Sketching Portrait Faces on the Underground
Once I've completed a year’s worth of portrait face sketches from the London Underground I’ll publish a book of them all. The book will become a record of the diverse peoples living and working in London. The sketches completed on the underground will reflect a random selection of commuters who travel to and from work.
Each subject is determined by who happens to sit opposite me during my journey. I never select a portrait face myself as I'm interested in the process of natural selection.
This week, I’d like to include the inspiring artist Dryden Goodwin in this post. In February 2011, he completed an exciting project commissioned by ‘Art on the Underground’ http://art.tfl.gov.uk/ where he made 60 portraits of Jubilee line staff. Part of each portrait included video documentation of the process of each drawing as well as voice recordings of each sitter. The work is beautiful and moving! Check out the following video link http://www.vimeo.com/18656284/ made as a record of the project. You can also view all the sketches by clicking on http://www.nicespots.com/nicespots/Linear_Dryden_Goodwin/ .
View my next seven sketches below:
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