Thursday, November 15, 2018

Red Chalk

Found this Red Chalk pencil to try from one of the USK symposium freebie goodies.  My unsuspecting model dog came along and lay right next to my desk.  This time, I just focused on the head.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

People Gestures

At the I-95 South Bound Rest Stop, I was able to observe and quickly capture some people gestures while having a cup of Dunkin coffee and a coffee roll.  Nice to have that high bar table to myself.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Dog Sketching

Our dog isn't keen on getting looked at.  It's rare that she would allow me to observe her face on but I took the moment as such today.  Here's what I got.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Portrait sketch

I was late joining today's Westchester USK group outing at the Neuberger Museum in SUNY Purchase campus.  All I had was about 15 minutes to sketch before the group started the show and tell from 3:00-3:30pm.  I sketched a portrait painting entitled  "Kaldis at the Cedar Street Tavern, 1966" by the artist named Paul Georges.  After our group event, I maximized the time left by adding more color and silhouettes to the main subject of this oil painting  The trees on the left I sketched them from my mobile studio while attending a lengthy call earlier in the afternoon.  Bic 4 color ball point pen and Fabriano Flexbook Ivory 3.5in x 5.5in pocket sketchbook.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Mezzanine Study Area

In the Greenwich Library, there's a mezzanine study/quiet area.  The cubicles were lined up along the eastern and south side of the building.  Here I was facing south when I sketched the scene before me.  Eventually, a patron took hold of the vacant cubicle across from me and essentially blocked my view.  Oh well, it was good timing to peel off my cubicle anyway.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Model Sketching

I went back to the Silvermine Guild Arts Center last Wednesday for the 3 hour open drawing session.  Same model I sketched a few weeks back when I was last there.  This time, I started small for the quick 3 minute poses and attempted bigger sketches for the longer poses.  Slowly trying to figure out how to sketch the face, hands, feet.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

CAT machine

The next yoga class wouldn't start until two hours later and I have about half an hour of daylight left to sketch something yesterday.  I found this CAT heavy machinery parked off site at an unofficial rest area stop on Merritt Parkway south bound where there used to be toll gates back in the late 1980's.  Anyway, I worked on the sketch from my car and added some green shading later at home.  One more thing, I put down the date incorrectly one day ahead of the actual date.