Hi, my name is Dawood Marion and I have been drawing since I was really young (like 5 or 6). I currently teach drawing in the Bay Area and produce lots of drawings on trains and the transit buses during the commute to teach and going other places. I like the challenge of trying to nail the likeness of a person within 2-4 minutes before they decide to exit the train or drastically change they're position. One of my goals is to have my work featured in Artist Daily "Drawing" publication, so I am starting here by posting my work to share it with you all. Thanks for viewing my work and feel free to leave your comments, questions and other information.
Here are links to more of my work online:
Fine Art / Sketches:http://dawoodsketchs.blogspot.com/Portfolio:http://www.dawoodmarion.com/Dawood on Youtube:Youtube:http://www.youtube.com/user/dawoodmarion
This is my good friend Ruth Smith (age 94). I teach her drawing every friday and constantly watch her progress.
11 x 14
Ballpoint On Paper Archival Paper
Ruth Smith (Detail close-up)
Me and Ruth after a great drawing session...
This is my good friend Bola Thompson who also joins in on the friday drawing sessions.
Ballpoint pen on
Asian woman with groceries
A drawing of an African woman riding the transit bus. I showed her this drawing and she really liked it as normally I don't show the work because either they leave, I leave or I just never know they're reaction.
African Woman on Transit
Ballpoint Pen on Archival Paper
I captured this guy on the Muni Transit bus while crossing the Bay Bridge headed back to Oakland from San Francisco.
Caucasian Man on Transit
African Woman Reading Book On Transit Bus (Detail Close-up)
Thanks for viewing my work!!!!!
Daywood, I love your work. Thanks for sharing.
Margo Schwirian Fine Art
Very nice!! I love to sketch also it's fun and passes time if your sitting and waiting somewhere.
Thanks Elizabeth!!! Yeah, drawing is what makes a 40 + min. commute seem like 10 mins.
You got that right!!! Keep on drawing I hope you make the cover!! Those ladies you hang with on Fridays look like a lot of fun!!!!
Ha Ha!!! Yes Ruth and Bola are awesome. Thanks !! i would love to be on the cover of Artist Daily!!!
Thanks for putting that energy out there. I need to find out who to contact specifically about getting in the publication.
This is a drawing I did today during the commute. I showed the man after I completed the drawing and he was blown away by how fast and on point the likeness captured.
African Man looking out transit window
Ballpoint Pen on Paper
Very nice!! I admire your guts in showing it to people.
Interesting how this composition came together as these guys were not sitting together. I drew the guy in the front and when he exited I drew the other who was sitting in a different area... I actually had to move around to get the proper point of view that would make it look as if the were side by side. I really like the lighting effect in this drawing also. Thanks for viewing - Enjoy!"Two dudes riding the bus"11 x 14Ballpoint Pen on Archival Paper
Thanks Elizabeth!!! I would love to grace the cover of American Artist "Drawing" magazine some day and have people around the globe checking out my work :) Here is a vision of what that cover might look like. Heres to putting the good energy our into the universe...
Great idea!! now you can really envision what you want which will help you to get it .... Putting the bar code on there is a great touch....