latest updates: brooklyn
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.
My lunch in ink. I used Kuretake Twin and Zig Clean Color pen brushes and Kuretake H20 on watercolor paper ripped from old sketchbook. Used 3 languages here.
Looks like Porsche Carrera on Brooklyn’s street. Reminds me hybrid of car and airplane. Something superheroes drive in attempt to save the world, drove off the comic book. I used ink and Kuretake H20 on watercolor paper ripped from big sketchbook.
Came to help with computer, end up being involved into sketching, talking, feeling, eating, drinking, all that stuff life made from. Ink.
I was rushing home but couldn’t resist the beauty of this gorgeous car on Brooklyn’s street. Finished at home. Used 2 inks and few Kuretake pens, added Sharpie highlighter for the sign. I never drove such a beauty.