Manhattan, Mill Rock Park and the Queensboro Bridge, as seen from Wards Meadow. #DrawNYC #urbansketchers
Very excited to share my latest collaboration with @grandcentralnyc!
Extra, extra! The Holiday 2017 Connections Magazine has dropped! Look for it on your @mtametronorth train ride home tonight or in the Take One bins or Station Master's Office by Track 37. Inside, you'll find our upcoming event calendar, ideas for gift shopping at #grandcentral shops and the #gctholidayfair, an editorial on our new logo, and more! Tap the link in our profile to read the digital edition.
Cover Art: @gavindedraw
A wonderful night of songs, stories and future standards with @howegelb and his band at @theowlbk. #DrawNYC
Bowling Green Station. Designed by Heins & LaFarge in 1904 for the Interborough Rapid Transit Company. #DrawNYC #urbansketchers #sketchwalker
I came up to Harlem today to draw the Langston Hughes House. The NYC Marathon was passing by the next street over, and I could hear airhorns and techno and the constant of patter of feet pounding wet pavement. There was a light rain, so I tried to draw under the cover of a tree, but every few minutes another drop would hit my page and turn my ink drawing into a watercolor.
Langston Hughes worked from the top floor of this brownstone from 1947 to 1967 writing poetry, nonfiction and music. You probably wouldn’t think twice if you passed it, unless you noticed the plaque on the garden level. Hughes said that Harlem was the source of his literary inspiration. I can’t help but wonder if this house inspired one his masterpieces:
Little Lyric (Of Great Importance)
I wish the rent
Was heaven sent.
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The Marais des Cygnes Massacre was the bloodiest incident of the Kansas-Missouri border struggles. Eleven Free State men were shot at this site by Pro-Slavery Missourians in 1858. Five were killed. Weeks later, John Brown built a fort on the site. He made a raid into Missouri, freeing eleven slaves and killing one slaveowner. Of the retaliation, he said, "Hell is stirred from beneath." I drew the site of the massacre four years ago today. #DrawKS #urbansketchers #sketchwalker #fbf
In celebration of all your leftover Halloween candy, here's a storefront that was uncovered not so long ago in the Financial District. The Loft's Candies sign had been hidden behind a grey canvas awning. When I drew it this weekend, I had no idea the history behind the sign. The Loft family came to NYC from London in the 1850s and started making chocolates in their kitchen. By the 1920s the company had grown to be the largest candy company in the U.S. and the first retail candy store chain. Loft's bought a bankrupt company called Pepsi in the 1930s, and rebranded as the Pepsi-Cola Company. While PepsiCo remains one of the largest corporations in the world, the last Loft's Candy Stores closed in the 90s. #DrawNYC #urbansketchers #sketchwalker
From New York City to Mulvane, Kansas, have a happy and a safe Halloween everyone. (Thanks to the Mulvane News for the photo of the Downtown Trick-or-Treaters.)
Today's lunch break quick sketch is a Financial District favorite of mine. The John Street United Methodist Church was built in 1841 by a group of Irish immigrants. It's the third chapel to be built on the site, and it's home to America's oldest Methodist congregation.
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Oh, beat the drum slowly and play the fife lowly,
Play the Dead March as you carry me along...