That’s just like, your opinion, man

I’ll start off by stating that we are a household of regular Dude references. When it came to making something for fiance for his birthday last week, I knew I wanted to make a pop-culture/cult reference. For fiance, that would be either Star Wars, Call of Duty/Battlefield, or The Big Lebowski.

While scrawling through Honestly WTF a couple weeks back, and saw this post about the seriously talented Mark Hall-Patch and his watercolours, where he delicately paints and draws clothing. There was one particular cardigan that immediately reminded me of the Dude’s cardigan from The Big Lebowski, also known as a Pendleton Cowichan Cardigan, and I knew I had to make a Mark Hall-Patch-inspired version for fiance.
I drew up an image of the Dude’s cardigan, and for the first time in eight years, I used watercolours. A little scary, but watercolours are quite safe and very forgiving, luckily for me. I’m not madly in love with the final piece {it’s a little cartoony, I could have chosen better paper, and I should have spent more time on it; the ush}, but those with a keen movie interest shouldn’t have too much trouble deciphering it. I hope.

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4 Comments

  1. January 19, 2012 / 14:25

    I love it! It's so thoughtful and creative of you. I can't remember the last time I watercoloured anything either. But, I won't have time this week to find out… maybe soon 🙂

  2. January 19, 2012 / 17:38

    Wow ALex, great job and I love the end result…..he will love it!!

  3. January 20, 2012 / 10:31

    Thanks girlies! He actually was over the moon, so it's not a complete failure 😉

    p.s. I also gave him Star Wars Lego. He literally turned into an eight-year-old for about 45 minutes.