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Quick subway sketch

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I haven’t been sketching on the El much recently, but I’m hoping to get back into the game.  Who needs a sketchbook when I always seem to have random scraps of paper in my pockets?

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April 30, 2009 at 8:40 am

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Partway there

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It can be frustrating when your subject suddenly shifts their position or heads for the door of the train.  I’ve begun to view this as a kind of cool opportunity to see whether I can salvage the sketch and give it some new direction.  I like this new challenge as it adds something interesting to the game and forces me to deal with what I have in a way I wasn’t anticipating.

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February 14, 2009 at 9:07 am

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Subway Riders Collage

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February 9, 2009 at 9:07 am

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The Perfect Sting

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January 29, 2009 at 8:51 am

Late Night EL Commuter

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My apologies for the inconsistent posting lately.  I’m trying my best to get a handle on a new job and a great–but intense–tshirt design gig.  I’ll follow up with a look at some of these recent designs soon, but for now I hope you enjoy this sketch of a late night EL rider in the Chicago underground.

Thanks for checking out my art as I’m really enjoying this new venue and especially value your feedback.  Enjoy the weekend.

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January 24, 2009 at 12:54 pm

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This, is Grand

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These were the words coming out over the subway PA that struck me as kind of amusing.  Because ambient sounds add so much to these scenes, I have it in mind to run some of these sketches along with the audio tracks I record while sketching them.  I hope to start hitting this soon.

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January 13, 2009 at 9:02 am

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Blue Line Commuter

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090105_busriderI’ve been taking the train to work a lot more lately and it’s been working out well.  The blue line isn’t quite as crowded as it’s been, which definitely helps for the sketching.

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January 7, 2009 at 8:41 am

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