Saturday, August 29, 2015

In and Around Madison Park

I arrived in the city early enough to stop en route to our location and do a sketch at the corner of 7th Ave and 25th St. I watched the first lesson of Mark Taro Holmes' latest video class which focused on a single line sketch. He did mostly landscapes but I gave some typical NYC buildings a try. I found it hard to keep my pen on the paper without lifting it, but most of this was done as a single line sketch. He also uses a brush pen to do strategic darks in the drawing. I like how that works.

When I got to Madison Park I sat on a bench outside and faced the Flatiron Building. I know...I know...I missed a few windows. LOL This one wasn't a single line sketch but I did use the brush pen for dark accents.

Next we headed into the park where the art sculpture was located. It was really interesting but not so easy to sketch.

We had an out of town guest sketching with us today. Visiting from Memphis was Elizabeth Alley, President of Urban Sketchers. It was a lot of fun to chat with her and see her sketches. Here she is sketching with Shawne.

After lunch I did a few sketches of people enjoying the sunny day in the park.

It was a great day for a picnic lunch....

or just sitting out in the park.

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