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Big Iron

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By MMousse   |   
© 2011 - 2020 MMousse
Taken after an excerpt from the song Big Iron by Marty Robbins:

The morning passed so quickly it was time for them to meet
It was twenty past eleven when they walked out in the street
Folks were watching from the windows every-body held their breath
They knew this handsome ranger was about to meet his death
About to meet his death

There was forty feet between them when they stopped to make their play
And the swiftness of the ranger is still talked about today
Texas Red had not cleared leather fore a bullet fairly ripped
And the ranger's aim was deadly with the big iron on his hip
Big iron on his hip

This was done as part of the a screen printing project for a surface design course. This is just the illustration, drawn by hand and colored digitally. I'll add the results of the screenprinting, too, once I finish the project. It'll be a color separation and I still have yellow and black to go.
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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Macintosh
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ThecatgamerStudent Traditional Artist
I love that song
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I'm a first time author and was wondering what I would have to do to use your work for book cover?  Thanks J.C.
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Hi, just wanted to let you know I used this image in a blog post (with credit) at…

Awesome picture for an awesome song! Nothing beats driving through the desert listening to Marty Robbins.
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Outlaw-MarstonHobbyist General Artist
Nice use of John Marston to intensify the awesomeness that is contained within this song.
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thank you New Vegas for introducing me to this song
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Jacob-RainHobbyist General Artist
i love this song.
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rotolottoHobbyist Digital Artist
Love it. I can't decide between the two best versions. Robbins makes it sound like a duel, Cash makes it sound like an execution. Wonderful visual, you did amazing.
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"And the notches on his pistol numbered one and 19 more.

One and 19 more...."
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Awesome song and an equally awesome game.
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red dead redemption
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EspionageDB7Hobbyist General Artist
Love the song, and I love this picture.
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BlackMonk19Hobbyist Photographer
:cowboy: Kickass as usual :clap: !! Awesome job !! :D
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Haha thanks :)
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Love it! The colors and style add so much to the atmosphere :)
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kgswaimProfessional Traditional Artist
Love the song. Love the image.
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