Don’t judge me. Last Friday I had a full day planned which included MOMA Studio and then a special Very Late figure drawing thingy. It was imperative, yes, imperative, that I land a spot in the railroad station parking lot since I anticipated a close-to-midnight return. Which is to explain why I was, once again, hanging out in said parking lot drinking coffee and eating a bagel until the first “off peak” train arrived.

It was very cold, so, instead of doing my usual walk around the city, I sat in the waiting room for a little while and sketched. After drawing her I took out my other sketchbook (used for one and two minute junky poses at figure drawing) and started to sketch LOTS of people sitting in the waiting room. I was drawing them as “cut outs” for use when I’m at MOMA. Practicing simplification. When I finally put them to use I will show these preliminary sketches. Not yet.

I braved the cold wind and walked uptown, stopped for a coffee and a (should-have-been-lunch-but-was-a-muffin-instead) snack and discovered, even though this place became crowded with midtown workers actually having lunch, the turnover was so fast and the tables so plenty that I was able to linger without being bothered. While there I got an idea. I took out my junky figure drawing sketchbook and made corrected and simplified sketches from them which became my cut out project at MOMA Studio.

Stay tuned.

iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.
#1: Apps Used: Finngr Pro and ArtRage
#2&3: Gridded notebook and Tombow Pen (1) and Pilot V-ball pen and Tombow Pen (3), sketches photographed using iPad and then imported into ArtRage for color.