Had a snowday today! Got a little more done on this train depot. It is the Carroll, IA Train Depot. Once again, poor picture taking of the drawing, but thats ok. Makes it look that much better in person.
Once again, a 'not-so-hot' job of taking a photo of my picture. This drawing is better than it looks here. But it gets the idea across. This barn is south of Roland, IA. I finished it sometime last week. Tonight, I will try to update my other web page to include all the barns that I have done so far. As for now, you'll only be able to see them here.
I drew this last week sometime. The photo I took of this drawing doesn't really look as nice as the drawing does in person. I need to figure out how to take better pictures of my drawings. I'm working on a smaller version of the carousel now. I am also working on another barn.
This is Barn #3. I don't know if I can say that I am done with it yet. There are a lot of things that I like about it but there are a few things that I don't. So here it will sit until I can figure out what I need to do to it. In the mean time I am working on the Story City Carousel. Hopefully I can sell it and get some gas money to look for more barns. I'll post it when I am done.... or almost done.
I went out and took some more photos of some barns today. It should get me up to barn pictures #3, #4, and #5. Unfortunately, I won't have the pictures back from development until tomorrow. Until then I will work on an architectural rendering of a 3d house. I also need to find some more interesting barns.
This is barn #2. It is also the last barn I have a photo of so I will need to go out and take more. Also, I am kind of thinking about starting another project. I'd like to see how many barns I can draw between now and next summer. Once I get all of my barns drawn I will see if I can sell them and donate the proceeds to the Big Yellow School Bus program that helps schools to pay for art events. Or maybe the Iowa Barn Foundation might have a use for them. I'm not sure. I'll start to look into it more once I have more than 2 drawings done. In the mean time, if any one knows of any interesting barns that I can draw, let me know.
I have decided to get back into drawing. I haven't drawn anything (except doodles) since 1990. This is my first attempt. It is a little smaller in size than I use to work in, but I thought I should start small and go slow. :)
I added a few more things like the floor lamps, plants, pictures, vases, and some scrabble items. I still don't like the looks of the wine in the wine glasses. It looks too thick to me. I will work on it tomorrow.
This is an interior I am making. Mostly as practice. I found a photo of a room in a book called Another 100 of the Worlds Best Houses and I try to match it by modeling the room with all of its furniture and lighting conditions. It is good practice. I need to add the furniture and some interior lights.