April 9, 2013

Drawing in The Bronx & Drink'n'Drawing in The TIMES

On Sunday, I went up to beautiful Wave Hill in the northernmost section of the Bronx for an art exhibit and drawing workshop run by my friend Mia Rosenthal.  Mia specializes in drawings inspired by nature and had adults and children taking up pencil and watercolor to take in the unique beauty of this hidden jewel of New York City. Though spring was barely sprung, there were a few buds and flowers popping up despite the resistant winter. I drew a tree that had some blue flowers appearing around it's base, along with a friend of mine seated at the base of the tree. Here's my drawing and the picture below of what I was sketching in real life (after my model stood to stretch his legs!)

Also on the drawing front, I had a feature story that I wrote in this Sunday's NY TIMES which was also about drawing. I started actively drawing about 6 years ago after a bike accident laid me up for a couple months. I had noticed in the last few months that more and more "social drawing" events were popping up around the city, events that were equally about making some art and meeting new people over drinks, sometimes even in a bar.  So I went to a bunch of these earlier in the year and wrote about them for the Style section. Here's a link to the article if you want to give it a read. And if you're curious about drawing, the drink'n'draws are a great low key introduction to doing some casual sketching.

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