SCARFACE SERIES #2
Acrylic on Canvas 40in x 25in (101.6cm x 63.5cm)
This commissioned series came about from the client's notion of having me, as he put it "robotize" his fav Brian DePalma movie - after he had seen my other piece for Breaking Bad.
At first I did not want to even approach this, I was working on a set for Br Ba and several other scenes from rather obscure movies; Das Boot, Day of the Dead (1986), SHAAN (70's bollywood film- MY FAV!), and Westworld (1973) - still in progress...will resume when client decides to pay,lol. (yeah that was a jab, but in fun - they knows it).
I really did not want to do it. Actually, this is how that particular conversation went:
Me: "Dude, go to Hot Topic or something and just buy the damn t-shirt. Its everywhere."
Him: "YOU HAVE TO, c'mon it'd look soo dope!"
Me: "I dont think so, how 'bout you commission one of the Larping Robots, they are big and would look fresh over your fireplace!"
Him: "Man, I don't even know what LARPING is."
Me: "Oh its cool its like Dungeons and Dragons meets..."
Him: "Stop...no, I didnt say I WANTED to know...two words...CASH MONEY, SON!"
Me: "That's 3 words...FINE, but only if I pick the scenes."
Him: "...and you know this...MAN!" (he seriously talks like this...but then again so do I,lol - big Chris Tucker fans)
Great...bills needed addressing and this was my dilemma, I felt that the world did not need another b/w silo or "the world is yours" sniznoz painting. Also, I did not want to spend the time painting something I saw at a Walmart bargain bin. So I sat down and watched it for the umpteenth time. But this time with the idea to showcase Tony's character development in 3 underrated(in my opinion) scenes to, what I believe to be his zenith of power - before the money splurge montage- there was already enough of that.
I wanted to show the character in 3 stages :
1. Seeing Opportunity
2. Risking Everything
3. Taking Control
Obviously these are not finished, but I wanted to have you take a peek at what's inside the studio at the moment and kinda my thought process involved. This is the first time I am trying this format. If there is positive feedback on it, then I will incorporate it into a more timely and scheduled fashion.