I received a few comments on my hypothetical bigfoot. Also received an email from a gentleman named Karl Breheim who said he had seen a bigfoot in Oregon, but that he already had a drawing that looked very much like the one that he saw.
His website is:
I have a great number of drawings of bigfoot by me and by other artists. I have a folder full of eyewitness drawings, some by the witnesses, but most are interpretations by an artist of a witness's descriptions. To me the most important are those done by Harvey Pratt, because he actually sat down with the witnesses and had personal interaction with them. Also he is a professional forensic artist who has been doing this kind of stuff for forty years. Pete Travers has a gallery of drawings at his website, The Painted Cave, that he has done from eyewitness descriptions. I just saw yesterday an interesting rendition by Keith Foster from an eyewitnesses view throgh a telecope. I love Paul Smith's drawings. There are others whose names may escape me, but have done great work in trying to depict these creatures.
The features of hypothetical bigfoot are essentially human, I took the nose from my perception of Patty's nose, added ears even though nearly all descriptions of bigfoot lack this feature. Note that the ears of an ape are much higher than the ears of a human. No beard or hairy forehead. The main difference is the eyes. This is what gives it a nonhuman look. I wanted to see how many people would say that it looked like an ape or nonhuman simply because of the eyes.
Karl's bigfoot had a full beard, which is the way I often draw bigfoot as you can see on this page.
- William Mayes
- I've lived in the woods and came to know and understand the creatures that inhabit it. I have compassion for all God's creatures, most especially the creature known whimsically as "bigfoot", since he is more like us than any other. I am now an old man and unable to run around in the woods. If I were able I would be out there right now trying to prove his existence. I started this blog to try to express some of the ideas and speculations I have had on bigfoot. I am not into bigfoot social events. I don't gossip about other bloggers. I try to keep myself informed of events. My ideas and opinions are my own and I make no apology for them. They are not written in stone and I welcome any and all civil comments. I am looking for the truth, not fame.