I keep saying that I need to act like a tourist in L.A. and sketch! sketch! sketch! (When I head to San Francisco [here and here] and San Luis Obispo [here and here] I do a lot of sketching… but not so much in L.A.)
The above drawing and photo are of the 1929 Sunset Boulevard Bridge over Myra Avenue, which is fairly close to Fountain – in the gray area neighborhood that might be East Hollywood or Silver Lake. Myra has minor celebrity status in the bike and creek world – for the whole story there, see my 2009 L.A. Streetsblog article.
Below is a drawing from a table in the Sunset Triangle Park – a mini-plaza thing that closed a portion of Griffith Park Boulevard to create a car-free walking/dining/hanging-out space.
Here’s a photo from the same point of view:
I colored this in using colored pencils… and though they looked pretty good to me, the scanner wasn’t all that pleased with them. I fiddled with the colors a bit… but it still doesn’t quite look as good as the actual.