If you’ve followed my blog long enough, you know I go back to new York City every few years. I love the city. It feels like going home.
First evening in the city, we wander to Union Square and watch a lively performance.
I love wandering around the city in the very early morning. Washington Square Park is quiet and peaceful when I get there, but by the time I’m working on my sketch, the morning joggers and dog walkers come by.
My kids still love visiting the American Museum of Natural History. And I love drawing there. My favorites are always the rooms with the dioramas. This herd of African Elephants in the middle of the African animal dioramas room is a challenge to draw. the room is really dark, so it’s always a mystery what my sketch will look like out in the daylight…
This quick sketch was made at closing time, by the bison diorama.
The romance of America from when the bison roamed the plains, I love that image. That an animal could go from that to endangered is so sad. And I can’t help thinking how the changes we’re making to the endangered animal act right now just can’t be good for the country.