Monday, March 11, 2019

Secrets of The Stogie And The Pint

March 11, 2019
   Regarding yesterday's post and my managing editor stereotype from days gone by, I got this feedback from a certain 90-year-old mentor of mine about the ink-stained-wretch scratchboard:

   "In your otherwise correct depiction of the gruff, grizzled, green eye-shaded editor, where's the stogie and the pint?"
—DD the Wordsmith

   Oh, you mean this?

Daily Scratchboard Whip Out:
"The Stogie & The Pint"

   Actually, on the first pass, I had half of it right:

"El Cid With Stogie"

   I had some good art reference from past illustrations including the famous Norman Rockwell painting of a green-visored make-up man applying lipstick to Gary Cooper.

Daily Whip Out Sketches:
"A Green-Visored-Cigar-Chomping Dude"

   Which begs the question, "Why a 'green' visor?" What is the significance of the green? What is it supposed to be accomplishing?

  Well, speaking of headgear, I also dig those old school hats popular on women around the turn of the Twentieth Century:

Daily Whip Out: "Sharlot Hall Stylin'"

      I also need to do some more research on that broach, because I want it to shine.

Daily Scratchboard Whip Out:
"Starry Starry Broach"

"I can't believe I forgot to go to the gym today. That's seven years in a row now."
—Old Vaquero Saying

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