Azur on the Orange linePosted: February 12, 2016
I don’t often get to ride the Montreal subway, but when I do, I look forward to the opportunity to do some people sketching. It’s an unpredictable experience because your model could hop up at any moment and get off the train and oops, there goes the drawing you just started. I was pretty lucky today. I was only on the Orange Line for 15 minutes but the two models I drew sat still for quite a while. I was able to draw one guy twice when he decided to close his eyes and take a little snooze.
Coincidentally, I also ended up on one of the brand new AZUR trains, which just started running last Sunday. So far they are only operating at non-peak hours, so I guess I just happened to get lucky. If you haven’t been on one yet, they’re pretty cool. You can walk from one end of the train to the other because the cars are all open, and as advertised, they are roomier and brighter. The short experience made me long for a free afternoon to spend riding the train and sketching the people.