If it were only that simple. Illustrator extraordinaire, Taylor White, recently busted ass in what some would describe as an epic acrobatic gravity defying swan-dive into the Norwegian snow via snowboard. The end result was a broken wrist and 8 weeks recovery time. It just so happened that this feat occurred the week before she was due for a visit to the U.S. of A. I was thusly wrangled into making this old school plaster cast (they do things funky in Norway apparently) into an awesome work of art. The end result can be seen beloooooow!!!

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She is now a lefty…

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The meaty side…

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The final detail. In spite of injury, she is still drawing and posting her rad left-handed squiggles!!!! So check out her RAD blog for more RAD work!!!!!!!! !!! !

UPDATE: Since i’ve had a few curious inquiries, I drew the bones and muscles on the plaster using micron pens, it took about an hour to do, and the bone color around it was a mixture of acrylic paint and matte medium, to make it pop more. I doubt this would have worked well on anything other than an old-school plaster cast (they don’t make them this way in America anymore apparently, they usually cover it with that really ridged & extremely textured plastic that comes in all colors), but maybe if you do break something you can request plaster, it’s a great canvas!

DOUBLE UPDATE: Taylor is back in action folks, look out. Alas, the back of the cast was sacrificed, but the skeletal part remains intact, score.

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