Friday, November 19, 2010
when i go to cities, i like to take a pad and charcoal along on the subway and try to come up with something. the people come and go, so there's a fair amount of imagination and memory involved. it's embarrassing to get caught sketching somebody's portrait, so you try not to be too obvious.
they say that the great french painter pascin had his own method to sketch incognito. he wore a baggy overcoat and drew on a small pad in his pocket, without even looking at the drawing. hard to imagine how he did it, or how that didn't draw more attention to him.