October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

Just a quick sitting in the company car, waiting for parking, wishing i could be doing something else painting. 

October 29, 2011

W.I.P. EuroTrip Map

Just a little something i been working on. An overall map of my trip. I'm going to follow this with maps of the cities i visited and what i saw. I guess you could say they are like journal maps. 

Sneak peak, and a look into my little studio space

For the past week i have been away from my apartment due to some... interesting situations.. but im back now, and it feels great! I have been working on a few little things but for now you just get a little tease, and a look into where i spend my free time painting. Enjoy!

ps: yes, it is snowing in NYC in october. My window gives me a nice view of the little accumulation occurring on the trees and cars. 

I usually work small, so this little table is more than enough for my needs. All my supplies are to my right, and paper is below the desk. Usually the wall is covered with artwork from my friends, but i recently painted that wall and took everything down. The sheep painting is from Rachel Pontious, and its the only one hanging right now because it was held by nails i was too lazy to remove when i painted the wall. take a look out the window, thats snow on a still leafy green tree...

Just a sneak peak. Can you tell what it is?

October 23, 2011

Washington Square Park Arch

Another new postcard to add to the collection! This time i took a bike ride down to the arch in Washington Square park, and drew that as the sun set. There was some sort of rally going on in the background with NYU students chanting. That was weird. Anyway enjoy!

October 22, 2011

The much awaited postcards!

      Before i left for europe, i made a Facebook post asking people if they wanted one-off location drawing postcards from different european cities. I had a few responses, so off i went with an assignment on hand while away. unfortunately when you're busy exploring a country you have never stepped foot in before, experiencing the new languages never heard,read or seen, enjoying architecture that just blew my mind, and have my first true legit vacation in years, i got carried away and didn't find any post offices. But thats for the better, because i now have the chance to provide high quality scans for you guy, and the people who asked for postcards will still receive them! (just with out a cool international stamp attached to it).

      I tried to do a post card from each city, which were as follows: Amsterdam (Really crappy for location drawing, especially with watercolors. It was raining the whole time), Milan (awesome 75 degree weather and sunshine, perfect for sit and draw), Barcelona (Also awesome sunshine and 80 degrees. Hell i ever got sunburnt while there! The only fear was getting my stuff stolen while not paying attention. Luckily i passed as a local and the pickpockets tend not to mess with locals), Paris (This city blessed me with beyond perfect romantic fall weather. 55 degrees, sunny, trees were turning, and not a cloud in the sky. Just perfect for admiring such a city.), and finally London, which also gave me perfect fall weather, just not as romantic as Paris. if i could compare it to anything, London is a classier much more expensive version of NYC except with scooters and motorcycles everywhere, which was not a bad thing in my book)


A Canal on the outskirts of the red light district (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II Milano, Italy)

Duomo di Milano - Interior (Milano, Italy)
I tried really hard to capture the awe i experienced when i entered this cathedral.  I think i should mention its impossible on a little postcard

Porta Sempione  (Milano, Italy)

Parliament - Big Ben (London, UK)

Biblioteca Ambrosiana (Milano, Italy)

The National Gallery (London, UK)

Basilique du Sacré-Cœur  (Paris, France)

(if you're wondering why i have so many from Milan, The answer is simple. Milan isn't really a tourist town, so i exhausted my sightseeing quickly, which gave me a good amount of time to roam around and draw things.)

October 20, 2011

Euro Trip 2011 Sketches

I Recently got back from a short trip i took to explore western Europe for a bit. I did my best to draw a bit, but with all the sightseeing, and meeting people that took place, the time to sit and draw was rare. I just wanted to sit and absorb the sights. I wish the trip lasted longer but my funds ran dangerously low.

Anyhow these are some of the sketchbook drawings i did while away.

Top Drawing was made while on the flight to London from JFK. Fell asleep before i could finish drawing the airplane cabin. The Hippos was drawn from life, at the Museum of Natural History in London.  
Drawn while at the hostel in Milan, Italy. Ostello Bello Hostel. One of the best hostels i have stayed at. 
Also drawn while at the hostel in Milan, Italy 
Drawn while waiting for my flight from Milan to Barcelona.  
The drawing on the left was done while on the flight from Milan to Barcelona. The drawing in the Right was my view from my hostel in Barcelona on to the Placa Reial right next to the La Rambla

A Panoramic Drawing i did while on the Park Güell, Didnt get a chance to paint it in
Also drawn while on the Park Guell. I was going to attempt to draw the city in the distance as well but got distracted by the sunset 
One of the few drawings i did while in France. Not a specific building. 

The top drawing was drawn on the Ourcq Canal in Paris, France. The Bottom Drawing is just a table at my friends flat after a night out.
This is a simple aerial view of a section of Barcelona that i explored. 

This looked a lot better then i originally drew it. This is the National Gallery in London, UK.

I will be uploading some postcard location drawings i did in the various cities as well later! stay tuned

October 04, 2011

Crossing the pond.

Sorry.. There has been a lack of updates because i have been planning a trip to europe. I leave tomorrow and will come back on Oct 19th. Expect photos, and hopefully some sketchbook drawings for when i get back!