NEW YORK CITY, NY - USA - [RESULTS]

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NEW YORK CITY, NY - USA - [RESULTS]

Postby sumacm » Sun Sep 20, 2009 1:28 pm

We had gorgeous weather in New York for the SketchCrawl. A small group of people met up on Governors Island, a short ferry ride away from Manhattan/Brooklyn. Thanks to sunilo for organizing the meeting point.

Here are my sketches from the day; hope to see the others post as well!

Before heading down to the island, I stopped at Republic at Union Square for a quick lunch. Sketched the scene looking north toward 18th Street while waiting for food:

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Then I headed down to the ferry terminal to catch the boat to Governors Island. Rode with a crowd of bicyclists eager to take their wheels out to the car-free paths on the island:

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On the island, sketched these large sculptures near the tents set up for the New Island Festival-related events:

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I then set up my stool in a shady area near Castle Williams and sketched the building and the skyline:

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As I sat on the ferry waiting to go back to Manhattan, I did a quick sketch of the huge red structures above the docks:

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(Sketches done with Lamy Safari and Pilot Varsity pens using Noodler's ink in Lexington Gray; colored with watercolors.)
All in all, a wonderful SketchCrawl day!

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Re: NEW YORK CITY, NY - USA - [RESULTS]

Postby Thorsten » Sun Sep 20, 2009 3:51 pm

-- thank for sharing these colourful sketches, sumacm, AND adding some "pen and ink details", too.
We are always nosy on / about that ;)

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Re: NEW YORK CITY, NY - USA - [RESULTS]

Postby eclecticbox » Sun Sep 20, 2009 7:31 pm

Nice watercolours! I like how you've captured the busyness in the first drawings, also the sculptures one with all the trees greenery on the back!
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Postby briantbear » Sun Sep 20, 2009 9:11 pm

Great trees!They must have taken some time?
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Re: NEW YORK CITY, NY - USA - [RESULTS]

Postby eyes » Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:07 am

Fantastic colors and lines. Great job.

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Re: NEW YORK CITY, NY - USA - [RESULTS]

Postby jizogarden » Mon Sep 21, 2009 1:46 pm

Wonderful! :) wonderful line, energy and color...

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Re: NEW YORK CITY, NY - USA - [RESULTS]

Postby sumacm » Mon Sep 21, 2009 1:57 pm

Thanks, everyone!
briantbear: Yes, the trees did take some time -- getting the right "greens" for trees and plants in watercolor is something that I am trying to work on, as it's a challenge for me.

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Re: NEW YORK CITY, NY - USA - [RESULTS]

Postby ushio18 » Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:53 pm

beautiful watercolors~!

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Re: NEW YORK CITY, NY - USA - [RESULTS]

Postby sunilo » Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:55 pm

It was nice to meet everybody at Governor's Island this Saturday. I hope everybody enjoyed sketching (or at least enjoyed the art festival. I didn't have the most productive Crawl, but here's a one drawing from the art festival.

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Re: NEW YORK CITY, NY - USA - [RESULTS]

Postby sunilo » Tue Sep 22, 2009 6:00 pm

Great stuff, as always, Suma! I especially like the view of the skyline.

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Postby Viswaprasad Raju » Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:18 am

beautiful imagery suma and sunilo! so vibrant, so distinct!

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Re: NEW YORK CITY, NY - USA - [RESULTS]

Postby kumi matsukawa » Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:03 pm

sumacm
Wow! what wonderful series of sketches! So gorgeous.
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It is fascinating! Nice atmosphere.

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Re: NEW YORK CITY, NY - USA - [RESULTS]

Postby zzhenia » Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:02 pm

awesome! thank you for sharing!
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Re: NEW YORK CITY, NY - USA - [RESULTS]

Postby Alisa » Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:16 am

Lovely work from Governer's Island! Sumacm, great depth to your shadows on the building. It's also cool to see two different artists' takes on the same scene.

Wish I had time to join you there, but I ended up with a few pages done in Flushing Meadows/Corona Park in Queens with a handful of people who ventured out. We hung out near the Unisphere and other remnants of the World's Fair. These were done with a Pilot V-ball pen in my tiny moleskine wanna-be sketchbook. We also checked out the cool scale model of the 5 boroughs in the Panorama exhibit at the Queens Museum.

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Re: NEW YORK CITY, NY - USA - [RESULTS]

Postby sumacm » Fri Sep 25, 2009 3:55 pm

Nice sketches, Sunil and Alisa!


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