00089-00093 Miscellaneous

10 August 2014 § Leave a comment

So this set of sketches is a bit of a amalgam in respects to subject.  They basically didn’t fit in any of my recent posts and I wanted to just upload them to make sure I got them in on the count. There are two from where I live in Brooklyn.  The first is of a brownstone that is across the street from me.  I had gotten locked out of my apartment so, with time to kill before my partner came home, I put down some lines.  The other brownstone-y image is from my backyard, looking across the way.  This was just before we put up our new fence! The last three are as follows: Conservatory Waters (which you may recall I had sketched earlier as well), a thumbnail from my visit to Ocean Gate, and a 10 minute thumbnail of a famous painting.







00068-00072 Two Cathedrals, London

24 March 2014 § Leave a comment

Two cathedrals in London; five drawings.  I had a really splendid time in London and often dream of going back.  The whole city is just one giant, architectural playground!  Unfortunately I can’t give a real update on all the things happening in my life, but enjoy these sketches!






00046-00048 Around & Underground the town

14 February 2014 § Leave a comment

Happy Valentines Day!  I was actually thinking I might look through some of my old sketches to see if I ever did anything on a Valentines Day but I got caught up with another project last night–building a fort in my apartment!  We have a huge galvanized steel bar set that we use for our Parkour events that we reconfigured in our apartment.  My partner and I did an excellent job and, as a bonus, once the sheets come off the fort it actually is a fantastic indoor mini-parkour-gym, so double win.  Plus tonight we’ll be cooking our own dinner; fresh cuts of ribeye with selections from our very first farm-fresh delivery from Nextdoorganics (A pay-as-you-go CSA that I highly recommend to anyone living in Brooklyn).  I will definitely be doing a drawing of that as well once a week! I love food and I love brooklyn!

Anyways, these three drawings reflect that I have been very bad at drawing every day for the last two weeks.  I have only accomplished about 4 drawings between January 29th and Today…. 😦  I will draw double time this weekend and next week to make up for it a little bit. But.. most of them will probably be of indoor things since the snow just doesn’t stop. 😦

January 29th – On the subway on a Friday after work on the subway.  This woman, I wish I had time to capture in water color; golden brown furry coat with matching boots, bright blue jeans, dull red hat, and a tangle of scraggly brown hair.
February 2nd – Washington Square Park as I walked through before/after my NY AIA Review seminar for the ARE BDCS (Less than 2 months away now!)
February 11th – The stairwell in a downtown Manhattan subway station as I was waiting to transfer from the J to the M train.  I really like axonometric drawings…

Caitlin Pontrella Sketchbook

Washington Square

NYC Subway

00018 – 00022 Old Sketchbook Pages

29 January 2014 § Leave a comment

So I was bad and didn’t draw anything yesterday! 😦  Between studying for my AREs and work, I seem to sometimes forget to tend to all the other necessaries in my life.  I will draw twice today to make up, and post some old pages as well towards the 10k count.  The following are selects from a sketchbook maintained in 2008-2009–five years+ ago (which is crazy to say).  These four are from Syracuse University campus during my second year of my 5 year Bachelor of Architecture program.  It was early September and still warm enough to go parading around the campus.  Maxwell, life sci building, and one other.

I really loved my campus; it had a lot of beautiful architecture, despite always being covered in like 6 feet of snow.  The architecture academic building, Slocum Hall, became my second home–complete with a refrigerator, books, toothbrush, etc.  You’ll see as I post up more sketches from future sketchbooks, lots of drawings of the interior of that place, as well as the campus.  I wish I had drawn more.






24 January 2014 § Leave a comment

Since I didn’t get to a scanner yesterday, I am going to upload a few sketches from an old sketchbook.  The following sketches are from 2008; The first two are from a trip to Princeton Campus in light of an upcoming studio project.  One is a very small study of Wu Hall and the other is a quick analysis of the site I would be working on.  The remaining four drawings were brief excursions into collage & sketching–a process I enjoy a lot and wish to continue though often do not have the time to pursue due to the reality that most of my work is done quickly on site instead of at home or in a studio where meticulous cutting and calculating can occur.

Wu Hall

Princeton Campus





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