Bobby Chiu's Toronto Subway Sketchbook Group
I love taking the transit!
Why bother driving yourself when you can get someone else to do it while you get in some good sketching time?
My name is Bobby Chiu and I'm a sketch-aholic...
I've started a Toronto Subway Sketch Group. Every Sunday at 3:20pm Union Station we meet on the SUBWAY platform (not GO train).
Great fun and entertainment for a mere subway ticket ($2.25)! Everyone's invited so come on down. This will be very informal so just come on down and find us and introduce yourself.
Look around and you'll find me (Asian guy with a yellow jacket and hoody). At 3:30pm we catch a subway train and just ride it back and forth and sketch tons of people. Don't be late because we leave promptly at 3:30pm
It's a great way to meet some artists, share some tips and learn for each other.
Anyways, enough of the writing... time for some sketches. And if you are part of the group, feel free to post your subway sketches too.
Check out WWW.ARTOFBOB.COM for more of my stuff!
white ninja WWW.TORONTOSTUDIOS.COM (will also be there.)
Last edited by digi; October 13th, 2006 at 04:17 PM.
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Cool idea - sadly I'm mostly riding buses stuffed up with people Nice sketches cool characters. I was wandering about this red guy in the first pic - I wonder where he was heading
Hope to see some more from you.
digi man...those are some incredible sketches!! wonderful expressions full of life!
Great idea to start a transit sketch group!
I can only say for myself,there have been so many times in the last year, working outa' town and catching the train, I found myself looking at people, imagining their stories, recognizing their behavior, and sketching them out just to capture a certain gesture or weird face... priceless!
I do think the quicker and more spontaneous your sketches are the better they are... the last ones are a joy!
Keep them a comin!
Last edited by gil; January 10th, 2005 at 09:37 AM.
Thirdeye - Hehehe.. thanks. The red guy? dunno... couldn't understand him. I think he was from outta town... Oh and sunday subways are hardly ever packed
gil - Thanks! It's lots of fun and great sketching practice. Nude Life drawing is good and all but real people doing real things (like riding on the train) just provides so much more story in the drawings!
Simply fantastic. I love the character sketches. I'm trying to do mor eof these myself but coming up empty as of late. Just cant seem to get a grip on my *style*.
Keep em coming.
This is the coolest idea ever! Too bad San Antonio doesn't have any transit systems. Your sketches look really cool, I like the style you have. Were all of these done on the subway? I'd imagine it would be bumpy and hard to draw.
Either way, awesome sketches and initiative, man! Keep both of them up and running!
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van - hey thanks! I'm hoping to make this a weekly thing so stay posted for updates
IanE - some are done on the train, some on the subway, and some on the streetcar... all during commuting.. u get the picture
Thanks for all the c&c guys
Hey, I just found this thread, and am wondering if you ever got people together. I am from Markham, near Toronto. I would like to get into a sketchgroup, and am looking through the threads for one near me. If you guys still do this, or maybe want to again, I might be able to join in.
These pages are awesome! I love that you use all of the page. I need to start doing that myself.
Sanby - hey we're meeting this Sunday January 16th and every sunday if youre interested!
Sketch - Thanks!
Bah! You had me all excited. I thought you posted some new stuff.
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