Ella Shprung

Coney Island Blueprint

Class of: 2025

Major: Fine Arts BFA

Medium: Pencil and pen on newsprint

Faculty: Sanika Phawde

Prompt: We took a class field trip to Coney Island and practiced sketching on site. From there we were assigned to create a piece inspired by Coney Island, answering a question we had and involving research.

The grid looking thing is a blueprint for a roller coaster and behind that is the first hot dog vendor on Coney Island. I started by doing the blueprint in pencil, tracing over it with blue pen, and then started to draw in pencil over it. At first, the pencil was too dark over the roller coaster so I decided to erase inside of the blueprint to make it pop.