The TTC is taking in submissions for their on train gallery of work, and I'm going to be submitting the following sketches that I have made over the last year or so. Initially I was travelling for work everyday from Finch to Union station and so I got a lot of sketching time in... here are the five I'm going to submit. (You can see more of my subway sketches at http://daneshlifesketching.blogspot.ca)
I chose this one as I liked the parallel between monkeys in trees and how they grip on to branches, with people in subways and how they grip on to the bars. Also, I wish I had done this in more drawings, and that is write down names of stations so it places them better.
I'm submitting this one because it's different and unusual and I don't think many people will submit just hands. But hands are very expressive and on the TTC its interesting to see how they are constantly interacting with the environment.
I really liked how this composition naturally fell into place as I drew and this doesn't happen so often! I'm glad I drew the guy reading the metro newspaper so then at least you know where it is.
Having been riding the TTC for at least 20 years now I've noticed some difference as technology has taken over the scene and people have internet connections underground. I get frustrated with it after a while as I got tired of just drawing people on their phones!
It's quite rare that I'm able to compose a whole scene of people on the train, but this one worked out that way as we had some extra time with signal problems on the ttc. I like that everyone is in their own world have their own unique expressions.
Travelling illustrator with a love of comedy, history and music!