Train sketches in my faithful Moleskine. I had a nightmare, that left home without Moleskine, going somewhere… still in shock.
Could not resist a good deal on Ebay, got “perfect” pencil. Read interesting reviews on it, how comfortable it is on the go with sharpener and lead protector in the cap. It will fit Palomino and Blackwing pencils. Awesome. With metal cap it cost enormous money $250-495, I am good with plastic one. Drew it with ink and few colored Faber-Castell pencils in Moleskine on the top of scribbling in the doc office.
Here is Marika, she speaks Hungarian and she is very sweet person. She works in the house where I touched up mural recently. She made me nice coffee and brought this wonderful cake. I mention in the other post that while working downstairs she was singing opera arias, it was pretty amazing. And about this cake, it may not look that special, but the taste was mind blowing, some tiny pieces of nuts and thin layer of coffee cream, and topped with coconut. I used one ink in Moleskine A4.
I was waiting for Jeff in Long Island and tried small leftover Conte pencil, sort of charcoal, I think, on this brown paper. Works nice on it, but messy. Good for fast impressions. On the top I drew weird crooked old advertising pencil Koranda Well. On the clip it said Wings. It is bent in pleasant way, sits comfortable in my hand. Takes 1.18 lead, I put in from 1940 stock.
42 street in Manhattan. One of the busiest streets. Even at night. Ink and added 2 Inktense pencils later. One day I want to make my own sketchbook in a regular book jacket, so drawing in public would be even more discrete, it would look like I am reading a book.
When my daughter was little we used to go to Manhattan every weekend, I planned our adventure ahead on a computer: place to see, place to eat, walk a lot, little fun to buy something , so she will tolerate exhibitions and serious music. We called it celebration of life. It was exhausting but wonderful. So she got used to museums, opera, concerts. (It was pretty cheap, family and student’s special discounts). And we fell in love with Manhattan, where you can always find something new to explore. So here Bryant Park from Ave of America’s side and I fit people in. Ink and couple of Inktense pencils.
Bryant Park in Manhattan. (our dentist is nearby) My new fingerless gloves didn’t help much. Cold. I used 2 inks here.
Hard to fit in stretched to the sky Manhattan’s buildings even in my furry sketchbook 11 3/4×8. I used mixed ink, it has a feeling of old daguerreotype, which I like. I want to feel connected.