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Archive for March, 2012

Subway Sketching

I had to do some work this week at the American Museum of Natural History and was able to do a few more quick sketches of people riding the subway.  I normally don’t ride the subway when it’s so crowded and I had a challenging time trying to see around people in order to draw the person sitting directly across from me.  These were two that seemed to work out alright.

 

 

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Two Tired New Yorkers

A few days ago I had to take the subway again into the city and was able to do a few sketches of two people sitting across from me –asleep of course.   I think I should do a series of drawings titled “asleep on the train.”   It seems to be a common element.


Search for a Studio Mate

I’m looking for someone to share a studio space with me here in Brooklyn (Park Slope).   The ideal person would use it during the day 9-5 and I’d use it more in the evening and weekends. It’s perfect for writers, jewelry makers, artists or anyone looking for a creative environment to just get away and do some work.   I don’t want to divide the space with a wall and would rather leave it open with a possible curtain that could be pulled across the middle of the space if need be.  It’s $525 per month and is an incredible space with plenty of light and high ceilings.

Here are a few photos of the space.  The current tenant is leaving the end of this month.

Please comment if interested.

Dave


Male Model and Saturday Open Drawing

Another Saturday and another open drawing session at Brooklyn Arts Gym.  Today we had an african american male model that was quite muscular.  I did a few different drawings of him but felt this one was probably the best of the bunch.  As you can see, I concentrated most of my time on his head.