Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Bryan TX 4.9.11

A quick trip to Bryan/College Station on Friday for a concert. The next day I stayed in downtown Bryan to sketch while D & S went to the Bush (Sr) Presidential Library. I am so used to all the trees at home the lack of them in the area felt like it was missing something. Just not used to the "prairie".

Monday, April 11, 2011

Blue face

I can't remember where I was when I sketched this. Just a page in the journal. Playing with my blue pen.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Austin, Camp Mabry - Texas Military Museum

Austin,TX. Brigadier General John C. L. Scribner Texas Military Forces Museum. Went to visit the Texas Military Museum on our brief family spring break. Thought D & S would enjoy it. Something for everyone, art, food, tanks.
When we arrived the Texas National Guard Camp Mabry was having a "Changing of the Colors" ceremony, which is the change of command. I thought the best part was when they shot big cannons, with the sound echoing off the surrounding buildings and probably all the limestone in the area. Got a couple of sketches on the fly.
The museum was really pretty interesting, surprising number of vehicles. There were only a very few people there. One room had a display of thousands of military pins. A couple of diaramas of battle scenes from Texas histroy, like the Alamo. The museum has displays about all of Texas military history. I recommend it.