The printmaker members of the Salmagundi Club who were running the show that day were overjoyed at the turnout. The downside was the lengthy wait for the press. The upside was that we were all having a grand time and it didn’t matter.

Referring to a sketch, that had been drawn from life in a tiny gridded notebook one day while in Union Square Park, I drew/painted the image on the copper plate that was used in the monotype process. Oil based printing ink, Arches printmaking paper, etching press.

Barbara (JKPP) and Joy Lai, both members of NYC Urban Sketchers were also printing at the Salmagundi Club. Another urban sketcher was there but I’m ashamed and dismayed that I can’t remember her name. There was even a sketcher that I know from Figure al Fresco.

Referring to a sketch, that had been drawn from life in a tiny gridded notebook one day while in Union Square Park, I drew/painted the image on the copper plate that was used in the monotype process. Oil based printing ink, Arches printmaking paper, etching press.

There was an All Day (10:00-9:00) Monotype Party in the Salmagundi Club on August 9. I arrived at 11-ish and dragged myself out the door at 6:30. Exhausting and fun.

Referring to a sketch, that had been drawn from life in a tiny gridded notebook one day while in Union Square Park, I drew/painted the image on the copper plate that was used in the monotype process. Oil based printing ink, Arches printmaking paper, etching press.

There’s been a lengthy heat wave. I’ve been hot and bored and ├╝ber restless. I drew my right hand and then I drew my left hand using Caran D’ache Neocolor II watersoluble crayons on a piece of Strathmore Bristol. I wanted to see how the paper handled the water I would use on the crayons. Then I painted the background with some craft acrylics that were on the boardonironingboard studio annex – just squirted them on the paper and then used a brush. Next iPat took over with some collage, and color enhancement using ArtRage and a bit of this and that in Sketch Club. Not in that order.

I bought some crayons (Crayola Twistables) and my favorite $1 Staples gridded notebook and couldn’t wait to test them out. I sat in the parking lot and drew what was in front of me – it was for Uma’s (JKPP) weeklong birthday celebration really. At home iPat insisted in brightening and pizzazz-ing up the wimpy crayon drawing.

Don’t feel cheated if you already spotted this on facebook. New things will always show up.

Gridded notebook and Crayola crayons, photographed using iPad and then imported into ArtRage for some pizzazz. iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.

I sketched John, badly, from life and then doodled behind him the next day.

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

In Bryant Park the three of us settled in front of Rob Curto and sketched while he played Brazillian Bluegrass on his accordion.

I left Benedicte and Sandra and moved around to sketch and listen to other musicians. This woman was playing Japanese-Jewish music, if I remember correctly.

This last couple was playing Indie accordion music as I sketched. I came home with a few mosquito bites. Sigh.

iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.
Apps Used: #1 Procreate; #2&3 Finngr Pro; Sketch Club (ArtRage used for texture only)

Benedicte, Sandra and I, after Figure al Fresco, took the bus uptown to Bryant Park. It was a lengthy ride but there was some amusement in front of me, across the aisle. These were sketched in a jiggly bus and instead of wearing my reading glasses I kept my dark sunglasses on.

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

John was the Wednesday Figure al Fresco model on this day a couple of weeks ago, and, yes I drew him. However, a point came when I was compelled to switch my attention elsewhere.

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

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.

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