Awhile back, I was given the opportunity to take part in Gallery 1988's Crazy for Cult show. It was what I like to call, my "first big boy art show." Unfortunately, I didn't get to be there for the opening but overall I was quite happy with the outcome.
When I saw the list, the first movie to jump out at me was Boondock Saints. I have been living in Boston for close to 2 years now and I have yet to do anything MA or Boston related so I thought this would be the perfect time. Also, I was watching the Walking Dead at the time and REALLY wanted to draw Norman Reedus. Dude's got a very interesting and challenging facial structure to draw.
The inspiration behind the piece
After revisiting this wonderful movie, I decided to focus on two of the key elements of the film, the brothers and their religious ties. In a way, they're two sides of the same coin. One's older and a little more mature (not by much), while the other is a little bit more agressive and energetic. I also like that metaphor because they put coins over the eyes of their victims.
My thoughts on the actual movie
Overall, I like it. It's not one of my absolute favorites, but between Willem Dafoe's performance, the ridiculous action, and the comically over-used "[email protected]$%", the movie works quite well.
Lastly, if you're curious about where you can snag a print of this, here's where you can find them. It may not be there for much longer though since the show was in December. Better hurry!
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