The Deuce You Say: Harley Davidson
By: Warner Bros. Studio
MEDIUM: Hand-Painted Limited Edition Cel
EDITION SIZE: 500
SIZE: 24.5" x 15.5"
ABOUT THE IMAGE: This is a limited edition cel issued in 2000 that was created exclusively for the Warner Brothers Studio Store Gallery. The image began with an original drawing by artist Kirk Mueller, of the irrepressible Wile E. Coyote and the rather surprised Road Runner, in a rare moment of ironic joy for the Wile E Coyote.
ABOUT THE MEDIUM: A master ink line of this drawing was made by Laurie Dindis, which was then silk screened onto an acetate sheet (or “cel”), along with the Warner Bros. seal of authenticity. Each cel was expertly hand painted on the reverse side, with a delicate “dry-brush” technique on the face of the cel to capture the blur of the Road Runner’s legs. A photograph of the Harley-Davidson FXSTD Softail Deuce motorcycle was combined with artist Hector Martinez’ custom painted cartoon desert background. This composite background image was reproduced utilizing a fine art lithograph process on acid-free, archival paper stock. In the final step of production, the limited-edition number was inked on each cel and each cel in the edition comes with a cloisonné Harley-Davidson medallion.