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Last Saturday after work (I started earlier than usual – which is very early – and left at noon) I took a train into the city. The Salmagundi Club was having a whole day Draw-a-Thon from noon to midnight and I wanted to be there for as long as I could manage which turned out to be 7 hours.

I had 4 plans. One of them, after I scoped out the arrangements, I abandoned. Since the press downstairs would be available I thought I might try a monotype from life drawing but I realized it would be too messy and potentially disastrous to be walking up and down stairs, avoiding easels and sitting, standing, milling around artists while carrying an inked plate and tools. Yikes!

Everything else worked out as I had hoped. There were five areas set up with seven models, nude and costumed. Two were doing short gestural poses and the rest were hours long poses.

My 3 other plans worked out fine and I walked around, sketched all the clothed/costumed models, alternating methods, leaving and returning.

Gridded notebook; charcoal; stump; kneaded eraser.

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

On Tuesday the NYC Urban Sketchers had a day full of wondrous activities. It started with a gigantic Hippo Ballerina, in Dante Park, and that was nothing but magical.

Gridded notebook and Pencil/Sharpie fine pen, photographed using iPad and then imported into Sketch Club. Sketched from direct observation. Color started on site and finessed later at home.

iPadPro; Pencil
Apps Used: Sketch Club

After lunch (ha! Second breakfast) I had to copy an El Greco.

Gridded notebook and Pencil/Pitt fine pen, photographed using iPad and then imported into Sketch Club for color.
Sketched from direct observation. Color added later at home referring to a photograph I took of the painting.

iPadPro; Pencil

I copied a small segment of a painting by Solana.

Gridded notebook and Pencil/Pitt fine pen, photographed using iPad and then imported into Sketch Club for color.
Sketched from direct observation. Color added later at home while referring to a photo I took of the painting.

iPadPro; Pencil

Gridded notebook and Pencil/Pitt fine pen, photographed using iPad and then imported into Sketch Club for color (ArtRage used for texture only). iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.

Gridded notebook and Pencil/Pitt fine pen, photographed using iPad and then imported into Sketch Club for color (ArtRage used for texture only). iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.

Gridded notebook and Pencil/Pitt fine pen, photographed using iPad and then imported into Sketch Club for color (ArtRage used for texture only). iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.

Gridded notebook and Pencil/Pitt fine pen, photographed using iPad and then imported into Sketch Club for color (ArtRage used for texture only). iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.

Gridded notebook and Pencil/Pitt fine pen, photographed using iPad and then imported into Sketch Club for color (ArtRage used for texture only). iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.