Here are a few drawings from my newest sketchbook: number 63. In the past, my friends Juan and Sirinya (professed green transportation urban wonks like me – though I think they have better cred than I) have organized pub crawls centered on Metro rail lines. Last night they organized a slightly different version around the more-humble Metro Bus. Specficially line 720, the Metro Rapid bus on Wilshire Boulevard (and parts of 5th, 6th and Whittier, too.)
I got in on two of the pub stops (which, as a person who doesn’t drink a great deal, was plenty) – and had a good time seeing familiar friends and meeting some new ones. We were supposed to stop at The Varnish – at Coles in downtown L.A., but it was too crowded, so we ended up at Las Perlas, across the street.
The lower of the two sketches includes Sirinya (left) and a friend of hers named Haley (right.)
From there we took the 720 bus to the HMS Bounty, which is a great very old bar in a historic building… and an easy bike ride or walk from where I live. The drawing at the top of the post is a very quick brush-pen sketch of the interior of the Bounty – done while we were waiting for a booth. It was interrupted by us actually gettting seated, at which point, I stopped sketching.
Here’s a drawing of a woman on the 720 bus between the two stops; I ended up drawing her across the fold between two pages: