Archives for the month of: May, 2015

The likelihood of finding an egg around here is 100% zero. I actually seem to be able to make a nice sandwich out of this stuff because, you see, the microwave and I are BFF.

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

I have had these tiny bird houses ($1.00 from Michaels) for a few years. I painted them with black gesso and had big decorative painting plans for them. Ha! So I dusted them off and lined them up and asked them to hold still for a few minutes.

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

Yawn.
That being said – I’m still always pleasantly (stupendously is a better descriptive) surprised and thrilled that I can actually draw all these disparate things. Amazing.
I take back the “yawn”.

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

This was drawn while I was in Central Park with the NYC Urban Sketchers. I had the list with me in case I happened upon List Things while in the city.

Later on I tried sketching her again but very loosely. With abandon.

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

This drawing was done when I was walking around “China: Through The Looking Glass” during the members preview at the Met some weeks ago. I’m not a person concerned with or knowledgeable about, or even interested in fashion, but this exhibition wowed even me. I had the list in my purse, snuggled next to iPat, and I spotted some fur and a colorful shawl and a place to stand for awhile which was in no one’s way so I sketched happily.

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

I bring the list with me when I go into the city and I try to be on the lookout for list drawing opportunities. Earlier on this Sunday I also happened upon two sources for #11 which I posted a couple of weeks ago.

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

I still have drawings from the NYC Urban Sketchers outing to Central Park’s Bethesda Fountain. Not too long after this sketch of Mark I went off on a non-iPat tangent for the next couple of hours.

IPat came out again when we gathered in a bar on W72nd Street and spent some time talking and showing our work. The lady sitting at the bar was drinking, reading a book and kept peeking at us.

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

I attended the Spring Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology the other week, which was conveniently held in the Hotel Pennsylvania, right across Seventh Avenue from my frequent haunt, Penn Station. Even though I only work once a week I still need the full complement of continuing education credits – which is why I found myself sitting, before the meeting started, opposite a stranger at a big empty round table. I was drinking coffee, sketching her and looking around hoping to spot one of my co-workers. When I got up to refill my cup I spotted others from previous jobs long ago. It’s a shame how old they had all gotten whereas I, on the other hand, haven’t aged a day.

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

The week before the outing with the NYC Urban Sketchers to Central Park’s Bethesda Fountain found me in the city every day except one. I kept spotting wonderful sketch-worthy building details but the timing was always wrong or they were too high and required lengthy and painful neck craning. While in the park I noticed these bas reliefs which were at eye level – perfect and interesting at the same time – so I sketched and listened to a group of gospel singers.

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

Yes. The drawing is overdue but I was actively avoiding this one item on the list. I decided, even though I happen to own some stairs or steps, that I would look for some Marvelously Interesting Steps that I would Awesomely Sketch, adding all the stair-ish nuances that only I could see, while in the city but it seems that every time I was there all stairways were mysteriously invisible to me. Even the ones I had to actually ascend and descend. Finally, at Figure al Fresco this week, I noticed the stone steps coming out of the boulders at the precise instant when I was bored with the long pose of the model. It was too windy and cold so I skipped all nuance and hurried up to catch the bus.

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