Saturday, September 27, 2008

Farewell NYC

Finishing up the sketches from my last sketchbook, before I came to Japan.
So from this point on, all my sketches will be from Osaka, where I currently am living.

Waiting in the the Philly airport for my trip to back to New York. I got to speak to an interesting guy who builds/engineers plane engines and things like that. He was pretty knowledgeable on all things Celtic, and wants to retire in Ireland. I really appreciate conversations like that.

My former roomate on the subway.

Some guys hanging out on the A.

A stocky man sleeping on the A.

Some West African men (I'm assuming that because the shirts they were wearing had West African pattern work on it) heading uptown on the A.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Hello all.

I apologize for being so behind on things.

Here's what happened...I moved to Japan.

Right now, I'm living in Osaka, Japan, and I'm teaching English as a new experience.

I've been here since mid-August, but it wasn't an easy thing to get through, and I kept neglecting to update. On top of that I didn't have internet until about a week ago. That was a nightmare...

So here I am, a little more adjusted to things in Japan, and ready to catchup with all the sketches I've made in the almost 2 months that I haven't been on this site.

But now that I'm in Japan, can this still be nycsubsketch?

Don't fret, because I will still update. Luckily, Japan has a great transportation system and I have to take the subway about everyday to get around.

So, I have a backlog of drawing, maybe 40-50 pages of stuff to post.

So first I'll start out with my drawings from Miami.
Unfortunately, Miami, does not have a very advanced or useful (Unless you live in Downtown Miami) transportation system.

In addition to this, Miami just had a whole different sense, so for the most part my sketches were at my friend's house. It was hard to draw on the train (Metrorail) because of the arrangement of the seats and people took notice to quickly because they probably haven't seen people do what I'm doing much and because people in Miami have a different attitude in relation to this stuff.

The firt two sketches were how I spent most my nights in Miami. I hung out with some of my highschool friends and watched them play videogames. I'm not very skilled at videogames but I still enjoy them, and I got some nice sketches from this.

It was a little hard to get sketches done on the Metrorail, bug I got something done. Besides not really being able to see, or there not being much choice of subjects...people seemed noticeably offended or bothered that I was drawing them.
That older lady in the top right was giving me a face like "what the hell are you staring at?" Maybe she was just in a bad mood.

Three middle aged ladies on their way back home.

A guy and his son who was looking out the window with his sister(I didn't finish the sister).

Also, I want to give a BIG BIG thanks to Cara and Ami for still updating when they can.
I understand that this is an extra thing for them, but this website is an important thing for me and I hope that it can give you guys something in the future.

I had some difficulty getting my self in order in Japan, but I have a lot of things to upload from here. That you guys still updated was a big push for me, and motivated me to get things back in shape as soon as possible.

I will upload more later. So stay tuned.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Pittsburgh Bus #3

My third bus trip in Pittsburgh. This was on a morning commuter bus that drives on a special road called a busway - a highway that cuts across the city that only buses can drive on. It got me downtown in twenty minutes. Way faster then riding my bike.

Pittsburgh Bus

Another 5 minute bus sketch.

Saturday, September 13, 2008


I've said goodbye (for now) to MTA and have moved to Pittsburgh, PA. I've been here for four weeks and have biked everywhere until yesterday when a serious rain storm hit. This is a 5 minute drawing from the 61C inbound. I was on my way to the Andy Warhol Museum to go see Robert Forester (of the Go-Betweens) play songs of the Velvet Underground. It was a sweet show.