Mackinac sketching

I’ve had a few people mention they’ve been enjoying the sketches, so I’ll put a few more in. Maybe I’ll eventually catch up with myself.

My trip to Mackinaw City for the Labor Day Walk across the Mackinac Bridge has reached the day before Labor Day, and we were enjoying ourselves at the touristy shops. This group of pictures is from the crowds at the shops, especially near the food court at the Mackinaw Crossings, and from Mackinac Island.

Note: Mackinac Island, Mackinac Bridge, but Mackinaw City and Mackinaw Crossings. All pronounced the same way.

This sketch shows a smoothie maker waiting for a judgment on his skills from a small smoothie drinker.

smoothie maker and critic

smoothie maker and critic

This picture is mom, chillin’ at the rocky beach at the hotel in Mackinaw City. Note the cranky seagull who swooped in behind her from the hotel roof. Mom did not see the seagull until she saw the sketch.

mom and the cranky seagull

mom and the cranky seagull

We went to Mackinac Island on the ferry. Note that there are no personal cars allowed on Mackinac Island, only police, construction and emergency vehicles. All other transportation involves walking, biking or hiring horses.

After Labor Day, Mackinac Island begins to wind down, and many of the horses are sent back across to the mainland to spend the winter at a farm. Here you see a quick sketch of one man taking four horses down to the ferry.

taking horses down to the ferry

taking horses down to the ferry

An example of the taxi service on Mackinac, though I didn’t leave myself room for the second horse.

Mackinac Island Taxi service

Mackinac Island Taxi service

This gentleman is hosing down the sidewalk, as one would expect, considering the large quantity of poo deposited there every day. You may have seen the ‘Dirty Jobs’ episode when Mike Roe did this job.

road cleaner

road cleaner

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