old drawings for the Bellefonte balloon story

A friend visited recently and asked for some of the cards I had printed with balloon sketches on them. I’m just about out- it was only an experiment to see how they’d print. So I could be more up-to-date, I had to take out my sketchbook to show him some of the more recent (five years old) images. I realized I’d never digitized these images, so I grabbed the iPad and shot them for this post. They seem to be about actual size on my monitor. If you’re from Bellefonte, you might recognize them. A historical note: image #7 — what I’d call the old balloon factory — has been drastically changed for the Bellefonte Waterfront Project. I decided to put others that have been in my blog before here as well. The story is about a young girl in Bellefonte who discovers her great grandfather’s sketchbook and wonders if the images were, well, true. The sketches are from his sketchbook and the two color plates are style experiments. They start to tell the girl’s story.The simple tale is about her imagination and vision growing until she can see the balloons too.

Pen and ink sketch of balloons over Bellefonte.
Pen and ink sketch of balloons over Bellefonte.
Pen and ink sketch of balloons over Bellefonte.
Pen and ink sketch of balloons over Bellefonte.
Pen and ink sketch of balloons over Bellefonte.
Pen and ink sketch of balloons over Bellefonte.
Pen and ink sketch of balloons over Bellefonte.
Pen and ink sketch of balloons over Bellefonte.
Pen and ink sketch of balloons over Bellefonte.
Pen and ink sketch of balloons over Bellefonte.
Pen and ink sketch of balloons over Bellefonte.
Pen and ink sketch of balloons over Bellefonte.
Pen and ink sketch of balloons over Bellefonte.
Pen and ink sketch of balloons over Bellefonte.
Pen and ink sketch of balloons over Bellefonte.
Pen and ink sketch of balloons over Bellefonte.
Pen and ink sketch of balloons over Bellefonte.
Pen and ink sketch of balloons over Bellefonte.
Pen and ink sketch of balloons over Bellefonte.
Pen and ink sketch of balloons over Bellefonte.
Pen and ink sketch of balloons over Bellefonte.
Pen and ink sketch of balloons over Bellefonte.
Pen and ink sketch of balloons over Bellefonte.
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