During our trip to North South Lake I seized an hour or so create this oil sketch at the site of the former Catskill Mountain House. The site overlooks the entire Hudson River Valley. Although the day was hot and hazy, the view remained magnificent.
Quick sketch of the Horton Point Lighthouse in Southold, Long Island.
On Friday night I attended my first Pratt Draw-a-thon. This legendary event, held every year since 1988, consists if 12 straight hours of figure drawing in which 18 models circulate throughout 5 drawing studios posing for designated periods of time (20 second action poses, 5 and 10 minute poses, 1 hour poses, and two extended poses of 3 and 6 hours each.) Drawing and posing began at 7pm Friday night and continued through the night until 7am Saturday morning.
This years Draw-a-thon was more popular than even Pratt’s planners expected. Myself and my drawing partner were there for a few hours and only able to squeeze into the hour long poses room. Despite the crowds the event was a very exciting and a very unique experience. These graphite drawings are the results of my evening. It was great night and I hope to attend for the whole 12 hours next next year.
A sketchbook experiment with casein and pencil. The image originated from a New York Times T Magazine article entitled “São Paulo’s Concrete Jungle.” Click on it to view the sketch even larger than its original size of 6.5″ x 8.5″.