Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Maciej Barwinski


I know this guys name because he noticed I was drawing him and gave me his card so I could E-mail him a copy of the drawing. That's about the best reaction you could hope for because I had no idea he noticed me and he only gave me his card as he was getting of the train. Thanks Maciej.

12 comments:

Munich Newman said...

Did he look at the drawing before he got off?
Great sketch, I trust he likes it.

Stephen Gardner said...

He did give it a look, I sent to off to him today so maybe he'll respond.

Caro (la Dewor) said...

Hi Stephen, I love your sketches, they are really inspiring! I would like to sketch more often in public myself, but it still bothers me, if I get noticed by people;)) How do you handle it getting observed while you draw?
Kind regards,
Carola

Stephen Hall said...

You do the things I can't - apart from your amazing skill, you get out there and live your dream. It is really impressive! Still can't sketch in public!!!!

Stephen Gardner said...

Hi Carola, I really try not to be noticed and usually when I am noticed I stop drawing. You just learn how not to bring too much attention to yourself. One way is to have a pocket sized sketchbook and the other is to draw people who are sleeping or reading, if you look at my subway drawings you will see this is the case with me. Give it a go.

Stephen, I dare you to draw in public sir. You might be surprised at just how little attention you get sometimes.

Trevor Lingard said...

A wonderful portrait Maciej. That is a nice response from your model and a generous jesture from you.
Regards

Munich Newman said...

I visited Steve in NYC in July, I had always wondered how he got away with it but it is amazing how people simply don't notice.
I think the offer of emailing is great.
Nice work Steve.
By the way, you are now "New York Steve" rather than "Steve G". That is of course on the rare occasions that I am being polite.

Stephen Gardner said...

Thanks Trevor, I got lucky this this guy being cool.

Fraser, I like "New York Steve", it sounds like I'm a news anchor or something.

Caro (la Dewor) said...

Hi Stephen, thank you for encouraging me ;) It has helped a lot to see how you practice sketching in public!
Best regards, Carola

Stephen Gardner said...

Carola, I'm glad to know you are getting out there. Keep it up.

Caro (la Dewor) said...

Yes, I did it!!! ;)) and it was quite easy, some guys watched at me, but it didn't bother me too much. I had a great time out there :-
I am looking for the next time!

Stephen Gardner said...

My heart sings