Sketches from the Metro

One of my more boring-yet-defining characteristics is that I am Someone Who Has a Long Commute. Lately I've been filling my sketchbook with fellow Metro passengers bundled up for winter. 


Fine pen and ink drawing is usually tricky-to-near-impossible on trains because the motion causes my line to wobble, but it's good for broad, uncareful brushwork like this.

Of course to "draw from life" nowadays means to "draw people who are looking at their smartphones" (though the advantage here is that they are not as likely to turn around and see someone starring at them with a sketchbook in hand).