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And, yes, I could have drawn the long line of artists snaking around and up to the pizza ladies, or the pizza eaters, but, truth be known, it didn’t even occur to me. Bleh. I am so empty headed at times.

Panels e-h were drawn with regular crayola crayons, any color that would show up on the gray. Then I colored using Caran d’Ache Neocolor II, waterbrush and later Pitt Brush Pen while on site. Black gesso and white acrylic were used later at home. The background is fictional.

This model was also doing an all day pose. I was really annoyed at myself for losing track of time and not getting in more sketchers.

Panels e-h were drawn with regular crayola crayons, any color that would show up on the gray. Then I colored using Caran d’Ache Neocolor II, waterbrush and later Pitt Brush Pen while on site. Black gesso and white acrylic were used later at home. The background is fictional.

At 6pm I was caught by surprise because Pizza appeared and then a raffle and the models were done. No more sketchers to draw so I ate. I should have drawn the eaters but I was hungry.

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Panels e-h were drawn with regular crayola crayons, any color that would show up on the gray. Then I colored using Caran d’Ache Neocolor II, waterbrush and later Pitt Brush Pen while on site. Black gesso and white acrylic were used later at home. The background is fictional.

This model was part of a pair that were holding the same pose all day. Well, of course they took many needed breaks but you knew that. I happened to swing my chair around and caught this pose. For some very unfathomable reason she was super easy to draw. Not complaining.

Drawn on a long folder from an auction house, painted with black and white gesso (=gray). Panels a-d drawn with pencil, then Sharpie fine pen. Pencil, poorly erased, interfered with the flesh color.

Colors were Caran d’Ache Neocolor II with water brush on location. White is acrylic and black is gesso – added at home. Background is totally make believe fiction.

This model was doing short and 15 minute poses. She was very good and was having a lot of fun continually changing outfits.

Drawn on a long folder from an auction house, painted with black and white gesso (=gray). Panels a-d drawn with pencil, then Sharpie fine pen. Pencil, poorly erased, interfered with the flesh color.

Colors were Caran d’Ache Neocolor II with water brush on location. White is acrylic and black is gesso – added at home. Background is totally make believe fiction.

I ran into quite a few NYC Urban Sketchers in the closed off gym. They were busy with the nudes and talking about lunch.

Drawn on a long folder from an auction house, painted with black and white gesso (=gray). Panels a-d drawn with pencil, then Sharpie fine pen. Pencil, poorly erased, interfered with the flesh color.

Colors were Caran d’Ache Neocolor II with water brush on location. White is acrylic and black is gesso – added at home. Background is totally make believe fiction.

Sketches done while at High School of Art and Design in NYC, 6th Draw-a-Thon, 10 am to 7 pm.  I strolled in at noon but next time I’ll arrive earlier.  I killed four Sharpie pens that day.

Drawn on a long folder from an auction house, painted with black and white gesso (=gray). Panels a-d drawn with pencil, then Sharpie fine pen. Pencil, poorly erased, interfered with the flesh color.

Colors were Caran d’Ache Neocolor II with water brush on location. White is acrylic and black is gesso – added at home. Background is totally make believe fiction.

I walked back through the park and spotted the weekday NYC Urban Sketchers at tables and sat for awhile looking around trying to decide what to sketch. It was too bright and my eyes were still fully dilated so I headed off to find some more shade.

Earlier in the park I had noticed a very tall man with a very chubby large dog standing very still facing in the same direction. I commented to him that they looked like they were waiting for a bus. He showed me a hawk that was high up in one of the trees. Suddenly it swooped down, grabbed a mouse, looked around as if considering its location and swiftly took its prey up into the trees again. Nature next to the Flatiron Building and zillions of tourists, a loudspeaker announcing contest winners, a Shake Shack and all sorts of lunchers.

Sketched from direct observation. Color added later at home. Moleskine cahier, pen, Pitt brush pens.

The last pose was a long one. As soon as I finished drawing the bundled up model I took out a sketchbook and pen and turned my attention elsewhere.

Sketched from direct observation. Color added later at home. Moleskine cahier; Sharpie fine pen; Pitt fine pen and Pitt brush pens.

I was too late when I responded to MoMA’s Prime Time email so I was put on the wait list. The events and workshops fill up quickly. To my surprise I received an email informing me that a spot opened up and last Wednesday I found myself in a 2-1/2 hour collage workshop. I sketched during the introductory slideshow of examples of collages (and “sort of” collages) in MoMA’s collection. Barbara from JKPP and NYC Urban Sketchers was my table partner.

I didn’t have much mojo – takes me awhile to get my collage gears working properly – so I’m still fretting over it.

Moleskine cahier, pen, Pitt brush pens.