I tend to draw quick sketches and even more elaborate ones in a sketchbook. I've had several different types of books over time, and now I enjoy mostly ones that can handle wet media as well as dry.
|A couple of pages from a journal from 2018. I most often combine thoughts with images.|
Journaling has been a constant daily (or close to everyday) practice so several years. I don't think much about the content, as it depends what I'm doing that day or what's before me.
|This page from my journal is fancier than most. I was playing around with illustrating cats in New York City landmarks. The setting for this one is Grand Central Terminal in the holiday season.|
|An sketch from maybe 2007 or 2008 of a angel relief on a house in Brooklyn Heights. I'm pretty sure the poet W. H. Auden lived there, because this accompanied a post about Auden in Walking Off the Big Apple. |
|In 2016 I had an idea to make a drawing for Christmas Day.|
This is a fictional NYC location, but I imagine the cat and the mouse are celebrating together on the Brooklyn Promenade.
|Before I first started Walking Off the Big Apple in the summer of 2007, I walked all over the city to lose weight. I showed the book of drawings I was making to an artist friend. He told me to put them on the Internet.|
This is a quick sketch of the Titanic memorial at the South Street Seaport.
|When I started drawing in the city in 2007, I often made sketches of people sitting on park benches in Washington Square Park.|
|I suppose this bouquet drawing is not finished, but sometimes less is more.|
When I compare this drawing to some other ones from recent days, I notice I have a casual style - a little nervous or anxious, with a sense of hesitation. My personality is like that also.
|I love the lamposts in New York City parks. This one was in Fort Tryon Park, but it could have been in other places. From one of my sketchbooks.|
I'm not rigorous about keeping my sketchbooks in chronological order. A few of the books contain sketches from different season, places, and years.
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