Subway Sketches

Kate Parkinson (Toronto, ON)
Kate was born in Toronto, is a graduate of OCAD University (graphic design), and holds an MFA in Illustration from the University of Hartford.  She is also a published children’s book illustrator/author.
Kate and has been both drawing and riding the TTC all her life, so it was only natural to combine the two.
Carrying her sketchbook wherever she goes, she particularly enjoys drawing those distracted by mobile phones or sleeping passengers.      Materials: watercolour paper or Moleskine, pencil, pens and markers.


Mother's Love

A protective arm around her daughter while keeping an eye on her son. (Subway heading north from Bloor)


Fur Trapper Hat

Not everyone can pull off a fur trapper hat. This guy totally rocks it. He had style so I drew him.
(Subway heading south from Eglinton West)


Great Hat

Loved this kid's hat.
(Subway north: Eglinton to Finch)




She was not aware I was drawing her; she was in her own musical world. (Southbound 97 Yonge bus)



Woman engrossed in a book. (Subway south to Queen)

For more TTC sketches see my blog.