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Yay! I completed Inktober 2018.

Day 29. I sketched these ink bottles using the stoppers. It worked very well on the thin Moleskine pages.

Day 30 (LIRR #9)

Day 31 (Mall #99)

Small Moleskine
89: FW Acrylic inks, Higgins Black Magic Brush marker
90, 91: Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen (hard tip), Pitt brush pen


Day 25. The Delacroix exhibit at The Met was crowded. The exhibition was beautiful but wasted on me. I was happy for the crowds. Stefanie was next to me on the bench, also drawing the viewers. Same people but the sketches were so different.

Day 26. I was early so what better place to hang out. It is interesting on weekday mornings. I can drag out a bowl of oatmeal for an extraordinary length of time.

Day 27. The lunchroom had lots of cake. One of my co-workers was leaving for another job. The woman below was once per diem, left us and is now back full time. A very fluid workforce.

Day 28. Excitement! A harvest festival in the tiny patch of grass, it seems to be referred to as “Carman Avenue Green”, next to Carvel. I drove through the parking lot twice and found a spot with a view.

Small Moleskine
Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen (hard tip), Pitt brush pen

Day 21 (Brookfield Place #3)

Day 22 (Mall #96)

Day 23 (Mall #97)

Day 24 (Mall #98)

Small Moleskine
Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen (hard tip), Pitt brush pen

Day 17. Stefanie came to NYC from Leipzig so we met up in Union Square and sketched for a few hours. Then she jumped on the bicycle she brought with her from Germany and pedaled fearlessly to the library on 42nd Street to meet up with her husband.

Day 18 (Mall #95)

Day 19. Oil burner problem was repaired nice and early that morning. It was an effort to fit some thingamajigs back together so I took advantage of his plight since he was relatively still.

Day 20. Lunch break at work.

17, 18, 20 Moleskine (2 different types); Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen (hard tip), Pitt brush pen 19 scrap paper found on my boardonironingboard studio annex; Pitt Brush Pen Tombow dual Brush pens used on all.

Day 13 (Mall #91)

Day 14 (Mall #93)

Day 15

Day 16 )Mall #94)

13&16: small Moleskine; Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen (hard tip) 14&15: Moleskine, Zebra Brush Pen
All: Pitt and Tombow Brush pens.

Day 9

Day 10

Day 11

Day 12 (Panera #23)

#9, 10, 12 Zebra Brush Pen
#11 TWSBI GO fountain pen
All: Pitt Brush and Tombow dual Brush pens.
Molotow acrylic paint markers.

Day 5

Day 6 (Mall #85

Day 7 (Mall #88)

Day 8 (Mall #89)

#6&8 small Moleskine; Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen (hard tip) #5&7 Moleskine, Zebra Brush Pen
Pitt brush pen
Molotow acrylic paint markers

Day 1

Day 2 (Mall #82)

Day 3

Day 4 (self-portrait)

#1&2 Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen (hard tip), Pitt brush pen
#3&4 Zebra Brush Pen, Pitt Brush Pen
Molotow acrylic paint markers

The last of the Inktober sketches:

#29 the Boars Head truck tucked next to the cigar store caught my eye.

#30 I was way across the street in another strip mall when I spotted this bright yellow truck backed up to the pizza place.

#31 The new location for the discount store that still has Everything. The layout inside is exactly the same and the larger parking lot is full and active. There is a new striped awning and room for seasonal items outside. Feels happy – good for them.

Inktober was fun. Most were drawn when I went out to get coffee at lunchtime. A lot of the others had me purposely driving around hoping something would catch my eye, or while I was at work (coffee break!) or out with the NYC Urban Sketchers. Fun. Enjoyed drawing parts of bigger things in a very small pad. Maybe a habit?

Vellum, Pilot Parallel Pen, waterbrush

More Inktober:

#24 The small produce store next to Dunkin’. I usually shop here when I’m too lazy to go proper grocery shopping.

#25 Spotted her on a railing outside a diner down by Costco.

#26 The produce store again.

#27 This is the deli (charged me $1 for a cup of coffee) next to the Dyckman Farmhouse up in the Inwood section of Manhattan.

#28 One of the Farmhouse windows. The only part of the building that I sketched. I wandered around and suddenly I was drawing it.

Tiny vellum pad, Pilot Parallel Pen, Waterbrush