Back in New York, Part 1

Last month I was in New York City for too-short-a-trip. Between spending time with friends, visiting old haunts, showing the city to the kids and playing tourist, I ended up with quite a few sketches.

Roosevelt Avenue, Queens on a weekend morning. Loved capturing the huge dark bulk of the underside of the subway line and the contrasting dark and light spaces it creates on the ground.queens_overpass

Corner store, Queens. There is something lovely about picking up some fruit and milk on your walk home from the subway.
queens_cornerstore

In all the time I’ve spent in New York, I’ve never visited Roosevelt Island. Until this time. I didn’t sketch the fascinating ruins of the smallpox hospital there, but here is the Queensboro Bridge, sketched from the island, looking across towards Manhattan. We rode that red cable car into Manhattan. It was quite a ride.
bridge_roosevelt_island

And in true Manhattan style, the view from our apartment in the city.
nyc_window

More sketches from New York coming soon.

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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8 Responses to Back in New York, Part 1

  1. LightWriters says:

    exuberant fluidity of movement with these – you can feel the city…

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  2. marctaro says:

    Thing are really exploding here! Tremendous energy in your lines. Thise dark masses of the bridges and trains 🙂 great stuff!

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