Monday, January 25, 2010

Drawing in Union Square

Today was my first day back in classes for the spring semester, and I spent practically the entire day drawing in Union Square. It was wonderful! Even though there was a deluge outside, there are plenty of places around to draw people.

I started off the day drawing people in the subway for my first class.

Then on my break between classes, I went and drew people in Starbucks. It's amazing how many different kinds of people you will see if you sit in that Starbucks long enough.

The woman in the blue shirt above (and her husband) noticed me drawing her and came over to see what I was doing. She said she liked the drawing, but joked that she really must have gotten fatter (thank god she was pregnant!). I felt guilty, but I guess that's the risk you take when you go and look at someone's drawing of you!

Finally, after my next class, the rain let up for a brief moment. The sky got intensely blue as the sun started to go down, and I managed to squeeze in a drawing before the rain started again (see rain in upper right corner).

A perfect start to the semester!

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