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IPat and I briefly got serious. I managed to draw for 7 straight hours altogether and finally called it a day at 9:30. Time just flew by.

Salmagundi Club Draw-A-Thon.

iPadPro; Pencil
Apps Used: Procreate

iPat demanded to make an appearance. This model was part of a 6-hour posing pair. There wasn’t a good view of the fellow sitting at her feet. I did manage to capture him in the large drawing I did beforehand on Kraft paper. After 6-hours they were replaced by a new pair.

At another station this model took the place of an earlier one – also posing for 6-hours. I did the charcoal sketch first and then iPat took a turn. Since the pose was kept the same I was able to walk about, sketch somewhere else and return.

The man in front of me was painting the other model of this duo. She was dressed very elaborately in a turban and white lace gown. The two women were not “together” just on the same raised dias. They seemed to be posing for the whole 12 hours. They were there when I arrived and this was the last drawing I did just before I left.

I sketched on four sides of two sheets of Kraft paper before I took out the charcoal or iPat. Eventually the paper will be covered with acrylic paint and formed into another book.

iPadPro; Pencil
Apps Used: Procreate

It was early when my appointment was over so I hung out in the waiting room until it was time to head to Elizabeth Street. My vision was super blurry from the gel I requested (soothes the eyeball) but I couldn’t resist fooling with the first guy and trying for a sort of continuous line. He was off to my right and I didn’t realize how wonky he was until his name was called. Yes. He was wonky, not my drawing.

I got serious with the man opposite me. No more fooling around.

iPadPro; Pencil
Apps Used: Procreate

Yep. I managed to be in two gardens in the same week. Not only were the requisite trees and flowers present in all their glory but the place was filled with very cool statuary.

Sketchers were scattered about also.

Thankfully there was lots of shade and the day was cloudier and cooler than expected so, to me, it was very comfortable.

iPadPro; Pencil
Apps Used: Procreate

It was drizzly and a place to hang out, have a beer and do show and tell was found on Avenue B and 3rd Street. No, I neglected to notice the name but it was a nice place and the front was open to the street. I found a seat at the table and sketched Suzala while she sketched the view across the street. We took turns going outside, standing in front of her and holding up our sketches to rounds of vigorous applause.

Suzala has a broken ankle (in two places!) but she is married to a very nice man, Rick, who made sure she was able to sketch along with everybody.

iPadPro; Pencil
Apps Used: Procreate

I spent Sunday in a couple of Alphabet City gardens – very lush gardens – tucked in between buildings on the Lower East Side. Yes, I noticed the trees and amazing variety of flowers and singing birds – they were hard to miss. But when I started to draw all that disappeared. What’s with that?

A nice gathering of Sketchers and there were an amazing number of them. Thank goodness.

iPadPro; Pencil
Apps Used: Procreate

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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Apps Used: Procreate

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.

#1&2 iPadPro; Pencil; Apps Used: Procreate
#3 Pitt brush pen and gridded notebook

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.

iPadPro; Pencil
Apps Used: Procreate

The strange weather this spring is reflected in the commuter garb. One day it’s hot.

Two days later it was cold.

A week later it was darn chilly and wet.

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Apps Used: Procreate