For a change of pace today, after I got my sketch quota for the next book out of the way, I decided to do a personal piece using the digital oils. This was based on a ‘found photo’ of some random stranger from the 1950s.
#12 in my ‘Western Movie Stars’ series, Jack Palance. I may have an interested party in publishing these as a coloring book, and will know for sure in a couple weeks. So in the meantime, this will probably be the last sample I’ll post online for a while (at least until publication). Thanks for all the kind comments and suggestions here and on my Facebook page, and I’ll certainly be taking them all very seriously. The series may grow to also include television actors as well as movie actors (which is probably a good idea, as I can then include Barbara Stanwyck, Chuck Connors, Richard Boone and others I hadn’t originally planned on).
Been having a lot of fun with these ‘Western Movie Stars’ illustrations that I’ve been doing the past few weeks. I was due for another ‘Leading Lady’ today, and, went with a personal favorite of mine (though maybe a little obscure to some), Marie Windsor, who was most famous for being Elijah Cook Jr.’s scheming wife in Stanley Kubrick’s film ‘The Killing’, but who also did a fair share of work in the western genre, co-starring with Randolph Scott a few times, and doing plenty of B-Westerns and Western TV Show appearances. Thanks to theispot.com for picking up several of these illustrations for their news feed yesterday. I’m going to begin shopping this project around for a publisher this weekend, now that I’ve got a good representative sampling of the project.
Today’s installment in the ‘Western Stars’ series of illustrations I’ve been doing the past few weeks. Character actor Jack Elam, and I was inspired to do a color version of this one today. Now that I have ten of these completed, I may start shopping this project around, to see if I can find a publisher.