Wednesday, August 17, 2011

On the R train, the 15th of June

Bad Trip Back from the BK (Tuesday, 8-9-11)

Back in NYC for a few, took the opportunity to take Griff to see his doc at Grand Army while we were here. What shoulda been an easy ride back to the UES turned into a major whiny mission. Griff temporarily quelled by Twizzlers.

Planned on grabbing the 4/5 at Nevins for the ride up to 86th, but it was not meant to be. At Nevins announced that some knucklehead train was broken down at Wall st, sending everyone West. Griff was already in rare form, and by the time the 2 hit Manhattan he was already breaking down. The sugar rush wearing off as I dragged him off the 2 at TS42nd, up to the shuttle, across to GCFortyDeuce, and finally boarding a mosh pit 6 train up to 86th and Lex. All in all a pleasant 90 minutes of transit. Thanks MTA! Its good to be back home.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Giant Blond Fraux-Hawk on the R Train (Tuesday, 6-7-11)

It was large, not sure this drawing does it justice. Especially atop a woman with a frame as slight as hers. Guy on left (see the arm) observed my rendering as he exited a couple of stops before my Union Sq. destination - babbling something semi-coherent to me which I couldn't tell if it was praise, disparagement or a little bitta both. Sleeping asian man behind her oblivious to all but remerkably awoke to his deep slumber just at his stop.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Woman w/Sideshow Bob hair, Draping Brown and Yellow Wrap, Kindling on the N (Tuesday, 5-24-11)

We all got a little looser....
after we started out kinda tight, riding the N train back to the borough.

Soft and Hard Patterns on the Q Train (6-1-11)

Fun with hard green and black pattern against a nice, intense face - contrasting the softer woman in the bg with the almost-hospital-scrubs-like pale blue and pink in the background. Having fun with a china marker on a steamy evening to start off June.

Friday, May 27, 2011

When Trains Go Loco, Tourists Get Confused (Monday, 5-9-11)

Two Euro tourists trying to figure out what the hell is happening when an a Q train goes local to Manhattan, running on the R line. Blankly studying the map, they then exited at Rector or City Hall, most likely not their intended destination. Hopefully there was an H&M nearby.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Intense Faces and Blank Gazes on the N Train (Tuesday, 5-3-11)

F Train from 14th street/6th Ave (Monday, 5-2-11)

Dad from a dad-mom-college age son trio. They all had a very severe look like you couldn't believe they ever smiled or were happy. Looked like mom and pops were probably from South Asia and visiting the boy at college - at least thats the vibe I got.

Monday Morning Waiting on the Q at 7th Ave and Flatbush (5-2-11)

Women with Red Tints on the Q (Wednesday, 4-27-11)

Two very different styled ladies but both with an added twinge of unnatural red in their hair. For that brief ride their universes converged - perhaps they shared some styling tips.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Uptown to Check the Mail (Tuesday, 4-27-11)

Being the passover shlepper that I am, had to run uptown after work to check the rents mail whilst they frolic in the holy land. Woman in bright pink puffy jacket amongst the riders of the uptown 5 train.

Back up at 86th street (Lexington) waiting on my ride back to the BK.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Observing an Awkward Conversation of Middle Aged Men on the R (Monday, 4-25-11)

Seemed somewhat one sided, discussing work and financial planning, seems like they had just struck up conversation - which seemed somewhat one sided with the guy on the left yapping and guy on the right not really looking up and responding with a seemingly unintelligible grumble - on the train, and didn't really know each otherwise. It went on for a few stops then devolved into an awkward silence.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Thursday Morning Q Train Ridin' (4-14-11)

Working at Union Sq. now so I'm big on the Q these days from 7th Ave (Flatbush).

Spied a curly haired beauty quietly standing holding the pole with her grey jacketed man friend (foreground) with some other interesting characters filling up the background.

In and out of we approach Union Square.

Guy with DJ Pauly D Hair on the R to Union Square (Wednesday, 4-13-11)

Friday, March 25, 2011

Flight Attendant on the Q on a Warm Friday Afternoon (3-18-11)

Still rocking wings and her little Red ribbon.

3 Takes of Big Chops and Headphone Guy on the R (Thursday, 3-17-11)

A little better, got the wolverine chops down.

Ughh this didn't go well.

Loosened up a bit and got the character a bit better, won't try and describe any more with words, hope the drawing tells it. But this kinda made me wish I had some giant headphones to zone out with nicely.

Back and Forth to Bay Ridge on My Last Day of Work (Tuesday, 3-15-11)

Awoke early to do some biz down on 86th street before my last day at the agency. Loved this giant pale yellow curly explosion of hair on the Bay Ridge bound R, in contrast to the almost stark white frosty hair of the young Russian woman behind her.

Girl on the left had teh crazy straightend almost flock o seagulls like wave over her face, but her rapid movemnet made me botch her bit.

Back on the R city bound, quickie of this guy with a great gut and romanesque face, but he bailed pretty quick.

And then I hit the N at 59th street, enamored by these two ladies, one perfectly squat like a female-chinese-Don Zimmer (in Brown Yankee hat no less), the other tall young and lean, robustly devouring her breakfast sandwichie-pastry thing.

As the N crossed the Manhattan Bridge, got into her long locky hair (although I suspected extensions) flowing down over her puffy, furry hooded bomber. Totally fucked up the lips.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Sunday, March 13, 2011

R Train from 23rd Street (Wednesday, 3-9-11)

Riding home from 23rd street, a little more time on the slow but steady R, rumbling towards the borough.

It was a little earlier than usual, coming from an edited so it was a little wall to wall. The downside of heading out just after 5.

Amongst a crew of dudes shooting the shit in Chinese, his eyes pretty much hidden under a seemingly heavy grey spiderman cap.

Big Fros on a Monday Evening Commute (2-28-11)

On the 1 train seemingly supported by a pair of wide black glasses.

Pale and yellow/brown which somewhat blended into her cocoa skin on the 95st bound R train, 'twas kinda impressive.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Characters of the Evening Rush (Thursday, 3-10-11)

Olive skinned lady with a nice head of black curls and red red coat, on the 1 from Houston Street.

Caught her in her reading face, glad she didn't ask to see as I am sure she would not have been pleased.

iPaddin on the R.

To Union street.