June 02, 2021
A long time ago, in another life, I would go out in the world to fairs, rodeos, random horse shows here and there and bring my sketchbook to practice gesture drawing. I’d try to make myself invisible with all the people around (headphones really helped block things out) but being around the animals made it all worth it. I’d schedule a whole day off from work just taking in the sights and sounds of all the animals and glorious fair foods. I’d do it every year and really looked forward to it. Here are a few sketches from my 1995 trip to the Wisconsin State Fair. My sketchbooks were upstairs and flood free I’m happy to report. I’m waiting for the collective crazy in the world to die down a lot more before I entertain drawing in public any time soon.