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.
3 August 2014 § Leave a comment
Occasionally I have to attend meetings that last easily over an hour, so sometimes I find that noodling around a bit actually improves my ability to focus over long periods of time and listen to others. I’m sure there is some research out there that supports this. Here are a few sketches I made over a week or so during internal meetings at The Arsenal. I actually really liked how these came out–they have a comic-y feel.
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…