Here’s an illustration I made for this years Katy Days, a railroad heritage festival that takes place in Parsons, Kansas (a town founded by the MKT – or Katy – railroad) every Memorial weekend. I’ve participated the last few years as a demonstration painter, and I always like to come with a few new train themed pieces. Most of the time I gear the paintings towards kids but the old railroaders seem to dig them too. Anyways this year I decided a train robbery scene might make for something interesting to look at. Let me know your thoughts!
As an aside, I’ve discovered that old railroaders are sticklers for detail. They can pick out a multitude of anachronisms! I love it. I’ve had to tighten up my game!
Here’s some close ups: