For those who wish to draw more

Hear No Evil November 8, 2008

Filed under: .India,Day 08 — India @ 6:35 pm
Tags: , , ,

"Hear No Evil" storyboard, p. 1

On Thursday, I left my sketchbook sitting on the scanner at work, so no drawing. Then Friday, I just didn’t get around to drawing. Today, though—sixteen sketches. Albeit small, sloppy ones.

I’m working with three classmates on a video project, and this week we had to draw storyboards for our piece. The guys wrote a script on Thursday, while I had a prior engagement. Today we split the script up into four chunks, and each of us drew the panels for one section. My first four panels are above; the rest are on Flickr: pages 2, 3, 4. The whole storyboard is in this PDF.

The gist of the story is that this guy (ML, aka Male Lead) discovers that his headphones allow him to hear other people’s thoughts—but only negative ones.

Next week, we’re somehow going to try to shoot this thing, in the subway.


Orange November 25, 2007

Filed under: .India,Day 24 — India @ 1:37 am
Tags: , , ,


Somebody dropped his or her orange onto the subway tracks. Bummer.


A case in point November 14, 2007

Filed under: .India,Day 14 — India @ 10:17 pm
Tags: , , , , ,

case in point

Yesterday, when I posted that drawing of various strangers’ feet, Jerry Waese commented at Flickr, “next time do ears.” I replied that

The problem with ears is that they’re attached to people’s heads. I’d have to look at a bunch of strangers’ heads, and they’d think I was staring at them (which I would be), and they’d get freaked out / annoyed / hostile. . . .

Everybody wants to be anonymous on the subway.

Today, because of poor planning, I was stuck drawing feet again; and the train was pretty crowded, so I was drawing the woman directly in front of me. She didn’t notice for a while, because she was reading. But eventually she did, at a point when I was staring very intently at her shoes, and she began to fidget. Finally, at a stop where the train emptied out a bit, she got up and walked down the car. Not to get off, just to change seats.

I was not dressed like a scary person. I was wearing a black and white flowered dress, red clogs, black leather jacket, pink scarf, iPod. Doesn’t matter. People don’t like being drawn around here.



Filed under: .India,Day 13 — India @ 12:14 am
Tags: , , , , ,


People on the train were not cooperating this evening. They all kept moving their feet.


Do not hold doors November 12, 2007

Filed under: .India,Day 11 — India @ 12:47 am
Tags: , , , ,

Do not hold doors

The woman reflected in the door across from me.


Herringbone November 10, 2007

Filed under: .India — India @ 12:03 pm
Tags: , , , , ,

09 herringbone

So, remember how I said that choosing a subject who won’t move is the hard part of drawing on the subway? Yeah. Yesterday’s model, who’d looked like he was really devoted to this subway pole, dove for a seat when I’d barely had a chance to get started. How rude! So I had to occupy myself for the rest of the ride somehow . . .

This guy wasn’t actually wearing a herringbone coat, but the man sitting next to me on my morning train ride had been. I’d considered drawing that guy for a moment but was at a bad angle; also, I was hoping I’d find something over the course of the day that ould fit into the Illustration Friday theme of “scale.” I didn’t. So then in the evening, I decided to get my herringbone fix anyway.

I filled in about half of the herringbone at home.


Rockabilly Businessman November 8, 2007

Filed under: .India,Day 08 — India @ 11:28 am
Tags: , , , ,

rockabilly businessman

I thought this man’s hair—very nearly approaching a pompadour—was a bit unusual for a guy wearing a suit. Rock on!