Wednesday, June 19, 2013

NYC Urban Sketching – June 15, 2013

What a great day to be out sketching.  The weather was perfect.  We started the day at a small park by the Hudson River about a block south of the Intrepid Air and Space Museum.  It was also the spot where people lined up for the Circle Line ferry tours around the island of Manhattan.  I drew both.

An Aircraft Carrier is one huge physical presence.  All human activity is dwarfed by the sheer size of the ship.

USS Intrepid (CV/CVA/CVS-11), also known as The Fighting "I",
is one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers
built during World War II for the United States Navy

One of my favorite things is sketching people waiting in lines.  Here are the people waiting in line to sail around New York.

Next we walked cross-town picking up lunch for a picnic out of doors.  It was World Wide Knit in Public Day in Bryant Park, sponsored by one of New York’s premier knitting stores – Knitty City.  The park was filled with people as passionate about knitting as we are about sketching.  The perfect tribute was to sketch the knitters.

My original thought was that the knitters would be easy to sketch because they don’t move around a lot.  Not true for Knit in Public Day where the knitters were all moving around socializing.

This sketch includes two woman wearing great hats.  The one in the striped hat is Pearl who is one of the owners of Knitty City.  The other is Lisa Daehlin a singer and knit designer.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, Mark - you did a great job of capturing the knitters, I can almost hear the chatter. For some reason when I saw that Knit in Public Day was going to be your sketch goal, I was imagining one of those YarnBombing events, not the simplicity of just knitting together!


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