Another corner in Brooklyn done in ink and touch of color with few Kuretake pens on watercolor paper from old sketch pad. It brought to mind In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower: In Search of Lost Time, by Proust. EXcept here is inverted in PS version, followed one artist advice. Kinda like this ghostly mysticism.
Central Park, entrance. I used ink, Namiki Falcon pen for few outlines and red Kuretake pen brush on thin paper. The day was beautiful and people, playing on a distance, looked so happy..
Scene from Central Park in Manhattan. I used interesting paper I got on one of my trips to new York Central store, famous for their huge variety of papers from all over the world. Used ink, newly mixed.
House in Brooklyn. I ran out of ink, so had to stop. It was pretty hard to scan, size is around 11×10 inches.
Just small street in Brooklyn, Homecrest, with nostalgic feel to it. In the right corner quotation from Guillaume Apollinaire, poem we use to love, my best friend and I. My friend died at the end of May 22 years ago. But it didn’t change anything. I used sepia ink and Kuretake H20 on aged watercolor paper. With few dots of color.
Ave U is Chinatown of Brooklyn, colorful and authentic. I like one big store there where you can buy Chinese and Japanese products. I like wild rice from Taiwan, interesting sauces, unknown vegetables, Japanese lollipops, sweets, pickled vegetables, edamame, etc. Street is packed and colorful. I used Sepia ink and Kuretake H20 on old discolored watercolor paper. Added color later. This paper is so much fun to watch, it absorbes ink right away, drying in seconds and sometimes lives weird small dotes inside the brushstroke, creating sort of nostalgic look.
Pelmeni. Drawing of cheap Russian style ravioli. Main thing here play of reds. I used Sepia ink and 4 Kuretake pens on old stock watercolor paper.
Here is a small street from Brighton Beach to the ocean, near that fish store, I drew few times. Always packed with cars. I used my triangle antique pencil for drawing and ink, added some color with Kuretake Twin pens. While waiting for puddles to dry listen to the Thai DJ, I download online. This guy was standing for a long time, looking at me, I was looking at him in silence. I think he works here.