"Buy A Shotgun" is a caricature study and political cartoon. The image is based off comments made by VP Joe Biden about his condoning of negligently discharging firearms. This was in the wake of the White House's push for another "'assault weapons" ban.
A 45 second video of the comments by Biden can be seen here: youtu.be/Nm-oxpZtguY
The scene was modeled in Maya, sculpted in Mudbox and rendered with MentalRay for a final 8k x 4.5k image.Copyright Justin Armstrong 2014
And as common sense, shadows and clearly overlapping jackets will tell you, the ties are indeed under the jackets.
This guy was hell-bent on telling me different, so I just removed the comments.
And after all, I did model the scene