I did this drawing on the subway this morning. The young girl had braided ponytails, although you can’t tell by the drawing, and I was captivated by her beauty as she stepped onto the train at Union Square. It was during rush hour traffic and a few times I couldn’t see her or could only see a small portion of her face. Whenever I draw on the subway I try to not draw attention to myself and be as discrete as possible. I was concerned that she might feel threatened or annoyed or both by my drawing her – but as people got in my way she in fact moved so that she was back in view and that happened a few times before I realized that she was intentionally helping to aid the drawing process. When she got off at 66th Street I concluded she must be in the arts herself and probably a student at Juilliard.
- Become a Patreon