Exterior kick

I’m on an exterior drawing kick… or, I suppose you could call it an urban sketching kick, but, I don’t know… I didn’t really go out and find houses to draw, I went on Pinterest. Gotta love Pinterest. 

Anyways, I decided to work with a limited pallet and used my warm grey copics, as well as my Copics in slate, brick white and brick beige. The rest of the colors are some new Kurecolor markers I just got, which I’m really liking… not refillable and as nice to hold in the hand as a Copic, but pretty damn nice. Dull Blue, Mustard and Blood Red are my favorite colors to use right now. 

Well, without further ado, here’s three exteriors I done did draw, bet there will be more to come. 

Shakespear in NYC

Alright all you lovely folks… here is a drawing I did of the Shakespeare statue at the Literary Mall of Central Park. I loved Central Park, it’s much much better in Spring, apposed to the brief moments I saw it in January, so try to see it when things are green and blooming. I’m from Colorado and live in the mountains, so for me, it was nice to be surrounded by trees and green instead of buildings and people (buildings are cool, don’t get me wrong, but I’m most at home in nature, even heavily curated nature). If you make it to NYC, I think it’s well worth spending the day walking around Central Park, but to each his/her own.


I used Copic Markers, and my Pilot G-TEC-C4 pen and Kuretake Fude Brush Pen for the line work. I kept it very scribbly and sketchy, cause that’s just what I seem to do. I find, if I think too much and go too slowly with the line work I don’t like the end result, looks forced and ugh. Overall I like how this turned out, there’s always room for improvement, but, it will do nicely as one of my first “Urban Sketches” of NYC.