Monday, September 26, 2016

The Dude Wrangler CD Cover

September 26, 2016
   Our in-house designer, Rebecca Edwards took a crack at the Romaine Lowdermilk CD cover, utilizing the painting Johnny D likes the best:


Daily Whip Out: "The Dude Wrangler CD layout"

Johnny asked me how long it took me to do this and I said, most of the weekend. I think I took about ten runs at this, including this rough sketch:


Daily Whip Out: "Lowdermilk Rough Sketch"

Not to mention a couple other approaches:


Daily Whip Out: "Lowdermilk Arizona Cowboy"

And, of course, I did an early scratchboard:


Daily Whip Out: "Romaine Lowdermilk"

So, all told I probably did a dozen passes at this and if that seems excessive, or, overcompensating, I must remind you that Maynard Dixon often did 85 drawings and sketches before he got what he wanted. So, I've got a ways to go before catch up to the master. Finding the time, is another matter.


"When you have a great and difficult task, something perhaps almost impossible, if you only work a little at a time, every day a little, suddenly the work will finish itself."
—Karen Blixen 


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