BeanQuest

April 5, 2006

Badger Hands

Filed under: drawing — Brian @ 6:17 am

Here’s what’s cool about drawing; you can draw anything and make it look just as real as anything else. So long as you keep a consistent style within the drawing, you can’t tell for sure what’s real and what’s made up. (“willful suspension of disbelief” and all, of course). What better way to get a glimpse into the mind of another human?

You may have figured out that I have a thing for Kevin Cornell’s work at Bearskin Rug (in PA, I think, despite the .co.uk suffix). He does impressive things with watercolors, and recently did a before/after thing with some of his illustrations, showing how he develops an idea into a published illustration.

He’s also doing an illustration inspired by a comment left by a reader. The reader mentioned his childhood fear of “prowlers,” and described how he pictured them – with a corner-knotted pillowcase over their heads. Kevin liked the idea, so he’s creating it.

Anyhow. Badger Hands. This is hilarious. Look at page 86 of his sketchbook. Go there and type “86” into the page number thingy at the top of the page.

(Oh – if you riffle through it, be aware that you’ll stumble across the occasional unclothed male or female body part now and then. Page 86 is boss-friendly. Unless your boss is put off by the brushing of teeth. Or badgers.)

Badger hands. I can’t stop laughing.

And one more thing. If you use Google to search for “sketchbook,” you’ll see that Kevin’s is the top hit. So I’m not the only one who’s impressed. His work is great to look at, and he seems a very kind person, to boot.

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1 Comment »

  1. That is hilarious. A great (odd) sense of humor and a great sketchbook!

    Comment by Gwynne — April 6, 2006 @ 2:20 pm


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