Archives for the month of: October, 2014

We stayed in Union Square Park until maybe 2:30.

I discovered that people who snuggle stay almost as still as other sketchers and are good subjects since they are so totally into themselves and the moment.

All of a sudden Amy, Julie and I realized we were hungry so we found someplace for a quick bite before we took the M14A to the East Village and the hilarity that is Dr. Sketchy.

The End. Phew.

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

At 1:00, Amy and I met up in Union Square Park for some urban sketching before we went to Dr. Sketchy for some raunchy sketching.

Julie showed up soon after and got in her share of sketching.

Even these pre-sketchy sketches are being dragged out. There are still a few more. For a usually un-busy person I suddenly find myself in a pocket of “I don’t have enough time” which is more good than bad because it means I’m having fun.

So, stay tuned.

iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.
Gridded notebook and Pilot V-ball pen, sketches photographed using iPad and then imported into ArtRage for painting.

The curtain came up and there was Miss Cherry Delight who opened the event with a bit of music. I played around with color since she was wearing a black lacy outfit and sitting on a sofa covered in a black lacy throw and it was just too much for me to even think about. I tried, after all, her voluminous skirt had a large and several smaller red stripes but it defeated me.

After the one and two minute poses there was a contest. The models posed for 10 minutes and we were to draw without lifting our pens. I managed about 90% (really) but then lifted my pen and did a bit more.

The models were fantastic. They struck a pose immediately and didn’t even twitch.

And that completes Dr Sketchy.

iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.

#1&2: Plain paper sketchbook. #1 Pitt Brush Pen, #2 Pilot V-ball pen. Sketches photographed using iPad and then imported into ArtRage for color. (Full disclosure: at home I went over the lines of #2 with a Tombow pen to darken them up for photographing.)

#3: Sketch Club and ArtRage

Yes. Another multi-parter but in this instance the, ahem, “narrative” is not going to be in precise order. I drew too much and it takes time to get things presentable and, even though you all are going to see most of the zillion, there are plenty that will remain my little secret because some of them are beyond help.

Two of my NYC Urban Sketchers BFFs (Amy and Julie) and I met up in Union Square at 1pm for some Urban Sketching to offset the non-urban sketching that was planned for the early evening. But first, I lingered in Penn Station for coffee and lunch and people watching. Then I walked along Broadway to 14th Street, my new favorite city walk. Nothing annoys me for some reason.

Now, I’m skipping around because the drawings from Union Square aren’t ready yet. I have to add color.

Julie, Amy and I went to an East Village bar and spent three hours in a downstairs room and sketched, laughed and had loads of fun at a Dr. Sketchy event. The room was crowded, sight lines were terrible, especially after the Giant Guy with the little tiny pony tail plopped himself smack dab in front of us and totally blocked any and all view of the stage.

The solution was for Julie and I to sit on the back of the small sofa we had claimed and which enabled us to actually see everything except the model’s feet which didn’t really bother me considering my skillful rendering of feet doesn’t exist.

After the first intermission I asked if they could tweak the lighting. Because the event had a Victorian Seance theme everything was black and it was impossible to see details.

This was all I could see but it didn’t matter one iota. I was having such a good time.

I finished the above sketch before time was up so I quickly switched to iPat and drew quickly while twisting and turning so I could catch glimpses of body parts that were blocked by sketchers.

Sorry. Dr. Sketchy events are very campy and can be outrageous. This model did a very slithery dance while she divested herself of most of her clothes and she discovered a skeleton on the floor covered by a throw and “they” proceeded to behave a bit outrageously. It was hysterical. I couldn’t stop grinning. Then they posed for us.

Finally, the event finished with some “warm down” sketches of two 2 minutes and one 1 minute poses.

Process: On Boy. I was all over the place on this day.
Are you ready?

#1,5,7: Gridded notebook and Pilot V-ball pen, drawings photographed using iPad and then imported into ArtRage for painting.

#2,8: Sketchbook with plain drawing paper. (#2 Pitt Brush Pen – six sketches; #8 Tombow Brush – three sketches). Individual sketches painted in ArtRage and combined using Sketch Club.

#3: Zen Brush and ArtRage

#4: Art Set Pro and ArtRage

#6: Finngr Pro and ArtRage

People of the Pad

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

Remember the pair of blue pears from the other day? Well, I stuck them back into their brown paper bag and right away this fell out of my head. It happens a lot.

iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus or maybe Sensu Brush. Can’t remember. Apps Used: Art Set Pro, ArtRage and Substrate.

One more day and yum. I hope. They were visibly nervous when I took them out of the brown paper bag.

iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.
Apps Used: Art Set Pro, iColorama and ArtRage just for combining the two apps.

People of the Pad

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

Just a temporary reprieve. They don’t feel ready to eat yet. It was difficult painting them from direct observation using peculiar colors. I had decided that I was going to rotate the colors from the other day. I figure i must have drawn, painted, monoprinted and collaged a couple of zillion pears the past few years. Not to mention the other zillion that iPat made me do. It won’t be too long until you all start to throw them at me.

iPad; Sensu Brush
Apps Used: Art Set Pro, ArtRage used to collage a sliver of a list and a piece of a background made in Substrate.

I was sort of watching Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and I glanced up, spotted the hat, hair and furry thing, iPat started jumping up and down demanding attention, and, well…..

People of the Pad Series

iPad; Sensu Brush
Apps Used: Art Set Pro, ArtRage used to collage a couple of pieces of a background made in Substrate.