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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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My Kraft paper was filled with litho crayon figures on all sides and iPat sensed this and started wriggling around in my bag. Ok ok ok. I took us as close to the portrait model as I could get. It was fine – I wasn’t the first one to knock over an easel. I managed to squeeze in between easels and sitting artists and I sketched quickly, added color and then I was finished for the night. Next: a long walk to the subway and then the train. A long day.

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