May 2, 2017
Art, politics, angels, demons . . . and righteous dogs.

Who’s Here?

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Comments

  1. ALEX MCCRAE says:

    Steve,

    Nice drawing… as usual.

    I’m loving your ‘searching’ line approach.

    At first glance I couldn’t figure out what those dark, regimented graphic rectangles along the left margin were, until I realized it was the rings and slots of your spiral drawing pad. Doh!

    Even though we have a fairly efficient, tidy rapid transit–Metro– system here in L.A., I must confess I rarely use it, and am pretty much a slave to my Sienna minivan, in this sprawling megalopolis that almost demands that we take our cars everywhere we Los Angelenos are obliged to go.

    (Bicycling here can be a pretty hairy, treacherous experience, where motorists tend to rule the roadways.)

    Back in my early-to-mid-’70s art student days in my hometown of Toronto, w/ it’s great subway/ trolley/ bus system, I actually looked forward to my frequent public transit commutes, all the while taking in ‘the maddening crowd’ of multi-cultured Toronto paying commuters who spanned the global gamut of race, ethnicity, profession, and class…. always a visual delight to this developing artist’s hungry, curious, ever-roving aesthetic eye.

    I studied faces, postures, attitudes, how clothes, and ‘accessories’ related to the individual’s body, but never actually sketched commuters on the public transit. I think this close observation of fellow commuters, over time, to some degree helped in my future caricaturing exploits. Who knows?

    Thanks for these occasional little impromptu ‘life drawings’, Steve.

    ALEX

    P.S.: —I’m considering attending your little illustrators’ confab at the Rowe Center in early May. Sounds like a super event. (Maybe even get in a little birding, to boot? I’m a huge bird lover.)