Saturday, April 19, 2014

Fort Hamilton Stop

One of the entrances to my local subway stop, as seen from a corner coffee shop window.



Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The God of Pinball

This weekend is the MoCCA Arts Festival, and my buddies Allan Dorison and Ken Wong have put together a post-show after party and art show, and I'm in it. The theme is "Modern Pinball." What does that mean? Come to Modern Pinball NYC at 362 Third Ave on Saturday the 5th and find out! Admission is $10 - with a discount if you use the code “CB-ORIGAMI”. That'll get you unlimited pinball machine play from 6 PM to 2 AM and there will also be live figure drawing sessions in the back room. It'll be fun.

This is my contribution . . .


Here's some step-by-step . . .











Monday, March 3, 2014

Kensington House

My new neighborhood is near a section of Brooklyn that has several blocks of gigantic Victorian houses. When it's warmer, I want to go out and draw a bunch of them, but as this miserable winter drags on, I had to settle for just this one, as seen from the warm window seat of a coffee shop on Church Ave.



Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Street Steam

One of the signature visual symbols of New York City is the mysterious Con Ed steam stacks. Actually, they're not really that mysterious ... two seconds on Google tells you that they are just venting excess and leaking steam from the city's steam power system. But it seems mysterious, especially at night, these 12 foot towers places seemingly randomly in the city streets, continuously spewing clouds of steam. I've never noticed these in other cities - maybe they're everywhere - but like rooftop water tanks, yellow cabs, and hot dog carts, they are iconic symbols of the Manhattan landscape. This one was down on the Lower East Side, on Allen below Houston.


Friday, February 14, 2014

February Figure Drawing

Went to a live figure drawing session the other day for the first time in I don't know how long. These were all quick poses, 1 to 10 minute poses.












































































































































































































































































Sunday, January 19, 2014

Philly City Hall

I made a day trip to Philadelphia to visit the art museum the other day, and did this sketch of Philadelphia City Hall. View from the north, on Benjamin Franklin Parkway.



Monday, January 13, 2014

Urban Windmills

Big wind turbines in the parking lot of the new Whole Foods in Brooklyn. I'm not a member of the Whole Foods cult, but this store is pretty cool. It's a bit surreal to see wind turbines and charging stations for electric cars and other green technology in the midst of the industrial factories and warehouses, overlooking the Superfund-site Gowanus Canal.