Saturday, April 12, 2008

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Perhaps the guy was just exhausted. He laid down chatting on the phone for almost the entire half-and-hour the bus takes to get to downtown. Or perhaps he was just plain rude. I have a lot of respect for my fellow bus riders, taking advantage of public transportation instead of burning gas in their cars and clogging the freeway, but man, I wouldn't let my five year old sit like that. Sorry, I probably sound like a really old cranky man instead of a 38-year-old. You could argue it was probably rude of me to draw him surreptitiously.
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Tal vez el tipo estaba agotado. Se tumbó en el asiento del autobús y estuvo hablando por teléfono casi toda la media hora que tarda en llegar al centro de la ciudad. O quizás este señor es simplemente un maleducado. Tengo mucho respeto por mis colegas que utilizan transporte público en lugar de quemar gasolina con sus coches y atascar la autopista, pero, vaya, yo no dejaría ni a mi chaval de cinco años que se sentara así. Lo siento, seguro que pensaréis que soy un viejo gruñón y no un treintañero. Por otra parte, podrías decirme que el maleducado soy yo por dibujarle a escondidas.

13 comments:

  1. Well, he was clearly posing for you, so how could you not draw him? :)

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  2. LOL, yes, you're turning into a cranky guy, but that's not so bad as a rude guy. I enjoy your peeks into the Seattle area. Here in the Midwest, we're getting enough rain and dark skies that I can pretend I'm there (minus Elliot Bay).

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  3. Great entry Gabi! My mom tells me of times when as a child she had to wear her Sunday clothes, hat, and gloves to ride into "town" on the town-bus. Looks like those days are long gone! : )

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  4. He he. Hed wind me up, I know that! I LOVE this one Gabi. Great colours too.

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  5. Greetings from Vancouver BC. We have lots of guys like that on our transit system also, it's universal. I admire your art, thanks for sharing it. Be down to see the mariners soon.

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  6. I'm glad you drew him! I just wish you'd gotten his ugly face in there, too!

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  7. Rude behaviour(his) and great sketch(yours!)
    Ronell

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  8. I am continually amazed at your people-on-the-bus sketches. Whenever I draw on the bus my lines are all wiggly because of the bumps. Your bus must have great shocks or you have a very steady hand. The personality of your subjects comes through in the way you capture their posture.

    Thanks for sharing your drawings so consistently. I really enjoy receiving the daily email. You inspire me to draw more regularly.

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  9. thank you all for the comments! who would have thought this guy would spark a little conversation here.

    @beegirl: that's a great anecdote about the 'Sunday' clothes. growing up in Spain in the 70s i had to wear 'Sunday' clothes every other...er... Sunday! good times!

    @jason: yeah, too bad I couldn't get the ugly face, it was hid by a divider between seats, but i'm sure it was ugly!

    @sharon: being an inspiration to you is an inspiration to me!

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