It's about 5 by 11.5 feet. I know everyone I drew, but it contextualizes the feelings of isolation we may have in crowded urban public spaces, such as on the metro in particular.
I made it a point to involve people I knew in the process, not only to give the work meaning but to also illustrate (figuratively and literally, haha) the sometimes comforting idea that there are always 6 degrees of separation in people, especially in a small city like Montreal. So no matter how estranged you feel, you may just find a familiar face amidst the endless unnerving crowds of automatons puttering around the subways.
There's lots I consider wrong with this picture, as I've never worked on such a huge scale before. The texture I had in my sketchbook did not translate to a larger scale, and the media I chose to work with weren't ideal for the size. The proportions were also very difficult to keep, hehe.Learning process though. ^_^
For those who volunteered pictures who aren't present (because there are a lot of kind Xangans who did volunteer pictures which I didn't include), it's nothing personal. I consider this work unfinished for starters, and secondly, some of the pics I had from people were not suited to the particular spots I needed filled. I will try to finish it (add more people to the background) with the pics I have, and perhaps extend it. Thank you to everyone who donated their faces though!! =) Couldn't have done it without you.
It was done in graphite, permanent ink, markers and colored pencil. I hope you like it.