April 19, 2007

NYC sketch crawl

This was a big leap for me, as a newbie I certainly have not sketched in public and the mere thought terrorized me - but - DH was in NYC and I headed in Friday to spend the weekend. I knew this was it - time to get out and sketch with abandon. Knowing my idol Laura (laurelines) was in Chinatown sketching I fancied myself on a sketch crawl. I packed my new sketchbook and pens/pencils/WC and took off. This is my first sketch, but taken from postcards as I practice and dream and created a first page for the trip journal.

11 comments:

Teri C said...

WOW oh WOW Sandy!! These are fabulous! Just fabulous! Each one is so special.

Pat G. said...

Nothing to be "disappointed" about. Your bridge is spot on and lady liberty is probably smiling right now! Keep it up.
Art is not a true/false question and neither are your results. You're not pulling a lever or screwing a nut on to bolt over and over, you are creating something. In my opinion, you should be quite proud.

caseytoussaint said...

These are wonderful, Sandy - I love the statue of liberty, and you've done a great job with all that knotty perspective on the bridge.

Deborah said...

Great job! I really like the compostion of this one. You captured the feeling of the city.

Lin said...

Sandy -- your work is stupendous -- and you haven't a thing to be concerned about!! GORGEOUS work! As a native New Yorker -- it was great fun to 'see the sights' again -- thanks too for the walk down memory lane!

Africantapestry said...

Great work Sandy! Lke Teri said...each sketch has it's special something. I have to admire your bridge though, you have it down perfect...a lot of patience you had there!
Ronell

Lynn said...

I love these travel sketches! You've done an amazing job in capturing the sense of place.

mARTa said...

I've only been to NYC twice but just love it. You sketched MY NY! I love adventures and sounds like yours was wonderful. I only wish I could have come along and played as well! You need to make a west coast trip and we can sketch LA together!

aPugsLife-laserone said...

That's great! I've never done a sketch crawl. Just doodled in my moleskine at a cafe, but not going around drawing what I see. This is great! :)

Alison said...

I think you had a very successful sketching trip. I like the way you have arranged the writing on the pages.

phthaloblu said...

These are great! What a wonderful book of memeories you now have.