Avengelyne by Rob Liefeld

I don’t intend to pick on Rob Liefeld here, but…. OK, actually I do intend to pick on Rob Liefeld here. He’s a repeat offender.

His approach to drawing women is obviously sexist, but I don’t think that being anti-sexist means being anti-sexy. Giving Avengelyne reconstructive surgery on her spine and abdomen adds to her sexiness, I think. But then, I’m not a 12-year-old boy, so what do I know about female sex appeal?

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11 Responses to Avengelyne by Rob Liefeld

  1. Celine says:

    I notice that Liefield also seems to think pubic hair extends up over a woman’s hipbones. No, I don’t believe that’s supposed to be a shadow; the contours are all wrong for there to be a shadow in that location.

  2. Jason says:

    “The contours are all wrong” doesn’t really mean much. :) Plus, Liefeld – and a whole heaping lot of other artists – seems more likely to delude himself into thinking that women only have about a square inch of pubic hair total.

    • Waataaa says:

      “Plus, Liefeld – and a whole heaping lot of other artists – seems more likely to delude himself into thinking that women only have about a square inch of pubic hair total.” Well that’s really up to the woman, so it’s not an artist’s mistake in any way. Just like plenty of men are drawn without hair on their chest, if those guys shave their chests, it’s no mistake.

  3. Ripplin says:

    “Giving Avengelyne reconstructive surgery on her spine and abdomen adds to her sexiness, I think.”

    Well, she also looks way more nude in your version as well. Haha. I then looked at his again and yeah, it looks like she just has black leather cups over her boobs! No straps or anything.

  4. Cat says:

    Heck yeah, she looks more sexy with a real anatomy! You have the lesbian seal of approval!

  5. Alice says:

    This looks a lot better, but I still think the big naked butt is ridiculous. I know she’s *technically* clothed, but no one would ever dress a male hero like that.

    Not asking you to change her clothes, of course. You did your job and you did it masterfully. Why did they hire Liefeld instead of you?

  6. batty says:

    I think your version is more anatomically correct but now she just looks fat. Liefeld’s waist was way too skinny and looked horrible but now she looks like she’s carrying baby weight. Liefeld actually had the right form (more or less) but he over exaggerated it to the max. That said, the curve of her back needs to be brought in and her belly should be out slightly to indicate that natural curve of the spine. The part that really ruins yours is the mid torso area. Just because it is “anatomically correct” does not mean it looks aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Look at Jim Lee’s Jean Grey for instance. http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/8015/jeangreyheadreferencers1.jpg The anatomy isn’t realistic but every thing is lined up, weight is distributed properly and so forth so it looks good.

    • Jason says:

      Sorry, I stopped reading when I got to the part where you said she looks “fat”.

      • batty says:

        I wasn’t trying to be mean…I’m just a really shallow person. All I was saying is that you should reference real life models in magazines like Vogue and Esquire instead of the “normal” people who pose in figure drawing classes. Im a jerk Im so sorry if I offended. I didn’t mean it like that. Your actual artwork is awesome.

  7. alan smithee says:

    There’s still something wrong with her breast. It looks like her boobs sprout of her neck. I think you should lower them a bit.

    Also I suppose it was Liefelds intend to draw her cambered like a flamenco dancer, which doesn’t appear anymore in your corrected version. Then again you’d probably have to redraw it from scratch.

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