NYC-Water tower above SoHo building by James Lewis Hamilton

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I don’t know what it is about New york City’s water towers on top of so many of their buildings that fascinate me,,, maybe that in all the bustle and modernity the fact most of them appear to be made of wood and old fashioned technology makes the City more approachable. This pen and ink drawing, done in my Canson sketchbook , I did while Diane ducked into a shop behind me and got a cuppa coffee.

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  • Jeff Schauss
    Jeff Schaussalmost 5 years ago
    I suppose they go back to the time when coal and ice was delivered to the apartments and the lights were gas.You captured a monument to to tough times and tough people.I grew up with some of their stories. But they sure didn’t like to talk about it much. Jeff.
  • AND, you get another ‘point’ while commenting… today’s pen and ink add will be another scene altogether…
    thanks ;-)))

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • Richard  Tuvey
    Richard Tuveyalmost 5 years ago

    Great subject and sketch James. I think it’s a new fangled satellite dish, ha.

  • oh!!! That’s why I’m getting such great ‘reception’ on these sketches…
    isn’t technology……… mind boggling! lol

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • madvlad
    madvladalmost 5 years ago

    large card, ready to go out in the morning with art on it, one of a kind,nice drawing but aint goin tah tell you what it is till, yah get it

  • hahahahhaaaaheetaheehee… ya got me excited man… I’m watchin fer it!!!!!!!!!!

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • Richard Butler
    Richard Butleralmost 4 years ago

    I also love the water towers of New York! Awesome to draw. Loving your stuff bud!

  • thanks Richard… welcome to the Bubble… appreciate you finding my sketches… and liking them!!!


    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • Sassafras
    Sassafrasover 3 years ago

    I love these old towers as well…perhaps it’s the rustic quality of the material that appeals to me.
    Contrarily, the newer fangled metal-clad hold no fascination.

  • yes, the old tanks can seem so quaint… even approachable… in a city full of so many amazingly dazzling new buildings and details.

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • – James Lewis Hamilton

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  • and a simultaneous feature is great, thank you. ;-)))

    – James Lewis Hamilton

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