My Week in Greenpoint

Sadly a very busy schedule means I haven't had much time for blogging, but that doesn't mean I haven't been sketching! As usual, you can keep up with my instagram for daily (or at least near daily) sketches, but I'm trying to continue my once-a-week blogging at the very least! Even if you don't have instagram, you can check out my instagram feed in the lower right hand side of the site! This week I spent four of five work days in Greenpoint, working 7AM (!!!) to 6PM. I decided to challenge myself to sketch every day at lunch time and met my goal! Luckily, at this particular shop, we have an hour for lunch which leaves plenty of time to eat, find a location, and sketch. Day 1: My view from th

The NYC Urban Sketchers visit Dumbo

That is, in Brooklyn, not the elephant. Brooklyn Bridge Park is one of my favorite places to sketch (here's a previous sketch from last year!), so I was excited the sketchers were meeting there this week. I started the day sketching a dog on the subway, his adorable head was sticking out of a duffle bag. It was an interesting doggie carrier, and sadly I didn't have time to draw much of the bag before his owner moved him. Once I arrived at the park, I sat down to sketch the lighthouse-turned-ice-cream-shop with the Brooklyn Bridge behind it. I meant for it to be a quick 20 minute sketch, but that quickly turned into an hour. When that sketch went long, it left me with only 40 minutes before w

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