Sketchbook

Faces on a Train: first installment

For years I commuted to downtown Chicago’s Loop, riding the “L” train through the west side of the city. Now I ride only occasionally and at off peak hours, which gives me a chance to sketch some of the riders unobserved. With an endless supply of faces and poses to serve as inspiration, it’s fun to experiment with a different styles.

Here I’ve composited a few of these sketches digitally with some of the amazing photos my wife, Lynn, has taken during her commute.

And I couldn’t resist posting a few more of Lynn’s pictures on their own:


I hope to continue this series from time to time, so Green Line riders be forewarned.

Comments welcome.

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6 Responses to Faces on a Train: first installment

  1. Rick Villa says:

    Nice Dave, I think I recognize some of those people ūüôā

  2. Hi Dave.
    What a great idea! Iove the collage overlay affect using the photos as the backdrop, very cool!
    thanks for sharing.
    Kim

  3. Great work Dave. I love the loose line work and the overlay of the photos. Very nice photographs too! I grew up in Evanston and used to do the same thing on my way to my classes at The Art Institute.

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