I kept it simple, just graphite pencil in my 9x12 bristol smooth sketchbook. After a break for some lunch I walked over to the antique machinery building planning on sketching the John Deere they always have on display outside. I was surprised and excited to see they now have another tractor on display outside of the building, a Moline I believe, so I sketched that one instead, this time in pen and watercolor.
"By the Barn"
There was a lot more foot traffic in the area where this tractor was parked so I got a lot more attention, in fact I gave out more business cards in one sitting than I ever have before. One person even said he thinks he likes the sketch more than the real thing. I think that is the best compliment an artist can receive, thank you kind sir! One boy even asked if this particular sketch was for sale, I had to tell him no, not yet for a couple reasons I won't go into here.