A5. Kevin S
© 2007 by Maurice Mattei
Hands are amazingly complicated objects to draw but they
are very important in capturing the qualities of an individual.
Gestures often communicate a person's psychology much
better than simple facial expressions. In this case, Kevin's
action is not so much malicious as it is a way of
responding to a friend's comments about a sports team or a
girl that he knows. As such, this gesture can be seen as a
sign of camaraderie or an attempt at male bonding. Clothes
also communicate a great deal about the type of person
someone is. Acceptable apparel in America has always
been deficient and the ongoing trend toward casualness
has not helped matters. It is now common to see people
wearing branded articles of clothing; that is, apparel with
company logos and photographs imprinted on them. In the
case above, I decided to have Kevin wearing a BAMA
Crimson Tide sweatshirt under which he is wearing a
Bengals football jersey for a bit of local color. I had
originally considered using the Arkansas Razorbacks logo
but found it to be a little too time-consuming to draw. I may
add this item in the final version.
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