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Another Diebenkorn copy on a paper sample.

Stillman and Birn Delta paper sample, pencil, gouache, some crayon, fun foam stamps and Stayz On pigment ink.

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In front of Le Pain Quotidien there was a very comfortable and convenient bench. I took advantage of it.

Stillman and Birn Alpha Series sketchbook
Compressed charcoal, Pilot Parallel Pen, Lyra Watersoluble Graphite 9B, Waterbrush, Caran D’Ache Neocolor II, Inktense pencils.

A small group of five NYC Urban Sketchers spent the first October Sunday in a small part of Park Slope in Brooklyn. When I reached President St. and 5th Avenue I found everyone on their stools happily sketching. Lots of passersby stopped to watch and converse.

Stillman and Birn Alpha Series sketchbook
Pilot Parallel Pen, Lyra Watersoluble Graphite 9B, Waterbrush Caran d’Ache Neocolor II, Inktense pencils.

I had 15 minutes to kill before meeting up with all the NYC Urban Sketchers at the end of the day so I sketched the veggies right next to me using the paper in my little pad.

At the French Epi Bistro I drew two of the sketchers across the table. It was a very hot day and we were sitting outside in the bistro’s backyard.

Hahnemühle paper (don’t know exact name), Pilot Parallel Pen, Waterbrush #1 Caron d’Ache Neocolor II, Inktense pencils

The other weekend I joined the NYC Urban Sketchers in Greenpoint, a neighborhood in Brooklyn. There was a pretty impressive church to draw so I set up my stool in front of it and sketched the view across the street.

Stillman and Birn Alpha Series sketchbook
Pilot Parallel Pen, Lyra Watersoluble Graphite 9B, Waterbrush, Caran d’Ache Neocolor II, inktense.

That’s all. This was fun.

Leuchtturm1917 sketchbook

Pilot Parallel Pen, Lyra Watersoluble Graphite 9B, Waterbrush; gouache; collage

Nothing wrong with a little exaggeration.

Leuchtturm1917 sketchbook

Pilot Parallel Pen, Lyra Watersoluble Graphite 9B, Waterbrush; gouache; collage

More of them from Washington Square Park.

Leuchtturm1917 sketchbook

Pilot Parallel Pen, Lyra Watersoluble Graphite 9B, Waterbrush; gouache

Sketching in Washington Square Park during Mark’s workshop last weekend I found myself with fragments and bits of unfinished people as I tried to capture their movement à la Mark’s instruction. I expected this would happen so I brought this sketchbook with me, which I don’t like very much, and was not troubled by lots of unfinished people. I wasn’t quite able to grasp his technique which was frustrating, but, after all, I do have my own techniques already and it was difficult trying to switch things around. So, when I arrived back home I utilized another of my tried-and-true-never-fails magical techniques and held the fragmented people sketches up to a mirror and realized that I could actually employ Mark’s instructions and make them whole because I had enough information on the page to complete everyone. So I did. I threw in some paint and collage and now everyone is happy.

Leuchtturm1917 sketchbook

Pilot Parallel Pen, Lyra Watersoluble Graphite 9B, Waterbrush; gouache; collage

Japanese printmaking paper; Monotype ghost print enhanced with gouache, Inktense pencil, Caran d’Ache Neocolor II