Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Big Hat, Big Dreams: Lon Megargee

September 4, 2012

   Worked over the weekend on a couple projects. Finished two illustrations for new True West Moments that will run in the Arizona Republic. This is for a TWMoment on Will C. Barnes, an Arizona cowboy who insisted on Navajo County and also the spelling, with a "j" not an  anglo "h":


Navajo Si, Navaho No

Meanwhile, executed a big scratchboard of Lon Megargee smokin' up a "Cowboy's Dream":


Big Hat, Big Dreams

Based on a photograph of Lon by Thomas Bate. Of course, this references, Lon Megargee's "Cowboy Dream" which hangs in my office even as I type this.

Meanwhile, also had time to do a couple wash studies. This is "Cowboy Controversy":

"I can and will succeed and all I want is half a chance."

—Lon Megargee