The cold overcast day did not stop the NY Urban Sketchers who turned out in force this past Saturday in Washington Square Park - a crossroads of the world for all types of humanity. I warmed up with a pencil sketch of Larry the Bird Man surrounded by his feathered friends.
The inking was rendered with a bamboo stick that was soaked in water for an hour, a trick an Urban Sketcher taught me. It really helps even out the flow of ink.
I sketched a new sketcher named Kim, who had an amazing level of concentration and didn't move for a very long time. Very convenient for sketching! Also rendered with a soaked bamboo stick and India ink.
Here is Svetlana, Kim, Susan, and Masako, another new sketcher. I had the time to do another, but was getting very cold. I promised Susan I would make her look beautiful which wasn't that difficult.
I am always impressed with Susan's masterpieces:
Finally I did a quickie of a guy at the Prayer Station. He wanted me to pray and I explained that drawing is my way of prayer.
We ended up at the Arts & Crafts Beer Parlor, where we downed a few and admired the work.
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