Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The colors, the colors, Duke!

I should be more regular with these posts, but to tell you the truth my scanner is a bit clumsy and I've been busy with a lot of random things lately.

Anyway, more sketches for all to enjoy. You've probably noticed the changes in color throughout my posts. Well, I've been working with a Fabriano Artist's Journal, which goes through about 12 color changes within its span. It's a very nice sketchbook and I highly recommend it, but I think I'm about ready to go back to a moleskine or plain bound sketchbook with the run of the mill white pages.

Anyway, just letting you know, in case you were wondering. Enjoy.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Low Ink

Some more sketches... if you don't know already, most if not all my sketches are on the A train. To me it's one of the most convenient trains to draw on in Manhattan, especially with the arrangement of the chairs (F,V, and D are similar). It allows me to draw with the least amount of interruption/attention, and I don't have to move too much if I want to get an interesting angle.

I actually would like to travel on some of the other trains more often, but it's usually out my way, and I don't have a lot of free time these days to do so. At least it would be nice for me, because I would get a new variety of people, shapes, etc.

Anyway, I'm good for now.

That said, I present more A-train drawings.

My ink started to run, out so things got a little rough, from this point on

Saturday, April 12, 2008

I was sick on Friday due to food poisoning...luckily it lasted for about half the day.
Anyway, I didn't get as many sketches as I would like to lately, but it's something.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

From the A Train and the 1 Train

She was sleeping this morning on the way to school. Her head resting on her mom's shoulder.

This fellow was really scary looking. He was HUGE. White track suit, military buzz cut and a strange and quiet demeanor. Drawing him was a little thrilling as I was concerned if he would get mad if he woke up and noticed.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Women on the Train (4-1-08)

An interesting juxtaposition - 2 sequential sketches of pairs of women from diverse backgrounds riding the train. Wasn't a concious theme, just noticed it when I was posting...
Orthodox women on south bound M train from Court to Union Streets

African American women with lots of braids from Atlantic Ave to GC40Deuce on the 4 train.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Ride the Wave

Sorry for not posting much. I was actually kinda bummed out that I was rejected from SVA for the grad program. (Still kinda hurts to type that out)
Anyway, I'm back in action (wounded but mobile) and posting some sketches from the subway and bus since my last post.