I've had quite a few train rides this past month. One thing I really love
about trains is that there isn't as much stop and go. This makes it much
easier to draw while I travel. Alexandra and I visited Engine 374 in the Yaletown
Roundhouse in Vancouver, B.C., and this inspired me to draw a train
during our train rides.
I'm fascinated by old steam trains. The I especially enjoyed looking at the
locomotive U-127 while browsing for reference photos on Wikipedia. It is
the trainiest of all the trains that looked at. The engine is distinct, and
its exaggerated features made the U-127 perfect for a pixel art rendition.
It was a lot of fun to draw. I also really enjoyed testing out the new animation
features in Pixaki 3.0 on my iPad. It's really nice
to be able to draw and then animate all in my favorite pixel art app.