Chapter 2 introduces the narrative that will run through most of the book: a recollection of drawing my sister on a train journey. Reflecting on the difficulties inherent in drawing train passengers, I raise the question of what makes a suitable place to draw. First, I describe studios: a studio where I attended life drawing sessions, and studios belonging to particular artists. Studio size, lighting, and degree of tidiness vary widely among individuals; what makes a studio suitable for drawing is that it predictably fits the needs and habits of an artist. Next, I explore places that are unsuitable for drawing, whether because drawing is inappropriate, or because the conditions make drawing almost impossible. Following a description of the sketchbook as a “place” to draw, I conclude by calling attention to the tension between interesting subjects to draw and the discomfort or inappropriateness of the places where these are found.