Monday, September 22, 2014

Washington Square Park - Thursday, Sept. 18

The NYC Urban Sketchers wandered around Washington Square Park last Thursday.  I didn't really know what to expect since I had never spent any time here - just passed it on the way to someplace else,  I did have a preconceived idea formed many many years ago and was pleasantly surprised.

This poor guy had no customers.

I stood here, under the arch for a long time because as soon as I finished drawing him they took a break, ate something, and then he sang two songs solo before she picked up her instrument again.  I used my time fruitfully though.  Instead of eating lunch I walked across the street and got an ice cream cone from the Ice Cream Man in the truck.  Yum.  I saw Shirley with one so I was a copy cat. Then I resumed position under the arch.

Benedicte and I took a walk  and found this snuggling couple watching yet another group of musicians so I took advantage of their oblivion.  While I was sketching, a woman from Australia, sat next to me and we discussed apps and I let her try my stylus.  She distracted me, in a good way but, if you squint and turn your head to just the Right Angle, you will be able to see the invisible thread that goes up to the clouds and holds up the end of the bench.

iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.
#1-  Sketji and ArtRage
#2&3- Gridded notebook and Pitt Brush Pen (2), pencil & Pilot V-ball 0.5 (3), drawings photographed using iPad and then imported into ArtRage for painting.
#4- Pen & Ink and ArtRage


  1. Very nice. I especially liked the banjo player.

  2. These are terrific Pat. Very colorful, just like the park. Something for everyone here! Now I get to see how you use the grid paper.


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