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Corn Palace in Sioux City

by Patty Hanson
(Iowa)

Corn Palace, Sioux City Ia. 1891

Corn Palace, Sioux City Ia. 1891

This is a drawing of a picture I found of the Corn Palace that was in Sioux City Ia in 1891.

I'm hoping that it is accurate since the picture I had found was a bit blurry.

It stated that there was a balcony on top of the 200 foot tower for visitors to view the city and 3 surrounding states. With an archway to allow traffic to pass through.

These Palaces were built and torn down yearly during these years. Sioux City has not had a Corn Palace since, I believe, the very early 1900s.

My lines are not the best on this picture, but I hope that you enjoy it anyway.

***Note from Kerry:
Hi Patty, and welcome to allaboutdrawings.com! Your drawing is great - you must have spent ages doing this. All of the intricate lines are terrific.

Thanks for sending in your photo and introducing yourself, it's great to have you here.

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Downtown

by Patty
(Sioux City Iowa)

Downtown Sioux City Iowa

Downtown Sioux City Iowa

I ran across another old photo of downtown Sioux City, Iowa. This one is a drawing of what it looked like in the 1940s.

I really enjoy drawing historical buildings. It is quite the challenge with all the lines and shapes.

The clock tower still stands in Sioux City, and today it is over 100 years old. The clock is no longer there, but I think is still a fantastic piece of our history.

It seems I really need to invest in a ruler for the straight lines. Even though I am really happy with the way this one turned out.

***Note from Kerry:
Hi Patty, it seems to me that you don't need a ruler at all. Your lines are perfect. I prefer to see a little wobble in the lines than to see perfectly ruled lines. It makes the drawing more "yours". It's very good!

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Shoes

by Patty
(Iowa)

These shoes are made for walking

These shoes are made for walking

This is from yet another iStock photo. I've been having fun at this site with all the different ideas. This was another unusual picture that I was compelled to draw. I am quite happy with the way this one turned out.

***Note from Kerry:
This is terrific, Patty. I'd frame that, it'd make the perfect gift.

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My Fantasy

by Patty
(Iowa)

My Fantasy

My Fantasy

I've always dreamed of taking a journey to find the inner child in me. This is my version of that dream. The apple is a symbol of finding the end of that journey, and with it a new beginning.

***Note from Kerry:
Interesting drawing, Patty. I love the way you insert just a dash of color in your drawings. It's your signature!

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In Honor of Mary

by Patty
(Iowa)

In God's Hands Now

In God's Hands Now

I have been drawing portraits of all my family for Christmas gifts this year. But I have a sister that was born several years before me and she passed away at the tender age of only 2 weeks. I have no idea what this sister looked like.

But I found this drawing on jamisonart.com and it was exactly what I was looking for. This one is for my personal collection and in honor of the sister I never had the chance to know.

I shaded the page in with a #1 pencil and then went to work with my eraser. I never ever before consider an eraser for drawing. I only thought of it as a tool for fixing mistakes. But I really like the way this one turned out.

Sure hope you like it. I think this is one of the best I've ever done. And has more meaning than anything I've ever done before.

***Note from Kerry:
This is a wonderful tribute to your sister, Patty. I really do love this drawing, too.

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Hands and Feet

by Patty
(Iowa)

Portrait of Hands and Feet

Portrait of Hands and Feet

This is another drawing done from one of my favorite places - Istock photos.

I've always had trouble with drawing hands and feet, but with your suggestion of turning pictures black and white it has helped me a lot.

***Note from Kerry:
I love this drawing Patty! It's fantastic.

I'm pleased I could be of some help. You are improving in leaps and bounds.

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Stairway

by Patty
(Iowa)

Stairway to the Imagination

Stairway to the Imagination

I found this on iStock photos. It was so interesting that I just had to draw it.

I love this drawing because it leaves it up to your imagination as to what is at the top of the stairs beyond the door.

I believe the original name of this was stairway to heaven. But I prefer to think of it as the stairway to my imagination.

***Note from Kerry:
Hi Patty, I like how you've included your favorite color in this one about imagination.

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1932 Farmall

by Patty Hanson
(Iowa, United States)

1932 Farmall

1932 Farmall

This is my drawing of the first tractor my Dad owned when he started farming on a small farm in Nebraska.

One of my brothers refurbished this same tractor several years ago so it will remain in the family for years to come.

I can remember my Dad giving rides to me or one of my brothers or sisters whenever he had spare time. I was even able to go into the field one time while he was plowing. It is one of many memories I will cherish forever.

***Note from Kerry:
Hi Patty, this drawing will help you to cherish that memory as well. Good job, you would have to be very patient to do this.

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