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(2017)  "VICE" - (Miami Vice), Sonny Crockett "Don Johnson" -  Illustration No.119 drawn in Graphite on 96lb. Bristol thick sheet stock.  Kimberly Pencils used (4h, 3h, 2h, h, b, 5b, 6b).  Drawn entirely in Graphite - Tinted with Zoner

Miami Vice is an American television crime drama series created by Anthony Yerkovich and executive produced by Michael Mann for NBC. The series starred Don Johnson as James "Sonny" Crockett and Philip Michael Thomas as Ricardo "Rico" Tubbs, two Metro-Dade Police Department detectives working undercover in Miami. The series ran for five seasons on NBC from 1984 to 1989.
Unlike standard police procedurals, the show drew heavily upon 1980s New Wave culture and music. The show became noted for its integration of music and visual effects. It has been called one of the "Top 50 TV Shows".

 People magazine stated that Miami Vice was the "first show to look really new and different since color TV was invented".  Nick Nolte and Jeff Bridges were considered for the role of Sonny Crockett, but since it was not lucrative for film stars to venture into television at the time, other candidates were considered. Mickey Rourke was also considered for the role, but he turned down the offer.
Miami Vice is noted for its innovative use of stereo broadcast music, particularly countless pop and rock hits of the 1980s and the distinctive, synthesized instrumental music of Jan Hammer. While other television shows used made-for-TV music, Miami Vice would spend $10,000 or more per episode to buy the rights to original recordings.  Getting a song played on Miami Vice was a boost to record labels and artists.  In fact, some newspapers, such as USA Today, would let readers know the songs that would be featured each week.

Jan Hammer credits executive producer Michael Mann for allowing him great creative freedom in scoring Miami Vice.  The collaboration resulted in memorable instrumental pieces, including the show's title theme, which climbed to the top of the Billboard charts in November 1985. The Miami Vice original soundtrack, featuring the theme song and Glenn Frey's "Smuggler's Blues" and "You Belong to the City" (a No. 2 hit), stayed on the top of the U.S. album chart for 11 weeks in 1985, making it the most successful TV soundtrack at the time. The theme song was so popular that it also garnered two Grammy Awards in 1986.  It was also voted No. 1 theme song of all time by TV Guide.

Miami Vice was a groundbreaking police program of the 1980s. It had a notable impact on the decade's popular fashions and set the tone for the evolution of police drama. Series such as Homicide: Life on the Street, NYPD Blue, and the Law & Order franchise, though being markedly different in style and theme from Miami Vice, followed its lead in breaking the genre's mold; Dick Wolf, creator and executive producer of the Law & Order franchise, was a writer and later executive producer of Miami Vice.

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07/27/14 - New Drawing, Illustration No.88 - To be posted Sunday Night at 7pm in The Night Gallery.…

07/11/14 - New Drawing, Illustration No.87 - To be posted Sunday Night at 7pm in The Night Gallery.…

06/15/2014 - Like the Night Gallery on Facebook…

12/30/2013 - New Drawing, Illustration No.81 Now showing in The Night Gallery

08/21/2013 - New Drawing, Illustration No.80 - Posting on The Night Gallery (Facebook & DeviantART)

06/28/2013 - New Drawing, Illustration No.79 - In the Works


05/31/2013 - New Drawing, Illustration No.78 - In the Works

05/21/2013 - Taking a Little Break from Drawing - Will be back soon

05/06/2013 - New Drawing, Illustration No.77 to be posted soon....

04/23/2013 - New Drawing, Illustration No.76 - Showing tonight in the FACEBOOK , Night Gallery at 6

04/10/2013 - The Newest Drawing, Illustration No.75 has been posted on my Facebook page - check out the page, follow it by Liking it - click on the link below and just "Like"  Thanks.....…

03/19/2013  - New Drawing, Illustration No.74 has been posted in The Night Gallery on Facebook, click the link here and "LIKE" the page to see all the new ART POSTINGS:…

03/08/2013 - Photo SELECTION process for New Drawing, Illustration No.74 has begun

03/01/2013 - New Drawing, Illustration No.73 - In the Works....

02/25/2013 - Looking through some reference for my Next Drawing.....

02/08/2013 - New Drawing in the Works

02/04/2013 - Illustration No.71 has been chosen....

1/21/2013 - New Drawing, Illustration No.70 is in the Works.....

1/14/2013 - New Drawing, Illustration No.69 is Finished and will be Posted in The Night Gallery tomorrow night at 6

1/7/2013 - New Drawing, Illustration No.68 is finished and will be posted in The Night  Gallery Tonight

1/6/2013 - New Drawing, Illustration No.68 in Progress....

1/3/2013 - Looking for my Next Subject

12/31 - I would like to wish everyone out there who is a Fan and Supporter of The Night Gallery or not.... a "HAPPY NEW YEAR" Please have a Good time but Be Smart, If you are going to drink, don't drive or better yet, just Book a room and spend the Night - Some Great New Drawings are coming starting (Wednesday) right here in The Gallery and I don't want anyone to miss out so Be Smart, Be Safe and God Bless.


12/26 - Going to spend the rest of the Year scoping out reference subjects for the next Drawing - down to three....

12/24 - Merry Christmas Everyone - Be Safe

12/21 - If I don't get the chance, I want to wish everyone out there a  Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year - Be Merry, Happy, Healthy and Safe :)

12/20 - New Drawing Posted tonight First in The Night Gallery - See link below to like the page and be the first to see all the new Illustrations.

12/19 - New Drawing, Illustration No.66 will be posted Tomorrow night at 6pm in The Night Gallery - if you want to see it, Click on this Link and Like the page.…

12/18 - 16 Hours into Illustration No.66 - Looking to post it in The Night Gallery on Thursday

12/16 - Going to put some drawing time into Illustration No.66 tonight and see if I can get it completed mid next week for the Final Illustration Posting before the Christmas Break

12/14 - Christmas  Break Soon
12/13 - New Drawing,  Illustration No.66...............In the Works

You've Now entered The Night Gallery - My Main Page is on Facebook, Liked by (269,103) People around the Globe - That is My Official Art page Displaying all my Current Graphite Drawings - It was created to Show the WORLD my Art. I only take credit for my Drawings

I draw because it gives me a purpose, keeps me busy focusing on good be Creative, Constructive and Positive and maybe to brighten or inspire someone else to do the same. Too much Hate in a World filled with Negatives, I want and choose to be Positive.  Most of my Drawings average approximately 30-50 Hours to complete, some have taken as long as 50 Hours - Thanks for Looking and enjoy the Gallery.

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Fred Larucci "The Night Gallery"
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
I've known how to draw my entire life - as far back as 7 years old I remember drawing Godzilla from somewhere with my Dad - I remember that I tried so hard to make it look exactly how it looked on tv. I'm a little obsessed when it comes to my Illustrations and for the close friends who know me, I have from time to have worked 16 hours straight on a single work of art. I started drawing again in January (2010) and I've been steam rolling through drawings ever since I hope everyone enjoy my Gallery.

The only thing I try to do with my Art is master what I'm looking at when I’m drawing and draw an exact duplicate on paper, Not quite a Hyper-realism artist and not quite a realism artist, somewhere in between I guess. I use the entire Spectrum of Graphite Pencils ranging from 5h (Very Light) to 8bb (Very Dark) and mainly draw on 8.5 x11 - 96-100lb. Bristol Canson Thick Board paper. Most of my pieces take anywhere from 35-100 hours to complete. Thanks again for coming to my page and I hope you enjoy the drawings. Are you a Facebook user? The Night Gallery is on Facebook, click on this ---->… - Check us out and "Like" The page to get all the current updates, Artwork, Notifications directly to you when they happen.

Remember "See the Things that nobody else sees and then know the things nobody else knows :)


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TheMoonRaven Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome to :iconinto-depp:!! :D
TheNightGallery Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
How about a Llama....please
TheNightGallery Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Happy Thanksgiving everyone, Be safe....Be well
RD-DD1843 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015
Really like your pictures and prints of coinage.  Are you a numismatist originally?
TheNightGallery Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, No more of a stamp collector but I think both are beautiful so I decided to start drawing them.
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TheNightGallery Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Sarah
Music---Junky Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! :wave:
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If you enjoy browsing great, unique, and inspiring art, having a chance every week at getting your work featured, entering contests for a chance to win prizes, and voting on contests, you'll love being a part of our community!
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