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NYC-The Royale Theater near Times Square by James Lewis Hamilton
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FEATURED in “Sketching and Drawings” group 11/21/11

This pen and ink drawing still pleases me greatly today, ten years later. While visiting New York City in November 2000 we took in a play at The Royale Theater. We saw the production of “Copenhagen” and that night we arrived early for discounted tickets. It was cold outside and they let us into our seats to get us out of the lobby. It was set up as theater in the round by building curved box seat bleachers up on the stage itself. You can see a patron in his seat on the right hand side of the sketch. Our seats were similarly up on stage, giving me time and a unique point of view to draw from. The total stage set was the light colored wood like a flat globe and two chairs like the one illustrated.
The plays story was around potential conversations between German and Allied physicists regarding development of the atomic bomb prior to and during WW II. There was a constant theme of uncertainty through out the dialogue, which inspired me (at the time) to add the word “uncertainty” to the back of the upper ‘fly curtain’. Note the outer boxes and lower floor was beginning to fill up, but no one in the balcony seating yet.

This is a series of sketches from the same Canson 5x 8" sketchbook, as denoted by the same color blue background. Getting these ready and loaded is a great formula for becoming an insomniac night crawler… uuuhg.
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  • James Lewis Hamilton
    James Lewis Ha...over 4 years ago

    I VIEWED LARGER and it almost gets to the original size of my 5.5″×8.5″ sketchbook….
    ; – ))))

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 4 years ago

  • an inspired decision… ;-)))

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • aaeiinnn
    aaeiinnnover 4 years ago

    i really do like the way you put the whole of your book into the pic
    i am enjoying thistrip to a part of the globe i have not visited
    your narrative alongside adds much

  • thanks for your thoughtful comment… they really are encouraging… got more books from more trips… keep traveling with me!
    ;-)))

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • oh, yes… my ‘narratives’ can go on and on… I’m having so much fun… want to be sure everyone else gets the chance to get the ‘inside jokes’!!!

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • James Lewis Hamilton
    James Lewis Ha...over 4 years ago

    my activity feed informs me this work has been featured in the group “Works for Publications”… I like being featured, so yeah!
    ;-)))))))))

  • BLYTHART
    BLYTHARTover 4 years ago

    As I said elsewhere, you have a wonderful way of capturing atmosphere.

  • IMHO (which another RB friend asked if it meant “In My Humorous Opinion”, since she’d noticed my predilection to constant humor… and also a probably vacancy of Humility)…
    So, as I was saying, IMHO, repetition is a divine tool to help us GET the messages we’re deemed to get. In other words, Dave, feel free to repeat any compliment anytime and in every way possible… I don’t think I’m unusual by being a sponge for praise. ;-)))
    AND yes, capturing atmosphere is a very good description of the thought process I use when determining how to approach a drawing topic. What to include and maybe more important, what to exclude.
    Thank you!!! ;-))))

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • BLYTHART
    BLYTHARTover 4 years ago

    you have a wonderful way of capturing atmosphere
    you have a wonderful way of capturing atmosphere
    you have a wonderful way of capturing atmosphere
    you have a wonderful way of capturing atmosphere
    you have a wonderful way of capturing atmosphere

    (“Dave, feel free to repeat any compliment”)

  • and you probably expect a reply………….HA!

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • madvlad
    madvladover 4 years ago

    there,s no business like show business, and you have captured the stage well

  • and I could reply…“that the stage captured me that night”. Walt, does that happen to you, too… that while drawing It can just take you over… whatever… until it is done!
    art… our true bed fellows!!!
    ;-)))))))))

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • madvlad
    madvladover 4 years ago

    you got it art captures me and i forget i,m me, and thats nice cus some, i,m sick of me, but i have to keep , cus i,m all iv,e got

  • and two years later… you is still ALL ya got… cuz ya don’t have RB anymore… at least that I see… but what do I know, cuz ME is ALL ‘I’ got!!!
    jus maybe you’ll check RB an this one will jump up an ZING YA… that’d be a laugh!
    ;~}}}]]]

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • – James Lewis Hamilton

  • BLYTHART
    BLYTHARTover 4 years ago

    Maybe I do expect a reply
    Maybe I do
    Maybe I do
    Maybe I do
    Maybe I do
    Maybe I do

  • DAVE, well ‘MAYBE YOU DO’ expect a reply… so how bout dis one two years later!!! Did you expect THIS?
    AND, do I expect a reply back from you on this?

    I think it’d be a miracle given the small amount we’re both not on RB regular like these days!!!
    BUT… still preciate you! ;~}}}}}}}}}}}}}

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • BK Photography
    BK Photographyalmost 3 years ago

    Great drawing James……. but if your going to add to No More Color can you lose the blue?
    I’ve just had a few problems with people and color in the group
    Cheers

  • Dear BK, I think losing my mind is more like it… I so apologize for inappropriately submission to ‘No More Color’ group… I so respect all the RBers who step up to host groups… and keep this dynamic of RB alive and well.
    Best to you… and I did visit your portfolio on the Gold Coast of Oz and your great images that seem to capture its essence!
    ;-)))

    – James Lewis Hamilton

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