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Color Pencil Portraits of Classic Pop Culture Families

The McClanes, inspired by Die Hard

Pop culture artist Kirk Demarais uses his skillful hands to produce color pencil portraits of some of our favorite fictional families from television and films. Whether it's a washed solid color or a red stage curtain, each realistic rendition is accompanied by a cheesy studio portrait backdrop. His list of impressive and fun works range from commercial hit TV characters like Mad Men‘s Don Draper with his traditional nuclear family to eccentric indie film families like the Hoovers from Little Miss Sunshine. Even cult favorites like the Bluth family from Arrested Development and the Weirs from Freaks and Geeks make the cut, to the delight of many pop culture enthusiasts.

Within the mix of Demarais' collection of awkward family portraits are commissioned works in which the artist includes whomever the client chooses to be in the portrait with the popular fictional family. Actress Kristen Wiig even commissioned a portrait of fellow Imogene co-star Brian Petsos to be included with the Huxtables, which can be seen, below. While the artist appears to be open to commissioned works, he also has selected prints of his Film Family Portraits on sale through Gallery 1988.


The Huxtables, inspired by The Coby Show


The Buellers, inspired by Ferris Bueller's Day Off


The Drapers, inspired by Mad Men


The Bluths, inspired by Arrested Development


The McDunnoughs, inspired by Raising Arizona


The Weirs, inspired by Freaks and Geeks


The Whites, inspired by Breaking Bad


The McFlys, inspired by Back to the Future


The Johnsons, inspired by The Jerk


The Hoovers, inspired by Little Miss Sunshine


The Griswolds, inspired by National Lampoon's Vacation


The Fischers, inspired by Rushmore


The Torrances, inspired by The Shining

Kirk Demarais website

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