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

#9 "Bush Meat" in color!

OK, Valentines Day is on the 14th, not the 15th. Big deal. The night we finished this one, Tim asked me to incorporate Jacksonville, Florida into one of these drawings. Tim grew up there and though happy to be living in NYC, still holds ol' Jax close to his heart.  Always up for a challenge, I agreed. Behind the biker on the left you can see the beautiful skyline of Jacksonville poking out. Yeah, it might be a cop-out, but at least it's there, right? Not only that, but I also decided to make the central figure a native of Florida. He's already got the right haircut, so I merely gave him a Greg Biffle shirt and some camos and, viola! Floridian! Well, at least a northerners interpretation. I mean, look at him! He's practically turning into an alligator as we speak. As we were working on the original drawing, the dupe pad was sitting around for a while at the Loup unsupervised. One night, the pad fell into a puddle of what Tim and I christened "Wolf Drool." As everyone knows, bars are sometimes a bit messy when things get busy. People pour drinks fast, pick them up faster and there's always going to be spilled drinks and broken glass. This amounts to Wolf Drool; the leftover liquid from these spilled drinks, sometimes days old and an interesting hue of brown/black. No one has ever tasted Wolf Drool yet. Tim and I have yet to concoct a drink using it as the base, although I know for a fact it would get you drunk. Anyway, some Wolf Drool got onto the drawing and at first I was simply going to erase it from the drawing in post, but instead I made it into road rash on the back of our biker friend. I think it gives her even more street cred than riding around Jacksonville in the nude. 

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