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Moments in New York, I

Over the past few weeks I’ve had a drawn out battle with a friend called painter’s block (which always turns out to be a great thing, fortunately). It forces me to stop, reset, and find new ways to be inspired.

I moved to New York during it’s finest autumn days, which quickly turned into what seemed like a never ending winter¬†wonderland. At last, those days are over, and the sun has finally pierced through the constant blanket of winter clouds. I’ve even managed to get my first lopsided bit of sunburn…

With the newly blossoming trees and colorful florals everywhere I look (both online and off), I’ve been inspired to get out and explore the incredible island of Manhattan.

Lucky for me, on just about every single excursion I have witnessed some beautiful moments in New York. Between the piano man in Union Square, giant flower arrangements being rolled around the stark contrast of a concrete jungle, and my new favorite spot, the storybook-like scenery¬†(Alice in Wonderland statue included) of the Central Park Sailing Pond (which I’ve found myself at 4 times in the past 5 days).

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These moments are what makes living in New York so special. It’s quite the opposite of where I grew up, but equally as wonderful. I’ve consequentially devoted an entire sketchbook to documenting these everyday sights and moments in New York…

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Processed with VSCOcam with m5 presetPiano Around in Union Square.

Processed with VSCOcam with m5 presetCentral Park fishermen.

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METROPOLITAN ART

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A glimpse of New York fashion created for Coach. Part of their Metropolitan Art campaign.

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#EVACHENPOSE

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Process from a recent illustration I did of Eva Chen’s classic cab pose for Ray Ban.

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IN THE SKETCHBOOK

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See more from my sketchbook here.

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ILLUSTRATE WITH ME

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Sign up to learn fashion illustration and basic watercolors with me on Skillshare!

The classes are video based, and live online, so you can do them entirely at your own pace. Post your projects on the community board (if you wish) and receive peer to peer feedback. I’m blown away by how much the community has grown over the past few months (and constantly amazed at the work you guys are producing). You have access to the classes forever, and can even sign up for a membership (unlimited classes for $9.95/month).

Sign up to learn fashion illustration here.

Sign up to learn the basics of watercolor here.

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