Friday, February 20, 2009

February 20, 2009
Finally started the underpainting for the big oil painting of Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett. I'll post the progress later.

Meanwhile, our April travel issue went to the printer yesterday. Tweaked a couple designs, caught a couple corrections. Always a massive undertaking towards the end with the operative metaphor being a six-lane freeway exiting through a garden gate. Ha.

I've missed a few postings on my daily sketches, so here are the last several meanderings:

I seem to gravitate between harsh linear illustrations, loosey goosey landscapes and abstract rorschach ink blot tests:

Here's more last light studies (from Feb. 15 sketches):

And then back to the rorschach test:

Still having trouble applying all of this to concise and clear storyboarding for the graphic novels I want to do. I feel confident I can do it, but a successful process, so far, eludes me. Gee, I wonder what the creator of Mickey Mouse has to say about all this?

"Somehow I can't believe that there are any heights that can't be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true. . .They are curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy, and the greatest of all is confidence."
—Walt Disney

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