Archives for category: EDiM 2017

I was in the Hotel Pennsylvania on Seventh Avenue right across the street from Penn Station attending a meeting. During the extended morning break I went down to the very tourist crowded lobby. Lots of jet lagged travelers waiting for check in time. Perfect models.

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I found these Sketchers in Battery Park in downtown Manhattan. I know there were trees, flowers, a big wide fast-flowing river and a view of Jersey City but I only had eyes for the sketchers.

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Everyday in May 2017.
Sketched from direct observation.

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This elephant was relatively easy to find. In fact, almost everywhere you look in The Met there is an animal of one kind or another. So why would I be doing a scavenger hunt for this particular item. There is no coherent reason except it was in the same section, all the way at the other end of the humongous museum, as the “transparent” item #23 (yes, I could have drawn my drinking glass at home but that’s not the point) so I figured it was better than wandering all over the place. My feet ached the same but that’s what happens. Of course, the elephant was below eye level and poorly lit so I wasn’t very sure of the color but…I don’t think I’ll worry about that.

Going to the museum with the list is a lot of fun actually. I always find things that I would just normally pass by and find myself in new-to-me areas.

Everyday in May 2017.
Sketched from direct observation.

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Well, what can I say, he cracks me up.

Everyday in May 2017.
Drew this image while referring to a screen shot snapped while watching one of his monologues on the CBS app.

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On another day I was copying a clown from the Pelez mural in The Met. I had allotted a certain amount of time for this because I also planned to sketch one of the old instruments in a display as part of the Seurat circus exhibit. As I started to leave the mural gallery I glanced to my right and spotted a delightful painting and had just enough time to sketch a detail and, just like that, the musical instrument item on the list was finished.

Everyday in May 2017.
Sketched from direct observation.

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How long did it take me to find this perfume bottle? I wandered through zillions of small Greek and Roman artifacts on millions of shelves behind thousands of glass display things. My still dilated eyes gave me no problem but my feet were suffering the beginning stages of museum-itis and were whimpering quietly. It was so much smaller than I was looking for but finally I spotted it, thankfully at eye level. As a plus it is quite pretty.

Everyday in May 2017.
Sketched from direct observation.

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After sketching the bicycles I caught a bus, the temp was 90+ and much too hot to walk, up to The Met. I carried the Everyday in May 2017 list with me and was looking forward to locating items in the museum’s collection that would fulfill things on the list. At home I had surfed their “collection” section to find pertinent drawable things and their locations. Once there, map in hand, I went searching. Easy peasy, right? Ha ha ha. You would think so. But, as I’ve found in past “scavenger hunts”, I was looking for one thing and came upon an item which I liked better.

Everyday in May 2017.
Sketched from direct observation.

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I call this “Essence of Bicycle “. I had just left the doctor’s office, walked around the corner at 58th Street, eyes freshly and fully dilated, spotted the bikes chained to the traffic sign in full blazing near noon sunlight, stood in a sliver of shade with iPat and squinted and sketched. Details? Forget about it. I was lucky I didn’t bump into them.

Everyday in May 2017.
Sketched from direct observation.

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One of the models for this drawing got very stiff and achey but, after a brief bout of wiggling, twitching and some dramatic groans, quickly settled down and resumed the pose.

 

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