What is Train Faces?

I’ve always enjoyed drawing people on the train on my way to work – it’s fun, passes the time and is a good way to practice drawing skills and stay creative. When I caught someone on the Subway drawing me I thought it would be fun to have a place to showcase other people’s drawings from their commutes. So, here is Train Faces ๐Ÿ™‚


7 responses to “What is Train Faces?

  1. CarolAnneS

    September 10, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Hello marquis86
    I was so surprised to get your lovely comment. I would be happy for you to include a link to my website (despite the inferior standard of my drawings โ€“ but itโ€™s about sharing, right?). Iโ€™m also happy to return the compliment. Good luck with your blog and your drawing endeavours. In the meantime, Iโ€™ll keep on trying to learn how to draw properly.

    Take care.

  2. marquis86

    September 10, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    hello carol,
    thanks so much for visiting trainfaces. i honestly think your drawings are wonderful and i adore your lino prints too! i have published your drawing on the blog as the second entry ๐Ÿ™‚ if you ever create any more portraits on a commute, please let me know and i’ll be happy to include them here. please feel free to share train faces with others.

  3. Soo

    September 11, 2011 at 3:44 am

    Hi, thanks for visiting my work. You can link to my subway posts.

    • marquis86

      September 11, 2011 at 12:58 pm

      thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚ do you have a full name that you would like me to use or would you just prefer ‘soo’?xxx

  4. Lynne Chapman

    September 13, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Love the site M. It’s a great idea to gather together lots of different approaches to drawing people in trains. I’m so interested to see how other people tackle it – we all have our our methods.

    Would-be train sketchers might be interested to know that, because every time I post train portraits on my blog, I get lots of questions about whether I ask permission, how I do it in the time etc, I have written an article answering all these queries and giving my top tips to help people give it a go:

    Power to the pencil! (and pen of course…oh, and charcoal, if that’s your bag, and not forgetting iPad and the like…)

    • marquis86

      September 13, 2011 at 8:34 pm

      thanks for the link ๐Ÿ™‚ i’m sure people will find it helpful and interesting. thanks for the lovely comments too ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Tim Baynes

    October 26, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    I would love to contribute email me at
    You can see more on flickr if you search under ‘people’ and enter tim baynes
    Great initiative


    Date: 10 September 2011 21:50:51 GMT+01:00
    Subject: [Random Creativity] New comment on Standing Sitting it’s all commuting.

    Anonymous has left a new comment on your post “Standing Sitting it’s all commuting”:

    hey there! i have started a new blog to showcase portraits that people draw on the train or subway. i was wondering if i could feature your work with a link to your website / flickr stream / twitter or whatever you want?

    Posted by Anonymous to Random Creativity at 10 September 2011 13:50


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