I’d love to say I was experimenting with a new technique here. Actually, I didn’t realize that my brush pen had water-soluble ink in it. Coloring over my linework made for an ‘interesting’ effect 🙂
Here’s another quick sketch of that same sign. When it was erected in 1962, were three flashing orbs on the top of the sign’s spires but they were removed when they proved to be a distraction for planes flying in to the nearby San Jose airport.
I’ve driven by this Capri Motel sign before. It looks so sad to me, I don’t want to sketch it. This time I did sketch it from a distance: as the sad, forlorn sign.
More of my sketches of Vintage Signs here on flickr.