Thursday, October 2, 2008

Metroheads - Man in Sandals

The Big Draw Day N° 2
Had a feeling of heaviness, while I draw this man. Did I project my own feelings into the portrait? In the Métro many passengers look as if gravitational force doubles for the time of their journey.

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11 comments:

sukipoet said...

And that feeling of heaviness is well portrayed. He looks despondent. And so french, with the jacket, sandals and heft to his form. Though what do I know, I've never been to france. Great Metrohead.

Kim said...

Andrea, I have to agree with Suki on this one! Your feeling of heaviness shows well in this piece. Usually you do faces, but this time you face on the part that grounds us physically...the feet! It is a great drawing and you do evoke such strong feelings with these sketches!

And Suki, you know...

Thanks Andrea!

Lynn said...

You are there at the end of the day, your day and everyone elses too it seems. So lots of tired people. Makes sense. You capture the feeling so well. Do love those sandals too.

soulbrush said...

he does look so like the travellers on the underfground here in london...as if the world's on his shoulders. good one.

Elizabeth said...

Glad you are joining in too :-)) I wonder what it is about commuting that makes us all fel so very 'heavy'... I think I'd rather be out in the sunshine amongst the birds and trees.

differenceayearmakes said...

Oh, beautiful! You capture the person and the feeling/mood excellently! Wonderful!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Oh dear.. he does seem like the weight of the world is on his shoulders doesnt he. Very good Andrea.

katie jane said...

Are these people coming or going? If coming home, they're probably dead tired, like me. If going to work, they may be dreading the day, like me. Grin

yvette said...

depressing indeed

Karen said...

Andrea, I have yet to see a Metrohead that did not move me. You seemed to capture the essence of that heaviness, tho I can't point to specifically what did that.

As always, I love it.

San said...

I doubt it is your own feelings which are projected here, Andrea. When I lived in San Francisco, I often took the underground and I noticed that people had a way of looking somber, and yes, pulled down, during the transit. And when I visited Paris, I believe I saw that too.