Aerial View of City Park

Aerial View of City Park
(click the image for a larger view)
This is part two to yesterday’s post, this time a view of a city park. Also quite rough, this was worked out at the same time as the previous cityscape and is part of the same story. In fact, this is part of the same opening shot, just a pan to the right (and a little bit down). The park is something like Central Park in New York or Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. A fictional large city park.
Here’s a thumbnail sketch of the pan.
Pan-Shot Thumbnail

6 Responses to “Aerial View of City Park”

  1. 1 martha

    This looks very intrigueing. I am impressed you can do such lively and detail packed sketches from your imagination. You’ve had a lot of practice no doubt! How long does one of these take?

  2. 2 Wednesday

    You’re lucky to have only one addiction for moleskins. I love paper and ink and calligraphy and illumination and watercolors…so I have this addiction to inks and gouache fountain pens, bookbinding and all sorts of paper. It’s probably a good thing I haven’t yet bought a moleskin. If you have only one addiction, you can take good care of it, feed it well, and become a lovely artist, unlike we wannabes out here. :) Found your blog through moleskin reloaded.

  3. 3 Lee-Roy

    martha — Thanks for the comment! These were fun, because they didn’t have to look accurate to any place in reality. I was free to invent. Even though I studied some perspective in college, I’ve learned a fair amount just from trial and error in storyboarding, and it is still largely an intuitive process with just some basic knowledge backing it up. The drawing itself doesn’t take too long, maybe 20 minutes per drawing for something like this. I’m not sure, to tell you the truth. But before I did the drawing, I did a lot of thinking and imagining. I’d already visualized, made notes, and essentially drawn these in my mind’s eye before sketching. It’s not always so clear, translating a thought to the page, but I kind of got lucky with these. I wasn’t going for finished drawings, just working things out… but I happen to like the result.

    Wednesday — Hi! Thanks for visiting and leaving your comment! I think your comment is in response to my post “Moleskine Addict.” It’s true I’m addicted! But I do also have a weakness for other supplies. Going into an art supply store can be a torturous endeavor for me, as I’ll tend to wander the aisles thinking of all the things I’d like to try, but shouldn’t spend the money on. I used to completely resist the urge, but I learned that I really needed to do more discovering. Exploring what supplies work best for you and get you going creatively is an integral part of developing one’s craft as an artist. If you put the time in using the tools you buy with fervor, then it’s money well spent, in my opinion.

  4. 4 Lesia

    Fountain pens! Finally, someone else who understands not just the quality of such pens, but also the writing experience they provide. I wouldn’t be caught dead without my Waterman “Expert” pen. Actually, I have two Waterman fountain pens, but the first one is a cheap plastic variety that I hold onto for the sake of nostalgia (it was my first fountain pen). I also have a Lamy pen that I picked up on sale at

    Admittedly, I sometimes fall back on the old Ticonderoga #2 pencils too, while I also keep a Fisher Space Pen clipped on my pants pocket at all times. Never know when the need to write may hit, so why not use something that’s designed to write on any surface, in zero gravity, and at -30F? Yep, I’m a pen & stationary junky. What can I say?

  5. 5 Lesia

    Very strange anti-spam captcha… I mean, I can’t cope with it :(

  6. 6 Lee-Roy

    Lesia — Thanks for the comment. I also think maybe your comment is in response to the Moleskine Addict post? Anyway, I do not actually use a fountain pen (though I would like to) in the traditional sense. I use a kuretake brush pen or “brush fountain pen”. It is in essence a fountain pen with a brush tip. A very nice pen. I use a Lamy converter and fill it with Rapidograph Ultradraw ink so I don’t have to buy the kuretake cartridges. Works very nicely.

    I totally identify with your addiction pens and stationary. When you have pen and paper you really like, it urges you to use, use, use them as much as possible. Which is probably not a bad thing. :)
    Sorry you had trouble with the comments. It’s just a word verification thing. Oh, and your comment was probably held for moderation since it’s the first time you’ve commented here.


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