[one drawing #24] train

I started the one month journey across the US with USA rail pass this week. On my first train from Boston to Chicago, I drew a view from my seat. The view outside the window was constantly changing so I drew the view of a chair and a window and… well, a small piece of an interior of the train.

It has been a long time since I drew from real life. While it was a bit challenging because of changing sunlight and the frequently moving chair (because the passenger in front of me had liberty to change one’s chair at any time), the practice was fun enough! And there’s always something to learn while drawing. I didn’t realize there were so many rubber bands(?) around the window, haha.

I was waiting for Lake Michigan to show up to fill my windows up but the train I took (Lake Shore Limited) just glided into the Chicago Union Station without showing me any lake view. I decided to leave the view outside the window blank for now.

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Lake Shore Limited Amtrak train

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making ‘Train’

One more small pleasure while drawing in train turned out to be I get to know in which parts  of the country I was drawing. Apple kindly reminded me of the fact by showing me where I was while each drawing phase… Ghoshen & Butler–>La Porte & Gary, Indiana!

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