Tuesday, August 02, 2011

The one who got away

Today I went on the subway without my pad. Three crumpled white sheets had to make do instead. A whole parade of interesting characters were riding today - a very stern man who could be a marble bust, a couple of punk girls (one with blue hair), and two very opposite extremes, one with very wide mouth, the other with a long thin skull. I am happy with my catch.

I lost the very most interesting portrait, though. A girl with the most amusing and singularly warm expression. I couldn't get a proper angle, at first, and then when I was about to start, my station arrived. I would have proceeded where I not so damned british about keeping a schedule. For shame! I really wanted that portrait done!... Better luck next time, I hope...

Urban Sketchers Symposium and Sketchcrawl

This year's urban sketchers symposium happened in Lisbon. After the conferences and workshops, we went out to our usual sketchcrawl, only this time we filled our spot (Praça do Comercio) to the rim with a far more numerous and international crowd than we usually get...

More drawings at the usual place, of course.