After the quickie sketches we disbursed for an hour to frame our stories.

Wrong hand sketching

Blick White Sulphite Drawing Paper (9×12), Zebra, Pitt & Tombow Brush pens.

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Another NYC Urban Sketchers workshop: Suzala’s “Frames Tell The Story “. She’s a good teacher, love taking her workshops. It was held in Bryant Park and, as always, was the perfect place to be. We were tasked with doing quick thumbnail type sketches of what was in front of us, close ups, cropping, large vistas and putting them in frames. A story of the particular place and time would emerge. She gave us about 1/2 hour to accomplish this first framing exercise.

Wrong hand sketching

Blick White Sulphite Drawing Paper (9×12), Fudenosuke hard Brush Pen

The reading room is shaded by trees and umbrellas. There are selections of books and newspapers and people actually reading.

Wrong hand sketching
Tiny one page book.
Blick White Sulphite Drawing Paper (9×12), Zebra & Tombow Brush pens.

Workshop was finished and while we all waited for the throw down and group photo I sketched some random people ” over there”. Well one of them was actually a sketcher who didn’t realize we were all gathering together.

Wrong hand sketching
Tiny one page book.
Blick White Sulphite Drawing Paper (9×12), Zebra & Tombow Brush pens.

Sketchers listening to and watching Katie’s demonstration. Soon after we all disbursed to do our tiny sketches. I found a wall at the perfect height to sketch on, shade, a view and started to draw.

Wrong hand sketching
Tiny one page book.
Blick White Sulphite Drawing Paper (9×12), Zebra & Tombow Brush pens.

While Katie was demonstrating I started sketching the workshop attendees, occasionally getting up to see what she was doing. It was hard to get a glimpse but I did pay attention to what she was saying. I happened to have a folded, blank, one-page book in my purse, ahem, just in case the opportunity for non-workshop sketching arose. The wrong hand is very eager to take advantage of the proper hand’s circumstances.

Wrong hand sketching
Tiny one page book.
Blick White Sulphite Drawing Paper (9×12), Zebra & Tombow Brush pens.

Another tiny sketch showing the rear of the library.

Wrong Hand sketch
Strathmore 400 Series mixed media paper, Zebra, Fudenosuke, Pitt and Tombow Brush Pens

I and my wrong hand attended a NYC Urban Sketchers workshop taught by Katie Woodward entitled “Tiny Sketching: Big Results”. She demonstrated how she manages to get skyscrapers on tiny bits of paper. My drawing area was 3″x4″. She used watercolor and so did everyone else. It cracks me up to picture wrong hand juggling paints, brushes, water, paper and me while proper hand looks on also cracking up.

Wrong hand sketch
Strathmore 400 Series mixed media paper, Zebra, Fudenosuke, Pitt and Tombow Brush pens.

I wandered into the backyard of Bonanza’s looking for some people to sketch. Happy. In my comfort zone.

Wrong hand sketching
Tiny one page book.
Blick White Sulphite Drawing Paper (9×12), Zebra & Tombow Brush pens.

The aromas wafting across the street from the little red shack were making my tummy rumble.

Wrong hand sketching
Tiny one page book.
Blick White Sulphite Drawing Paper (9×12), Zebra & Tombow Brush pens.