reference from. Seeing this now, I wonder if this site is really a good place to go for references…
I was so off balance for this thing. I barely managed the tilt of the body without falling over. I didn’t tilt the camera or the Posemaniac’s pose at all for this. Pose referenced from this. Another thing that turned out to be impossible to duplicate was that 90 degree bend in the model’s spine.
And finally… There was no way someone could legitimately shoot a gun and hit things while standing like that. OR if they were capable of it, there is HONESTLY no reason to.
AA: Here’s some other pictures. I’m the one in the white shirt, and CA is in the black camisol. She is posing in a natural and comfortable way, while I am mimicking to the best of my ability the pose in the reference. It might not look bad, but it HURTS.