Archive for August, 2012
A small drawing I had done on location while watching this adorable kid eagerly wait (with ohhhh…such anticipation!) for the Electric Light Parade to arrive down Main Street.
Walt Disney once said, “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” Amen to that! Hope you have a curious day. – Michele (medium: pen and ink)
Was feeling a little out of sorts the other day, so I went out to the park to draw and play with some graphics. I was cheered up by drawing my two favorite trees and also by the curious squirrel who came by to see what I was doing. Posted by Veronica.
Okay, so the mystery guest from last week is Greg Betza, a fellow studio 1482 member, and an urban sketcher! I loved the line up: left to right, Lapin, Jason and Greg!
So Eddie’s and Michele’s latest posts inspired me to post my own version of the famous cathedral. I made this drawing 10 summers ago. It’s part of a drawing book that I hold very dear to my heart. One that is never too far from my drawing board. I’ve moved 4 times since I filled it with drawings and notes. With every move, I packed it with the “Fragile” and/or “Important” cargo. I drew this from memory and now I remember so much more whenever I look at it. Crazy what a sketchbook can do! ~Despina
Drawing by Michele, medium: watercolor, pen and ink, water-soluble crayon
Location: The Tuileries is Paris’ oldest and most lavish garden. Its royal roots stretch to the 16th century, when Marie de Medicis commissioned a palace behind the Louvre. Henry IV and Louis XIV would pursue construction and the palace housed the last monarchs of France, until it was burned down in 1871. The elaborate royal gardens remained.
Today, the gardens are the starting point of a gorgeous and edifying walk from the Louvre to the Champs-Elysées, forming what is referred to as the “triumphant line”. The gardens also feature sumptuous sculptures by Rodin and Maillol and eye-catching, artful symmetry.
Drew this while having a late lunch downtown. Other than the tourists who probably have no idea who Jeff Koons is, not a soul was paying attention to the sculpture. Understandably so.—Dominick
On the heels of Despina’s post from yesterday, this is a drawing of Lapin on the High Line in New York city. Veronica Lawlor invited Urban Sketchers to join her and Lapin and his lovely wife and daughter to come draw. Ironically, when I looked out to draw all I could see was Lapin sitting next to the flowers. He seemed to be a part of them; even the colors in his shirt matched, so I extended some golden yellow over to him from the flowers. I believe Jason Das is sitting next to him on the right. As Despina said, both Lapin and Jason are from the Urban Sketchers group: Lapin in Barcelona and Jason in New York. Next week i’ll post a drawing that will include another Urban Sketcher! Guess who?
The other day I had the privilege of meeting some very lovely people when I joined fellow studio members Margaret, Veronica and Greg on the Highline in NYC. They were there meeting some friends from UrbanSketchers to do some ‘sketching’ at one of the cities prettiest locales. It was my first visit to the area and I really loved it. Just beautiful. The drawing below is of one of the very lovely people I met- Lapin. It was so nice meeting him and his wife and daughter. Happy Friday! Draw someone today! ~Despina
Above is a collage I did 2 summers ago on the spot and completed in my hotel room after a visit to the Western Wall, (otherwise known as “The Wailing Wall“) in the Old City of Jerusalem. The experience was a lifetime dream realized and truly beyond words.
p.s. Happy Birthday Mom!
Art by Michele
Medium: watercolor, water-soluable crayons, cut paper, digital paint brushes, pen and ink