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.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

#32 "Marathon Man" March 22, 2011 in color!

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Holy Moly, what a trip. I think while coloring this, I may have been on acid. That would probably explain all the insane patterns. I guess the color isn't bright enough to be on acid, but gosh darn it, it's pretty close. Now, with all this insanity, the story I told about the picture without color completely changes. It's not the same picture at all, and all that nonsense I talked about in the previous post about hitting the wall and all that is completely thrown out the window. Too bad, I kind of liked that story. I guess it's like when you look at your favorite picture that hangs on your wall at home. You have been looking at it for years, maybe, and it still looks fresh to you sometimes. Not all the time, of course, but sometimes you find yourself looking at it and thinking different thoughts about it. You have seen it so many times before, it's on your wall after all; you look at it absentmindedly all the time. But today, you're looking at it and really thinking about it. It looks different than when you first put it up there. You have changed so much since you first saw it. Your life is completely different than that day and yet you still have this picture you love so much. However, you rarely look at with nostalgia, instead, it continues to change with you. Either that, or you just don't even see it any more. That was quite a tangent, sorry about that. I'm not sure if I ever had used this picture in the background before this one, although I use it all the time now. It has become my favorite go-to "blue sky with clouds" picture. Like most of the other photos I put in these days, it's from the Holga, and I only use the top half. That's slightly sad since the bottom half has my sister, Abigail in it. So, here is the whole picture; it's Abbie at Higgins pond in the summer of 2010 when she cut off all her hair and donated it to bald headed kids. Enjoy!

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