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NYC-Rooftop view from The Peninsula by James Lewis Hamilton
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Featured in “Sketching and Drawings” group 1-14-12

This is a view up 5th Avenue I drew while sipping a beer in the Peninsula Hotel’s roof terrace bar. It’s a pen and ink, drawn in my Canson sketch book during our Nov. 2000 trip to New York City. I was experimenting in drawing a composition that would capture the feel view including the perspective presentation from above.
; – )))

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  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimagealmost 5 years ago

  • terrific!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • tkrosevear
    tkrosevearalmost 5 years ago

    great view from the top James ;) ♥

  • New York seems to have a lot of those TOP views…
    ; – )))))))

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • mimi yoon
    mimi yoonalmost 5 years ago

    love love love this sketch, james…. so awesome… : )

  • Now I’ve been carrying around a digital camera and can and do just snap away… but with a sketch there’s more commitment… more real looking to see where and what sketch to draw. Thanks for the encouraging comment… ; – )

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • Santamaria
    Santamariaalmost 5 years ago

    great perspective James, an excellent drawing!

  • It was fun to find myself UP (so high) and with such a long view down to and down 5th Ave. There’s always so much detail… and deciding when to quit is an interesting process… of course sometimes one’s partner can help with; “You about ready to leave?”
    hahaha fun memories in these sketches. ; – )))

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • aaeiinnn
    aaeiinnnalmost 5 years ago

    great perspective
    and the foreshortening[?] of the spire …well something else i lack skill in… brill

  • I accept your “brill” with humility and gratitude…

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • BLYTHART
    BLYTHARTalmost 5 years ago

    I love the perspective on this. That you actually did this “live” and not from a photo makes it even more special.

  • I’ve only ever done LIVE… I didn’t own a camera until last year… I’ve thought about doing Photoshop sketching over some photos… but thank goodness my bubble activities keep me from THAT!

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful work!!! :D

  • Thank you… I hope you get to see a lot more… at least of my fun/artsy variety…
    ;-))

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • madvlad
    madvladalmost 5 years ago

    good one jim,but i am ready to see new jim?ok i,m not being pushy but please pretty please?hahahso i can comment?

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago


    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • Mark Skay
    Mark Skayabout 4 years ago

    exellent work James!

  • thanks Mark… the inspiration come from carry pen and pad… and then overcoming the inconvenience of actually starting a sketch… here the beer helped!

    – James Lewis Hamilton

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