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 and stay in for a good period of time. 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!
EDIT: (again) Oh my, these notes. Well, I’m glad at least some people find these useful. Figured I’d add some drawings that show BOTH male and females in such positions.
I really like how you’ve done the BnB pose in a variety of ways here, to show how it looks from different angles.
Buuut… whether or not BnB is theoretically physically possible isn’t what people are getting into. I mean, even if it wasn’t, since comics often show snapshots taken from movement-in-action, some of the poses are going to be hard to do IRL because they are indicating movement from one position to another. But the issue is that this isn’t what BnB gets used for.
Instead of trying to just strike the pose, try acting out some martial arts moves, or engaging in some one-on-one sparring with someone, and see how many BnB poses you can strike which actually make sense in context. Or see how often you or anyone you know naturally strikes a BnB in everyday life.
The pose is used to show characters just standing and chatting to people when there is absolutely no reason for them to do so, it is used to show people fighting while somehow making no attempt to block attacks from, aim attacks at or even look at the opponent, and it breaks the flow of action and the silhouette of the scene to the point that, without the speech bubbles explaining everything, the average reader probably couldn’t tell what was going on.
It’s used lazily in art both as a shortcut to drawing “dynamic” figures without bothering to actually try, and as an excuse to show more TnA.