Monday, July 21, 2008

Unsuspecting Fellow Commuter



The rain just started falling. It's a very soft shower, with a northerly breeze. Nothing like a frantic storm—we've had plenty of those lately.

I drew this gentleman this morning on the way to work. He was reading the paper, and intent on an article so he was relatively still. I would guess he could have sensed I was drawing him. The guy sitting between us certainly knew, and I caught him trying to sneak a peek now and then. I left the sketchpad pretty flat on my lap so he could peek while I looked at something outside the train.

I've only been called out a few times, and usually in a nice way. Once I was nabbed by the friend of the guy I was drawing. And I quote, "Hey, I think she's drawing you." And to me, "Do we get to see?" I showed them, they were not bowled over, and the magic was gone. As it turns out, he was a better model when he had no idea—not too surprising really.

I need to get out of the office at lunchtime again—I miss those lunch sketch sessions.

Thanks for stopping by!

3 comments:

http://flickr.com/photos/lynnloganroselli/ said...

My favorite passtime is sketching people on the train or the subway. I do better when they don't notice. One time a passenger caught me sketching another passenger and literally asked me to sketch her. I did...It was the worse out of the bunch...go figure:) Enjoy

Barbara said...

I think I'd recognize this guy if I saw him...nice work!

kazumiwannabe said...

That's neat work! That would make me nervous to be noticed sketching people...