Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sneak Peek at Red Ghost Set Piece

July 15, 2012

Spent most of yesterday and this morning working on a set piece for the Red Ghost segment of our forthcoming TV show "Outrageous Arizona." This is a scene of the legendary explanation of how the skeleton ended up on the camel's back. Will probably tweak in the morning, but wanted you to see a sneak peek:

The trapper, or mountain man, at left is modeled after a very early photograph of John Moss at Fort Mojave (1863). Irritated with the barrel in foreground which looks like a barbeque grill. A couple of the shirts are spectacular and the makeshift camp is accurate (had good reference) but the flag pole sucks and the commander with the switch is too central casting. Had a very good photo, also of a Fort Mojave commander but couldn't get it to work.

"If I could actually paint I'd be dangerous."