As many of you know, Disneyland restored an engine known as the Ward Kimball and was added to the Disneyland Railroad back in '05. Unfortunatley, the Kimball hasn't been running because it has been causing problems because of it's low throttle valve which has been sucking in water from the boiler, known as "pulling over". The engine has been in the roundhouse since almost from when it entered service to correct this problem. Fortunatley, the engine will return to service possible sometime this month. Although I have yet to see it in person, I have had in interest in the engine since I heard of it becoming the fifth engine. I like the paint scheme they came up with, the deep red, black boiler and the traditional brass trimming.
So as my first colored pencil drawing, I decided to have the Ward Kimball as my subject. I am very pleased on how it came out!
The medium is a mixed, mainly colored pencil but there is some chalk (sky) and some acrylic paint(ballast, highlights)
You may also find this drawing familiar later on, as it will be on the cover of Steve DeGaetano's new book on the history of the Ward Kimball locomotive which is to come out sometime next year. (Steve will probably tell you all about it!)
I am so pleased on how it came out that I may do another drawing of a different Disneyland Railroad engine in a different area of the Park. I have thought of doing one of the Ernest S. Marsh in front of the Small World facade in the daytime or the nightime with the IASW holiday lights.
BTW, If you have a strong interest in the Disneyland Railroad or the other Disney railroads from around the world then I suggest you take a visit to the Disney Railroads Discussion Board at Burnsland.com