Friday, April 18, 2008

The Battle of the Mailbox

The wife and I live 9 miles out of town in the rolling hills of eastern Kansas. We have misguided youth that have decided to wage war on mailboxes. Homeowners decide how they want to engage this battle. One can see some of the philosophy of the homeowner in their choices. For me, I'd rather buy the occasional $8 replacement mailbox than build a traffic hazard. To each his own.

To sketch this I drove around and took pictures first. Sitting in the road for live sketching didn't seem like a good choice if I want to live long. So far my work has been watercolor pencil with water brush and Pitt pen, with original layout in 3H pencil. My technical background has instilled in me a tighter style that I'd like to loosen up, at least from time to time.

1 comment:

Erin Sleme said...

I really like these sketches. i recognize all those mailbox types. :]

My grandma used to have problems with kids hitting her mailbox. Not sure if it happens anymore, but she went with the "rubberaid" option haha.