Archives for the month of: August, 2019

This is a little one page book I created a couple of months ago. I referred to photos I snapped using iPat as I walked down Sixth Avenue on my way to Penn Station.

Blick White Sulphite Drawing Paper (9×12), colored pencils, Molotow acrylic paint markers, Zebra Fine Brush Pen

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This is a little one page book I created a couple of months ago. I referred to photos I snapped using iPat as I walked down Sixth Avenue on my way to Penn Station.

Blick White Sulphite Drawing Paper (9×12), colored pencils, Molotow acrylic paint markers, Zebra Fine Brush Pen

This is a little one page book I created a couple of months ago. I referred to photos I snapped using iPat as I walked down Sixth Avenue on my way to Penn Station.

Blick White Sulphite Drawing Paper (9×12), colored pencils, Molotow acrylic paint markers, Zebra Fine Brush Pen

This is a little one page book I created a couple of months ago. I referred to photos I snapped using iPat as I walked down Sixth Avenue on my way to Penn Station.

Blick White Sulphite Drawing Paper (9×12), colored pencils, Molotow acrylic paint markers, Zebra Fine Brush Pen

This is a little one page book I created a couple of months ago. I referred to photos I snapped using iPat as I walked down Sixth Avenue on my way to Penn Station. I was feeling restless one evening and I had a piece of ” strange to me” drawing paper which had dimensions a bit larger than usual. I was curious to see the shape a multi-folded, 2-cut, one page book would take, and how the media I prefer would work on this paper. Not disappointed.

The Amsterdam sketches are all finished, so I’m going back to posting things I created before the trip. I have a good backlog and I will get back to sketching when the cast on my arm is removed and my fingers are working properly – have some physical therapy ahead.

Referred to my photos.
Blick White Sulphite Drawing Paper (9×12), colored pencils, Molotow acrylic paint markers, Zebra Fine Brush Pen

I found a nice spot under a giant tree to set up my stool. There were sunbathers sprawled on the grass. Fortunately I didn’t notice the largish green bugs that were dropping on me until I was finished sketching. I hightailed it out of there and spent some time outside a cafe sipping iced tea.

This is the last sketch. I did one more before I fell and broke my wrist but I posted it a couple of weeks ago.

Stillman and Birn Alpha Series sketchbook
Zebra Fine Brush Pen, Pitt and Tombow Brush pens

I walked the length of the canal, Nieuwe Herengracht, to the End Point meeting place. The plaza was crowded but Benedicte (I waited for her by a statue) and I found Stefanie seated at a table and we were able to scrounge two more chairs from adjoining tables. At least that’s my memory of things. It was so crowded the waiters never asked me for my order so I sketched and listened to my stomach grumble.

Stillman and Birn Alpha Series sketchbook
Zebra Fine Brush Pen, Pitt Brush pen

I started walking towards the end point but stopped to sketch some buildings across the canal.

Stillman and Birn Alpha Series sketchbook
Zebra Fine Brush Pen, Pitt Brush pen.

I walked over to the meeting point, the Portuguese Synagogue, spotted a workshop near the canal and set up my stool a distance away so as not to be able to listen or interfere. I think Horus, the botanical garden, was on the other side of the canal.

Stillman and Birn Alpha Series sketchbook
Zebra Fine Brush Pen, Pitt & Tombow Brush pens

Stillman and Birn Alpha Series sketchbook
Zebra Fine Brush Pen, Pitt Brush pen