Monthly Archives: May 2016

Saturday Night on the U7.

This is another U-Bahn drawing that took several rides to finish.Saturday night on the U7 by Suzanne Forbes May 28 2016

I did a lot of drawings with really intense perspective over the last month or two as I got ready to teach my first class on the subject.

I don’t want to ask my students to do anything I wouldn’t do myself! I don’t know where the big guy and the skinny guy were going, because I got off before they did. But pre-gaming with a beer or bottle on the train is totally normal in Berlin, and not just on Saturday night!


Maypole_by_Suzanne_Forbes_May_28_2016I glimpsed this little girl dancing around the subway pole, surrounded by tall black-clad guys, at the beginning of May.

Then I carefully reconstructed the scene over a series of short U-Bahn rides. Since you never know which model of train you’ll get, or if there will be a seat in the correct position, detailed U-Bahn drawings tend to take a few rides!