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The other cowboys by whiteflyinglizard The other cowboys by whiteflyinglizard
I did this from an idea in my sketchbook. What if the Spaniards hadn't brought horses to America in the 16th century? What if it was another animal? What if te Native americans rode bareback on zebras? What if the cowboys won the west on backs of ostriches? How different would all those tough, manly paintinings of Remington be. Think of the John Wayne westerns. This idea really would only work if I could render in the same style and detail of Remington and the like. I'm not nearly good enough. I hadn't tried acrylics in a traditional way in years and this gave me a great excuse. This painting kicked my butt and I'm happy to move on and learn from all my mistakes. Thank you for taking the time to look at it.
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:iconthroughalocomotive:
wow....this is amazing..
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:iconle-chin:
very nice style!
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:iconmlauritano:
Love the idea--I have something similar in my own gallery!
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:iconwhiteflyinglizard:
wow, that's great. I like yours better. Great job.
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:iconmlauritano:
Naw, don't say that! Different style, different feel, different sensibility--each our works has its own merits and intentions. I'm just glad we share a similar vision of the 'wild' west!
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:iconfellthewolf:
Looks good. I see you used another medium, and did a fine job.
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:iconsubsprachgefuhl:
I like the caricature-esque faces of the ostrich-boys.

I'm picturing armored ostriches and zebras racing to battle...
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:iconwhiteflyinglizard:
thanks. I like you idea. Would be fun to do a whole series.
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