Saturday, November 18, 2017

Pedro and Ruby

This week's life drawing. There were two models at this session, Pedro and Ruby. I think it was Ruby. It might have been Rosie. They were both very good models, and it's always a challenge to do a pair, so it was a really good session.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Met Life Clocktower

The Met Life Tower is a building in the Flatiron District. The tower constructed atop an existing building in 1909 and was the world's tallest building until 1913, when the Woolworth Building surpassed it.

I've probably seen this building from the ground hundreds of times without paying it any special attention, but a few months ago I had a two-day job in a neighboring building. I was working on the 17th floor, and the cafeteria was directly across from the clock on the tower. I was able to hang out for awhile when my work was done to draw them. It was something to see up that close. Each clock is 26.5 feet in diameter, the numbers are four feet tall, and the minute hands weigh half a ton each. It's amazing to see the detail the put into these clocks which are not at all discernible from the ground. The site Scouting NY has a look at the interior of the clock tower and its mechanism.

I did one drawing each day. The second one is much better I think; the first was sort of a warm up.

Sunday, November 12, 2017


Drawings from life drawing at Minerva's Studio last week. The model's name was Holly.

Quick sketches:

Longer poses:

Friday, November 10, 2017

Dugong Vent

Structures like this are all over New York City, but are so non-descript that they're easily overlooked. It turns out these mysterious things vent gases from the city's underground infrastructure, subways and utility tunnels and the like. 

In this post, Forgotten New York claims that this model is called The Dugong (OBGUN-69a), but I think that whole post is a gag. I like the name, though.

Sunday, November 5, 2017


I was back at life drawing at Minerva's Studio after a little break. I was fortunate that the model was Claudia. She's a great model who I've drawn once or twice in the past, and she writes a great blog called Museworthy.

Quick warm-ups.

That one on the left got all out of proportion.

Longer poses:

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Inktober week 4

The final days of the Inktober Challenge. I missed another day, but the next day I did two, of my twins.

Here's them all together. I'm pleased with some, some were dashed off because of time constraints. But overall, a really good exercise.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The Scariest Monster

Every year I try to do a Halloween drawing. Hopefully, this particular nightmare will soon come to an end!