I sketched at the Davis Farmer’s Market today (I’ll post that later; all my sketches are being posted in nonlinear fashion these days while I catch up with my backlog). I missed my bus home by mere seconds, so had to wait an hour for the next one. The bus stop is by the railroad, and I noticed a cool looking engine parked about a block away, near 6th Street. I sat by the lumber yard and sketched away. It’s from the California Northern Co; if I’d had more time I would have sketched the whole thing, from side view. If it’s there again I will do so. I was pretty pleased with this drawing, so I couldn’t wait to post it.
5 thoughts on “trainspotting”
You have some awesome sketches, I absolutely love how you capture everything :)
great composition Pete, the train looks like it’s going to come out of the page, and I like that you didn’t outline the clouds with ink, very nice touch that adds a lot of depth
cheers! Actually Gabi, i did use ink – it’s a very light grey copic fineliner i’ve had for ages, hardly ever use but it’s pretty useful!
Great sketch and love the light line usage for the clouds too!
“I didn’t see it as an hour lost, more a sketchbook opportunity gained.” – This is so true!
The other day I had to wait on line to get in a restaurant for 30 minutes but enjoyed it – I got one good sketch!
cheers mike! yes, always good to get a sketch in, going places can wait.