Friday, October 2, 2015

Delightful Illustration from a Bryant Park Fan

Occasionally, we'll receive fan art in the Bryant Park e-mail inbox. The piece below was sent by a Bryant Park fan who happens to be a trained illustrator, named Sydney Newman. We share her piece and excerpts from her lovely note, below.

From Sydney's e-mail:

My name is Sydney Newman. I'm an illustrator living in New York. Bryant Park is one of my favorite parts of the city because, despite the fact that it is right in the middle of everything, it is such a calm and relaxing place that all kinds of people go to to take a break from their daily, hectic lives.

About a year ago, in my final year as an illustration student at School of Visual Arts, I decided to do a piece inspired by Bryant Park. I walked around and sat in the park, and took notes and sketched what I saw. I then created a poster, completely inspired by Bryant Park and the different people who go there to relax.

Thank you for sharing your lovely illustration, Sydney!

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1 comment:

  1. Kudos to Sydney Newman for this love letter to one of New York City's true treasures, and for capturing the magic of this precious space!