Upper West Side and West Village - November 16 and 9
I am finally making my debut on the NYC Urban Sketchers’ blog (and in fact any blog), with a couple of sketches from two last Saturdays.
Last week we sketched some grand-looking apartment buildings in the Upper West Side. I am a slower urban sketcher and tend to fall behind the group. This time my tendency was exacerbated by the intimidating amount of details on the buildings, or I should rather say one building - the Dorilton on the 71st St - since I never really made it to its “friends” along Broadway. I really got carried away with the details and my sketches that day ended up being very architecture focused.
I took the same mood to the after-lunch location where I chose to draw the church of the Fourth Universalist Society of New York on Central Park West and 76th St. As a fun fact from Wikipedia, its tower (the one in the sketch) is used by NBC each November as its “high-tech command center” for live coverage of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
And here is one more sketch from two weeks ago. I did it in the court yard of the St. Luke’s School in the West Village.