Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Coen bros. Tribute Show

11" x 14" (framed)
Ink on Illustration Board

Here's a current piece for a Coen bros. tribute show that is currently up at Gallery 1988. The show runs through December 23rd. For this tribute I decided to do the nihilists from their movie "The Big Lebowski". The Coens are known for creating amazing characters in every movie. Even the secondary characters are always as interesting (and sometimes even more) as the main characters.
The nihilists from this movie are no exception. 

It's been awhile since I did a black and white, comic book style piece. I did this one with a brush and FW ink. I also felt that nihilists don't deserve to be in color. Deets for the show are below.

Friday, December 02, 2016

Yada Yada Yada Part 2!

"Seinfeld Soliloquy"
11" x 14" (framed)
Acrylics on Illustration Board

    It's another art show about nothing. Seinfeld! Tonight at Gallery 1988 (East) is the 2nd Seinfeld tribute show. I can still watch these episodes over and over, and I'm still blown away at how many quotable lines people still use to this day. I threw in 10 random references from the show into this piece. It's all centered around a not so subtle nod to Danny Trejo's treatment of his chest tattoo, but instead, with Elaine in her urban sombrero. While doing research for the show I also found out this tidbit about the now famous music intro. Television music composer, Jonathan Wolff, treated Jerry's voice from his opening monologue, as a musical instrument and wrote the tune around that. Even more interesting, each opening theme is slightly different. He would pace everything around the rhythm of Jerry's bits, as not to interfere with the jokes. I thought that was pretty neat. Anyway, you can watch his interview here from an old episode of E! News.