Last night I was going through some of my mother's old papers and found a few more sketches. I had completely forgotten about these.
Years ago, when I was living in Springfield, Missouri, I wrote an article for Wild West Magazine about a famous gunfight that took place in Springfield in July, 1865. It began with a card game between Wild Bill Hickok and a young man named Davis Tutt.
Tutt won a pocket watch during the card game and Hickok maintained that he had won it unfairly. The next day Tutt taunted Hickok in the town square by dangling the watch. Hickok shot him dead.
Anyway, I drew some sketches for my magazine article and then decided (very wisely) that they weren't good enough to be used. I tossed them in a drawer and forgot about them.....until I discovered them last night.
BTW, my magazine article was published in 1994.
Wild Bill Hickok
Here are a few more sketches that I found last night:
Silent film star Ramon Novarro
And here are some of my other pen and inks - most of which I already showed on a previous blog post (I have since deleted that post). I've never had a desire to be an artist. It's the least of my talents.
This one (above) was published in Good Old Days Magazine but I can't remember when. Several of the others were also published.
A wood block of the Titanic
I did this with a rusty pocket knife
Silent film star Barbara LaMarr
This is one of the first pen & inks I ever did - - I was seventeen.