View Full Version : short sketch on train

06-24-2003, 03:27 PM
Like many, i catch the city train to get to work each day.
I drew this one morning lastweek when the train wasn't very full.
It's only quick and i could probably work on it some more, but thought i would post it up.


06-24-2003, 04:09 PM
It's awfully nice!!!

06-24-2003, 06:30 PM
plain awful alright LOL
Thanks Nina :D

06-24-2003, 06:39 PM
I sincerely like your drawing.

06-24-2003, 07:06 PM
Of course it's not awful, Ciarrai! I like that you even got the back of a lady's head. :D Actually, what I really like is that you have the discipline to sketch when you can!

06-25-2003, 08:15 AM
I'm astounded you got anything down on paper....Our trains are far too bumpy for that.:D
You did a really good job on the seats:clap: :clap:

06-25-2003, 08:33 AM
i like it! it's interesting to fix what we can see every day, and often don't notice.
i like the crope too. thank you for sharing :) - i don't know if i could draw on a train, when people is watching me...:o

ciao, rapolina.

06-25-2003, 04:21 PM
I also like your sketch very much, I think I wouldn't be able to draw in a train if people was watching me.
Please post more sketches.

06-25-2003, 04:42 PM
LOL notice how i said "the train wasn't very full.." ?
its when the carriage begins to fill up that i put my sketchpad away.

thanks for all comments :D

06-25-2003, 09:03 PM
Very good my friend!
Keep doing sketches from the every day life, those are very good excersises for learning :)


Mikki Petersen
06-25-2003, 10:52 PM
Many, many years ago, I commuted by train into Boston to work. I still remember it fondly as a wonderful way to commute. Your sketch really brings memories flooding back. Funny how the scene hasn't changed much in nearly forty years...

Anyway, great sketch!

06-26-2003, 11:23 AM
Nice sketch ciarrai. I've never ridden a train, but I would think it would be most difficult to sit and sketch while riding on one even with no one around. I applaud you for the attempt...

06-26-2003, 07:08 PM
The one thing that does annoy me a little when i ride trains is the fact that some people look over your shoulder, or read over your shoulder and you can practically feel them breathing on your neck- and they don't even achnowledge how rude they're being..

lol personal hate!

Mikki Petersen
06-27-2003, 04:19 AM
Oh yeech! That would annoy me too!

06-27-2003, 10:35 PM
Great sketch!

And I don't think it needs more work. Quick sketches have something special about them that more finished drawings can often lose.


06-28-2003, 07:20 PM
Nice drawing

06-29-2003, 11:55 AM
This is a nice quick sketch. I recognize that scene:) I used to ride the train all the time from San Francisco to San Jose, CA a lot. I love trains over any other mode of long distant transportation.

06-30-2003, 07:54 PM
Wew hew! I've never been on a train. (pouting) I think it is a nice sketch. It is a SKETCH no need to explain yourself. :)

Gonna tell a story about people looking at you as you create. I never took an art class in high school cuz the art students were all so "snobby" I'd see someone drawing, or see a sketch pad, would try to take a peek and they would kinda turn their noses up and would put the work away (what I perceived) I said to myself (the loner I was) that fine, if the people I have most in common with are this way forget them. Well, I grew up, realized they were probably shy about their work or embarrased by the attention. So, I've made it a point to let people see what I'm creating when I draw in public. I swear I'm like the most private intraverted person you can meet (really, I swear) but I just swallow deep and let them enjoy my creation with me. Now I'm to the point that I get sad if someone DOESN'T look :) Now, if they talk to me....gawd, I would faint. :D

Just my two cents.

Keep Sketching Girl!!!


06-30-2003, 07:58 PM
Thankyou.. That is certainly a different way of looking at things!
Though is there any need for the 'being soo close' you can feel them breathing on your neck?! LOL

Seriously, your words mean alot to me and i appreciate them greatly. hmm, now where's your latest doodle?!

06-30-2003, 08:24 PM
Am off fora bit of holidaying this coming weekend- near the beach. The apartment we're staying in is right across from the ocean and a nice park, so i should have plenty of sketches to show you all when i return :)