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    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.)



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    Nice

    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

    Cheers

    Hope to see some more from you.

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    Holy Molly!!!

    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!

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    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!



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    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.

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    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

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    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.

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    These pages are awesome! I love that you use all of the page. I need to start doing that myself.

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    Sanby - hey we're meeting this Sunday January 16th and every sunday if youre interested!

    Sketch - Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by digi
    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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    K, not sure if I can make it, but I'll see.

    3:20 at Union Station?

    How many people usually show up?

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    Their are a few Torontonians here so I figured this would be a good thread to post it in.

    Has anyone done Life drawings at Sketch studios at Yonge and Gerrard? I have never been to a life drawing session, but I am going on sturday from 1-4. I was just wondering If anyone knows of the place, and if I have a chance of running into anyone.

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    van - hehe...ok this one's or u then. drawn from magzines, tv and life.


    Sanby - yep 3:10-3:20 and then we'll leave at 3:30pm. Meet on the subway platform. and yes i've been to the Sketch studios at Yonge and Gerrard. Its a nice place to draw.

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    Nice stuff, I like ur style.

    Yeah, it is really nice, although I don't hae anything to compare to being that it was my first time ever doing life drawing today. It was very kewl, I'll post some sketches up tommorow, when I'm not so tired.

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    aw digi, this stuff is lookin good. lots of style to those charicatures. i especially like in the second image (i think?) where theres the big glob of eyes drawn all bunched together. you're making great use of the entire page, not wasting a single inch, something i can't do for the life of me. i'd be interested to see some of your own concepts too. but for now, these characters are doing the trick. like, going back through, theres something new to notice every time. great stuff
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    Hey cool stuff. The sketch group thing is great. But errrr, I'm too lazy to make my way down to Union Station on Sundays


    Really cool stuff.

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    Sanby - glad you liked it.

    cburt - hey thx! I'll updating regularly

    darth massacre - if you ever get over your "laziness" you're more than welcome to come down this Sunday!

    Thanks to all those that came down yesterday to draw with me. It turned out to be a great drawing session and a nice relaxing day.

    Cheers,
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    Great stuff.

    I really want to come out, but I have rehearsals every Sunday from 6:30 till 8:30, so I really can't make it for 3:30. I also have to convince my parents to let me go. I haven't mentioned it yet, and I don't know how they would take it, you know, the whole meeting people online thing.

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    I really like the page with the hip hop artists on it. My fav is Freeway... gotta love that beard. You have some excellent stuff going on.

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    YOU ARE A SKETCHING GOD!! Thank you for sharing!!

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    where's this week's sketches?

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    Sanby - Are you saying I'm an internet child stalker?? lol... jk. That's okay. Wait till youre older than

    Sketch - Thanks man. I had lots of fun doing that page.

    nutteriffic - *blush* thanks

    Thanks to all that have been coming out to sketch with me. It's been great.
    Hope to see more people join me this Sunday Jan. 30th

    Here's the sketches from the weekend...


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    damn ... these pages are just burstin' with character. i'm totally lovin' all your stuff ... and the color page below is totally primo.

    can't wait to see more.

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    Hey thanks geezer87

    here's another page from the 30th of January. Next subway sketch session is going to be Sunday Feb 13th. If anyone wants to find out more info about my subway sketch group they can check out information on my site WWW.ARTOFBOB.COM


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    lovely sketches!!

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