Today was the World Wide Sketchcrawl #38. I went into Manhattan to meet up with the NYC Urban Sketchers. The plan was to sketch above and below the streets of NYC today.
I started the day with a sketch of my train ride from Long Island. It takes about 1hr 20 min to get from here to Penn Station, so I had plenty of time to sketch the people sitting across the aisle from me.
The group met at the corner of 42nd St. and Seventh Ave. across from the Port Authority Bus Station. That is what is directly ahead in my sketch but I got a bit of the view down Seventh Avenue too.
It was a bit cold out, so we headed inside the Port Authority Bus Station to sketch and warm up. Even though I've lived in NY for my whole life, this was the first time I was ever inside the building. I ended up sketching one of the escalators and some of the people standing around waiting
Next we headed back outside and walked up 42nd Street to the Times Square area. There are a lot of theaters, buildings, and assorted attractive billboards and things to sketch. Here were my choices.
Some of the sketchers had to leave at this point but the rest of us walked up to Grand Central Terminal to sketch. We sat at a table in the food court. I sketches a view through one of the arches and some of the people at the other tables.
At around 5 o'clock I left the group and headed back to Penn Station to catch a train back home. I had enough time before the train was leaving to do a sketch in the Long Island Railroad waiting area.
It was an exhausting but fun day!