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I wasn’t in the mood to sketch, wanted to finish my book, but before I realized it my pen had put them down on a paper towel so I made a collage.

Small Moleskine
Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen (hard tip), Pitt brush pen, collage, hand carved eraser stamps.


This was inspired by Diebenkorn’s 1963 painting. I was having so much fun that I found myself doing this and that while using any material within reach.

Strathmore 400 Series mixed media paper.
Pencil, gouache, gesso, acrylic paint, Inktense pencil, stamp, Stayz On Pigment ink, collage, glue stick.

That’s all. This was fun.

Leuchtturm1917 sketchbook

Pilot Parallel Pen, Lyra Watersoluble Graphite 9B, Waterbrush; gouache; collage

Nothing wrong with a little exaggeration.

Leuchtturm1917 sketchbook

Pilot Parallel Pen, Lyra Watersoluble Graphite 9B, Waterbrush; gouache; collage

Sketching in Washington Square Park during Mark’s workshop last weekend I found myself with fragments and bits of unfinished people as I tried to capture their movement à la Mark’s instruction. I expected this would happen so I brought this sketchbook with me, which I don’t like very much, and was not troubled by lots of unfinished people. I wasn’t quite able to grasp his technique which was frustrating, but, after all, I do have my own techniques already and it was difficult trying to switch things around. So, when I arrived back home I utilized another of my tried-and-true-never-fails magical techniques and held the fragmented people sketches up to a mirror and realized that I could actually employ Mark’s instructions and make them whole because I had enough information on the page to complete everyone. So I did. I threw in some paint and collage and now everyone is happy.

Leuchtturm1917 sketchbook

Pilot Parallel Pen, Lyra Watersoluble Graphite 9B, Waterbrush; gouache; collage

They put in some Fast Lane Kiosks in Panera. They are situated in the most perfect spot for a sketcher sitting at the most perfect little table at one of the busiest times of the day.

Stillman and Birn Alpha Series sketchbook
Pilot Parallel Pen, Lyra Watersoluble Graphite 9B, Waterbrush, Sharpie Pen Medium, collage

I was testing the paper with various pens to see if they bleed or show through to the reverse. Everything works fine. The Uniball Vision writes nicely but smears when painted on.

Stillman and Birn Beta series paper sample; pencil, gouache; Collage, stamping, Staz On pigment ink.

Issue Six of the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine Art & Literary Review contains reproductions of two of my drawings. You all have seen them before – the old man in Penn Station who keeps falling asleep while he has his morning coffee.

Every page is filled with essays, poetry, photographs and artwork created by members of the medical school or Northwell Health. Th front cover – someone else’s drawing.

This is the back cover, an iPad drawing.

And this is an ink drawing on a napkin which is collaged on a gelli printed moleskin spread.

I remember the first guy nicely sleeping at his table right in front of me in Penn Station’s Au Bon Pain. I didn’t think I could draw him so I tried on a napkin first. I’ve sketched him three times so far, you all saw them in my Moleskine journal quite a while ago. I don’t remember where the other people are from and I’m too lazy to find the cards and flip them over right now.


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; Paper napkin collage.

Playing card; collage; acrylic paint