Commute IV

by okayart


Olivia J. Kiers. “Commute IV.” Ink and gouache. 2016.

Just playing around some more. I had this idea–of people illuminated on the Green Line T and seen in the darkness of a tunnel–for a print, but the sketch turned out well enough that I decided to work it directly into something more finished. The figures are a little cartoonish, but that’s okay. The comics vibe gives the angst of commuting a wry edge. Might still go back to this and make a print anyway. We shall see.

For any sticklers out there: Yes, I know that I got the orientation and arrangement of the seats wrong, but it worked better graphically this way.