Thursday, December 20, 2012

December 19 Subway sketches in Gamma sketchbook.

Yesterday's Subway trip and the whole day didn't seem a big waste because I got to sketch people on a train. I still can't get enough of plain mechanical pencil on aged with ink Gamma sketchbook pages. Something really attractive in one pencil and one sketchbook, so little to carry, but such a powerful tool to express and document.
On one station group of construction workers came in, their faces dirty, they were laughing, I managed to catch one, they left on the next stop, pity, such a colorful group. The guy on the bottom was so quiet, never lifted his eyes, so I felt almost too aggressive staring at him, he stepped out on the same stop as I did, hope he is not my neighbor. I find people beautiful and fascinating with the depth of their own world, they keep for themselves.

8 comments:

looseart said...

Yes, I agree, very powerful tools, especially in your hands!!It's always interesting to see your people-sketches.

CrimsonLeaves said...

I am right with you on your thoughts of people, Nikira. Your sketches are always wonderful and many a time I've wondered what this or that passenger was dealing with and envying those who could doze while commuting.

Julie B said...

one word - LOVELY

Nikira said...

Thank you very much, Looseart, always an adventure to draw people. :-)

Nikira said...

Thank you, CrimsonLeaves, it is like reading someone's diary, looking at people's faces, even when I am trying to concentrate only on visual information like shape, light, movement, I am getting sucked in into someone's life and emotions, feels almost forbidden.

Nikira said...

Thank you very much, Julie B! :D

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Nik, just love your work. Whenever I visit your post, I want to take a train ride into the city just to sketch the people. Thank you for being a constant inspiration.

May you and your family enjoy the holidays.

Nikira said...

Thank you very much, Joan, you just made my day! I am also wishing you a happy and enjoyable holidays with your family and friends. I so wish I can go and draw somewhere Upstate, but we still don't have a car after Sandy, so I stick to the city.