1-11. handicap


About the illustration
I’m taking the first thing that popped into my head: physical handicap. To me, the most obvious physical handicap is of the leg. You can tell if one has a disability there, no matter how slight just by their posture or the way they walk.

My illustration is of crossbones, but they’re the bones of legs and feet. Their proper names are tibia, fibula, tarsus, metatarsus, and phalanges. It’s supposed to resemble a pirate flag (also known as the Jolly Roger) but without the skull. It’s meaning is not the same as what a pirate flag is. Instead, I’m taking just the visual meaning, which is the placement of the bones across each other.

The message I’m trying to bring across is that having a physical disability is no longer a problem at this current age. There are prosthetic arms and legs available to help overcome such disabilities. So it’s not a sign of danger or death, but hope?

I don’t think I’m making any sense. Hurhur D:

Flat vector (?). Polygonal lasso tool (alternating between addition and subtraction) in Adobe Photoshop CS.    

 Hit counter.

Page 369, entry 18: 
handicap n. 1 a a disadvantage imposed on a superior competitor in order to make the chances more equal. b a race or contest in which this is imposed. 2 the number of strokes by which a golfer normally exceeds par for the course. 3 a thing that makes progress or success difficult. 4 a condition that markedly restricts a person’s ability to function physically, mentally, or socially. v.tr. (handicapped, handicapping) 1 impose a handicap on. 2 place at a disadvantage. [probably from phrase hand in cap: the cap held forfeit money in a game of chance (17th c.)] handicapper n.

Personal opinion (about the entry)
Phew, finally an entry that is used common enough :D




7 Responses to “1-11. handicap”

  1. 1 MH April 12, 2007 at 1:05 am

    Stereotype for handicap would normally be with de-funct limbs but for me, it would be like deaf, mute or perhaps, slower thinking people? They look just like normal people.

  2. 2 choo April 12, 2007 at 1:54 am

    Haaa.. 1st thing that came into my mind was the toilet for the handicapped. The toilet (Kamar kecil) sign eh.

    You might be wondering why am i so eccentric eh.. hahahaha..

    But well, though these “so-called” toilets were meant for ppl with physical disablity, we still see ppl who’s very much alive and kicking well (normal beings), using those cubicles..

    So this make me think about.. what’s exactly the meaning of handicapped then?


    Amazing eh Sha.. almost goin to 2 weeks of “drawing with the dictionary”.. hahaha.. Ganbatte!!!

  3. 3 renchan April 12, 2007 at 4:17 am

    as I quote from MOS:

    choose your handicap:
    [] physical
    [] mental

  4. 4 potatoh April 12, 2007 at 7:37 pm

    i think this word, describe our current situation PERFECTLY… $$-handicapped!

  5. 5 aisyah April 12, 2007 at 11:18 pm

    To MH, choo, renchan and potatoh,

    MH, yup. I’m one of those who stereotypes? ;D
    choo, haha, cos we love to go to the toilet, right? (I love it more.) XD Er, if I’m not wrong, you also used these toilets in poly *grins* Yup, almost two weeks D: And the drawings are getting worse! Hahaha. Last drawing will be on Sunday-Monday XDD And sankyuu~!!
    renchan, I’ll go with physical handicap. You can take the mental ;D
    potatoh, LOL. Yeah, man! D:

    Thanks to everyone for their comments! :D

  6. 6 choo April 13, 2007 at 1:08 am

    Yeah I use it too. LOL. That’s why. Is it really meant for the handicapped? Or am i abusing it? Might not leh.. (i’m mentally unstable i know.. wahahha) HAAHAHAHAH…

  7. 7 aisyah April 13, 2007 at 10:39 am

    To choo,


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