May 23rd, 2018 at 4:14 PM ^

I tweeted this out yesterday, but I think the artist is more at fault for choosing a bad picture to base the plaque off of than they are at fault for butchering her likeness.


IMO the artist didn't do that bad of a job. The jawline isn't perfect, but he nails the half-hearted smile (Brandi's smile normally lights up a room, but not here). And I really like the detail work on the eyes, capturing the subtle squint she is doing (skin below the brow but above the lid kind of pinching over the eyelid halfway thru the eye. Her mouth lines up pretty well, small lips and perfect teeth. The lack of the loose long strands of hair is what makes her hair look like an old man haircut instead of a pony. 

Lastly, the angle of the picture taken of the plague does the sculpture zero justice, adding harsh shadow, making the lines look much deeper than they are. Remember that this is a slightly 3D sculpture based on a 2D picture of an actual 3D object. Take a look at Brandi next to the image from a different angle:

The laugh lines don't look nearly as deep. The color of the scupture really pops at this angle compared to looking like a used penny in the image floating around. At the end of the day, if the artist started with a different picture as the subject material, I think it ends up looking much more like the Brandi we all know and love. 


His Dudeness

May 23rd, 2018 at 4:08 PM ^

Im not sure about anyone else, but I'm with you.

I was tasked with training an intern at work many summers ago. I convinced him OMC was my favorite band of all time. I listened to them all day when he was training with me. Weeks of nothing, but OMC. It was painful, but very well worth it to see the look of horror on his face while believing that someone out there is the world is me the fake world's biggest OMC fan.


May 23rd, 2018 at 1:44 PM ^

They could slap that thing on a pile of dog turds and a segment of our fan base would not only line up to buy it, they would actually try and wear the turds too.

Mr. Owl

May 23rd, 2018 at 9:28 PM ^

It needs MORE!  Maybe the stupid junkman logos should have stupid junkman logos?  Need them where nips go, definetly.  The weird eyes should also have them for corneas.  Maybe junkman logos in a series of random stripes?  Even better, this design (with a bunch more junkman logos) on a unitard.  I wank junkman logos on my junk when I wear this to a game.