Saturday, June 16, 2012

Heyyyyy, Brother

June 29th is the opening of "There's Always Money in the Banana Stand," Gallery 1988's tribute to Arrested Development and those wacky Bluths.
My favorite character is Buster; every line Tony Hale delivers cracks me up. Here's Buster facing his fear:
 "Out on a Limb"
Acrylic, gouache, and ink on paper mounted on cradled panel
8" x 10" x 1.5"

As you can see, I decided to indulge my more cartoony side. I thought it would be appropriate since everybody on that show is pretty cartoony in the first place.
Here are a couple details shots (click to view larger). I love painting patterns on clothing. I want this shirt in real life:

Argyle socks and kiddie ride detail:

I also painted the sides of the cradled panel in that distinctive orange of the show's title and George Senior's prison jumpsuit. Sorry for the crappy phone picture:

Aaand here's the sketch:

Remember, the opening is June 29th, from 7-10pm at Gallery 1988's Melrose location. If you're a fan of the show or a "buy-curious" art collector, you'll definitely want to check it out!

Update: Here's the official promo for the show with all the info. Thanks to Gallery 1988 for featuring my illustration on the promo!