I had to draw this car from three different angles...here's the first. The only benches in the museum fold down from the wall and trigger a recording. When you sit and sketch you inevitably listen to the same recording over and over again...until you can pretty much recite it. Julie and I don't speak any German, but we deciphered the German one over the course of a drawing.
I found a photo I was able to take of one of the heaters! This one was rejected for use in Neuschwanstein for being a bit too ornate, but it's a good example of what was actually installed (though the colors on most of the others tended to be less garish).
Marika McCoola is an author, illustrator, and educator. She studied illustration, art history, creative writing, and ceramics at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland and received her BFA in Illustration in 2009. Marika then went on to study creative writing and children's literature at Simmons College, receiving an MFA in Writing for Children in 2012.
In addition to writing and illustrating, Marika teaches Studio Art and Illustration online for the State University of New York, Empire State College, and works as an indie bookseller. When not in danger of being squashed by books, Marika may be found skiing or contra dancing.