Monday, July 08, 2024

Hasta La Vista Scratchings

 July 8, 2024

   Finishing up our Old Vaquero Sayings booklet project down at Cattletrack. The designer, Brent Bond, requested I do a finish on this little capper idea:

Daily Sketchbook Whip Out:

"Adios Muchachos!"

   Did this tighter preliminary version last night, but still not satisfied with it.

Daily Bad Scratchboard Whip Out:

"Adios Muchachos!"

   I say "bad scratchboard" because I bought a whole boatload of Essdee Scratchboard, at one time the pre-eminent scratchboard makers in the world, and someone either bought them out and trashed the product, or they went off a cliff because it is not even "scratch-able." In the slightest! So bad.

   In the meantime, here are a couple more sketches trying to capture that fluid, horseback arc.

Adios Studies, April 28 2024

   Then, this morning, I landed here.

Daily Scratchboard Whip Out:

"Hasta, Baby!"

   Decent. But I almost threw in the towel and then I thought to myself, "What would Edmundo do?" And, so, I whipped this out.

Daily Edmundo-Style Whip Out:

"Hasta La Vista, Shady!"

   Of course, Edmundo is the late, great Ed Mell and I naturally tried to channel his bravado and simplicity.

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."

—Leonardo da Vinci

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous7:17 AM

    The final version is super, but your sketches just sing!!!


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