Gotham City Library

Here  is the first sketch in a series of sketches that I am working on, based on photographs I took in New York City.  We only had 4 days in NYC Manhattan, so sketching time was limited.  But I did take a ton of photos, capturing little scenes I wanted to sketch out.  This one is the beginning of the NYC Library…scenes all over town like this made me realize why NYC was such a huge inspiration to Comic Book artist since the very beginning.  This one is for you Gotham.


  1. This is very inspirational to me Dom! I like the overall looseness of it. Why Red? I guess why not! Is that a person at the bottom? I’m so excited for the zoo. lets go soon!

  2. Thanks Chad! Ya, its still a work in progress, but I wanted to show the progression on this sketch. At this point I finished working in the over all shapes. Now ill start to define them and pop certain point out more, or recede certain areas. Red, well thats a good one…I picked up a Papermate Ultra Fine Flair (the ALL white pens) and it had a black cap on it…whamm-o it was Red. So, I just rolled with it. Cant wait for the ZOO!

    • Awwww! Cuteness overload with that card!I love your dignses and style for this wonderful creation.Thanks to you and the Seize the Birthday challenge, I now have inspiration for . More power to you and kudos to your future creations.Cheers xxxxKatty

    • joncorpuz
    • May 27th, 2009

    where’d u find ultra fine flairs @???? ive been looking for some for days on end…give me some, and stop being shaddy!!!oh yeah nice quick studies yo!

  3. Papermate ultra fine flairs …
    The ones that I have (3 of them) were road solders that made it out of my previous work place, all in battered and torn conditions. I been looking for them, and if I come across them ill grab some for ya! I aint bein shady suuuuunnn!!! Haha, anyways, ya they are great pens!

    • Amanda B.
    • May 30th, 2009

    Very cool! I love the red…and yes, why not? lol. Can’t wait to see the end result!

  4. Thanks Amanda! I actually love sketching in the color red, this just so happened to be a happy accident. But ya, I picked this sketch back up today so look out for a more refined version soon. Im so happy you strolled on over to Lineweights 🙂

  5. As a fan of lions, you hit that statue true! I know I am late to this party, but damnit, better late than never eh!?

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