Despite the extreme cold temperature warning in the city, a couple of urban sketchers left their warm cozy home to go sketch people in the subway. We had a great turnout and a lot of great sketches of people riding the subway on a frigid Sunday afternoon. Torontonians don't usually get temperatures below -20 degrees C, so it was interesting to capture the various ways they bundled up to protect themselves from the cold. Tuques, caps, hooddies, puffy jackets and lots of layers were popular today. An interesting fact that we discussed while observing passengers, is that most people wear black or grey coats. There's not a lot of bright colours for outerwears in the city other than the occasional red Canada Goose Jackets. I wonder if wearing bright colours in winter would bring a bit more smile on people's faces. As you can see in the photos below, many riders seemed rather miserable.
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Saturday, February 7, 2015
A couple of us went back to Bampot for another session of sketching while sipping tea since everyone had a great time the first time we sketched there. It was the perfect day to sketch indoors. This time the place was packed, but it turned out great and we ended up having great conversations during our time there. The resulting sketches, as shown here, were very impressive. It's always a pleasure to see such great talent.