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I walked up to Columbus Circle. It was a spring-like day so I was able to comfortably stroll around and sketch outside.

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iPadPro; Pencil
Apps Used: Tayasui Sketches Pro; Sketch Club

My usual – before appointment – breakfast spot is either undergoing renovations in Penn Station or is gone forever. I found a nice place near the subway stop on 53rd Street. One problem, though, there are wait staff so I have to be conscious of table availability and not overstay my welcome by dawdling. So far it appears that there is a bigger take-out crowd so there are always plenty of empty tables at breakfast time.

I walk to my appointment via Madison Avenue past the backside of all the security barricades on 56th Street. The IBM public space (a good place to hang out) is within these barricades. I found out from one of the cops on the street that it is still accessible from 57th Street.

iPadPro; Pencil
Apps Used: Tayasui Sketches Pro; Sketch Club

I’m talking about sketching animals with the weekday NYC Urban Sketchers while in the American Museum of Natural History. Everybody was commenting on how dark the museum is. Not me. IPat shines with a glow that comes from deep inside. Doesn’t keep me from drawing wonky legs but that’s a topic for another conversation.

I had an early appointment (eyeball day) that took longer than usual so I met up with everybody in the museum’s cafeteria. There were So Many sketchers, never saw so many, and everyone had beautiful drawings and paintings from the first part of the day- but I had none. Well, I made up for that.

iPadPro; Pencil
Apps Used:
#1 Finngr Pro and Sketch Club
#2 Tayasui Sketches Pro; Sketch Club

After my museum wanderings I hung out in the cafeteria with a coffee and yogurt – reading and sketching.

iPadPro; Pencil
Apps Used: Finngr Pro and Sketch Club

I walked up to The Met after my appointment last month and wandered around the Max Beckmann exhibit. There are many of his paintings that I want to copy, especially one that I stood in front of for a long time, but the mojo wasn’t with me at that moment so I left the gallery and continued my wandering. Soon I found myself in front of this portrait and the mojo was back, poking my arm and being a general pest. I didn’t even move when a docent, leading a large group, stopped in front of this painting and started her spiel. I turned off my iPod music and listened as I drew.

Sketched and painted from direct observation while in the museum. iPadPro; Pencil
Apps Used: Finngr Pro and Sketch Club

After my appointment I walked up Madison Avenue, a block past The Met Breuer, to Gagosian. The exhibition inside was “Picasso’s Picassos: A Selection from the Collection of Maya Ruiz-Picasso.” I examined every painting, selected one, and, very politely asked permission to sketch. “Of course you can.” So I did.

iPadPro: Pencil
Apps Used: Finngr Pro and Sketch Club

I wanted to take the bus up to The Met but, before I realized it, I discovered I had walked most of the way and just kept going. The plan was to re-visit the Beckmann exhibition but I wasn’t in the mood so I just wandered aimlessly around. I was pleased to discover, in the prints corridor, everything was new to me. More wandering tired me out so I decided a coffee in the cafeteria was necessary.

Pitt Fine pen, daily schedule of museum events pamphlet: photographed using iPad and then imported into Sketch Club for color.

iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.
Apps Used: Procreate and Sketch Club

iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.
Apps Used: Procreate and Sketch Club

Everyone gathered around a table and took out their lunches. I had nothing so I sketched them and whoever else I could see.

iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.
Apps Used: Procreate and Sketch Club