We were out sketching the 1/2 avenues, ... those short-cut alleys that cut through the long avenues in midtown. It's the second time we've gone there. The first time in November - we froze. It was too cold to sketch outdoors. I don't know how the Urban Sketchers in Minnesota do it.
Last Saturday should have been warm and pleasant - it's almost June. Instead we got rain, wind and cold.
|Yes, they even have signs|
I asked Richard to give me a short course in perspective. I like the way he tackles complex street scenes. I figured his architecture and teaching background would make him a great source. He explained the system he uses. I tried it out on this barrel-vaulted alley and was pleased with the results of the quick sketch.
We ducked into the Hilton Hotel on the Avenue of the Americas and stumbled into the GNYBA - The Greater New York Bridge Association - Eastern Regional Tournament.
If you like drawing people bridge players are great. For the most part they sit very still. You can get some interesting body postures and facial expressions.