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6 drawings that capture the feeling of Black Friday in New York City Black Friday is a day of determination and resolve. Shoppers march out into the cold morning to wait in long lines with hundreds of other bargain-hunters. This year I was given an unusual task — to go out and document this event. Not with a camera, but with a sketch pad and pencils, to try to convey the feelings of the day. See also: 50 things to do instead of shop on Black Friday As a Black Friday shopping virgin, the event wasn't what I expected. At the stores I visited in New York City Friday morning, there was no frantic rush, no stampede or shoving. Instead, people seemed calm, quiet and respectful as they went about their business. It was a bit crowded and claustrophobic at times, but many shoppers seemed interested just to stand in and take in the spectacle, as I was. In general, I learned that Black Friday means a lot of standing around and waiting, and not as much pounding on doors and trampling people. I've included some quick sketches I rendered while watching the shoppers do their thing. Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments. Union Square, New York City Best Buy, Union Square, New York CityImage: Bob Al-Greene, Mashable Macy's, Herald Square, New York CityImage: Bob Al-Greene, Mashable Macy's, Herald Square, New York CityImage: Bob Al-Greene, Mashable Union Square, New York CityImage: Bob Al-Greene, Mashable Macy's, Herald Square, New York CityImage: Bob Al-Greene, Mashable