Indiana Jones and the Frozen Drink (24×18)


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Here’s my latest painting. I don’t remember how I thought of swapping out the idol from Raiders of the Lost Ark (2nd-best Indiana Jones movie, obviously behind Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) with a Slurpee, but here we are. (I’ve got other similar paintings with the Silver Surfer and Two-Face in the works.)

If you’re interested in hanging these types of things on you wall, it’s over at Etsy.

Here’s a ringing endorsement from 7-11 itself:7-11 Likes Art

SOME FUN INDIANA JONES TRIVIA

“Dan Akroyd (not a crew member) appears as an airport official who walks the cast to the plane.” –via Mental Floss. (Click that link to see 10 other amazing Jones tidbits.)

From Yahoo!:

Spielberg wanted Karen Allen to appear in The Temple of Doom, but he and Lucas had already decided to use a different heroine for each new film.

Karen Allen is my cousin. That’s a true story… but its a different Karen Allen.

Harrison Ford and Pat Roach are the only actors to appear in each of the first three movies. Roach played the German plane mechanic in Raiders, a Thugee guard crushed by a roller in The Temple of Doom, and a Gestapo agent in The Last Crusade. Roach died of cancer in 2004.

The Temple of Doom is actually a prequel, set before the events in Raiders and The Last Crusade.

Empire has some great blurbs from various players in Temple of Doom. Here’s a gem from Steven Spielberg:

The second film I could have done a lot better if there had been a different story. It was a good learning exercise for me to really throw myself into a black hole. I came out of the darkness of Temple Of Doom and I entered the light of the woman I was eventually going to marry [Kate Capshaw] and raise a family with.

Speaking of that family, Capshaw had adopted a boy (Theo) before wedding Spielberg. The director officially adopted the kid after the marriage. I have never wanted to be adopted so badly in my life.

Oh. I was just kidding before. The Last Crusade is hands down the best Indy flick.

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3 thoughts on “Indiana Jones and the Frozen Drink (24×18)

  1. Love it, that’s awesome! How long did it take you?
    I set up an Etsy shop…but I haven’t got anything to sell cos I give all my paintings away haha that career venture did not work out 😛

    1. Thanks! The looser style of this painting (compared to Spider-Bites, Head of STate, Bobaccordion Fett) meant I spent a lot less time sweating details and just getting the broad strokes in, literally and figuratively. I’d gues sit was 4-6 hours over a couple days.

      Selling art/establishing yourself as an artist is hard. I’d love to do it as my source of income one day, but that is probably not anytime soon. Here are my issues, and I completely understand if you tune me out here, smile and nod.

      1. Getting noticed is tough. The internet is as much a help as it is a hindrance. It’s nice to know I can theoretically reach anyone on the planet, but there is SO MUCH to sift through before anyone can find each other by chance. And if they do, now I have to hope their taste matches what I’m offering to entice them to commit to parting with their money.

      1a. There’s a lot of legwork involved to get your work visible. I don’t even know how I would get a gallery show. I exhibited at my first comic con in March and I thought it was a great success. I made a little money, took in a lot of compliments, and felt good about myself when I left. I’d do it again.

      2. My time (you time, everyone’s time) is money. Plumbers, mechanics, etc have definitive skill sets, and they usually get paid hourly. If I did that, I’d never sell a damn thing. So I paint what I like because I like it and there is no guarantee it will ever leave my attic to go to your home. That can be a little frustrating, especially because I’ve found interest in a handful of my projects, but people scoff at anything that costs more than $20. And I get that, in a way, because money’s tight for everyone these days, but I think for what I offer, given the time, energy, skill and my name value (which is 0), I offer fair prices that will put at least a couple bucks in my pocket. Then there’s the costs the come with shipping. So at the end of the day, its sometimes hard to find a price Potential Buyer is happy with and I am happy with. The length of this point shows how much I second-guess myself on this point…

      3. Your friends all want something for nothing. …maybe not all. But most of them… Depending on my mood, I will have the reaction of, “Let’s do it,” or, “Go fuck yourself. I don’t ask you to do my taxes, or wash my car for free, so don’t insult me.” Usually, I’m somewhere in the middle of those extremes, so I work for free and have them buy my materials for their commissioned art. So my income on that is friendship equity and karma, which definitely has its share of value.

      Anyway, rant over. I’d love to be a carefree millionaire artist, but that’s not the real world for me, so I do what I like, and hope for the best. If nothing comes of it, I still enjoy what I’m drawing/painting/gluing/etc. SO I guess I’m saying its not about the money, not because I’m better than that, but because I would have already starved to death or died of poisoning from eating my paint, and I think I’m a LITTLE smarter than that… maybe. Cadmium red looks delicious!

      1. Yeah that’s kinda the problem I had…that and I have to be in the right mood to paint, and usually that’s only maybe 5 times a year! I don’t do it often enough, and like you I just paint what I like because it’s a hobby. It’s good fun, and it must be great to earn a bit from it! I think I’d go mad if I did it for a living. it’s pretty unusual for people to be able to earn enough to live off their art, getting noticed is the main problem, although I’ve never really tried, apart from posting the odd photo on Facebook or my blog!

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