Saturday, October 15, 2016

Portrait In Union Square

Yesterday in New York City I did this stealth portrait of a guy on his cellphone. In the video I captured the moment as he walked away. If you receive this post by email, you may need to follow this link to see the video.

The sketch is in watercolor and gouache in a Pentalic Aqua journal, and the guy was sitting there for about 45 minutes.


Unknown said...

Great painting. Are you going to happen to be in Union Square Park again tomorrow afternoon for the Jerry's Artarama Drawing Contest?

James Gurney said...

No, I didn't know about it. Looking it up, I also noticed that Jerry's Artarama has a watercolor pad called "Union Square."

Heather Lynn Harris said...

I love watching your small sketch demos! Thank you for posting them. I try and do small sketches like these in watercolor too even though it's not my first medium of choice. I find watching your technique to be very helpful to me:)

Unknown said...

I guess it was just a coincidence that you were on the same wavelength James. There's going to be a big drawing contest in Union Square tomorrow with people drawing the statues in the park.