Shading makes all the difference. I did not create this drawing for Inktober. It was just something I though of while I was traveling. It was done on 16″x20″ Bristol Board with Micron Pens and #2 pencil for shading. My drawing for Inktober is locate on my Drawing Page using the recommendation of the Pattern-collection group:
Some people stay at a hotel until it is time to check out. Me I wake up and get going. One of benefit is I get to see a lot of sunrises. Here are the pictures I took from the hotel parking lot. I saw a bunch more sunrises. No pictures because I was driving.
It was to pretty today not to take pictures. Blue sky and wind blowing across the lake. This maybe the last warm beautiful day this year.
No, the Mississippi River is not smaller than it appears in the pictures. There are reasons it is called the mighty Mississippi. Just a few months ago, the water levels were above flood stage and walking on the leave was prohibited.
Sometimes, the sky is so pretty you have to take a picture, or six pictures.
Flowers and more flowers. Done with Derwent Inktense Pencils on 16″ x 20″ Carson Artboard. Inktense is like watercolor pencils, the only difference is once water is applied, it’s permanent. One tip I used was, if you outline in color pencils, it will help with the bleeding. So, I used Prismacolor pencil on the outline.
Below are just a few pictures of flowers that are at the Tulsa Botanic Garden. Over the next few weeks, I will be posting more flowers on my flower blog UpCloseToFlowers.
Old Cowtown is located in Wichita, Kansas. They have relocated some of the old buildings that were built around Wichita to this museum. It is located next to the Arkansas River on Museum Boulevard. Across the street is the Botanical Gardens, which is worth a visit.
Settlers used to live in houses that were small, but it suited their needs.
They packed their wagons and move to Kansas. I think they were trying to get out of the over grown city in the East and the mosquitoes in the South.
Every town had a church. But, in the South every town seemed to have a Baptist Church, a Catholic Church, and a Methodist Church. Which were usually across the street from each other.
I made a friend while visiting Old Cowtown.
At noon, there was a fight on the street of the town. A couple was robbed. The wife took the husband gun and shot the robber. The wife went home, the robber was okay, and the husband went to the saloon.
Outside to town, there was a farm. They even had a lazy cow. She was eating laying down.