Part aspirational, part creative, and all doodle. Citysketch New York is a compilation of creative prompts geared to immerse you in the marvels of brilliant New York City. Finish partially created Manhattan skylines, sketch accessories to accompany a 'chic' 5th Ave wardrobe, doodle your own uniquely styled versions of Times Square, and loads more. With guided tips from a New York-based artist on the contours of New York architecture and art, from a fashion designer on the subtleties of New York fashion, and from a cultural expert on the people of New York as well as the food and culture. This is a complete course in Big Apple culture for the enamored. Be inspired. Get creative. After all, a little drawing will help you dream big.
Michelle Lo studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology and The New School University. After working as an editor, she obtained a chef-training degree and has since worked on numerous cookery books, by leading chefs such as Rene Redzepi and Ferran Adria. Michelle currently writes and edits, devoting her life to the pursuit of food and style.
Monica Meehan is author of The Viennese Kitchen: Tante Hertha’s Book of Family Recipes. Originally from Canada, Monica works in publishing and divides her time between New York and London. Monica is an avid traveler, cook, and people-watcher.
Joanne Shurvell is an award-winning travel and arts writer. She is also the owner of PayneShurvell, a contemporary art gallery in London.
Melissa Wood is an illustrator and architectural planner. Her client list includes Crate & Barrel, Trader Joe's, Neiman Marcus Direct, Nordstrom's, Kate's Paperie, John Grisham, George Lucas, a Hilton heiress, and Oprah Winfrey. www.mwoodpenblog.com