Future drawings based on Los Hermanos Brothers


This is as good a place as any to mention a new companion drawing I want to do to Los Hermanos Brothers. It will be Las Hermanas Sisters. I did Los Hermanos well over 15 years ago, possibly 20, and I have only recently hit upon the idea of companion drawings. There could be loads. Las Abuelas Grannies, Los Suegros In-Laws, Las Sobrinas Nieces... A whole series of family portraits. This idea was kick-started not so much by my original Los Hermanos, as by a combination of . . .

this album cover, picked up for 50p in an Oxfam shop . . . 

. . . and this photo in a Sunday supplement of the group the Ordinary Men . . .

What inspires me in the Boys' photo is the patterns of the shirts, which are reminiscent of the style in Los Hermanos in any case. However, I've decided not to start Las Hermanas until someone pays me up front.

By contrast, I could go back to Los Hermanos' roots. My inspiration may originally have been an old Hugo Boss magazine advert. I didn't keep the advert, but you know the kind of thing I mean. Four or five craggy male models in suits with gormless looks on their faces, standing in front of a camera. Well take a look at this advert.

 

 

An adaptation of this could take Los Hermanos to a whole new audience. But what would I call it. Los Gilipollas Meatheads?