Tuesday, February 1, 2011

People in Transit

I'm not proud of it, but I usually drive myself to work. Last week my car had some alarming symptoms, so I took it in for a look. The following two days, I took public transportation - a nice long uphill walk to Mission Station, a smooth ride on the Gold Line to Union Station, and a bumpy ride on the DASH. The train ride provided great opportunities for sketching people. I'm more than a little self-conscious about sketching people. Here I was able to do it in nearly perfect stealth, as they read their books, talked on their phones, listened to their music, slept, maybe sketched others. I should do this more often.


  1. Dear Barbara,
    Very lovely sketches. Sketching is a great fun and sharing a joy with models and others. Let us enjoy it more. Thank you for visiting my blog and a so kind comment.
    Best wishes, Sadami

  2. I love these sketches. For awhile I would make up faces of people I would imagine I might see on a bus or a train.