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February 12, 2012
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Krewe du Vieux rolled through the French Quarter last week under the theme “Crimes Against Nature” with a great police lineup graphic that I had to recreate in honor of the kooky krewe.

Krewe du Vieux Crimes Against Nature

I started with a 3 coat base of nubar Treasure then went in to add the characters in black and dark purple acrylic paint.

Krewe du Vieux

Mardi Gras nails

nubar Treasure

Crimes Against Nature

Mardi Gras nail art

What is Krewe du Vieux?  The Krewe du Vieux is a New Orleans Mardi Gras or Carnival krewe, originally and more fully known as the Krewe du Vieux Carre (“Vieux Carre” being another term for the city’s French Quarter). It is one of the earliest parades of the New Orleans Carnival calendar, and is noted for wild satirical and adult themes, as well as for showcasing some of the best Brass and Jazz Bands in New Orleans.  Click here to view the 2012 Le Monde de Merde about Crimes Against Nature.  You can also read a report on KDV from CBS news titled “Smaller krewes have big impact on Mardi Gras” over here.

And in case you weren’t lucky enough to be here for it, somebody went and captured a bunch of it on video, which is sort of a fun back-of-the-crowd POV of the Krewe du Vieux parade experience downtown.

4 Responses

  1. Maria says:

    Beautiful work as ever, and a great way to raise awareness….

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  3. Kejal says:

    wow!! how do u mange to draw so intricately!!????

  4. the nerd says:

    Thanks ladies! That whole Le Monde du Merde publication they put out is just pure gold. Aka dude’s bathroom reading material.

    Kejal, it’s just using a brush with a couple of bristles and GOING. VERY. SLOWLY. plus some touch-ups with a brush loaded with water to clean up booboos. It may take forever, but the pixel-perfect nerd in me really digs in to junk like this!

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