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Another Early Friberg — age 12

By: Ardis E. Parshall - August 09, 2008

From the Juvenile Instructor, September 1926:



  1. I think the chicken would make a better t-shirt.

    Comment by Ivan Wolfe — August 9, 2008 @ 1:33 pm

  2. No doubt about that, Ivan!

    I really only posted this one because there was a little discussion earlier about Friberg’s ability to draw horses — better than the average 12-year-old here, but hardly hinting at what he would eventually learn.

    I do like the way he has drawn the fleecy chaps, though. Those few pencil marks really establish both the bulk and the texture.

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — August 9, 2008 @ 2:25 pm

  3. Where are the ripped abs and bulging muscles (Arnold Schwarzenegger physique) on the cowboy? That must come along later, too.

    Comment by Steve C. — August 9, 2008 @ 3:10 pm

  4. Steve C, they’re implied by those comic-book-character jaw lines, neck veins, and bulky upper arms encased in the (bias-cut) plaid shirt. Looks like he took some lessons from Remington here.

    Comment by jeans — August 9, 2008 @ 7:07 pm

  5. […] Ardis at Keepapitchinin always has interesting small vignettes of recent history. Not always that significantly religiously but always interesting. On this last week was an early Arnold Friberg picture. […]

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