I got a few minutes of sketching during the annual Picklefest held at my friend Keith's. The house was never this yellow, nor was it a one-car garage, but drawing in pen and watercolor is pretty unmerciful like that.
Pigma Micron 05 + watercolor with my new Pentel Aquash.
It took a little less than a week for the group to form, from the moment I heard from Lapin. I was not going to pass up an opportunity to sketch with him, and that seemed like a great excuse to round up some other major talents that I have admired for the past few years: Amanda Kavanagh and Stephen Gardner. Drawing by their side on the sidewalks of Ditmas Park in Brooklyn was a dream come true, no less. This was our last stop: a barber shop on Cortelyou Rd. The barber himself came out to offer us chairs so we could sketch comfortably.
It is starting to feel like the end of the school year. My AP students are finishing their journals, and I drew in one of them. I can't believe another batch of them are graduating soon, leaving me with the hope that they have learned at least as much as I have taught them.
Pigma Micron 05 and watercolor in yellow-ish journal.
Our backyard this afternoon. It's about time I have drawn it -- as it sat in a state of renovation for the past couple of summers. Tom built us a garage, a pergola and a back porch -- and now there is talk of an outdoor fireplace.