On Sunday I joined the Central Park Sketching and Art Meetup Group outside the Brooklyn Museum. After Jesse got us all organized we headed up to the third floor where the Egyptian Collection is housed. I spent some time walking around and then chose something to sketch.
There was time to do another drawing before we all (50+ artists) gathered together, (maybe near the elevators(?), I can’t remember, its a blank), and displayed our work against the walls.
Back down to the first floor where I settled in to draw a very large whale mask and failed miserably. It is created out of what looks like many pieces of found wood and metal and is absolutely magnificent. Accepting my defeat I walked around and found Jenny drawing on a large pad using charcoal and sitting still. Phew. She was much more manageable and in real life not a bit wonky.
After gathering again to view all the sketches we, en masse, headed up to the fourth floor – Decorative Arts is where I ended up here specifically. Not exactly my cup of tea but since I like to draw chairs and am thinking about drawing more of them, I told myself to “suck it up” and just do it. I decided Finngr Pro would be perfect for this because its limitations prohibit getting fussy, especially with all the fussy/busy/curlicued chairs I was confronted with.
Finished, I wandered around and stopped to quickly draw two of my fellow sketchers and then we all gathered for the last time before splitting up.