I just started blogging for Jux, a company that creates web tools that make it easy to blog/tweet/whatever big images splashed all across your screen in various nifty ways. It is pretty fun to play around with so far, actually – I used it to pull together the sketches I made while vending my glass jewelry at Dekalb Market yesterday. I shared a table with my friend Nicole, who runs GALA and was selling the cutest terrariums in teacups and lab glassware and antique lamps. Anyways, point being, you can check out my Dekalb Market sketches here!
Other than that, here are a few more:
Pen sketch with watercolor wash, done on August 31st out by the fountain at Grand Army Plaza (Brooklyn, NY). I had wandered out to sketch after seeing signs advertising a drum circle, but this fellow lying there reading was actually far more interesting. I met a photographer with a similar story, who sat next to me and took photos of this fellow while I sketched.
I did this next piece while waiting to see The Tennant with my brother on September 2nd, standing at the corner of W. 86th St. and Columbus Ave. I’d prepped a few pages of my sketchbook with some watercolor washes earlier in the week, to have available when I felt like drawing on top of them. Black brush pen done on location.
After reading this Urban Sketchers inspired review, I picked up a cheap Hero M86 fountain pen and filled it with the sample I ordered of Noodler’s Kiowa Pecan ink. The line variation I can get with that pen is so much fun! I used it for this next sketch of a stranger at the Tea Lounge, finished with a waterbrush wash.
Mike (my roadtrip companion) came to visit last week, and spent hours working on MIT Mystery Hunt puzzles with Dave. In the meantime, I sketched him with a dip pen Noodler’s Black Swan in Australian Roses ink. You can see the various false starts and tiny ear studies that littered my page before getting the sketch I liked in this image – I think it’s fun to see the joyous mess that well-used sketchbooks can really turn into sometimes, honestly.