Sunday, July 10, 2011

are you still the master of your domain? - - - seinfeld-crazy

It is very easy for me to say that the best show ever made was and is Seinfeld.  Funny hearing this from an eighteen-year-old who didn't even watch the show when it was on air (except of course in the womb and through adolescent ears when my mom was watching it).  I'm not at all embarrassed to say that I have all nine seasons on dvd, and they're always with me when I travel.  They dvd's have been a series of gifts from santa, my parents, my brother, and birthday money.  My collection was completed in October of last year, I am proud to say.

What makes this show so amazing is that it really is a show about nothing.  It's very accurate about the typical life of a New Yorker (at least back in the nineties).  Each character is so perfectly developed that it makes you love them even more because you know their motives.  For instance, we all know how critical Jerry is of his future-girlfriends.  His first priority (cleanliness) is understandable, but once he meets them and notices for instance, that they eat their peas one by one... he just can't handle them.  Or how George always takes back a dollar or two from his tip at the diner?  Or how Elaine always pushes people when she is in disbelief? And don't even get me started with Kramer....

This post is inspired by a late-night sketching session I did with the four characters.  (Well I mean I wish I literally had a session with the people, but google images worked just fine).  I started off with Kramer, then Jerry, Elaine, and George.  I used four separate photos so that I could get each person's persona in perspective (woooah there! alliteration?)  It was actually alot of fun, and much quicker than I thought it would take.  I only had my sketchbook, and I wanted to experiment with some charcoal sticks I just got.  Great success especially in so little time!  Enjoy =]

Kramer. this sketch definitely came out the best. didn't use an eraser on this one at all.
Jerry. a little more challenging, but i got the smirk. eyes are probably too close together, but not bad, eh?
Elaine.  still not satisfied with this one.  anyways love how she's smoking the cigar. typical.
George. my favorite character from the show. this was also more challenging since it was the last one i drew super late last night.
Some of my favorite quotes from the show:

"It became very clear to me sitting out there today that every decision I've made in my entire life has been wrong. My life is the complete opposite of everything I want it to be. Every instinct I have, in every aspect of life, be it something to wear, something to eat - it's all been wrong." – George Costanza

"I'm not a lesbian. I hate men, but I'm not a lesbian." –Elaine Benes

"Jerry, just remember, it's not a lie if you believe it." – George Costanza

George Costanza: I want to make a good entrance. I never makes good entrances.
Jerry: You have made some good exits.

Newman: Hello, Jerry.
Jerry: Hello, Newman.

"Hi, my name is George, I'm unemployed and I live with my parents." –George Costanza

George Costanza: What kind of a person are you?
Jerry: I think I'm pretty much like you, only successful.

George Costanza: You're gonna over-dry your laundry.
Jerry: You can't over-dry.
George Costanza: Why not?
Jerry: Same reason you can't over-wet.


Favorite episodes or incidents:
The Cashmere Sweater (or The Red Spot), Elaine's ridiculous relationship with Puddy, The Sponge, The Bro, the Barber, Shrinkage, Master of Your Domain, The Soup Nazi

the puffy shirt
and of course Larry David.

Well. That's all folks.


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pav said...

k, so i'm no going to lie. never really watched seinfeld. but your drawing makes me want to. seriously. rach, you are so fucking talented it's ridiculous. go give some of your talent to the artistically needy, like me

Teresa said...

Great sketches! I'm a huge fan of Seinfeld and could watch it all day!


Liza said...

LOVE this post!! Larry David is my favorite.

XO, Liza
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