Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Belvedere Castle

I've always wanted to draw Belvedere Castle in Central Park, but the last time I tried to draw there, it was January and I got frozen out of the park. Now I decided to go in the summer, and I got horrendously sunburned! I can't win! Or I should just wear sunscreen. Anyhoo, it was a great drawing day, I'm glad I finally got up there to draw the castle. Plus, I got to try out my new reportage stuff for my trip to Disney this year (new dip pen and new oil pastels/turpentine brush pen!) and the new reference book I've been making.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Central Park

Went down to Central Park to draw the runners for an assignment and got a little drawing done for myself, too! It was a beautiful day, though I'm surprised so many people were out running in the heat of the day! Masochists, all of them.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Colorado Continued: Macchio!

While I was home, I also had the pleasure of meeting my brother and his fiance's brand new puppy, Macchio (It means "Spot" in Italian)! I am not a dog person. I even took a "course" from my mom's friend when I was little about how to not be completely terrified of dogs (I received a bone-shaped magnet for my achievement). But Macchio is the sweetest dog in the world. I absolutely love my new little nephew, and he even let me draw him while we were headed up hiking in the car! (You can see a tiiiiny drawing of him with my brother in the last post of the hiking drawings.)


Last week I went back home to visit my family in Colorado and had a fantastic time! I even got to do a little bit of drawing on our hike. When you live in New York City for a while, you start to think that you can fit the entire world onto the head of a pin. There's everything you can imagine, including a nice swath of nature in Central Park. But going to a place like Colorado makes you remember how magical real nature feels, and nothing else can really compare.