The first time I reportage St. Patrick's Day Parade wasn't easy. My teacher Dave J. Passalacqua asked me to draw this parade about 14-15 years ago. That was my first time encountered St. Patty Parade. It was way too fast and design was so hard. Also I had no idea how to connect to it. In order to reportage I need to have some opinions/feelings or some sort of connection with subject through any my artistic intuitions. I am not blood related but ever since 9/11 everything has been changed. Living in NYC and one of an Asian American I am a part of this parade and so proud of it.
I went there with my artist friends : Evan Turk (http://evanturk.blogspot.com/ St. Patrick's Day Parade) and Audrey Hawkins ( http://www.audreyhawkinsnyc.com/blog/ The New York City 2015 St. Patrick's Day Parade ) Our inspiration was our teacher and friend who was born in St. Patty's day. Happy birthday Veronica Lawlor (http://www.veronicalawlor.com Inspire Yourself! )
You can also enjoy my friend's reportage in above links.