Sketching in New York


I was in New York last week.  At the end of my trip, I had a few hours before I had to catch my plane so I went up to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  This is a favorite haunt of mine.  Big surprise.  This time, I decided to spend some time in some different areas.  First I went to the Greek and Roman sculpture area.  Very inspiring.  I whipped out my small sketchbook that I always keep with me and practiced on these beautiful statues.

I believe that every artist should practice sketching as much as possible, daily at least.  This is the artist’s equivalent to a musician practicing scales or an athlete throwing pitches.  You should do it enough that capturing what you see before you becomes second nature.

I usually travel with at least a small sketchbook, a commercial permanent ink pen, and maybe a set of…

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