Finally!

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iPadPro; Pencil
Apps Used: Procreate

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There was a Very Long line at work that day and I was at the back of it. I had a nice view of zillions of co-workers until the Safety Director came along and had everyone hug the wall and stop blocking things. All of a sudden the number of people I could see was reduced drastically. Annual flu shots, etc. whoopee!

iPadPro; Pencil
Apps Used: Procreate

I knew exactly where I would find lots of shade and people standing around so I headed into the park and wasn’t disappointed. I soon finished sketching on the last empty bit of the paper bag, the book was completed. Time to walk to Penn Station.

Fini.

Sketched on a paper bag from Europa Cafe; Pilot Parallel Pen, Lyra 9B watersoluble graphite, waterbrush. Pitt black brush pen. A bit of Sharpie Medium pen for some face, etc. details.

I resumed walking until I reached Madison Square Park. More sketching. For the life of me I don’t know why I sat there under the blazing sun. I drew this as fast as I could and went in search of some shade.

Sketched on a paper bag from Europa Cafe; Pilot Parallel Pen, Lyra 9B watersoluble graphite, waterbrush. Pitt black brush pen. A bit of Sharpie Medium pen for some face, etc. details.

I guess this was a bit of an intermission. I sat and sketched inside Pret on 17th Street and had a yogurt.

Sketched on a paper bag from Europa Cafe; Pilot Parallel Pen, Lyra 9B watersoluble graphite, waterbrush. Pitt black brush pen. A bit of Sharpie Medium pen for some face, etc. details.

At Union Square I walked around until I found the right combination of a shady bench and oblivious people.

Sketched on a paper bag from Europa Cafe; Pilot Parallel Pen, Lyra 9B watersoluble graphite, waterbrush. Pitt black brush pen. A bit of Sharpie Medium pen for some face, etc. details.

I strolled around Washington Square Park a bit, spotted some people, noticed a tree and snippets of buildings and sat and sketched. Then I got an ice cream with rainbow sprinkles and walked north on University Place heading towards the next park. The weather was lovely and I felt really good.

Sketched on a paper bag from Europa Cafe; Pilot Parallel Pen, Lyra 9B watersoluble graphite, waterbrush. Pitt black brush pen. A bit of Sharpie Medium pen for some face, etc. details.

All blurry and dilated I left the eyeball appointment, hopped on a Fifth Avenue bus, got off on Eighth Street and walked down to Washington Square Park where I listened to a jazz trio and sketched. It was impossible to use my reading glasses – too sunny – had to do with sunglasses only and hope for the best. I sketched all day on a paper bag left over from my breakfast. A new book.

Sketched on a paper bag from Europa Cafe;  Pilot Parallel Pen, Lyra 9B watersoluble graphite, waterbrush. Pitt black brush pen. A bit of Sharpie Medium pen for some face, etc. details.

Last week Shirley, Benedicte and I spent some time in the New York Historical Society to see an exhibition of extraordinary paintings from World War I. I had time to copy only a snippet of one that obviously caught my eye – a very crowded subway scene.

Afterwards the three of us walked in the rain down to the Library of Performing Arts, stopping for lunch on the way.

iPadPro; Pencil
Apps Used: Procreate

After Figure al Fresco, Benedicte and I took a bus uptown to Herald Square where the 34th Street Partnership and the Art Students League have a free one-hour Urban Sketching lesson every Wednesday evening. There was music blaring, crowds rushing by and traffic noise but we were shrouded in our own cocoon as we sketched at the tables reserved for the event. Totally relaxing and fun. Wait. The whole day was relaxing and fun.

Some kind of watercolor paper
Pilot Parallel Pen, Lyra Watersoluble Graphite 9B, Waterbrush