Last year I was asked to help Mike Lockwood and Kirk Shinmoto paint a huge mural for the first episode of the new season of Arrested Development.  I’m proud to finally share that with you guys today.  The production designer, Dan Butts, asked us to create a digital painting in the style of classic travel posters.  However, he also wanted us to include a lot of easter eggs for the die hard fans.  I’ve been a huge fan of the show since college, so the project was a dream come true.  Initially, we had to do a bunch of brainstorming, which really just meant joking around about our favorite moments from the first three seasons until we had a list long enough to make a painting from.  We sent our ideas back to Dan in the form of a quick sketch that would later form the backbone of the painting.  After that got approved, we divided the painting into thirds, Mike taking the first part, Kirk taking the second, while I took the third.  Two or three days of nonstop painting followed, but somehow it all came together.  So anyway, I hope you guys enjoy the painting as much as we enjoyed making it.  This really was a labor of love.

  1. robinsfavoritecat reblogged this from fuckyeaharresteddevelopment
  2. mitsjol reblogged this from drawmageddon
  3. thelifeofanniebanks reblogged this from funnyfandom
  4. funnyfandom reblogged this from drawmageddon
  5. jpwansidler reblogged this from coelasquid
  6. readingroo reblogged this from fuckyeaharresteddevelopment
  7. ghostheart reblogged this from drawmageddon
  8. everythingdippedingold reblogged this from drawmageddon
  9. anomallama reblogged this from drawmageddon
  10. shireenad reblogged this from drawmageddon
  11. beckyybarnes reblogged this from aleriehightower
  12. kyllyrkill reblogged this from aleriehightower
  13. celestialmazer reblogged this from drawmageddon and added:
    GLORIOUS full length
  14. stumpythecat reblogged this from drawmageddon and added:
    I’m desperately searching for some way to buy a print of this
  15. etherelle reblogged this from aut-vincer-aut-mori
  16. schrodingers-blogger reblogged this from the-amateur-detective
  17. maniacalmarionette reblogged this from the-amateur-detective
  18. flightone reblogged this from aerodynamicallystable
  19. understandingm reblogged this from katagiris
  20. katagiris reblogged this from fuckyeaharresteddevelopment
  21. captainrogerstevens reblogged this from drawmageddon
  22. noctiscorvus reblogged this from coelasquid
  23. inspiration-onlinebackup reblogged this from fuckyeaharresteddevelopment
  24. polaris-bear reblogged this from the-amateur-detective
  25. inmytsinelas reblogged this from bowtiessavelives
  26. bowtiessavelives reblogged this from drawmageddon
  27. the-amateur-detective reblogged this from jameslien