NYC Fire Museum
November 16, 2014
When I first arrived I found the museum was so chock-filled with stuff I didn’t know where to start. I spotted a quiet corner by the elevator with two fire alarm boxes where there was also seating, so I began there.
I moved to a more ambitious sketch of a mannequin of a fireman seated at the back of a firetruck. He looked very real and one little girl waved to him and said “Hi” twice. When he didn’t respond she hit him in the leg!
There was also a model of a horse pulling a cart so I tried that.
After we broke for lunch we returned to the museum and I made my way up to the second floor where I worked on this sketch of a hand drawn hose reel cart from 1857. What attracted me was the naive illustration of a tiger on the side panel but all the Victorian ornamentation plus rendering the wheels in perspective made it a very challenging object to draw indeed.