Tuesday, October 17, 2006

October 12-17

i had my first drawing-related hassle the other night on the subway. i was trying to draw this guy's gold teeth. when he caught on, he demanded a copy of his portrait. this led to a loud back and forth, him holding my pencil hostage and me almost getting chopped in two as i straddled the closing subway doors trying grab it back.

always an adventure...

all images below are from the subway, save for one of john, the editor i am working with on the Congo video.

Friday, October 06, 2006

October 5-6, 2006

there are few places i've found where people avoid eye contact at all cost and sit still long enough for me to draw them, save for a nude figure drawing class and those happen but once a week and cost 20 bucks a shot. the subway in the bay area, however, costs only 3 bucks for an endless loop, and i'm obligated to ride it at least twice a day, 5 days a week. though people don't ride naked, even in berkeley, i've found their attire to be even more interesting than the "things i've seen before."