Friday, November 21, 2014

New York City Fire Museum - Firemannequin Sketch

The New York City Fire Museum
third floor was rumbling with footsteps of youngsters enjoying a party.

The first and second floors featured a high quality collection of fire engines, fire fighting equipment, and art.

I sketched a fire fighter mannequin suspended from above by a rope, wearing full turn out gear. It was a dramatic moment frozen in time.

I made the sketch on my Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition using AutoDesk SketchBook Pro for Galaxy version 2.9.2 and the S pen stylus.

The Guggenheim Museum: November 09 2014

The Guggenheim Museum; Exterior from 5th Avenue
The Guggenheim Museum; Interior

FDNY Fire Museum

Thanks Elaine for planning the day.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Saturday Sketch - The NEW Fulton St Station

Fulton Transit Center 
(+ extra event)

Saturday November 22, 2014

The Fulton Center is a transit center and retail complex centered at the intersection of Fulton Street and Broadway in Lower Manhattan.

Perhaps the most incredible interior space in NYC

The Fulton Transit Center opened less than two weeks ago and has been undocumented by sketchers.  It feels like the future has arrived and will give you taste of what the NYC Subways System could be.  It is a complex space that needs to be explored.


Where:   At the Fulton Transit Center Fulton Street and Broadway in lower Manhattan.
Four Subway lines converge at the Center -  A Line C Line J Line Z Line 2 Line 3 Line 4 Line 5 Line and R Line lines

When:  We start at 10 AM.  Running late?   Come anyway. You'll be able to spot us -we're the ones who are sketching

Lunch:  We will break for lunch at noon - 12 PM and walk one block to the Sandwich House located at 17 Anne Street

Afternoon:  At 1:15 we will return to the Fulton Station to complete our sketching exploration

Show and Tell:  Will start early at 2:45 because of the post sketch event

Post Sketch Event:  Definitely not Urban Sketching but of interest to anyone who loves to draw and is up for an Adventure.  Dr. Sketchy has an event at Orchard Street from 4-7 PM .  You can sign up in advance - or pay more at the door.  Click on the link for details.

Can't find us?  
Call Mark - 973-809-9128

There are no fees or attendance taken. All drawing skill levels are welcome

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

New York City Fire Museum Sketch

November 16, 2014

It was a pleasure meeting everyone during my first Urban Sketchers outing. Here are three of my sketches.

A 19th century firetruck. I tried to work on my perspective and simplification of shapes. I also chose to omit a number of details and embellishments throughout the truck

An 18th century firetruck. So many circles!

 Closeup of a mannequin.

Rockefeller Center and Fire Museum

Weekday Urban Sketchers in Brooklyn Botanic Gardens

Weekday Urban Sketchers in Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Brooklyn Museum

This is the last gasp of fall….a day sketching the last of the colorful trees in the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens.   We will meet in the visitors center on Washington Ave and venture into the park.  Too cold, no problem. There are wonderful views from the Visitors Center and the Greenhouses. We will the afternoon in the lobby of the Brooklyn Museum where there are outdoor views and lots of statues to sketch. There is even a Statue of Liberty to draw!

Date:  Thursday November 20, 2014

Time:  11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Place:  Brooklyn Botanic Garden 
            Meet at the Visitor Center at the Washington Ave entrance just off the parking lot behind the             Brooklyn Museum


          Subway:  2.3 to Brooklyn Museum Station, B,Q,S to Prospect Park Station

          Car:  If you want to come by car there is a parking lot behind the Brooklyn Museum that will provide direct access to the meeting spot.

Please RSVP directly to Raylie Dunkel at

Can't find us? Call Raylie at 201-978-6387