If this dark re-imagining of Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie wasn’t vivid enough for ya, check out what the concept artist responsible for this piece, Dan LuVisi, had to say about its origins…
Well here’s the story. I imagined Bert as a Marine who left his little brother behind for the Vietnam war. Over the years, Ernie started to turn into a junkie without his brother’s guidance, falling into the wrong crowd and dealing/using with the wrong people–thus making some very bad mistakes.
Until Bert returned, leaving one war, only to fight another for his brother.
Oh man, Ernie. What a psycho.
Nailed it. Check out the artist’s site for more of his digital concept art.
Source: The Laughing Squid