Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Criminal Court - January 15, 2014

Last Thursday, Shirley and I joined the weekday NYC Urban Sketchers at 100 Center Street. We had to empty our pockets of everything but I forgot about the keys in my back pocket so the alarm sounded and the cop blocked my passage.
We were in the Criminal Court and the plan was to sketch in one of the courtrooms of the Arraignment Division.
Raylie waited for more people to arrive so Shirley and I entered room 1 where we found a couple of sketchers hard at work. Any sense of discomfort or self-consciousness immediately dissipated - we seemed to be completely accepted.
The attorneys were standing around waiting for their clients, blocking our view, moving around. Everyone was in almost constant motion.
It was a very interesting experience but I was really glad that I was not on the other side of the gate. Occasionally a "perp" sat amongst us waiting for further instructions from the court.
The people awaiting arraignment were moved through quickly but were treated respectfully and attorneys were either setting out the charges or telling their side of events.
The only ones standing motionless were those whose turn it was to face the judge.
iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.
Apps Used: Finngr Pro and ArtRage

1 comment:

  1. That sounded like a good sketching opportunity. Maybe some cold day I'll go to one of the LI courtrooms and give this a try.