Usually I sit in an inconspicuous spot when I sketch on BART but the only available seat was the kind where two passengers sit facing two others. This lady at first seemed annoyed at my sketching her — since our knees were nearly touching I couldn’t hide what I was doing — so I tried sketching the guy below a few feet to my left who had a big nose ring like you’d put in a cow. But he got off so I went back to her. She eventually ignored me and I was able to draw for another few minutes until I reached my stop. (5 minute drawing),
Sepia Memory Brush Pen (felt pen with a brush-like tip) in Moleskine sketchbook.
I took a walk to the Peets Coffee in my neighborhood and forced myself to slow down and draw for a little while. I’m also in such a rush to get to the next thing, which in this case was painting in the studio. This old felt tip brush pen was running out of ink.
Ink in Moleskine sketchbook on Veteran’s Day
I overheard him saying, “Today is a very sacred day. I’m glad to be alive and have survived Viet Nam and the military government.”