Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sketch Outing at Navy Pier, Chicago


Sunny and almost 70 degrees. I used Tombow water soluble brush markers for this sketch of the Pier and boats. Here's a link to the history of Navy Pier: http://www.navypier.com/about/history.html. Here's a morsel from the history website.

In 1942
Pilot training orientation commenced at Navy Pier. Eventually, 15,000 pilots were qualified for military service, including a young airman named George H.W. Bush, the future President of the United States. As many as 200 WWII planes still rest at the bottom of Lake Michigan as a result of accidents during training.
 

6 comments:

Alex Zonis said...

Welcome, Amy! So great to have you! Gorgeous drawing - the Lake was at its best color-wise today.

Amy Larsen said...

Thanks. Yes, the water was a nice color today. I really enjoyed it.

Barbara Weeks said...

Welcome Amy! Neat post – I love how you handle the Tombow markers! The color water off Navy Pier this time year always amazes me, it's almost tropical.

Mary Lanigan Russo said...

Your sketch is beautiful, Amy! It was great meeting you yesterday, and I can't wait to play more with my markers - you've inspired me!

Amy Larsen said...

Thanks Mary, nice meeting you too. Hope to see you next time. Have fun with the markers!

Amy Larsen said...

Thanks a lot Barbara!