Sometimes, when I see Roomie comics, it makes me think you are watching me. I used to speak to my ex-gf through the cats quite a lot, when I wanted something This picture brings back fond memories. Plus, I fecking love Roomie <3
With artistic freedom, you can change a character's hair colour, hair-style, eye-colour, eye-design, clothes, body proportions and maybe even gender, and still call it the same original character. Because you used "artistic freedom!"
In this particular case, it might be more of "stylistic freedom", saying that your style calls for more yoga-like twisting of limbs in order to strengthen the message conveyed by the body.
See... when it comes to art, you can get away with everything, "mistakes" become impossible... xP
PS: No, I am not bitter about the abuse of artistic freedom... I just find it... curious.