Sunday, March 28, 2010

Urban Sketch - Sketch of "Eros Bendato" Sculpture at Citygarden

Sketch of "Eros Bendato" Sculpture at Citygarden
6" x 9" (15 x 23 cm)
Pigma Micron pen and Pitt Artist Brush Pens in Aquabee 808 Super Deluxe Sketchbook
©2010 Steve Penberthy

 This sculpture, titled "Eros Bendato" is by artist Igor Mitoraj artist bio

I did some urban sketching at the Citygarden in downtown St. Louis. Citygarden is a new urban sculpture park featuring stunning modernistic works of art placed among the meandering walkways. Citygarden features elements of water, stone, architecture, and design, and is a true jewel of art in St. Louis. This was my first visit to Citygarden; I met there to sketch with other St. Louis artists as part of the St. Louis Drawing and Painting meetup group.

The day was overcast, a little breezy, and the high temperature only got up to around 60F. However, the sun peeked out a few times which helped to warm things slightly. Prior to braving a chilly afternoon of sketching, my wife and I had lunch at The Terrace View cafe, adjacent to Citygarden; the food was excellent with an equally inventive menu.  When in downtown St. Louis, make Citygarden part of your plans.


Krista Meister said...

Steve, excellent sketch! I must admit I wondered where it (or your art style) was going - LOL, but then saw your reference photo. Guess we're not the only city to have strange sculptures - in Detroit, we have a huge iron fist (for boxer Joe Louis). Sounds like you had a wonderful day.

gabi campanario said...

super! great piece of sculpture and great sketch you made out of it Steve, love the contrast and volume

Anonymous said...

Fantastic Steve!!!! You are not capable of doing anything in a mediocre manner...

Mary M.

Anonymous said...

Love it Steve, maybe I'll take my daughter there sometime. I like the modern work of art you drew. Are all the pieces like that?

travelingsuep said...

What an interesting sculpture, and a great sketch of it.

Steve Penberthy said...

-Krista: Thanks so much. I had to laugh that you thought I had started doing artwork of wrapped heads... :) I always need something to get me going in the spring and this was a good opportunity. Had fun! You should stop by if you're ever in St. Louis. Yes, all the pieces in Citygarden are of this modern style.

-Gabi: Thanks for the comment! You'll have to visit Citygarden if you ever get to St. Louis; I think you'll find lots to sketch there!

-Mary: You are too kind; but thanks for the comment! :)

-travelingsuep: Thank you so much! This scultpure is hollow, and it's big enough for an adult to walk inside. Several people were taking pictures of their kids peeping through the eyes.

Michael Anderson said...

Steve, I think your sketch looks great and I really liked reading your notes about the day. I think Citygarden is one of the best things to happen in St. Louis.

Barbara Weeks said...

Great sketch!

Steve Penberthy said...

-Michael: Thanks for checking out the blog. I agree with you--Citygarden is such a plus for the city.

-Barbara: Thank you for the comment!