Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Quick Drawings.

Our local trains are quite different from ones abroad, I guess. For one thing, we have entertainers on board who do all kinds of stuff, from singing a capella, to making farmyard noises (yes, really), to preaching fire and brimstone. These are usually accompanied by a tin going around for collections.  It can be very interesting, although I have been told that if you take the train regularly, it all becomes a bit much! For another thing, we have hawkers on some trains - selling potato chips, toffees, cold drinks (which they carry around in buckets of ice), second-hand books, plastic toys and so forth. It provides people with a much-needed income.
So on my train trip some weeks ago, I bought this plastic toy - you draw on it with a magnetized pen, and then you can clear the drawing by sweeping the lever across. It has been quite useful for me to practice quick drawings, mostly while watching DVDs ...





3 comments:

Linda Sue said...

I love taking the train here, for the peace and quiet and the rumble and sway of the car.You train experience sounds entertaining but terribly annoying, to me, anyway. If I wanted a circus I would go to a circus. Your drawings are amazing actually! Erik had one of those things when he was small and we only managed to draw a line and a zero. Well done- you are a natural and it is a shame to lose those faces you have done- rather like performance art! It is there and then it is not.

Leenie B said...

I agree. Entertainers with their hands out would get a little old if they were to be endured every day. Still having them along to make a journey to adventure a little more fun might be welcome. Your drawings are great. Nice to not have to search for paper and have to decide what to do with the results.

Tana Goosen said...

Jou sketse raak net al hoe mooier, Snoot-artzi!