Ladies and gentlemen, we are experiencing delays because of train traffic ahead.
I spent today drawing New York City without all the people.
Fridays are Drawing on Location days aka an entire day spent sketching outside the studio aka heaven. These are pretty big, so they’re just shot with my phone instead of scanned.
The quick sketches on bottom left are at the Chelsea Market, and the majority of them are from memory after getting a “flash” of a person walking by. I’m starting to do this more in order to force myself to draw from memory as well as actually “seeing” what I’m drawing instead of just purely observing something.
The top drawing is of Batala NYC playing on the High Line. The bottom right is along the newly opened section of the High Line that wraps around the Hudson Yards train depot.
One Wednesday, two completely different drawings.
The top image is for AKA NYC about Broadway. AKA essentially commissioned the MFA Illustration as Visual Essay program for a number of images, and we all compete to get selected.
The second one is me completely dicking around with oil sticks, an oil blender, steel wool, scrapers, acrylic, and rollers.
Eventually, these investigations might meet in the middle at some point. But right now it feels good to just take swings and see how far they can go.
At the Greyhound station in Wilmington, DE.
Also, the comic just happened to me this morning after getting breakfast. That was New York’s way of welcoming me back.