Allentown Drive-By Sketches 9

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 before, 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 realize that I can give you a little bit of a streetscape, now that I have gone through the drawings and photos, never mind what I said before.



Hey, this project (and it did turn out to be a project, somewhere along the line…) was a lot of fun. I will certainly try something like this again.



6 thoughts on “Allentown Drive-By Sketches 9

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. The randomness of choosing this street is what I enjoyed about this project – I had no reason to pick it out except that the idea struck me as we were dricing. I could be open to all the interesting little parts and pieces of the scene, since I had no preformed ideas as to what I wanted to do. It was a lot of fun.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. I really love buildings of all kinds and drawing them for this reason – I can really concentrate on the details and I get so much more appreciation for them. When you draw something you know it, rather than just glancing at it as a photo encourages you to do, usually. At least that is what I think.

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