Drawn by me on Draw Something 2
Drawn by me on Draw Something 2

Jeff Bridges is… THE DUDE from ‘The Big Lebowski’.

To my mind The Big Lebowski is one of the best Coen Brothers movies.  It has a great cast not to mention a dazzling soundtrack and the dream structures used in the film are exceptionally good.  This is my favorite one:

It is one of those movies that benefits from viewing on the big screen and I was lucky enough to see it at London’s best-loved open-air cinema at Somerset House.  On that particular evening it poured with rain.  We were provided with  see-through rain macs which made the whole audience look like a sea of ghosts.

The reference I depicted was from an online poster and print store called ‘Poster Chase’ and I used a black pen for the background, skin tone watercolor for the face and the rest is all crayon.  It was a quick draw and took me about 10 minutes in total.  I really enjoyed drawing him because he really is THE DUDE.

“Hey careful, man, there’s a beverage here!” ~ THE DUDE

Another great aspect to this movie is that you can play a very good drinking game (for those over 18) and it’s called ‘Shut the F*ck up Donny!’  Drink whenever John Goodman quotes this line.  It is much easier playing that game with this movie than it is with Goodfellas.

I used to draw all the time... then there was a very long gap till I acquired a Draw Something addiction that began in March 2012 which threw me into the world of digital drawing. I now mainly use a drawing app called Sketch Club and have recently created a website for a drawing game my friend and I have invented called Monkey Side Bars. Monkey Side Bars is a twice-a-week drawing game where you are challenged to a piece of art on a specific theme. Players take turns selecting the theme for each round. On the reveal date for each round, we co-ordinate a mass posting to Instagram simultaneously across the globe (see posting times and collages). Be sure to check your posting time. The game is open to all who wish to participate. We welcome all levels of skill from beginners to hobbyists to professionals. All you need is a creative mind, a sense of humor, and a willingness to try. You might have heard it through the ape vine… This game will have you hooked on the monkey bars. Like a monkey likes a banana… it has that appeal. Come monkey around with us and see what all the fuss is about.

5 thoughts on “THE DUDE

  1. Yay Tabs! Fun illustration & fun story!

    And guess what? I FINALLY figured out how to do what you wanted: have the 1st video start at 1:54 instead of at the beginning! 🙂

    When you want to embed a YouTube and just have it play, all you have to do is paste the “” url on a line. I explain in detail here:

    When you want to start some number of seconds in, instead of:

    You format it like this


    And… eureka! 🙂

  2. Oh Vanessa, I struggled so with that… but I am enjoying learning. I am so dumb! I thought that was what I was doing. I have now printed out your notes and will try it on another one another time.

    I love how you use the word ‘snap’… Thank you so much again!! Really enjoying iRez and you guys are lovely.


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