Above: Sketch of Gate 5 at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds, using Staedtler Pigment Liner (0.7) and a Nji waterbrush with Daniel Smith watercolors. This is my new journal, which I started today. It's 6.5 x 8.25 inches and has Gutenberg for text pages so the pages are a light oatmeal color, not white.
Last night I actually got to go into the Fair Grounds to see a preview of the fine art exhibit at the State Fair. (I'll write about this on another day when I collect my thoughts.)
I thought I might drool all over my friend's car as we drove through the grounds, up and down the various streets—it's like a small city. But luckily for me only a few vendors were open and serving food to workers so the smells of the Fair weren't really in full force.
Today, on the way back from my acupuncture appointment I decided to swing by the front gate and sit and sketch. Biting ants invaded my bus bench so I worked faster and faster (and took a shower when I got home just now). Still it was fun to sit and gaze in. I wasn't avoiding drawing people, most of the action was taking place inside the gates.
And for people familiar with this intersection, yes I left out the street light on the left—my concession to the invading ants!