Saturday, May 1, 2010

Grand Central Station

Click on any image to enlarge it

In 2008, I was very lucky to scrap together enough money to stay in New York City for an entire week for the ICON5 illustration conference. I stayed at a hostile on the upper west side for $30 a night, while my peers stayed at the Roosevelt hotel at a discounted price of close to $200 a night. Everyday I would take the number 1 train to 42nd street, and took a shuttle to Grand Central Station.

Every time I would show up to the station, I would see different bits of detail, and ornamentation from past that would bring new life and appreciation of what is being done today.

For the last fifteen weeks, I took the time to do some drawings of this awesome station, doing a drawing or painting once a week. These are just some of the few pieces that I really enjoyed and I wanted to share. I tried to focus on understanding how to create a short hand for expressing how something looks without going to head strong into the detail.

1 comment:

David Gonzalez said...

One of my favorite places in the city, I walk through the main concourse everyday for my commute in. Love the way you worked out the shine on the escalators.
If you haven't already, you should check out the Oyster Bar downstairs, around lunch time, great place to sketch.