Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Midnight Riders & Jack Mule Hatters

February 8, 2011

Went home for lunch and finished three studies. First up is a page of sketches I did over the weekend, studying various hats, including the lid Jeff Bridges almost wore in True Grit (I think I actually captured Jeff better here in the sketch than in the color final posted yesterday).

The bottom row shows a gaggle of caps worn by 1850s troopers (actually an army band). Man, they had some crazy hats. As goofy as some of them look, this is not really an exaggeration. And yes, the rider (above them) is mounted shooter legend Jim Rogers.

Meanwhile, I'm noodling a Graphic Cinema episode to be called "A Fast Jack In Hell": this journey consists of Mick wanting to go one way and Jack the other way.

And here's one I call Midnite Rider:

And my last study is the Mickster lit up by an A-bomb:

All in all a successful lunch. Got back into the office at three. Perhaps it's foolish to keep hammering away at these studies. Each one has potential. . . Gee, I wonder what ol' Huneker has to say about this?

"He dares to be a fool and that is the first step in the direction of wisdom."

—James Gibbons Huneker

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