are sometimes smooth and silky, and other times tired and tight.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Illustrating the point

OK, I know. I've been posting too much fluff. I'm actually busy with a few texts, trying to rectify that situation.

In the meantime, let me share a few thoughts about the current cover of VeloNews, which I kind of like, but I wish I didn't.


What do I like?

I like that the artist (who is it? Anybody know?) managed to nail Lance, and his asymmetric wall eyes.

I like that the artist also nailed Floyd's disproportional forearms.

What I'm not so sure about is...

I'm not so sure about the look on Floyd's face. Not only does it not capture his likeness very well, the fact that he's watching Lance, leads me to wonder how much research the artist did?

I'm also not sure what to say about Basso. The only thing that clues me in to the fact that it is indeed Ivan Basso, is the LiquiGas kit, and the fact that his name is on the cover.

That's it.

Yeah, I could go on, but I'll take a leap of faith, and assume that the illustrator who did the work isn't a cycling fan. In the end it doesn't really matter.

But hey, don't get me wrong. I should make one last, very important point.

I congratulate VeloNews for hiring an illustrator to do a cover. In fact, I suggest that they make this a new policy. Now that, would be a good thing.


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