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

"Wood Lump" by Tim Farnham. February 18(ish), 2010

Hahaha. I love this one! Although, not a collaboration between Tim and I, this deserves a special place in your heart. This is a portrait of our co-worker Mike "The Woodman" aka "WoodLump" Woodward. This was drawn the night that Tim accidentally hit him in the head with a lemon, causing a lump. Notice how his expression is both pissed off and tranquil, like this sort of thing happens to him every day. Knowing Mike, this sort of thing does happen to him every day. I like how the lump actually looks like the lemon itself is embedded in his skull and isn't a lump at all. Great likeness. Look for Wood Lump in the future in these drawings. He has a habit of showing up all over the place, not unlike his cousin-in-law Waldo.

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