Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Scratchboard Smorgasbord

April 8, 2014
   Found this compilation of old scratchboards I spread out on my studio floor a couple years back. Quite a compilation, eh? I think I spot a theme in there: It's Free Time.

Daily Whipouts, "Scratchboard Smorgasbord"

   And here's a pair of sketches that sums up the romantic version of Old California vs the reality of Old California:

Daily Whipout, "Tiburcio Vasquez Tricked Out vs. Tiburcio Vasquez In San Quentin"

   There is a huge butte just off Highway 93 on the south side of the Santa Maria Creek and it must have a magnificent name (or, at least it deserves one). Every time I drive to Kingman I look for it and you can only see the tip of it from the highway. Several years ago I finally pulled off the road and hiked up to a ridge to get this shot of it:

Massive Sandstone Butte (just above the joshua tree)

   I'm reading the new John Wayne book by Scott Eyman and it is an eye opener. Totally changed my view on B Westerns.

"When people say to me, 'You look familiar, where have I seen you before?' I like to say, 'I don't know, do you watch a lot of porn?'"