So since it’s a day of taking people up on their challenges, I decided to both try a fast and loose doodlewash (as I’ve been continually challenged to do by Aggie Lim) and actually include people in my sketch (which I’ve been asked to do by Kirk from Dumb Sketch Daily). I guess I could have titled this then, “Fast and Loose People” but that has an entirely different connotation.
As many of you know, drawing people scares me and this is only the second time I’ve really attempted it (The first was a #DrawingAugust sketch that I now realize I never even posted to my blog!). I think the fear of drawing people comes from the fact that when I mess up proportions on a person I’m actually scared by my own sketch. I see others who exaggerate or alter their people sketches to great effect, but mine never seem cool or interesting, just horribly unnatural and quite often terrifying.
So since I was already skipping a lot of the detail in this one, I thought it was only proper to put not one, but four people in this doodlewash just to prove I’m actually attempting the challenge. This is what the metro station in Lyon, France looked like during a not-so-peak time. Each person was only a few feet from the other, completely in their own world, whether on the phone (which was likely not getting a signal) or staring at some made-up point in the distance.
It always feels a bit lonely waiting for a subway, even when you’re with someone. It’s just a means to an end and something people tend to tune out as not actually being part of their day. Unless, of course, that “weird thing” happens on the subway so you can tell your friends about it later. Otherwise, we all just become underground people, finding new ways to ignore each other, while we silently wait for the next train to come.Recommend0 recommendationsPublished in
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