Pregnant woman, Victoria line, 16th July 2013


Londoners can be polite and friendly.

Pregnant woman and woman knitting, Victoria line, London, 16th July 2013

Pregnant woman and woman knitting, Victoria line, London, 16th July 2013

The morning rush hour didn’t mean manners were forgotten, a pregnant woman was offered seats by several people, including myself. I do hear sad stories about heavily-pregnant women being left to stand on hot and long tube journeys, but not this time. London IS a friendly city! I sketched this scene quickly before my view was obscured by passengers standing in front of me in the aisle.

Medium: Digital drawing on iPhone
Date drawn: 16th – 18th July 2013

Here’s a glimpse of the drawing at different stages before completion:

Initial sketch: Pregnant woman and woman knitting, Victoria line, London, 16th July 2013

Initial sketch, this was done on site: Pregnant woman and woman knitting, Victoria line, London, 16th July 2013

Sketch being worked over: Initial sketch: Pregnant woman and woman knitting, Victoria line, London, 16th July 2013

Sketch being worked over after the journey: Pregnant woman and woman knitting, Victoria line, London, 16th July 2013