Rain and Wind – Will It Ever Stop?

Yvan and I were supposed to go sketching but it was very windy and rain was threatening.  Since the new Paris exhibit had opened at our Musee de la Civilisation, we headed there instead.  They have some great vehicles there that I want to sketch but geez they’re complicated.

This one is a 3-wheeled steam-powered vehicle produced by Dion-Bouton in 1885.  It just oozes ‘cool’ in my opinion, but I’m sort of biased towards anything that’s steam-powered.  Clearly a vehicle that would be comfortable putting around in a steampunk novel.


This was done in a Stillman & Birn Alpha (10×7) sketchbook using a Pilot Prera and Lexington Gray ink.  It provided a great hour and a half of fun.  Hope you like it.

Cheers — Larry

2 thoughts on “Rain and Wind – Will It Ever Stop?

  1. I DO like it, Larry! Wow, that is an amazing piece of machinery and a great sketch, too! Sorry to hear about the turn in the weather — it’s almost too hot here, but I’ll be shot if I complain. 🙂

  2. Thanks, Tina. I think I’m going to have fun in the Paris exhibit. Climate change is showing us what it’s about I fear. But like you, I dare no complain if it gets too hot (or too cold) because at least it’s not rain. We’re setting records for rainfall these days and, during winters, getting far less snow. Maybe I need a clear poncho so I can keep the sketchbook dry while I sketch 🙂 Does anyone make a clear sketcher’s tent (grin)?

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