Wednesday, April 22, 2020

From Out of The Failure Pile: Billy the Kid Walks Alone

April 22, 2020
   Sometimes, I try to avoid working on what I should be working on. You could say I'm easily distracted. 

From Out of my Failure Pile
Daily Whip Out: "Billy Walks Alone"

   Case in point: I happened to see the corner of an unfinished painting in my failure pile, below, which is stacked next to my studio stove.

See the edge of the painting at far right?

   So, I pulled it out and saw some potential and gave it another go, because nothing says let's waste some precious time like, I really need to knuckle down on this project I'm currently working on.

   So, what is the project I'm currently working on? Okay, which one?

Daily Whip Out:
"Pendejo Wanders The Trackless Desert"

      Or, specific scenes from that project, storyboarded:

Daily Whip Out: "Bold Talk Showdown"

   And then there are the cover ideas I can't quite let go of:

Daily Whip Out Study:
"Mexico Reaps The Whirlwind"

Daily Whip Out:
"Dust Devil Rider, Studies, #5"

   And then there are another gaggle of half-finished paintings lying around, like this:

"The Pile"

   Scattered? Oh, I think so. I often wish I was different, but it has been my method for a long, long time. Perhaps it goes back to my quest to purge the bad drawings out of me—all 10,000 of them—or, maybe it's just an excuse to have fun, when I should be working on something worthwhile?

"An artist is not a person endowed with free will, who seeks his own end, but one who allows art to realize its purposes through him."
—Carl Jung

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