The Main Event was sketching the Essex Market.
|Rainbo's Fish at the Essex Market|
The morning sketch was at Rainbo's Market where they had just set up for the day when I started.
|The Heritage Meat Shop|
After lunch we had time for a quick sketch. This took 20 minutes. He seemed to be cleaning the meat slicing machine. Working fast can be exhilarating.
I got the the Lower East Side early and had time to kill. I started sketching at McDonalds and soon had an interested volunteer. Dave sat for a quick portrait sketch and sat perfectly still. He seemed pleased with the result (always a risk when you sketch strangers).
|Dave sat patiently|
All the rest of the work was done at Dr. Sketchy's. It's not Urban Sketching in the strictest sense but it's a lot of fun and challenging. The theme was Russian Fairy Tales and the costumes were appropriate to the subject. They gave a special shout-out to Urban Sketchers thanks to Pat's initiative and we gave out USk cards to people who said they were interested.
It was a great day and our last sketch together for 2014. Hello 2015!
Great sketches, looks like you had a great day. All the images captured movement so well.ReplyDelete
Wonderful sketches! Mark, what is the pen you are using in the Dr. Sketchy sketches? I love your loose lines! Reminds me of Veronica Lawlor's style.ReplyDelete
Both venues were fun in different ways. You did a great job of capturing both. Looking forward to sketching with the group in the new year!ReplyDelete
Hi Tina - I used a new Noodlers pen. It's their Neponset model and has a Music nib. I had it loaded with Noodlers Polar Black (waterproof) ink. The music nib makes it a particularly juicy pen, - which I love. I found the pen thru Marie Roberts, who is both passionate and very knowledgeable about fountain pens. I tried Marie's Neponset and fell in love with it.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the pen report! I just got a Platinum pen with a music nib, but I can see I need more practice getting the beautiful line variation you're getting!Delete
Mark, beautiful sketches as always. Your Mr Sketchy drawings are so full of life.ReplyDelete