Drizzle. Tried new sketchbook instead of looking for parking. 18 street in Brooklyn. Watercolor and ink on very stubborn paper.
I was really touched by the story someone sent via email about englishman Nicholas Winton, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_Winton who instead of planned ski vacation in Switzerland went to Czechoslovakia and saved 669 lives of children during Nazis occupation. Winton kept his humanitarian exploits under wraps for many years until his wife Greta found a detailed scrapbook in the ATTIC in 1988. I used ink and blue for eyes in WC Moleskine A4. I am glad I did it on Thanksgiving.
Sketched people on the way and bagel I didn’t eat in pencil from 1930 and couple of colored pencils from 50′s.
Sketching on the way in brown book, I found on my shelve and trying different media to see how it works on this thin paper.
Childhood. Wanted to depict this special feeling of childhood, intense readiness to be happy. Which gets worn out with age. I used ink and couple of Inktense pencils in watercolor Moleskine, I used my new Pilot water brush, I got on ebay, I like it, watery.
Sheepshead Bay from Manhattan Beach side, view on Canal and Emmons ave. Peace and quiet on this side, shopping and restaurants on the other. I used ink and blue pencil for the bridge and roofs of Loehmann’s.