View Full Version : NYC Subway Sketchbook group meets September '05

09 September 2005, 03:52 PM
A few people & myself ( from the in NYC have been hosting the NYC subway sketchbook group ( modelled off of the Bobby Chiu sketchbook groups idea. The next time we plan to meet up will be the following Sundays in in September. The 4, 11, 18, & 25th, 1:30pm at the at the Starbucks outside Penn Station ( (34th Street between 7th and 8th Ave. right next to 1 Penn Plaza). If you're interested, but can't meet on that day or time, please feel free to send me some form of message stating your interest & I'll do my best to keep you abreast of other such functions we're organizing that might be of interest.

Every week our plan is to ride a different subway line, or goto a public park & spend a few hours assaulting the personal space of unassuming travelers in an effort to sketch them. Bring your pens, pencils, charcoal & sketchbooks. Feel free to see some work ( from past group meets displayed on the forum.

Drawing on the subway especially presents a great opportunity to observe people. Also, by not providing you with a lot of time or still poses it forces you to get down the essential gesture of a person. I've been told & read that many learning artists have used this strategy to improve & develop their life drawing skills. George Pratt (Enemy Ace, Wolverine: Netsuke), credits this method for his development as well. He would spend hours on the subway to & from Pratt Institute in the late 70's sketching people. As such, we welcome every skill level, from beginners up.

If you're looking for a sketchgroup in your area, try this listing ( and see what you get.

09 September 2005, 05:00 AM
Sunday September 25th (and October 23rd)
10:00 AM (yeah its early but i want to get a good amount of painting done)
@ the big Fountain in Central Park around 72nd St.
Bring wahtever you want (not limmited to paint)

I'm planning to be there untill it gets too dark to paint. Someone please bring a boom box and some good tunes.

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