Monday, June 30, 2008

Metroheads - Woman with ticket and scarf

Summer and circumstances are driving me away from the computer. I'm glad about it cause I give my eyes a break and my mind too, but at the same time I'm feeling a bit as if I abondoned my friends here in Blogland.

Okay so now it is Monday, and I'm back again with another Metrohead for you only!

The little woman with the sunglasses, the scarf and the Pass Navigo - it doesn't rain and it doesn't snow, she is not blind and it is very very hot here in the metro-car. Perhaps she just likes those dark sunglasses, scarfs and coats. The Pass Navigo is an electronic metro ticket, it has your picture and name on it, you put it into a machine, you choose you ticket (monthly, weekly), you put in your credit card and the code and the Pass Navigo is charged. When you hold it over a special electronical reader which is integrated in the gate, you hear a BEEEEP, and the gate opens (most times you have to push against rotating aluminium bars).

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20 comments:

Martine said...

Hi Andrea, i wasn't in Paris but you sketched me? I love that.

Genie said...

Morning Andrea, When the weather is good it's a shame to be stuck indoors on the Computer.
Have a good week

Kim said...

Hi Andrea,

I think we can all understand a rest from the computer. I think it is a good idea to rejuvenate and get some other things done, too. It is summer and I am feeling very similar to you these days.

Now this little Metrohead...it is funny how she is all bundled up in winter wear. The sunglasses can almost be explained by saying she is not happy and doesn't want you to see her tear-stained eyes. But the heavy clothes...whew! I am not sure. She is a very interesting figure, and I can see how she caught your eye.

You have a real story going here with the Metroheads. As always I love your paintings of these characters!

Have a Beautiful Day!

sukipoet said...

Much healthier I think to be out enjoying the beautiful summer than inside staring at a computer screen. Hurrah for you. Well, interesting woman. How can she bear it. Interesting about the metro ticket. I didnt know about that. Have a happy summer day. Suki

Peter J. Crowley said...

Summer It's summer? I have to get out more. Nice scarf maybe it is a gift from a lover she hasn't seen and she wears it to visit him?
Outside is a good idea today I will be outside at least half the day. You have fun. enjoy pjc

Cestandrea said...

Martine, oh that was you, this beautiful redhead:)

Cestandrea said...

Genie, you are so right, thanks so much! I completely feel understood , have a great week too!

Cestandrea said...

Kim, yes I can see that you are feeling very similar these days, LOL! I think it is great to get a break only to come back refreshended and inspired.
Thanks so much for your always great encouragement, and it's funny how I now feel different during my metroing, I just love this great meltingpot full of beautiful models! Each one of them is different and it is a pleasure to draw them. Lately I admit I got a lot of people "from behind":) cause the ones' with the faces turned to me were too close and I didn't dare sketching them cause if they catch you sketching them, I fear they lose the natural way...and also they feel undressed, so to speak...

Cestandrea said...

Suki:) you are so right although I admit I'm not all the time outside:) well, I try to get out each morning for an hour, just after getting up at around 7:30, but even inside summer is making the things like paper and colour more interesting than a computer screen:) (which, in winter, has a warming and comforting effect, at least on me:)

Cestandrea said...

Peter,yes perhaps she hasn't seen him for a long time, and the scarf was a Christmas gift?:)

It definitely IS summer, not in Norwich?:) Have a great time outside!

Cris in Oregon said...

We all need a little break for the usual. It does refuel one alot.
It is summer and I am out with my flowers alot too.
I think Mz Metro head doesnt want to be recognized so she bundles up. She might be someone famous and doesnt want to know she is on a secret meeting with her lover. :)

Cris in Oregon said...

oops..that is supposed to be need a break FROM the usual. fingers wont behave in summer either.. lol

Wurzerl said...

Hurra, es ist Montag, es ist Zeit in die Metro einzusteigen, es ist endlich wieder Charakterstudien-Tag bei Cestandrea!!!
Wiederum hast Du ein interessantes Modell gefunden, wo wir prompt anfangen, uns die Geschichte zur Person auszumalen. Und schon ist Deine Auswahl, Deine Interpretation und die Qualität Deines Bildes wieder zur großen Kunst geworden. Genau so muß es sein. Ein Bild darf nicht beliebig sein, es darf nicht langweilen und es darf nicht soviel zeigen, daß keine Fragen offen bleiben. All das erreichen Deine Montags-Metro-Bilder mit der Dir eigenen gekonnten Leichtigkeit und perfekten Technik.
Das Wurzerl hat natürlich eine ganz eigene Theorie entwickelt. Sieht man die Augen nicht, muß man den Mund studieren, der wirkte nun gar nicht so, als ob er zu verheulten Augen gehört. Aber (typische Mann-These), er sieht auch nicht so aus, als ob er gleich in Begrüßungs-Extasen mit einem Mann ausbrechen würde.
Also die Frau ist eindeutig ein Hypochonder höchste Grades, immer versucht sich vor Erkältungen und anderen Infektionen zu schützen. Da sie ja gut eingewickelt ist, kann sie doch relativ zufrieden mit sich der Metro zustreben.
So, das wärs aus Bayern (ich würde momentan lieber im Bikini in der S-Bahn sitzen, schade, daß ich so schüchtern bin, sonst würd mich vielleicht auch mal einer malen!)
Ganz liebe Wurzerlgrüße

San said...

Those urban eccentrics are very sketchable. Yours makes her rather lovable.

Kim said...

Andrea,

I like behind, too! And I always think sitting on a train that people standing must be what it looks like to a child...sometimes not all that appealing, uh? :)

Cestandrea said...

Cris, I like that story too! Bundled up and inkognito (like me) :) Mz Metrohead:)

Cestandrea said...

Wurzerl, danke schön fûr Deine prächtige Analyse:) Du hast recht, der Mund sieht überhaupt nicht verheult aus und ich denke, die Frau hat eine kleines Problem (oder eine ungelöste Situation, wie die eifrigen Lebenshelfer sagen, LOL)
bis bald

Cestandrea said...

San, thanks so much for visiting:) and you are so right, urban eccentrics is a agreat description of what you can observe quite often here in Paris:)

Cestandrea said...

Kim , Oh yes, I remember the sometimes frightening sight of big persons:)

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