Now out in New York, there are tons of good opportunities, with the city being chock-full of art schools and working artists of all stripes. I fully intend to try a few out, but I began this week with the Society of Illustrators "2-on-2 Jazz & Sketch" night. The idea is they have 2 models at once and 2 jazz musicians (a pianist and drummer in this case). Held on the 3rd floor, where there is also a bar over which hangs a fantastic Rockwell painting, the place was completely packed with artists drawing.
A grouping of 5 minute drawings 6.5x9"
20 minutes, 4x7"
I'm intending to make this a bi-monthly affair, though I won't post the results that often. It's more than a pleasant bike-ride though, requiring most of an hour each way and 2 subway transfers. I'll certainly get a lot of reading done though!