The Cabrillo Bridge, sometimes known as the Laurel Street Bridge, is one of the entrances to Balboa Park and a much-loved San Diego landmark. You may recognize the Museum of Man in the upper left corner and notice that I moved it across the street so it would fit into this sketch.
I admire the books that Ludwig Bemelmans wrote and illustrated for children, most notably, Madeline. The energy and bright colors of his illustrations are wonderful. Off and on this last week or so I have been working to capture some of his style in my sketches. It is easiest to do when I am outside without a desk as I was today.
This is a pastel and gouache sketch.