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Pencil sketches from 1992-1995
This week, I digitized some work from a pencil sketching phase I went through from 1992-1995 (late high school to early college). These were all drawn mostly from memory, with occasional references to photos to get details right. These were done with a mechanical pencil, and small sections of the lead for shading.
It's interesting the things you can do with all the time you have when you're young. I haven't done anything like this since. Like some of my other interests at a younger age, I don't think I'll ever have the time or motivation to get back into it.
New River Gorge Bridge:
St. Albans, WV train and tunnel:
Summersville (WV) Dam with the old outlet tubes (before the new hydro plant was installed):
The Gazette House cabin in Canaan Valley, WV. Known to us as 'Cabin's House', this was an annual October family destination until the late 1980s:
Montgomery, WV street scene (unfinished):
Railroad tracks at South Wade and East Maiden in Washington, PA, about a mile from my parent's house:
Railroad bridge near Maiden and Jefferson in Washington, PA:
Old Baltimore and Ohio railroad signal tower/cabin in Washington, PA. I believe this has been torn down:
Tunnel #5 on the old Baltimore and Ohio railroad near Claysville, PA:
Baltimore and Ohio railroad bridge west of Washington, PA:
My paternal grandparent's house in Charleston, WV in 1992, the one that I would eventually buy and live in years later. I lived here from May of 1998 to January 2010: