Stillman and Birn
gallery
May 6th, 2015

View of Manhattan Bridge from Dumbo

Artist: Adrian Rosario [ @lioninc_ ]
Artist Statement: I feel like drawing is a simple task: just put a pencil on a paper and try to make sense of an image. I start by sketching and trying to fit everything and make the proportions I want to accomplish. Then I add detail, still sketching with the pencil but getting more into the little details that the bridge has. After the pencil sketch is done I move on to the ink pens. I use Pigma Microns because they happen to be waterproof; I feel that these are more “forgiving” because if I have an accident with water I can adjust. Once the pencil sketch is done, the pen drawing is simple — you just have to follow the sketch and if you think you need to correct anything you do it with the pen. And finally for the shadows I use a Tombow Brush pen, I think that this pen also puts depth into the drawings.

MEDIA: Pencil and ink and ink wash
SURFACE: Alpha Series – Heavyweight – 150 gsm – White – Medium Grain Finish

[Ed. Note: DUMBO is a Brooklyn neighborhood. “Dumbo” is an acronym for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. The area has emerged as one of New York City’s premier arts districts, with a cluster of art galleries and restaurants, including the legendary River Café. Dumbo has New York City’s highest concentration of technology firms by neighborhood and is home to 25% of the city’s tech firms. Source: Wikipedia ]

Manhattan bridge (692x1024) (692x1024)

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