Friday, September 12, 2008

pins and needles

So the whole joke for me is that happy little porcupines with balloons will soon be sad little porcupines.

But I'm not sure how convincing this drawing is. Do you immediately know it is a porcupine? There should be no doubt or hesitation.

I've been looking at it too long. Any opinions out there in blogland?


Anonymous said...

Okay, first let me say that this drawing is heartbreaking.

Second, my first reaction was indeed, oh, porcupine.

But the more I look at it, the more I could see how some people may not make that immediate connection. The quills COULD be interpreted as thick fur.

Again, I think it's a great drawing and I recognized what it was. But if anything, you could possibly make the quills just a tiny bit longer as to reduce any resemblance to a thick fur, like would be found on a beaver or otter.

Paul said...

Excellent suggestion!

Thanks anon.