Lack of artistic ability, no photoshop, and a crackpot idea have combined to create this monstrosity that might not even be feasible.
The lip at the top would be larger, and almost create a mushroom type shape that you would wedge your fingers underneath (almost like a sword crossguard or whatever that part is called). The bulb would sit nicely in your palm.
My idea is to have the handle cylindrical in shape with a reverse "golfball" effect to allow the water and soap to run between the fingers and the brush handle for a better grip. This prototype feels very comfortable in my hand.
Good luck to all.
Frank. Proud Member of the BOTOC. Harleys Rule 2014 Tri Glide Ultra.
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One of my several hobbies is playing West African hand drums, particularly the goblet-shaped Djembe. It would be very cool to have a brush with the same general shape.
(Image borrowed from Drumskulldrums.com, an awesome dealer of high-end African percussion instruments)
Larry (TOFLAC-U, BOTOC, LOSER, The Rubberset 400 Club, Fountain Pen Junkie, Savior of Vintage Brushes, and some other stuff I forgot!)
I tried a MMOC once. I've sinced switched to straight razor shaving because it was less dangerous.
Here is an example I did in keyshot, it is a low res rendering using mahogany texture
Its amazing what you can do on the computer now days. I remember spending days and weeks drawing nuts and bolts with a pencil then going back to hand letter and number the drawing. I'm not even that old! Am I???
Well here is my "custom" shaving handle for a brush. I always thought a duck call shaped one would be awesome. I could shave with it on my lanyard then drop it when they fly in! Anyways, not really sure on the dimensions just guessed about what might feel right. A little longer would be great for bowls or even face. A lot of calls have metal bands, not really necessary but they sure do look good. I think it would look good on any of the samples you pictured above and would be fairly easy, neat to do since most calls are spun on a lathe. As said, clueless on the dimensions.
Anyways, here are my MS Paint skills: