Monday, August 10, 2020

Billy the Kid In The Notch of The Moon at Puerto de Luna

 August 9, 2020

   I've got to thank Billy Gibbons for this one.

Daily Scratchboard Whip Out:

"Billy the Kid In The Notch of the Moon

at Puerto de Luna"

   He forced me to think lyrically instead of historically accurate. This was quite freeing, because at the end of the day, the truth is not facts lined up.

   Here's a snapshot, or two, of how I got there.

Start scraping off the black with scraper tools and see what develops. So far, so good.

   Hand the moon, sketch in the rider. Keep going.

   Got the sky going good and so I penciled in where the rider is going and took a gander. Not bad. Holding my breath. Ha. It's calculated anxiety, all the flippin' way through!

   Thought I nailed it but went over for lunch and my muse said it doesn't read as a moon and the bluff is lost. So, I went back to the drawing board. Literally. And came up with the finished version at the top of the page.

   I'm going to do a color version as well, since this is basically the punchline to the book.

"Kid on the moon, dust in the grave, where do you go when you need to be brave."


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