Drawings

 

Here is a slide show of sketches from my collection of sketchbooks. Many are from the subway ride from my last home in Shanghai’s Minhang district to my Xintiandi studio – about a 20 minute ride. I would draw the person sitting across the car from me. Always a challenge as I never knew when the person would get up to exit the train, or the car would fill up and I could no longer see the person I was drawing. For every finished piece, there are 10 unfinished starter scribbles. Often I would add notes about the colors the people wore – and add watercolors afterwards in the studio.