What’s the hardest thing to draw? The answer varies but most would agree that trying to sketch people moving around in public is very challenging. This topic has come up a couple of times since we got back to sketching in public. Sounds like we could use a day of vigorous people sketching.
The ideal place for us to sketch would have lots of people passing through. It’s not too crowded. It’s a place where people are doing things. Sounds like most of NYC doesn’t it?
Let’s explore lower Manhattan. We’ll meet by the Charging Bull (see photo) which is located on Broadway between Morris and Beaver Streets. The area is filled with people but they’re mostly tourists with their NYC bucket list, going from one site to the next. We’ll probably use Bowling Green Park for lunch (there’s good sketching there too.)
Where: Lower Manhattan - We’ll meet at the Charging Bull Statue at about 25 Broadway across the street from Cipriani’s (see map below)
What: This is intended as a People Sketch. Buildings, plants, cars an sign are all okay as background but our challenge will be to put people (in motion) at the center of our sketches.
When: We’ll start at 10 AM. If you need your beauty rest come late, we’ll be there.
Lunch: Around noon. Bringyourowni or rely on local vendors and stores. We’ll probably be eating together in Bowling Green Park.
Afternoon: 1 PM More sketching in a wider circle.
Show and Tell: 3 PM - (location to be determined) The social part of our day when we share our work, tell art stories and discuss art supplies.
NOTE: Bring a stool if you have one - it gives you more options.
There are no fees. All drawing skill levels are welcome