This doodlewash takes us to The Liberty Memorial and National World War I Museum, which is the only American museum solely dedicated to this war. I actually sketched this from the other side back when it first started sketching but I figured it deserved a spot on the official KC tour.
I went very loose again and used a fairly limited palette of Cobalt Blue (with a touch of Cobalt Teal), Azo Orange (watered down to appear more yellow), Raw Umber, Azo Green, Sap Green, and Burnt Sienna. I’m starting to notice my little 3.5 x 5″ Moleskine is feeling a bit small, but I’m going to continue with it until this tour concludes.
There’s a flame that sometimes appears at the top of the memorial, but the costs of running it often leave it dormant. They fortunately figured out a way to reduce costs with new technology, and can also now control the flame via an iPad. It’s a really wonderful museum with lots of interactive exhibits and documentary-style storytelling.
I realized in the first post when I drew this that I didn’t write very much. I know it was because it’s difficult for me to avoid failing into some random crazy story and that didn’t seem fitting for a subject like this. So instead I’ll let the museum have the last word. “The Liberty Memorial is a beacon of freedom and a symbol of the courage, patriotism, sacrifice, and honor of all who served in World War I.”
Creator of Doodlewash® and founder of World Watercolor Month™ (July) and World Watercolor Group™. Sharing daily watercolor illustrations and stories while proudly featuring talented artists from all over the world! If you’d like to be a guest artist on Doodlewash.com, contact me!