Allentown Drive-By Sketches 1

Back in June 2020 my husband and I took a drive through Allentown, PA, which is about an hour from our house. We had moved from a strict lockdown to one step less restrictive about a week bfore, I guess, and we wanted to see some new sights. So we got in the car for a drive (we did not leave the car on this trip) and I took photos through the window.

As we drove along on our way out of town, on a whim, I snapped the passing scene one photo after another as the car moved. I then did drawings of these photos. I’m going to be showing them over the next few posts. I warn you, I can’t quite remember how they lined up in real life so I am not going to worry about it. I’ll just show you the scenes.

Here is an intersection. I didn’t like the way it turned out on the first try so I did a second one. I think there are parts of each drawing I like and parts I don’t. It was the first one I did and I was not focused. I might try the scene again sometime.


8 thoughts on “Allentown Drive-By Sketches 1

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. I have got a lot of these to show. I really got into this project and it was all the result of out of nowhere flash of an idea to keep snapping the photos as the car moved.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Things have changed a lot in Allentown since this song was made. I remember it from way back. Not very applicable anymore. Times have changed there. For the better. Thank goodness.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. I think everything is interesting. Never get bored. And since I started drawing now I find that it causes me to concentrate on details I passed over when I was just looking for taking photos. These sketches were so much fun to do.

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