FanFaireNYC (Feb. 16-17 at Art & Design H.S.)

On February 16-17, I will be exhibiting at FanFaireNYC, a fundraising festival run by the Art & Design High School PTA. HSAD is located at 245 East 56th Street. Show hours from 10am-6pm each day.

I am now accepting commissions which can be picked up at this show (contact me to discuss specifics and pricing). I will probably also be doing some of my “penny-per-second” speed sketching at the table if you want to make an appointment.

This year’s special guests are Art Spiegelman and Neal Adams (both alumni). See website for more info about admission pricing (2-day pass is $20 but there are one-day options and discounts for students, teachers, HSAD alumni), panels/workshops, cosplay contest, exhibitors and guests.

This is a small festival with content geared toward young and artists but also great for those who don’t like the crush of the big conventions. I am NOT an HSAD alum but I’ve been attending their twice-annual Draw-A-Thons for several years and am glad to support the school and its students by exhibiting.

Draw-A-Thon 10

Art & Design High School hosts all-day Draw-A-Thon fundraisers twice each year (Spring/Autumn). Here are a few of my favorite cosplayer sketches from Draw-A-Thon 10.

“Jason Voorhees” – ink and watercolor

“Black Cat vs. Spider-Man” – graphite

“Kylo Ren” pencil sketches

Recent Sketches (November)

“Western” model at The Way Station – graphite

Agent Wednesday “Teddy Bear” at Anyone Comics – graphite

“Alina” at Anyone Comics – graphite and chalk on toned gray paper

Here are a sketches from recent sketch night events at  Anyone Comics and The Way Station.

Jane Walker at The Way Station

Saturday afternoon “Artists Lounge” Drink & Draw sessions returned to The Way Station in Brooklyn after an extended summer hiatus with Tiffany Knight modeling as “Jane Walker,” the female iteration of Johnie Walker whisky. Here are a few of my favorite sketches from that day:

“Jane Walker” – Pen and markers

“Jane Walker” – Ink and wash

“Jane Walker” – Pen and markers

Sketch Nights at Anyone Comics

I’m just now catching up on my backlog of posts so here’s a trio of sketches from recent Drink ‘n Draw sessions at Anyone Comics. Anyone Comics hosts weeknight D’nD Life Drawing sessions at the store from 7:30-10:30 pm every other week ($15 cover).

“Gio” – ink and wash.

“Donato” – pencil with gray marker.

“Vampirello (John, Vampirella crossplay)” – pencils

Sketch Night: Military Working Dogs

This past week was a special Sketch Night at Society of Illustrators featuring Military Working Dogs and their handlers.  As one would expect – although the dogs didn’t “pose” in the traditional sense – they are extremely well trained so the handlers knew how to get them to hold or return to certain positions long enough for us to sketch them.

Digital sketch of MWD MMcGreevy and his handler, Navy Petty Officer Scully.

Pencil sketch of MWD KKrusty and his handler, Air Force Staff Sergeant Shenton.

Marker drawings of MWD KKira and her handler, Air Force Staff Sgt Hopkins: (top) pen and marker; (bottom) marker over pencil.

Sketches from July

Some recent sketches.

Marker sketch of “Pirate” cosplayer at Anyone Comics Life Drawing.

Marker sketch from “Fashion Sketch Nigh”t at Society of Illustrators

Watercolor sketch from “1960s Fashion Sketch Night” at Society of Illustrators

Digital sketch from Drink & Draw NYC (July)

Ink and wash sketch from Sketch Night at Society of Illustrators. On Tuesday nights at SOI, nude models are accompanied by live music and this musician graciously gave me permission to sketch him while he was playing.

Sketches from June

Here are a few sketches from June.

Market and pencil sketch from drink-n-draw at The Way Station.

Marker and ink drawing on toned tan paper from burlesque sketch night at Society of Illustrators.

Pencil sketch on toned tan paper from sketch night at Drink & Draw NYC.