Right. Before I start, you need to go here (CLICK ME) and have a quick look. Don’t worry, I’ll be here when you get back…
Originally I intended to imitate Jim, by creating a blog featuring a series of photos of me trying to mimic book covers. Apparently writers are supposed to show not tell, right? I figured that since Jim had only used books with women on the front, I’d go for the covers featuring men. I was going to try my hand at being intentionally funny, as opposed to my usual tactic of making an ass of myself (usually painfully) and seeing how many people laughed. Unfortunately, this was not to be. The first thing I learned? Cover artists are a lot kinder to guys.
There are dozens of blogs dedicated to improbable and ridiculous poses of women in cover art, many of which also go into detail about anatomical abnormalities too (such as here (link 1) and here (link 2). Do you know how many covers Nat and I found featuring men in similar poses? Two(ish). If there was anything doubtful about the images, it was generally the size of the model’s bulging bicep in relation to the rest of the body.
So let’s not waste any time. Here is my photo for my improbable and ridiculous poses of men in cover art post:
I know it’s not quite right. If I’d tried it again I would have lifted my head and opened up my shoulders up a bit, but you try hanging back like that at midnight and see how your head feels. I’ll admit, I tried the bulging biceps pose, but my knobbly little elbows didn’t do much for the cause.
I the end, even if the covers in Jim’s blog aren’t the easiest poses to achieve, they still look pretty awesome. I can look at without rolling my eyes—in most cases.
You can find KC on her website along with more info about The Sphinx Project! Suggest the next cover I am going to make Kate imitate! Leave suggestions in the comments!