Stillman and Birn
October 16th, 2016

Washington Square Arch

Artist: Mike Daikubara, United States
Artist Statement: The Arch in Washington Square Park in NYC. Drawn early in the morning on the S&B Beta series, laying down color washes first with a mop brush/Holbein colors, blowing on it to speed up drying time :), then going in the various details with a fine Micron pen. Additional dark tones were later added on then finished off with some white highlights using the Sakura gel pen.

[Ed. Note: The Washington Square Arch is a marble triumphal arch built in 1892 in Washington Square Park in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Lower Manhattan in New York City. It celebrates the centennial of George Washington’s inauguration as President of the United States in 1789 and forms the grand southern terminus of Fifth Avenue. Washington Square Arch, constructed of white marble, was modeled by Stanford White on the Arc de Triomphe, built in 1806, in Paris. Source: Wikipedia]

MEDIA: Ink, watercolor, gel pen
SURFACE: Beta Series – Extra Heavyweight – 270 gsm – White – Cold Press Finish

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Mike Daikubara (Boston, USA) began carrying a sketchbook in 2000 to be able to communicate faster and better at his design day job. Now he sketches daily to see, understand and enjoy! A Japanese-American, Mike grew up in Tokyo and New York City. He’s currently the Director of Brand & Design Development responsible for all Industrial Design and Graphic Design disciplines at a Boston-based kitchen and bath manufacturer. He’s published 7 sketch-related books.



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