Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Fire Museum, Sunday, November 16, 2014

On Sunday, November 16, the NYC Urban Sketchers met downtown on Spring Street at the Fire Museum. No, no ,no. We didn't spend the day toasting marshmallows. Hmm. Not a bad idea.

This museum is filled with everything used to fight fires. I was, as per usual, overwhelmed with all the detail on all the magnificent very old fire engines and equipment and, after spending some time exploring the first floor with my mouth agape - the main water line was a log with the center bored out!! back in the old times - I went up to the second floor.

This floor was also chockablock with more old ornate fire engines, equipment, portraits, doodads on every surface. I rested my eyes on some old illustrations and eased my way into sketching.
I do like sketching wooden sculptures.
Still floundering around I returned to another illustration of this actor in an 1848 NYC play.
Lunch was at a nearby Mexican restaurant. Nicolas is the son of one of the sketchers and seems to have picked up the lunchtime sketching habit as well.
Fortified, I was back on the second floor. Everyone was drawn to this machine.
The previous drawing wore me out so I moved my chair and regrouped.
Ok. Eyes all rested I walked around the displays and found a model of "Red Rover" and then it was time to leave.
Downstairs everyone (there were many) was getting ready to exit the museum when a couple of us (Mark and I) realized we hadn't sketched Jim. He was all packed up and ready to leave but stood nicely for a couple of minutes (literally) while we sketched him. It's mandatory.
After that it was off to the Mandatory Bar for show and tell, etc.

iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.
Apps Used:
#1,2,5,6,7: Finngr Pro and ArtRage
#3: Zen Brush and ArtRage
#8: Sketch Club
#4: Gridded notebook and Pilot V-ball pen/Tombow pen, sketch photographed using iPad and then imported into ArtRage for color.

1 comment:

  1. I love that Nicolas was sketching the hot pepper bottle during lunch. Great capture of the day, Pat.


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