The waterfront beside the Willis Avenue Bridge was a tangle of on-ramps and construction sites, so I walked to the next bridge down the Harlem River. It was later November, the sky shaded somewhere between sapphire blue and pale indigo. The last daylight cast on thInline image 1e apartments of the Bronx and the water towers of Harlem glowed against the low clouds.I had hoped to draw from the taller span of the Triborough but the wind was bitter and cold, so just past the sign that read “Photography on Bridge Strictly Prohibited”, I snapped a few photos and went to draw in the comfort of my home. The drawing is currently hanging in the house of one of the Willis Avenue Bridge’s engineers. #DrawNYC #sketchwalker #Harlem #bridgesofnyc #urbansketchers
The @gavindedraw ancestral home in late fall. Mom and Dad have put the garden to bed for the winter. Leaves blanket the front yard and acorns cover the deck. Tomato cages are piled high against the chain link fence. Moles turn the lawn spongy underfoot. Cardinals sing on nearly empty branches. Kansas sky is blue and endless.
Uriah Epperson built this Kansas City home in 1919 for his wife and his adopted daughter Harriet Barse. Harriet designed a custom organ for the living room, having studied the instrument at the UMKC Conservatory. Shortly after moving into the Epperson House, Harriet died. She never had a chance to play the organ.
Not while she was alive, that is. Over the years, UMKC students claim to have seen Harriet dressed in an evening gown, preparing for a recital. Others have reported hearing organ music at night, drifting through the abandoned house. It's considered one of the most haunted places in Kansas City. #DrawKC #urbansketchers #hauntedhouses
Now that New York City is starting to thaw, I have one resolution: Draw by the ocean more often. #DrawMexico #urbansketchers
Stopping for Pizza on a Snowy Evening. By @gavindedraw. #DrawNYC #urbansketchers
A house in Burlington, Vermont.
Jersey City. It’s just a fifteen minute sketch away. #urbansketchers #DrawNJ
The view from my apartment window on a day not unlike this one. #DrawNYC #urbansketchers