Every Valentine’s Day for the past few years, I’ve renewed my and my husband’s Metropolitan Museum memberships. After I renewed this year, our plan was to visit the museum at the end of the NYCB winter season when we had more free time. Thanks to the pandemic, our schedule really freed up. But, for obvious reasons, leaving the house was not in the cards. Not one to be deterred, I decided instead to create some art about art. (You might remember this cartoon illustration – which actually appeared in one of the MET’s email bulletins! Click “view in browser” to open the bulletin images.)
A Gallery Visit?
New York City will be emerging from lock down and entering Phase 1 of reopening tomorrow. Of course, the art museums around the city are still closed for at least several more weeks. But, as you can see below, I’ve already paid a visit to THE BEST modern art museum in the city. (It just so happens to be the one in my head!)
About the Illustration
I drew it freehand in ink with my Noodler’s Abab Flex Fountain pen. For this illustration, I wanted to practice my one-point perspective. In order to get the perspective correct, I did lay out a few faint pencil grid lines for the vanishing point before I started drawing.
The Print Version
Is now available in 3 different sizes in my shop at Etsy!
The best part about this art museum is that you get to visit the gallery at no charge. (Plus, your feet won’t get tired.)