Oh my godddd why do the people in these competitions always shit the bed when they ask them to draw pinup girls? Actual humans are stuck with these tattoos foreverrrrr.
The bottom right and bottom center aren’t bad, but I wouldn’t call them great either. A couple of these are completely terrible, I hope these poor victims (especially top center) find a good artist who can fix that shit.
Iiiii’m not sure how you can look at the the bottom right and say it’s “not bad”, her bent leg is significantly longer than the straight one, her hands are flippers, half of her buttcheek just disappears behind the curly jacket tails, her jaw is pulled way back compared to the way her face is lined up, her chest and pelvis are a good two heads further apart than what would be aesthetically balanced and pleasing in this style, her head is narrower than her upper arm. The bottom centre isn’t much better in the way of pleasing stylization, like, it has a cuter face than most of these but the body just gets smaller and more crushed and off balance as you go down. She honestly responded to critique with “it’s manga style”. Both of them look kind of like the chest, pelvis, head, and limbs were all collaged together from different drawings with no mind paid to their spacial relationship to each other. Which honestly wouldn’t surprise me, I kind of get the feeling a lot of the artists they choose for this show have very underdeveloped drawing skill and when they’re expected to create something from scratch rather than produce a stencil from an existing photograph or piece of art they lose their minds.
In a previous season an artist raised issues with the judges that another artist had designed a tattoo by flat out tracing pieces of other art and photographs and composing them together. They were just like “yeah, that’s how reference works, that’s not a problem.”, I think that guy might have been the one who won the whole competition in the end? In season two an artist basically lifted an entire phoenix off Genzoman on DA and was never called out over it;
There have definitely been other allegations of stolen art on this show buzzing around the web, so I feel like the ones that were definitively proven to be slightly modified versions of existing art are just the tip of the iceberg.