Defeated by the architecture of the Custom House I moseyed through the gate and sat on a shady bench with a view.

Everyone was very accommodating.

Zainab won the Most Sketched Sketcher Award that day as was revealed later while at Beckett’s restaurant.

And let’s not forget the ever present tourists.

Sketched from life in NYC’s Bowling Green Park.

Substrate is a folder from a recent Christies preview – consisted of large card stock folded into four pages. It has been cut down so it is not as tall. It was gessoed with black & white gesso to make a gray background, collaged with old newspaper fragments.

Mechanical pencil,Sharpie fine and medium tip pen; Pitt Brush pens;