Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Metroheads - Two different men

Métro Parisien - 1er Décembre, 2008

The grey-haired man with the distinctive profile, he is staring into the void. The asiatic looking men sits right in front of me, offering me his face to draw, while dozzing or concentrating or meditating. Two very different men. Their difference makes them unique.

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23 comments:

Clevelandgirlie said...

The Metro must be a very popular place to sleep - as many of your subjects have their eyes closed!!! ZZzzzzzzz......

artist Mike said...

Andrea really great!!! wish I had a Metro to sketch on.

yvette said...

indeed, different and the same...hug yvette

Cestandrea said...

Cathie, many people close their eyes not to be forced to look into other people's eyes all the time...
And some sleep, really sleep, too.:)

Cestandrea said...

Mike, that would be nice and then we could make an exhibition together:)

Cestandrea said...

Yvette, thanks for visiting and a big hug for you!

Kim said...

Hello Andrea,

How great are these two Metroheads. I love the combination of the two because they have so many differences in the details. You absolutely find the greatest art in the most common, every day places.

I think the meditative sway of the metro cars makes it easy for people to slip into this trance...and isn't that what you are doing too? Meditatively sketching? (I am just wondering).

Have a Great Day, Andrea!

Cestandrea said...

Kim, I think you are right, sometimes it doesn't work, then I just sit and look...
Have a wonderful day, here it is completely rainy and grey brrrrrrrrrrr
love

andrea

Wim said...

As your drawings are unique also.

Cestandrea said...

Wim thanks, this is a great compliment!

~Babs said...

I love the cross hatched shading you've done on the Asian man.

I'm wondering if these people ever notice you drawing them,,,and if any of them have ever asked to see what you've drawn?

Psssst: Congratulations!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

wow these are great. You are getting better and better at capturing these metro heads. Especially like the Asian head.

Martine said...

Sleeping in the metro makes people become totally themselves. Not trying to be or look nice.
You catch them just the way the are. I like that.

Kim said...

I thought so, Andrea! It is a good place to be, don't you think...in some other world? I think if you focus too much in a Metro car, it could be depressing...and why go there? :)

Babs sure has something waiting for you at her blog...lucky girl! :)

We are very clear and sunny here and just a little cool...well, to me just a little cool (maybe about 8 C).

Gufobardo said...

I love to see your drawings on Metro! I follow your blog and I added your blog on my last post, french award, ciao from Italy, Stef

klaproos said...

miss doodle do you call yourself??
i would say yoy are an artist from the top shelf:-)
i like it very much andrea..

Cestandrea said...

Babs, Sometimes they seem to notice that I draw them, but they never say anything, at least up to now. Except the lady with the purple turban (in the side bar) who said that if she knew, she would have sit for me properly, whatever she meant with that:)

thanks so much for your comment! The crosshatching happens very instinctively, I don't really think about it, its just to emphasize the shadows, because I do the colouring only once I'm at home and the hatching is a kind of replacing the darker colour values.

Cestandrea said...

Cris thanks so much, your comment encourages me to go on with this!

Cestandrea said...

Martine, you are so right, I haven't thought about that but it is right. Even when they are not sleeping, just looking at their feet (or others' feet:) they are themselves and, I guess, natural.

Cestandrea said...

Kim , yes, you have to focus on the people or a book or escape into your dreams!

Cestandrea said...

Stef, (Gufobardo) thanks so much for visiting and for your comment) I'll come and visit you right now:)

Artist Unplugged said...

Very nice sketche!

Annie said...

Lovely drawing. Thanks for coming to my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. I will be back to look around more, your blog looks
fun :-).