Some of the sketchers. When the pose isn’t keeping my interest I shift gears.

That’s NYC Urban Sketcher Shawne and her friends.

iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.
Apps Used: Procreate and Sketch Club

Some of us left Central Park and spent a few hours in this month’s Dr. sketchy. I love it when he models for us.

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iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.
Apps Used: Procreate and Sketch Club

I walked back to the other side of the Gap Stow Bridge where there was a spectacular view and did my best in my gridded notebook.

Sketched from direct observation. Color added later at home.
Gridded notebook and Pencil/Pitt fine pen, photographed using iPad and then imported into Sketch Club for color (ArtRage used for texture only). iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.

At lunch joy collaged and I sketched her doing it. The wind was stronger – it was very entertaining.

I didn’t want to sit in the sunshine so I sat where I had a view of the sketchers who had a view of the Gap Stow Bridge. There was awful bagpipe music coming from somewhere. I changed the colors of two shirts from white to something else. Artistic license.

#1&2: iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.
#1 Finngr Pro; #2 Procreate and Sketch Club (ArtRage used for texture only)

We walked into the park until we reached the first of three bridges that were our sketching destinations. I drew Joy as she urban collaged (cut and pasted and ran after wind tossed scraps) the scene around her. She conveniently sat where I was able to see a sliver of the Greyshot Arch.

I walked under the bridge and joined other sketchers on the other side. What luck! A stationary model.

The next bridge was Pineback Arch. Very ornate with convenient sketchers present.

#1&3 iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.
Apps Used: #1 Finngr Pro; #3 Procreate, Sketch Club (ArtRage used for texture only)
#2. Moleskine journal; background Gelli Plate printed with acrylic; Sharpie Ultra Fine pen, Pitt brush pen, Signo Uni-ball (UM-153) white gel pen; and a bit of color added using Pitt brush pens. Bird was printed using a hand made fun foam stamp and Stayz On pigment ink.

I met up with the NYC Urban Sketchers under the U.S.S. Maine National Memorial at the entrance to Central Park near Columbus Circle. We chatted and sketched while waiting for everyone to arrive. This is just one sculpture on one side of this monumental memorial.

iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.
Apps Used: Procreate and Sketch Club (ArtRage used for texture only)

All of this sketching took me by surprise. I was convinced I wasn’t in the mood. Anyway, I left the contemporary galleries and as I was passing through the Print corridor I walked into the Alex Katz exhibition and did a quick look-see and was about to walk out. I’m pretty neutral about his art but as I turned to leave this somewhat messy, careless looking portrait of his wife stopped me in my tracks. I thought it was wonderful. iPat thought so also. I didn’t bother with the face since I wasn’t able to get control of the lines in the app Finngr Pro and was just making a mess. The app was perfect for everything else though.

Then, some coffee, yogurt and reading in the cafeteria, a bus ride down to 53rd Street, a film in MOMA, E train to Penn Station, lotsa yawns and eyeball day turned out pretty good.

Painted from direct observation.
iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.
Apps Used: Finngr Pro

Finished with Gauguin I resumed wandering until I encountered a Picasso I’ve been wanting to copy. Fortunately I still was gripping my gridded notebook. I think I was standing to close to the painting and that’s why I wasn’t able to fit the other figure on the page. Next time I’ll stand farther back.

Sketched from direct observation. Color added later at home referring to a photograph I snapped while in the museum.
Gridded notebook and Pencil/Pitt fine pen, photographed using iPad and then imported into Sketch Club for color (ArtRage used for texture only). iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.

This time I used my brain. It was a very hot day so I took the bus up to The Met instead of walking and committing suicide by heatstroke. I walked through the Prints Galleries, nothing new, and, feeling lethargic and ho hum-ish, wandered over to the contemporary galleries. This painting by Gauguin beckoned me over so I took out my gridded notebook, pencil and eraser and stood in front of it for awhile.

Sketched from direct observation. Color added later at home referring to a photo I took after I finished copying it.
Gridded notebook and Pencil/Pitt fine pen, photographed using iPad and then imported into Sketch Club for color (ArtRage used for texture only). iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.

The usual suspects.

Going here and there, same as me.

My last stop was the room with the low mirror smack in front of the chair. Only had a couple of minutes though. Fully dilated. I look like a deer caught in the headlights but all I was thinking of was sketching.

iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.
Apps Used: Procreate and Sketch Club (ArtRage used for texture only).