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.
Driving through Manhattan on New Year’s Eve, was lucky to escape ticket from NYPD officer. Used interesting Exam pencil from Fiber-Castell with flat lead 2B.
I drew here bag I took with me Upstate and on the top is my new pencil with level in it, old, with 1.18 mm lead, very cute, it says “Monroe” on the clip. I was thinking it could be useful while drawing architecture, but honestly I am used to trust my eye more than measuring. We got into the middle of snow blizzard coming back home from Upstate, it took us 10 hours of driving, 4 bags of pretzel sandwiches with cheddar and tones of music on Ipod.