Archives for the month of: August, 2015

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

I left Washington Square Park by subway and was very happy to see one of my favorite models getting ready for the first pose.

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I can’t seem to use up the 20 minutes so I did the pose again – differently.

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

Yes. It was Figure al Fresco day so I was in Penn Station again. Eating breakfast. Fresh cooked. Protein, fiber, caffeine and sketch. Then, with all the energy I acquired, I walked down to Washington Square Park which is farther away than my usual Union Square Park visit (which I walked through on the way) where I sketched for quite awhile. (The drawing was non-digital, needs color added and then scanned so it won’t be ready for awhile.)

On my way to the subway I ate an ice cream cone. Breakfast dessert.

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

Breakfast Sunday morning before heading downtown.

I found the NYC Urban Sketchers in the little park containing the Titanic Memorial plaque. Alan was sketching the shops across the street. The day was full of sketching. Later on we went to Pier 16, South Street Seaport, and spent two hours sketching on a not-as-large-as-we-thought-it-would-be boat with sails and ropes and waves and everything. I sketched a lot in a little repurposed piece of mail booklet but nothing has been scanned yet.

Worn out I waited for my train – once an hour on weekends – but the time passed quickly.

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

She was re-organizing her cans in a small (tiny) park on Fulton and Water Streets.

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

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

I was in the city for an early appointment.

I didn’t have any concrete plans for the rest of the day, it was hot and I couldn’t think of a single thing to do in NYC!! My head was empty. So I started walking towards Penn Station, stopped for a brief visit in MOMA when I reached there and then walked downtown via Seventh Avenue.

On arrival at the station I saw that I must have just missed a train (I never look at the departing schedule until I get there) and realized the next train would not leave for another hour. Well, iPat jumped out of my purse and time passed quickly.

Fortunately, for me, no one else had to wait for their train as long as I did so I had a lot of variety opposite me.

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

If you read my post of a few days ago, “Last Sunday a”, you will recognize that this is a record of the day spent urban sketching with the NYC Urban Sketchers,

and then several hours of non-urban sketching.

Someone on facebook requested seeing all the drawings as they appear on the repurposed tri-fold mailing sent from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Voilà!
One side

And the other side.

Sketched on location; colored later at home

Pamphlet from the Met (rec’d in mail)
gesso; pencil and/or Sharpie Ultra Fine pen; Pitt brush pens;

After Millionaire’s Row (W54th Street opposite MOMA ) five of us walked westward to Flûte Bar Midtown where Dr. Sketchy’s Follies had three hours of non-urban sketching, music and laughs. These are just a fraction of my output that evening.

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The time just flew.

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Boy was I beat. Thank goodness the E train was just a block away. Direct to Penn Station and just in time to catch the train. I had no more sketching energy. Poof! All used up.

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

On this day I was meeting up with the NYC Urban Sketchers. It was going to be a long, busy day, not ending until 7pm, the forecast was for Very Hot (it was), so I made sure I ate a good breakfast while I was in, where else, Penn Station. Needed all the energy I could get.

I walked to the meeting place, Alwyn Court, a Mucho Decorative apartment building located on W58th and Seventh Avenue. You all can Google it and see what I mean because, when I arrived and saw it in person, I greeted the other busy sketchers, crossed 7th and sat on my little stool, back to the Alwyn, and sketched a bit of a Deli and impressed the guy who made sure no one stole the flowers or fruit.

Mark came and gave me the heads up that the lunchtime break was imminent so I finished up with the deli and joined the others who were still sketching. I positioned my stool against the building (obvious avoidance of ornate architecture) and sketched a sketcher. Behind her, across Seventh Ave., is the shop that is to the left of my deli. A tourist stopped in front of me and snapped my pic – I’m an official tourist destination now.

We walked over to Central Park (a few of us picked up food from Whole Foods at Columbus Circle) and sat in the grass (on our stools mostly) facing a picturesque bridge which I might have sketched if I wasn’t so busy eating. Instead, I asked Michael, who had finished his sketching and was lounging around, if he would stay still for “2 minutes”.

Our next stop was Carnegie Hall and then Millionaire’s Row where I drew in the two remaining panels of the Met pamphlet (remember Met Pamphlet a,b,c,d?) from earlier this month. But the end part of the day will come first, tomorrow, since I haven’t scanned the pamphlet drawings yet. Stay tuned.

iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.
Apps Used: #1 ArtRage only; #2,3,4 Sketch Club and ArtRage