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.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

#10 "Ship Burial" in color. Featuring Landon Webb.

We met Landon Webb through Julian a couple months before this. I remember meeting him at his Halloween party where he was dressed (and acting) like Andy Warhol. But it wasn't until around this time that I found out what a talented illustrator he is. We were all sitting around table 8, drinking seabreezes and hanging out late night and he was drawing away on the paper tablecloth. I eventually looked over and saw this drawing he was doing of the Brassai directly over table 8. It was amazing! Not only did it look exactly like the picture, but he had added the woman saying, "Mmmm, Seabreeze nonsense." This is a derivative of an old saying of Julians. Actually not a saying, but adding the word "Nonsense" to almost anything or to everything. I thought the drawing was awesome, so I ripped the paper off and took it home. I scanned it in along with the original T&J drawing and combined the two. I don't think it adds anything to the concept of the drawing, but it certainly adds some class and rounds out the composition quite nicely. I especially enjoyed coloring the woman's hat. The rest of the drawing colored itself in, really. It was all there already. I made the guy in the canoe a member of Pink Floyd's army in "The Wall." I also added a fish on the side of the canoe that came from some Northwestern American indian art. I was thinking his canoe looked a little plain. When we posted this one on Facebook, it got more likes and more comments than anything we had previously posted before.  Landon collaborated in a bunch of drawings since this one. If you want to check out more of his work, go here:

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