Archives for the month of: January, 2014

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Self-Portrait: Assembly Instructions In Box That Was Thrown Out

iPad; Finngr Pro, Glaze, ArtRage apps; one of the filters in camera roll; New Trent Arcadia stylus.

Self-Portrait With Zipper

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After leaving the Egyptian galleries I went to the First Floor, “Connecting Cultures“, and loosely sketched some of the numerous vases in a large floor to ceiling display.

I spotted a few of us sketching a very large sculpture and decided to try my hand at it. Of course you all remember the last time I was in this museum, a few weeks ago, I sketched a woman drawing. Well, this was what she was copying. It is very large and it was a lot of fun to draw her. I had the feeling that it would be a beneficial habit to sketch her each time I go to that museum.
Ignore the feet. I didn’t even try to get them right.

The museum had no problem with sprawling on the floor or with the use of watercolors.

Go here to see what a few of the other sketchers saw and get a few glimpses of ME! (Woman in white asked me not to use her pic).

And then, on the subway back to Penn Station, I sketched a few of the people who sat on the other side of the aisle.

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Moleskine journal, Sharpie fine pen, Pitt Artist brush, Sharpie white oil paint marker; background is acrylic monotype made with Gelli Printing Plate.

After lunch we walked over to the Brooklyn Museum and scattered in different directions.

I settled in on the Third floor, “Egypt Reborn“, and happily found plenty to sketch.

Even though this figure is very small (6″ approx) and tucked away in a dark corner with even smaller items, I was immediately compelled to sketch it.

Stay tuned for the final drawings and a photo.

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Yesterday, January 25, was the 42nd International Sketchcrawl and I joined the NYC Urban Sketchers in Brooklyn. Our first stop was at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Yep. The Arctic blast is visiting so we went to view gardens and sketch.

Thank goodness for the greenhouse. The Ponytail Plant in the desert greenhouse caught my eye. What a messy peculiar looking plant. Just got out of bed I guess.

A little way along the path this plant caught my eye.

We had lunch in the small cafeteria. I attempted to sketch Susan and Joan and am not at all happy with what I did but I am including it because, for me, it evokes the area where we were eating, the two tables pushed together, unexpectedly delish bread on my tuna sandwich, conversation and laughter.

There was only about a minute for this sketch of Svetlana in earnest conversation with Betsy. This is the only one I tarted up a bit (I used the Glaze app later) at home.

Time had come for us to walk over to the Brooklyn Museum. I did so many (got my mojo back) drawings that they won’t fit in one blog post.

Stay tuned.

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Shirley and I were at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) Friday morning.

That was the day of Senior Scholar spring semester registration for courses that still had openings after the “regular” student registration period was ended.

I was finished early and was waiting for Shirley.

Hmm. I must have been there as an observer only. Yes. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. No way could I have been eligible. Nope. No way. Observation only.

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Seriously.
You really didn’t expect THIS?
C’mon.

(I did this without my glasses.)

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The snow was quickly covering everything up yesterday afternoon but I didn’t notice. It is so magical how simply drawing will completely vanquish the rest of the world from your consciousness.

Hey! Again I forgot my afternoon snack.

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