Field Access

Greg Mercer’s visual journal

Posts Tagged ‘people

Quick subway sketch

with one comment

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?

090430_subwayrider

Written by gregorymercer

April 30, 2009 at 8:40 am

Posted in Uncategorized

Tagged with , , , ,

Winter on its way out

leave a comment »

Hold on to that snow hat with the awesome ear flaps just a little bit longer.  The end is just around the corner.  Right?

090307busriders

Written by gregorymercer

March 7, 2009 at 9:10 am

Posted in sketches, subway

Tagged with , , , ,

Partway there

leave a comment »

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.

090213subwayreading

Written by gregorymercer

February 14, 2009 at 9:07 am

Posted in sketches, subway

Tagged with , , , , , ,

Subway Riders Collage

leave a comment »

090209subwaybackprint1

Written by gregorymercer

February 9, 2009 at 9:07 am

Posted in sketches, subway

Tagged with , , , , , ,

Zoning out to some good tunes

leave a comment »

We’ve all been there.090201subwayrider

Written by gregorymercer

February 1, 2009 at 9:21 am

Posted in sketches, subway

Tagged with , , , ,

The Perfect Sting

with 2 comments

090129_perfectsting

Written by gregorymercer

January 29, 2009 at 8:51 am

Andrew Bird’s Anoanimal

with 4 comments

One of the reasons I love Andrew Bird’ performances is that he lets you follow along as he layers together his complex sound, piece-by-piece.   He just posted a video for his tune Anonanimal on his website, letting you deconstruct his process and witness the song’s evolution.

anonanimal

I’m also really looking forward to grabbing the limited edition Noble Beast Deluxe Edition, which comes with the instrumental album, Useless Creatures–recorded with Todd Sickafoose and Wilco’s Glenn Kotche–as well as illustrations by the awesome Chicago artist, Diana Sudyka.

sudyka

Written by gregorymercer

January 26, 2009 at 9:07 am

Posted in inspiration, music

Tagged with , ,