I commissioned this piece in Elias' signature pinup style, so yes, the shorts and the claws pulling on them were requested. If you look through his previous works you'll find the phone and "selfie" pose as well. When I think of Elias I think of his Zenescope and pinup art, so that's what I wanted, rather than a "realistic" X-23 portrayal.
I also commissioned the Pixie cover and for that one I didn't give Elias anything other than the character, so that's why that one is more true to the character, if you will.
Hum, well, i didn't say that you didn't have your reason, it's just that she's one of my favorite marvel character, maybe even my favorite, and i'm kinda attached to the fact that she's not another half naked big boobs pinup. So yeah, she's maybe a skinny girl like most comics women, but she feel more real than most, and i just don't like when people take that away from her. Soooo if you like it that way, it's you're call, i'm not gonna throw you a rock, but i still don't like it, and doesn't find it relevant to the character.
I get your point that X-23 isn't a natural fit for Good Girl Art, but she's my favorite character so that's why I picked her. I commission a lot of sketches featuring her and obviously they're not all in this style, but, like I said, since Elias excels at drawing sexy pinups I asked for exactly that. Anyway, just wanted to clarify that this particular artwork was indeed commissioned in this style and does not necessarily represent Elias' take on the character.