Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Sketching the Divine, anyone?

This is my first blog since joining the USK NYC after Christmas last year.  I'm so glad to have found this group of creative and talented people sharing their artistic talent in documenting what they see at each every Saturday sketch outing.  I finally found the courage to share my work with you starting with the event, "Sketch the Cathedral", at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine.

It was a clear sunny day, yet a very cold one.  I managed to sketch the backside of the church before my right hand started feeling numb from the cold.


Then it was time to go inside this magnificent church.  I was struggling to capture the ceiling arches with ink pen, so I ditched the pen in favor of the water soluble graphite pencil.


Finally, after having a group lunch at a nearby Italian Restaurant, we all went back to sketch some more of this beautiful cathedral.  Here's what I found interesting - some stone carvings of Medieval figures (I think), and some prominent sculptures along a left side column facing the altar.


 
At the end of the day, I went home happy knowing that I had a productive sketching session at the amazing Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine.  Until the next sketching event!


Mel

2 comments:

  1. Great sketches! You have a delicate look to these.

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  2. Thank you, Joan, for the complement.

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