Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Winston


This was a first. I've been drawing on the subway for 5 years now and usually try to keep a low profile. Last night I was drawing and someone opposite me when Winston approached and asked if I would draw him. Absolutely! I stood up against the door and he sat and posed, it was great, I didn't have to worry that he'd notice me and move or get off at the next stop and look, he's not sleeping.

14 comments:

Larry said...

I must have drawn the back side of a thousand commuters trying not to be noticed. Kudos to Winston for voluntarily posing.
...and nice drawing, as always.

Stephen Gardner said...

I was really delighted, it made my night. Thanks Larry..... and thanks Winston.

Munich Newman said...

Some day there will be a Steve line, on which artists travel and people board to pose deliberately.
Another brilliant drawing Steve. I sure hope Winston appreciates it.

Munich Newman said...

I should have

Stephen Gardner said...

Next time you will.

memi said...

Before I even read your post, I thought WOW! he's looking at us!
Way to go, Steve...
Don't look back- or down-

Art with Liz said...

What a pleasure to have a willing model! Great sketch.

Stephen Gardner said...

Thanks Memi, always great to hear from you.

Liz, it certainly was a first, maybe I'll get another in the next 5 years.

Lucia B. said...

Your pencil portraits are so beautiful that it's not surprising that you have found someone willing to pose for you!

Stephen Gardner said...

Thanks Lucia.

Winston Maragh said...

Hey Stephen, this is Winston. I like it. It was my pleasure. I will follow your blog from now on. Take care, maybe I will see you on the #2 train again.
Winston.

travelingsuep said...

Fantastic!

I see Winston likes it to - kudos for getting a great likeness.

adebanji said...

Wow! I have had that before and it's far more difficult when they allow you to actually sketch them! I kinda freeze and the sketches never come out as I expect.

Good shot!

Stephen Gardner said...

Winston- great to hear from you and thanks again.

Sue- thanks for stopping by.

Adebanji- there is always a bit of performance anxiety when you have someone posing for you.