Drop the Hammer: To “legislate”. To crack down on a certain violation or injustice. (UrbanDictionary.com)
I wanted to get a dramatic piece in by Thanksgiving, but definitely by the Holidays, at the latest. I was thinking of a defensive piece and I had one in mind from my personal list. Soon enough, a client got in touch with me and asked for a custom art piece he had in mind which had a defensive-theme. I described to him about my piece which was “in the works”. The timing could not have been any more perfect.
Originally, I was going to title the new piece, “Over the Head” but while I was slowly creating it, my mind kept on fluctuating. Because I had a client already bidding on the new piece, I wanted to be extremely careful in the production.
Below are progression pics:
“Over the Head” is a common term. And looking at the progress, I felt that this could be interpreted more than just “over the head” – maybe, “over aggressive”, a “hold” or “hit from behind”. That’s when “drop the hammer” came into mind.
The finished product:
“Drop the Hammer”
8.5×12 inches. Pen & ink on heavy drawing paper.
Now available at: The Art of Lax™.
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