[one drawing #29] wrigley field day & night

I visited the historic Wrigley Field in Chicago (home of the Cubs) a couple of weeks ago. In the baseball park, it is always fun to watch a day turning into night in the middle of the game.

I drew the day and night of the Wrigley Field in four tones with 6B pencil, for fun! Started with two outlines (day+night,) numbered the spaces, and filled them with a pencil according to the numbers.

Wrigley Field, Chicago: day

Wrigley Field, Chicago: night

Four tones used, 6B Fabre Castell pencil

Wrigley Field numbered 1~4

Here is the real Wrigley Field, day & night.

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[one drawing #28] space shuttle

I visited Johnson Space Center in Houston recently. There were mock-up (retired) Space Shuttle and the real Boeing 747 (airplane) that used to carry space shuttle to its home when it returned from the trip. I was surprised because it was such an interesting way to move the Shuttle around (across the US apparently) and the Space Shuttle looked smaller than I thought. Surely I should do more research on the details.

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The Space Shuttle and its carrier 747

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making ‘Space Shuttle’

***I drew this from a cool drawing (picture?) that was hanging in the Space Center.

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The Space Shuttle and its carrier 747 in Johnson Space Center Houston

 

[one drawing #27] plantations

On the trip to New Orleans, I took about a half day to visit famous plantations. I went with a tour to Laura’s Plantation and Oak Alley Plantation. Did a quick sketch on site and added more  details later at hotel.

 

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(top) Laura’s Alley (bottom) Oak is Alley Plantation

On the trip to New Orleans, I took about a half day to visit famous plantations. I went with a tour to Laura’s Plantation and Oak Alley Plantation. Did a quick sketch on site and added more  details later at hotel.

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Laura’s Plantation (in my real photo)

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Oak Alley Plantation (in my real photo)

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yes, it is a small sketchbook 

 

[one drawing #26] Jazzy

New Orleans is the city that invented JAZZ. Yesterday, I stopped by Madison Jazz Bar where Smoking Time Jazz Club was playing.

It was dark and I already finished two glasses of cocktail so I drew some of the points obviously wrong. Nevertheless this drawing is special to me because it is the first one that strangers sitting next (the drinkers of two glasses in the drawing) told me it was very good.

How can I not love NOLA!

“Be nice or leave!”

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Base+Oboe players at Madison, New Orleans

[one drawing #25] Millennium Park

Millennium Park is the most visited spot in Chicago. I visited the park recently and luckily for me, there was a free orchestra concert in the evening. The symbolic architecture inside the park where the concert was held, Pritzker Pavillion, was very modern (maybe post-modern?) and… complicated structure.

I chose the simplest looking frame I could find and started to draw, only to realize it was not clean-cut at all. After 1.5 hour of the performance, I left the park with unfinished drawing and puzzling mind. I finished it on a train to New Orleans. My apologies for the wonderful players that  I could not included them in the picture because… it would have taken forever for me!

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Pritzker Pavillion at Chicago Millennium Park

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The REAL Pritzker Pavillion at Chicago Millennium Park