Okay, I’ve become rather irked by how much the boobs-n-butt pose is so harped on, as if it’s some hilarious, impossible thing. These were done on a whim, so I apologize for the small/crappy photos and sketchy outlines. Once I find my camera again, I’d like to take some shots that show the whole body and how this pose actually works.
These are all practical positions, and they were all relatively comfortable to do. Even though the boobs-n-butt pose looks a little funny, it’s entirely plausible and anatomically correct (although it can be taken too far). So, don’t be afraid to draw it. Hopefully these photos help a little with drawing such positions!
Yes! thank you for doing this and proving that these poses are actually possible and they don’t break your spine like a lot of people say.
I mean, go ahead and draw them if you want to contribute to the continued objectification of women as nothing better than sexual property. Continue to draw them if you want to toss logic out the window, because these poses are a) fucking ridiculous and b) have no basis in the reality of ass-kicking women. You know what the problem is? All of these poses prioritize displaying the body as a sexualized object, not as poses that allow for like, punching or kicking people — you know, things that superheroines do, and often.
OP missed the point so hard they might as well skyrocket into the sun.
Yes super hero comics are sexist and use this body pose for maximum TNA, but attacking the pose isn’t helping, making a hard line rule like “WELL NO ONE TWISTS LIKE THAT” only hurts artists because people CAN and DO twist like that and if you think that twist looks uncomfortable look at some awesome sports manga. You want to point out how sexist super hero comics are? I’m right with you on that, BUT don’t go encouraging this “oh don’t draw like that, it means your sexist if you can see the chest and butt” bullshit.
Basically you are throwing out the baby with the bathwater.
Okay, lemme get this out of the way first: it’s a silly pose. It’s not at all practical for combat and it just looks kind of dumb. It is commonly used for misogynistic purposes in comic art, and that’s a shame.
But it’s not the pose so much as it is the artist, and to tell artists they can’t use a pose because it can be used to be misogynistic is like telling a carpenter he can’t use a hammer because it can be used to hit someone in the head with. I personally don’t like the pose and don’t plan on using it in any manner where it might try taking itself seriously, but I try not to crucify those that use it sparingly and within certain contexts. *shrug*
Agreeing that the OP completely missed the point of critiquing this particular pose. However, I’m not going to go into that, since that point has already been made on this post. Instead, I’m going to talk about how all women’s bodies are different.
This is literally the only person I have seen able to twist themselves like that and say it’s comfortable. I have seen at least a dozen other photosets of girls trying to contort themselves into a boobs-and-butt pose and saying that it was difficult to maintain at best and painful at worst.
Now, it’s cool this girl is so flexible. If she could beat people up in that position, props to her. But I have to say that if you’re going to punch someone, your priority is not going to be to contort your spine into the most sexually attractive position possible. Your priority is going to be to survive. I’m not saying there’s no situation a woman would turn like this — I’m sure that if you look hard enough, you can come up with something. But those situations are going to be few and far between. And proportionally, this pose shows up way more often than it has any right to.
One example of a woman who can twist like that comfortably does not mean the majority of women can or do, yet the majority of women in comics are drawn like this, and the reasoning for it is problematic at best and degrading at worst. So for the love of god, please don’t point to this photoset and say, “See? Women can do this! That makes it okay to use all the time!”