Tim and Jeremy are both waiters at a restaurant in downtown New York City. During slow times at work, to stave off boredom when it is slow, the two young men draw pictures. These pictures are made using ink and what is called the "Triple Dupe Pad," a book of paper used to place orders in the kitchen. The drawings usually take about a week to make, all the while also being used by fellow employees to take orders; this sometimes leads to other collaborators or in a couple cases, to the loss of the work. The drawings are then scanned and colored in Photoshop where they come to life in stunning technicolor! The subject matter varies from piece to piece, as they are made over a long course of time and under various moods and states of mind. They all retain a playfulness that serves as a coping mechanism after spending a night catering to the endless needs of hungry patrons.
Friday, September 17, 2010
#3 Colored by Jeremy Haines
I have never posted this one before. I kind of forgot about it. I always like Tim's colored version better, so I kept this one hidden in the archives. I still am not sure I even like this version, but that's ok. The one part I like is that the guy in the hat is meant to be Tim, so I made his shirt a variation on one of my favorite shirts ever. Tim worked brunch at the Loup for years, and as the years progressed, brunch got more and more under his skin. Finally, he got a shirt that read, "Brunch is for assholes." I thought that was, and still is amazing, so I nodded to the genius of it all in this one. Oh, and the Crazy French Bitch is actually that color in the winter. In the summer she is orange.