My final day in New York felt a bit subdued due to a sense of weariness and a sense of anticipation for my return to Toronto. Yes, I missed home. While I did not get the chance to meet Renaldo Barnette as I had hoped (they are gearing up for market week and it is a busy time for him), I did get the chance to see Julie of Almost Girl after all. Even though we were both feeling a bit off, it was great to see her again, and we dropped in on Luca Luca together. Thanks again to Julie, who despite being very busy and dealing with health issues, helped me get in to see shows.
As I mentioned, I did a few sketches on my knee at several shows – probably about 30 figures in total. The early ones at each show are a bit stiff and hesitant, but my hand warms up fairly quickly and I managed to get a few figures that I thought were worth showing without further development. They were done in the time it takes for a model to walk to the end of a runway and back. It was very good practice, and I must say it was a thrill to have the chance to draw world class models from life.
In chronological order…
photo credit New York Magazine.