ByAndrew Thompson, writer at
I'm an Illustrator, Designer, and Painter who smiles A LOT! I love movies and all things pop culture.
Andrew Thompson

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.

What inspiration looks like^
What inspiration looks like^

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.

About sums up my overall feeling towards this movie
About sums up my overall feeling towards this movie

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!

Thanks for reading this and if you're interested in following me on any of my sites, you can find me here. I post process and anything else that tickles my fancy.

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