Friday, June 13, 2008

111 Mercer

Today was my first summer Friday here in the city (last week I flew to Indiana on Friday) so I took advantage of the wonderful weather and biked down to SoHo to check out a few shops and maybe spend some time drawing.

I ended up making a drawing of 111 Mercer Street which is between Prince and Spring streets just south of the A.P.C. store. The building is one of the few ground floor spaces that does not house some kind of retail or business, but they were looking for a tenant (see the sign in my drawing).

After the jump you can check out an image of the real building that a grabbed from google street view.



tps12 said...

Nice drawing. The detail level is really balanced across the whole thing.

Sort of an unusually crisp image from street view, isn't it? Or maybe they just have better resolution in the Big City.

Peter Hamtramck said...

Thanks! I'm really happy with how this one came out. Two people complimented my drawing in progress as they were walking by.

Oh, it's a full screen street view so the image is actually pretty big. I also bumped up the contrast in Photoshop. CONTRAST!


eben said...

summer friday's + drawing...awesome.

BJK said...

peter! this sketch is fantastic. that building is right down from my work; same block. lots of good facades for drawing 'round here.