Bearskinrug

bearskinrug

(17) Posted by Alex Giron on May 19, 2006

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GravatarOn May 19, 2006 10:11 AM qrayg said:

Ummm, isn't this site like 2 years old or something?

GravatarOn May 19, 2006 10:14 AM Yannick said:

qrayg: It doesn't matter how old it is, the point is that it is a beautiful site with good CSS and XHTML and deserves to be in the gallery. I am happy it finally made it in.

GravatarOn May 19, 2006 11:37 AM Sean Sperte said:

Yeah, grayg, that was my first reaction, too. Then I clicked through and took a few minutes to navigate the site again. I think the fact that it's "like 2 years old" and still relevant (design and content) is a testimony to the greatness of this site.

I've GOT to get a bio shot like that.

GravatarOn May 19, 2006 12:00 PM Sliker_Hawk said:

'Beautiful site'? That style; light, annoying colours, annoyingly old looking fonts and just a bit a grunge is over used and overrated. Bad.

GravatarOn May 19, 2006 12:13 PM Joshua Lane said:

Kevin is one of the best designers & creators I've ever know. Whether you like his style or not, you have to respect his immense amount of talent.

GravatarOn May 19, 2006 12:28 PM Alixe said:

I came accross his website before when browsing A List Apart. I like his illustrations :) Wish I had 5% of his drawing skills.

GravatarOn May 19, 2006 4:30 PM Nathan Smith said:

Qrayg: My reaction was akin, but opposite of your's. I was thinking "Dang, 'bout time Alex featured Kevin's site on here." I agree with Joshua: He's got mad skillz.

Silver_Hawk: I would love to see some of your work.

GravatarOn May 20, 2006 4:01 AM John said:

I like the fact that Silver_Hawk is the only commenter on this story that hasn't lef an URL... =P

GravatarOn May 20, 2006 8:43 AM Ben said:

I've always liked Kevin's drawing style. I miss the bear, though he is still on sub-pages I see.

Could've been good to see that bear evolve as a character I reckon :D

GravatarOn May 21, 2006 1:24 AM pgo said:

While I don't agree with Silver_Hawk, I'm inclined to roll my eyes at the "let's see your work, then" responses.

As if the quality of his work is what qualifies him to have an opinion that differs from the majority.

Just whip 'em out, see whose is bigger, and move on.

On-topic, I'm a big fan of his illustrations. I see way too many "illustrators" on the internet who seem to think that tracing photographs with Illustrator makes them illustrators. Or that creating cliched little characters that are so anonymous that you'd never know who made them.

Kevin's one of the few that I feel is fit to be called an illustrator.

But I guess my opinion doesn't matter since I didn't leave a link. :P

GravatarOn May 22, 2006 11:16 AM Dan Mall said:

@pgo: It's not that having a URL qualifies your opinion, but I'd say everyone's trying to make the most of a seemingly poor critique. "Annoying colors and annoying fonts" is hardly constructive or informative, so maybe Sliker_Hawk's work is an example of what he/she views as the opposite of that. And not to be rash, but, personally, I would prefer seasoned designers' feedback as opposed to someone less experienced. If his/her work can communicate how well that person understands design, then the statements do hold validity, regardless of how poorly they are expressed.

GravatarOn May 22, 2006 1:16 PM qrayg said:

I wasn't saying it is bad work. I was just saying it's old.

By the way, wasn't this site built by Shaun Inman and Jason Santamaria? I thought I remember hearing about this site from Shauns site way back when.

GravatarOn May 22, 2006 2:12 PM Freddy said:

I like this site, mostly because it's a good site, but also because the guy is british!! WHOOHOO go England yeah!!

I also had to laugh at that Hawk_sheit or something. Leaving a comment like that, without url. Although I never leave a url either, because I don't yet have one.... But still rather funny.

GravatarOn May 22, 2006 2:20 PM Freddy said:

Ah, Silver_Hawk. Sorry about that.

GravatarOn May 24, 2006 7:44 AM Stork said:

The color scheme misses additional colors to make more of a balance.

The nav is uninviting [nav1] [nav2] has been done too much in the past.

A portfolio of a cartoonist, illustrator does make up for the content! Illustrations is not art (it is constrained) - the portraits for instance are really mediocre but it must be said: illustrations need to be fun and is a craft - not every visual artist has an affinity with these classic illustration styles.

GravatarOn October 15, 2007 3:08 PM Sliker_Hawk said:

"Leaving a comment like that, without url. Although I never leave a url either, because I don't yet have one.... But still rather funny."

Contradiction, much?

I was wrong anyway, but there's too many fonts at the top and it's certainly not beautiful. The white on that purple ('last three articles') is 'hard' to read, and I generally prefer sites that look like... Well, websites, not paper.

Also, people should stop taking comments on other people's websites (not their own) so personally and making a personal argument over it.

I'm allowed to have an opinion. Why would I have left a URL for people to tear apart? Especially after seeing these comments, I'll make sure not to.

I know, I'm late.

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