Archives for the month of: December, 2014

Yesterday I posted two images from the end of a day two weeks ago. Earlier that day, because the weather was very mild, I walked from Penn Station downtown to Union Square where I was pleasantly surprised to find, not only the Farmers Market, but a humongous Christmas market. It wasn’t warm enough to sit on a bench sketching but strolling around checking out the stalls full of crafts and artwork was pleasant. Then I bought a cheese and tomato sandwich, some grapes, a coffee at Pret, sat upstairs in a very convenient spot, and sketched everyone within view.

Later, at MoMA Studio, I cut and pasted squares and all sorts of things.

Some things just showed up. Don’t know how that happened.

Process: Cut out elements from various papers with x-acto blade and/or scissors. Either: Assemble parts on MoMa Studio’s copier, print. Rearrange/add elements, print. Or: glue down all the bits and pieces. Text was written in Sketch Club using iPat, printed out, cut and pasted.

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A couple of weeks ago as I was heading to MOMA from a slightly different direction I noticed that St. Thomas, on Fifth and 53rd, was having Evensong at 5:30, so that’s where I headed. Benedicte had another thing to attend but I found that Amy was interested in listening to the male choir sing the service.

I took the subway back to Penn Station and had some time to wait until the train was posted. It was a little disconcerting sketching because each of them would stare intently at me but in reality they were looking at the board above and behind me.

#1: Gridded notebook and Pilot V-ball pen, sketch photographed using iPad and then imported into ArtRage.

#2: Finngr Pro and ArtRage
iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.

I complained about the lack of it yesterday morning and it was back in full force after lunch. Phew.

These drawings are left over from Dr. Sketchy more than a week ago, before the oomph disappeared.

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

I have a whole pile of things waiting for “last touches” but absolutely no oomph. Hope it comes back soon. I would like to know why I loose oomph so easily but never my appetite?

iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.
Apps Used: Finngr Pro

Midnight is too late to decide to scribble.

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And then last night:

iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.
Apps Used: Finngr Pro

One night, very close to midnight, I found myself doodling on iPat and soon a new book appeared using pieces of the scribbles. It’s obviously a subconscious very subtle message to a friend who, ahem, disrespected my first attempt at pigeons some weeks ago.

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Tomorrow I’ll show the entire doodles.

iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.
Apps Used: Finngr Pro .

I have new things. Of course I do. I have a cold and no oomph for thinking. So I’m giving you some things done months ago that you all have not seen.

Playing cards (2-1/4″x3-1/4″); background Gelli Plate printed with acrylic; Sharpie Ultra Fine pen, Pitt brush pen, Signo Uni-ball (UM-153) white gel pen; and sometimes I add a bit of color with Crayola markers.

Last Saturday I started work an hour early and worked like a whirling dervish to finish everything, with a lot of help (thank you thank you thank you), so I could catch the once-an-hour train that would enable me to reach the Lower East Side. It was Dr. Sketchy night and a whole bunch of NYC Urban Sketchers were planning on showing up after their urban sketching earlier in the neighborhood.

The theme was Russian Fairy Tales.

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As per usual it was a fun filled event topped off with Joan giving me a lift back to my car at the train station.

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

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Process: Cut out elements from various papers with x-acto blade and/or scissors. Either: Assemble parts on MoMa Studio’s copier, print. Rearrange/add elements, print. Or: glue down all the bits and pieces. Text created on iPat using Sketch Club, printed, cut up and glued.

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Process: Cut out elements from various papers with x-acto blade and/or scissors. Either: Assemble parts on MoMa Studio’s copier, print. Rearrange/add elements, print. Or: glue down all the bits and pieces. Text was created iPat using Sketch Club , printed out and then cut and pasted.