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Pooped at the Printfair!

25 Oct

Ink sketch: Manhattan at night.


A drawing in my Tate Postcard sketchbook from my trip to NYC to see the International Print Fair a couple of years ago. We had been walking around Manhatten for days, going to exhibitions, talks and demonstrations of printmaking and we were pooped! We holed up in this very modernist cafe near the Bloomsbury Auction Rooms, where we were going to a fundraising auction for the Manhatten Graphics Studio and I drank tea and nibbled cake and did this drawing. It combines two hard things – drawing the night and drawing through reflective glass. I could have chosen something easier to draw, like the cafe interior and its customers!!!!!

However, it gave me a reason to break out my Faber Castell Pitt pen set of 6 greyscale brush tips that I hardly ever use. I enjoyed drawing it and I should do more nightime drawing, but once I’m holed up in my little house, I rarely want to go out again.

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