Archives for the month of: October, 2015

(Yes. I’m stretching another Thursday into multiple posts.)

The day started very early, warm and drizzly with the promise of sun and that’s just what came about – beautiful day with a perfect temperature and nothing, not even morning rush hour in a packed E train or hoards of tourists in Times Square in the late afternoon made a dent in my happy happy frame of mind. Why, even my purse, filled with iPat, a book, pens and markers and an umbrella hanging off of it felt light all day long.

I lingered over breakfast in Penn Station, reading and sketching, and then stuffed myself into the E train.

iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.
Apps Used: Sketch Club (ArtRage for texture only)

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One more while at the food court the other day.

iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.
Apps Used: Sketch Club (ArtRage used for texture only)

I yelled “Road Trip!” and iPat quivered and jumped into my purse. Ginger Gold leapt out of the bowl and rolled to the front door saying “me too, me too”, making sure not to be overlooked. The weather was yucky and I decided to do my walking mileage and some sketching at the mall. Ginger Gold balked when it became obvious the yuckiness outdoors consisted of pouring rain so, to keep the situation calm, I delayed my departure and sketched for a bit. Having permission, I drove to the mall, huffed and puffed my way round and round and once more round and then settled in the food court (oops – excuse me – Dining District) with a lemonade and continued adding to Ginger’s portrait.

Maybe, instead, it is Self-Portrait With Cranky Apple.

iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.
Apps Used: Sketch Club (ArtRage for texture only)

This is an imaginary café in Toulouse but, for sure, Benedicte is inside, as she is most days, sipping her choice of coffee and watching the French firemen at the bar chatting over their coffees.

iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.
Apps Used: Sketch Club (ArtRage for texture only)

Yesterday I foresaw that This Particular Ginger Gold apple would join me for lunch today.

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

I was restless and took it out on a bowl of Ginger Gold apples.

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

I worked on both Friday and Saturday. Both days the workload kept me hopping – there were no problems but – Phew – wore me out.

Friday I ate my lunch after I clocked out.

Saturday I got a slice of a lunch break and at the very last minute(s) started drawing the unexpected number of people in the break room.

My version of the Worldwide Sketchcrawl #49

iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.
Apps Used: Sketch Club (ArtRage for texture only)
(Color added at home from notes made while sketching)

One from Central Market in Penn Station and the other two from Panera.

Playing Cards; background Gelli Plate printed with acrylic; Sharpie Ultra Fine pen, Pitt brush pen, Signo Uni-ball (UM-153) white gel pen; and a bit of color added using Crayola markers.

Playing Cards; background Gelli Plate printed with acrylic; Sharpie Ultra Fine pen, Pitt brush pen, Signo Uni-ball (UM-153) white gel pen; and a bit of color added using Crayola markers.

Unfortunately, the Q train doesn’t go to Penn Station, but the short walk is one I usually enjoy. Don’t ask me why. The long block to 7th Avenue is a bit grungy and usually crowded with commuters rushing to catch their trains.

I don’t rush. If I have to wait it is usually a good thing.

More time to sketch the unwary.

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