Tuesday, October 27, 2015

#inktober, #inktober2015 - Day 27 & World Wide SketchCrawl

I was painting at Longwood Estate today and I just had to do a sketch of the barn that is so wonky and rustic.

Saturday was the 49th World Wide SketchCrawl and the NYC Urban Sketchers met at Washington Square Park in Manhattan.  There is always a lot going on in the park but in addition to the performers, musicians, religious people trying to convert everyone, a bird lady, a bird man, and bagpipers, there was a large protest against discriminatory practices of the police towards different ethnic groups. There were lots of people with signs, megaphones, etc. and a big police presence...just your normal everyday park. lol

I've wanted to sketch the arch there for a while and finally got to do it.

From my vantage point I was able to see the Freedom Tower through the trees. There was a man writing on the sidewalk...not sketching...just writing.

I had to sketch a few of the protesters, but as soon as I started they marched off to another part of the city...but I caught a few and a police officer too.

Washington Square Park also has a lovely fountain where people congregate and do all kinds of things.

We had about 30 sketchers join us at times throughout the day. Here are a few photos of some of the sketchers at work.


  1. What a lively bunch of sketches -- and park! A great sketchcrawl for the 49th!


  2. So many beautiful sketches Joan! Loved seeing all the photos of your fellow sketchers too.
    Have also enjoyed your previous posts - so many beautiful autumn scenes! Looks like it's getting pretty chilly where you are now.

  3. Thanks, Tina. We had a fun day.

    Wendy, thanks so much. It is cold one day and warm the next...crazy weather.

    Lorraine, thank you!