April 30, 2021
I believe I have enough individual coverage of the most famous women in the Old West for a decent book cover, but which ones do I use? And how many should I composite, all together? That is my creative question for today.
A Quick Inventory of Available Images
Well, for one thing, it probably wouldn't hurt to have a famous Mexican Mamacita front and center.
Or, I couldn't go wrong to include a famous female who consorted with outlaws, you know, the one with the crazy, cool name.
Daily Whip Out: "Etta Place"
Or, even a famous captivo who perhaps did not want to be "rescued."
And, of course, a certain Apache warrior would definitely be a must.
Daily Whip Out: "Lozen"
And, naturally, we need to keep it diverse, thus, this fine figured woman.
And, we need coverage of the Wild West Shows and Rodeo Arena performers. . .
Oh, and we can't forget this little criminal.
Okay, who am I missing? Ooops. Can't forget the hatchet lady.
Daily Whip Out: "Carry Nation"
"The Nude Duel That Will Not Die"
Oh, and then there's the cigar smoking entertainer who left an estate worth $4 million dollars.
Now, how do we composite all of these fine looking women onto one canvas and make a compelling cover out of it? My first reaction is, it can't be done because it'll be too crowded. And my worst fear is, it will look like a bad, high school annual, with postage stamp faces.
But then I remembered a certain album cover back in the day.
True it was crowded and bit too much. But, it couldn't have been any cooler—and it still is!
I just noticed this, but isn't that Johnny Weissmuller (as Tarzan) between Ringo and Paul? And did you know, Shirley Temple is in there twice? I know, I know, I'm slow. Give me a break, it's only been 54 years!
Rough sketches tomorrow, plus all the women I left out, like Sakajawea and Annie Oaklley and, the list goes on and on. . .
"So let me introduce to you, the act you've known for all these years. . ."
—The Beatles, title track, Sgt. Peppers
"Go to the net, or stay behind the baseline. Don't get caught in the middle."
—Old Tennis Coach Saying