Sketches in the hospital and on the train back. I spent a day in the hospital with my friend, who undergo very serious operation. I am happy it went well and better than expected and I will have my friend back in better health. I used different pencils: Blackwing 602, Durer, Faber-Castell, Pitt oil. I even took sharpener with me. Here is half of the pages I sketched that day.
Potato skins. As much as I was able to finish this drawing, because potato was eaten and a few given to a friend, and many things happened, pretty heart breaking, but life is going on. The recipe was very interesting, from Google somewhere and it was a pleasure assisting my daughter to make it, it calls “Soft Potato Skins”, with fake bacon (my daughter doesn’t eat meat) and sour cream.
I used ink and Inktense blocks, it was a present from Bob, from Scotland, really interesting technique. THANK YOU, BOB!
Fire trucks on the road side. I used watercolor(Bijou box) with water brush and Uranus pen for outlining.
I got bunch of Stillman&Birn sketchbooks as a present from them and experimenting in different series. Here first page in “Delta”. I used Bijou box of watercolors and Uranus pen (double sided with brush and pen), paper is pretty thick, 180 lb. Stove. I sketch in at list 9 sketchbooks at the same time.
Sketches on the way to the dentist. Trip to Manhattan, trying different pencils in S&B. I like that “Sketch&Wash” pencil and oil based Pitt (Bryant Park is Pitt)
Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY. It says online that in the mid-seventeenth century Dutch settlers called this part of Brooklyn Yellow Hook because of the color of the soil. ink and Kuretake brush pens.
Ave C in Brooklyn. Ink in Stillman&Birn Alpha series sketchbook. I played with the texture a little bit, but tried to keep it simple, almost a silhouette. It is like looking through the eyelashes on the street, loosing sense of color, seeing little dots of distortion, deep in your thoughts, sinking in hidden emotions.
In this part of Brooklyn, in Orthodox Jewish community, despite presence of modern cars, you feel like in a different century. Time doesn’t matter, only life and respect for life are present. Even sky was different. I passed by and was charmed for a while, appreciating our similarities and differences.
I used ink on Bockingford 90 lb paper. I even forgot to add bits of color.
I read that tweet online about call for artists to make a card for charity purposes to raise funds for The Women’s Crisis Center in Moss, Norway, to support abused women and children. I happily did the card in sepia ink and green Kuretake and only than found out that it is too late and exhibit is already open for 2 days. :-/