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SketchcrawlMo November 22, 2009

I was lucky enough to participate in the Worldwide Sketchcrawl (like a pubcrawl, but with more more hand/eye coordination) this Saturday. The NYC group met in front of the Chelsea Wine Vault at the Chelsea Market at 11 a.m. and, minus a break for lunch at 3 p.m., the last of us drew until 6:30 p.m. We spent the early afternoon on the High Line, then did post-lunch sketching at Chelsea Market (there was string quartet playing and great people watching), and ended the day with a walk to Times Square—stopping on the way to sketch a taco truck on 29th Street.

You can see other New Yorkers’ sketches and photos over at the Sketchcrawl boards. My drawings and links to fellow Sketchcrawlers’ blogs are after the jump…

There were all levels of sketchers in the group of approximately 15, including two classes (one of high school students, another of fine art and illustration students and their teacher from St. John’s) and professional concept artists and illustrators, plus a caricaturist and even a book designer (Hi Sunil!). Allan Norico kindly critiqued some of the students’ sketches (and mine, because I wanted to get in on the action) and helped lead us around the High Line. Isaac Orloff was the first one on the scene in the morning and sketched straight through until Times Square (where he had a few fans at the table of teenage girls behind us). It was really inspiring to be around such talented artists and I’m really looking forward to the next Sketchcrawl.


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