I finished my 65th sketchbook last week. It took a bit less than four months, which is pretty fast for me – though it doesn’t really matter how fast they go, if the artwork inside is decent… and, for this one, I think it is.
It’s mostly chock-full of drawings that I do on my train commute from Jersey City to the Bronx (see here and here and below) but the best drawing far and away is this one I did from the rooftop where my wife Carrie works.
This is a drawing I did of a park site on the Bronx River:
It’s called Concrete Plant Park – a former industrial site, now a river park. I now work for the Bronx River Alliance – which I am really enjoying. The Bronx River has a lot of the same issues as the Los Angeles River, which I used to work on.
Lots of time commuting!
Actually I really enjoy drawing on the train. Often folks will see me and praise my work, start conversations, etc. It’s good practice for working fairly fast and spontaneous… you never know when that person is going to get up and get off the train.
In March, Carrie and I took a trip to Los Angeles, got married, and I got some sketching done there. Above is Chateau Marmont on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood.
That’s all for now! More of my sketchbook stuff here.