And so, all good things must come to end. “Lebowski Week” is finally over. As I’ve already said, I really enjoyed doing this and will have to do it again sometime soon. If you have another movie that you’d like to see me do a series on, be sure to let me know.
I’m sure you all thought I was going to put up a piece on The Dude, didn’t you? Well, I zigged when you expected me to zag, and this is what you get. While I know it might not be the most exciting piece I’ve put together as part of this week’s celebration of all things “Lebowski,” I still think it ties in nicely with what’s come before. Tomorrow will bring this “project” to a close, and I have to say that it was a lot of fun. I might have to do it again sometime. And I suppose there’s a chance more “Lebowski” material could rear its head in the future, but after tomorrow it won’t be a regular occurrence.
In non-”Lebowski” news, I’ve finally put up a links section on the right-hand side of the page. There you’ll find links to a lot of friends who are also creative/hilarious. I hope you’ll give them a look-see as well.
I had a lot of fun with this picture of Walter, and I owe my friend Nick a lot of credit for that. I told him I wasn’t sure what to do with Walter today, and he said something about guns, anger, Vietnam, and Judaism. A light bulb switched on and I knew what I needed to do. I toyed around with a few ideas as to how exactly to incorporate the four main components of Walter Sobchak (Judaism, Vietnam, Bowling and Guns), including making it into a type of playing card, but ultimately I figured I’d just throw them all together. I think it works pretty well, and now I’ve got a vector outline of Vietnam if I ever need it for anything else. I’ve still got two more days of “Lebowski”-related posts, but I really don’t think the next two will be as good as this one, but I might surprise myself. You’ll also notice that I decided to include the original sketch of Walter that I did earlier today to get the idea juices flowing. Enjoy!
This piece is a little different than the ones that’ve gone up throughout the week, but I wanted to try something a little different for sweet Donny. I like that he’s the only person that we really see bowling on the Dude’s team, and the only time he doesn’t get a strike is right before he (spoiler) dies in the fight with the nihilists. That’s pretty messed up, Cohen Brothers! Hope you guys enjoy. Only a few more “Lebowski”-related posts left for this week. Hope you’re enjoying looking at them as much as I’m enjoying making them.
The third installment of “Big Lebowski”-related art brings us Maude Lebowski. This is definitely not what I originally envisioned, but my original concept with her in the viking helmet from The Dude’s dream sequence just didn’t look right to me, so I sort of took the easy way out on this one, but I’m still fairly happy with it.
I don’t think I’m engaging in hyperbole when I say that “The Big Lebowski” is one of the finest films of the last 25 years. Of course, in my mind, the Cohen Brothers have never made a bad film. Anyway, I was thinking about the movie recently when I put together the movie trivia contest this past weekend (fun fact: the word “dude” is spoken 160 times in the film), and tonight I figured I’d try my hand at some “Lebowski”-related fan art. While this piece didn’t turn out exactly as I’d seen it in my head, I think it’s fairly effective. And who doesn’t love The Stranger, with his gentlemanly drawl and amazing mustache. I’m not exaggerating when I say I would crawl in that thing and take a nap. I bet it smells like the finest scotch, aged in a leather glove. Anyway… I might consider spinning this into a series, spotlighting other characters from the “Lebowski”-verse. I guess we’ll see. (turns to bartender) Say, friend – you got any more of that good sarsaparilla?