I am almost done posting form this book - it's all in one sent on my Flickr :)
I am trying to use some soapy water with watercolor since I ended up with a moleskine sketchbook again - it works much better - and bubbles are fun ;)
My mini gouache set worked perfectly in a busy Manhattan street - right between a road workers, taxi drivers whistling and honking, a team of begging-singing locals and a herd of children off school. That is what I call a kaleidoscope ;)
Buildings: rood tops, trees on roofs, pipes, I even got some people in my sketches :)
rating: 5 of 5 stars
I enjoy looking at how other people work with text and images in their sketchbooks, especially if it's a naturalist sketchbook. And this is a great collection of different pages by different artists dealing with nature as they see it every day. This book is very similar in the content to the "Keeping a Nature journal" and "Nature Journaling" by the same author though has more instructions if you are interested in techniques and starting points, it also talks a little more about sketching in the city, at home ans sketching as an ongoing part of your life.
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A great little hike with a bunch of kids and their parents. Some piglets coming in the next post ;) Wet feet, strawberries by the creek, smell of chickens - great day! :)
More at sketching in nature
Museums - one of the main points of my visit to NY - here is a snapshot of some of my pages with notes on what I chose to visit ;)
Below - what fell on my book while I waited for rain to stop or at least slow down a little and a view from under that same tree that bore me these gifts - also while waiting ;)
Little one was running like crazy with his friend. And wanted to draw :) So as a result - some bruises, some sketches, lots of great animals - (the ones I did not have a chance to draw are: crocodile up CLOSE, ibis, hyena, zebras - to name a few that really struck a cord with us).
And lunch in between :)
May 2009: Trip to New York - 5 - View on Hudson from the garden, originally uploaded by apple-pine.
One of these I showed earlier I think - in process, posted from my phone:
I think I have a couple more of the process - will find and post later ;)