Not every day I get the chance to explore humor in my art commissions. Most of my clients have an interest for the darker side of life, which I always try to approach with some irony; I couldn't possibly go dark all the way (well, not all the time!)... I need at least a little bit of dark humor. Well, this image goes way beyond your usual sarcasm... it embraces it.
One good day, Arjen sent me this really happy song about a euthanasia clinic in the future... only Arjen could get away with something like this! "I want a twisted Doctor and two hot dancing nurses in front of their clinic", he said. I thought this concept was insane! But immediately regarded its endless graphic possibilities. I envisioned the classic "mad scientist" in his creepy Art Deco laboratory; tesla coils everywhere and a stormy sky!
In Arjen's words:
Concept Sketch #1
Concept Sketch #2
Behind The scenes with "The Nurses"