Inspired by Digi, goldenavatar and myself are starting our own subway sketch group in NYC.
Sunday March 27, 2005 we will meet up at 1:30 PM (i'll try to be there at 1:00) at the Starbucks outside Penn Station (34th Street between 7th and 8th Ave. right next to 1 Penn Plaza). We will take the 2 or 3 train up to the Bronx Zoo area and then down to Brooklyn and back again.
The only cost for this is the price of a subway pass.
every week we will try a new subway line. Bring your pens, pencils and sketchbooks. we will spend a few hours assaulting the personal space of unassuming subway travelers.
Drawing on the subway presents a great oportunity to observe people. Also, by not providing you with a lot of time or still poses it forces you to get down the essential gesture of a person. I've filled up whole sketchbooks with chicken scratches masquerading as gesture drawings and it has been very helpful to my development as an artist. My hero, friend and mentor, George Pratt (Enemy Ace, Wolverine: Netsuke), credits this method for his development as well. he would spend hours on the subway to and from Pratt institute in the late 70's sketching people.
We welcome every skill level.