As you may know, I'm keen on observing phenomena that occur within the fanbases of various entertainment media. One thing that I'm noticing lately is that the vocal portions of the comic book fanbase are feeling at ease with the indictment that artists don't know how to draw women. Or men. Or anything! But especially women. Here's just one example.
Now, I would like to point out that I saw this image and thought, "Wow, that's beautifully drawn!" But a cynical part of me knew, knew that the second the poster included the words "knows how to draw" in the title, it would be irresistible to the trope-savvy cynics. On the page, you can see that nearly every comment is about how "women don't look like that" and "bodies don't work that way."
I'm sorry but, I've seen this movie. You can take any piece of artwork and argue that it doesn't realistically depict something through proportions, anatomy, perspective, blah blah blah, until the poor artist in question would be backed up against the wall, making nothing but referenced life drawings... which nobody gives a shit about, because those aren't interesting, even to other artists. Life drawings, 99% of the time are used for two things: drawing someone who wants to be drawn, or as a tool to increase your skill in rendering those things in general. But nobody would pick up a fucking comic book that used life drawing as its medium, because one, it would be $15 a book and come out twice a year, and two, it would look bland and unengaging to most people.
Being that translating things photographically is both tiresome and ridiculous now that we have cameras, there's this thing that artists use to translate real or at least real-inspired characters and objects onto paper: it's called a style. You can argue up and down that somebody could be better at anatomy or proportions or whatever you like, but when it comes right down to it, anything interesting will be inaccurate. It just will. That's caracature. That's style. And I'm tired of laymen demanding that all artists reach some unknown nebulous goal of realistic perfection, at which point those people will stop caring about said artist's work in any way. That's enough. Stop it. That artist does know how to draw, and very damn well. Stop saying they don't, that's privileged fan elitism to its highest, most arrogant degree.