Saturday, June 20, 2015

Bowling Green Park, June 14, 2015

(This is a compilation of two reclinerart.wordpress.com blog posts)

Defeated by the architecture of the Custom House I moseyed through the gate and sat on a shady bench with a view.
Everyone was very accommodating.
Zainab won the Most Sketched Sketcher Award that day as was revealed later while at Beckett's restaurant.
And let's not forget the ever present tourists.
(Process:
Sketched from life in NYC's Bowling Green Park.

Substrate is a folder from a recent Christies preview - consisted of large card stock folded into four pages. It has been cut down so it is not as tall. It was gessoed with black & white gesso to make a gray background, collaged with old newspaper fragments.

Mechanical pencil,Sharpie fine and medium tip pen; Pitt Brush pens;)

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(And some iPad drawings done after I finished the drawings shown above completely)

There was a political/Green Party/ecological/Buddhist Monk/microphone/cameraman kind of loud shouty thing going on just outside the park gate. Background noise and background images and I even scribbled a bit of the other wonderful sculpture that fronts the American Indian Museum. The guy next to Marc was really digging all the speeches and took random notes.






Lesley is a sketcher but she was talking to the person next to me and kept moving around. Sketchers are not supposed to move!

He managed to sleep during the amplified speeches.

At 3:15 we all gathered and walked to Beckett's for a drink/whatever and show and tell. The street was closed to traffic and the restaurants/bars on the block had long umbrella-covered tables in the "cobbled" road. I didn't know this existed here. It was crowded, bustling and delightful.
(Process for the four iPad drawings:
Pad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.
Apps Used: #1&3 Procreate and ArtRage. #2&4 Finngr Pro and ArtRage. Color was added later at home.)
  

2 comments:

  1. Like the newspaper collages for the backgrounds. Adds nice textural interest.

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