While living in NYC, I spent a lot of time sketching the people, streets, and buildings. My favorite street was St. Marks Place. A diverse population was always in the streets and pubs. Grassroots, my favorite pub is a place I sketched many patrons. Starting from my sketchbooks to larger drawing paper I redrew the compositions in marker and finished the artwork with Nu-pastel over the marker. Subtle color gave a distinct look to this drawing series. It also added emotion.
Keywords: Fine Art, Mixed Media, Painterly, Pastel, Stylized, People, Americana, Lifestyle, Environmental, Urban
© Mark Levine