You might remember that back in December, our friend Patrick King had been commissioned to produce a painting for Greg Graffin, founder and lead singer of the seminal punk band Bad Religion http://www.badreligion.com/ as well as author of the upcoming Anarchy Evolution, http://bit.ly/d1r6QC coming this fall from Harper Collins.
The painting was to show a scene in front of Graffin’s childhood home. Two specific things were sought: a kid, aged 12-13, and a certain kind of Schwinn banana seat bike.
Patrick put the word out on Facebook, and Chris responded – we have the kid. And then, thanks to Ian’s connections in the bike world, we also realized we knew where to find the Holy Grail bike. On a rainy, dreary day, we took the kid and the bike to Patrick’s studio so he could take photos.
Over the next few months, the painter turned into a sleuth and an architect. Here’s how Graffin’s house looks now:
Here’s how it looked when new:
And here’s how Patrick figured out the perspective:
A little photoshop action for positioning:
And voila, the finished painting:
Now, a mere six months later, Malcolm’s hair is as overgrown as those trees in front of the house. In his most recent artistic sitting, at a friend’s Bar Mitzvah, his new look was captured:
While I don’t know who the cartoon artist was, you can see more of Patrick’s work here: http://patrickking.org/