March 13, 2021
We need new Western tropes. Try this one on for size.
She had to duck when she came through the door and she wore her pistols butt forward. Oh, and she had a skinned rattlesnake dangling from her gunbelt.
Daily Whip Out: "La Zulu Bandita"
If seen, stay clear or get gone.
Going, going, gong. Here's someone who is helping me create another angle on the genre.
Uno and Dixxy: Both Works In Progress
Actually, that would be Juni Fisher, not the pandemic puppy, shown here taking credit for the latest sketches. Or, as he is affectionately known around here: Mister Pee Pee Head.
I recently discovered a half-finished painting in my morgue. This painting goes wayyyyy back to when I was doing a "White Hat" series for Terry Goddard. Yikes! That has to be 25 years ago. Anyway, one of the studies for that series was in the morgue and I discovered it while looking for something else and thought it had some potential, especially the hat. So I gave it a couple washes and, as I saw it developing, I realized it was more than just a guy in a white hat, it was actually a scribe working on a painting. I wanted to have some good hand reference, so I went over the house, threw on a similar jacket and grabbed a hat, went into the kitchen and asked Kathy to take a photo of my hand with the brush. So, she did.
The Pandemic Paunch Creep
The hand is exactly what I needed for reference, but I could have done without the creeping waistline reference from all the extra pandemic snacking I have been doing for the past year!
And here is the finished painting. Note that I am holding this painting, above, and that the hand and paint brush are not in there, yet.
Good Advice for Our Times