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.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

#4 "House of Acid" in color.

This is the first one where I started combining photos with the drawing. I was coloring it in and ran out of inspiration so I took a screen shot of one of my online chess games. I liked the color scheme of the board enough to take the colors of the squares and use them for our boy's pants. Then, in the random floating squares above his head, I put in some photos that I was working on for another project. I never used those pictures for the project I was working on, but they ended up showing up here and in future T&J drawings.

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