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Tired woman, 12.30pm Sunday, Brixton to Oxford Circus, Victoria line, 1st June 2014
I know what you feel like… Not an interpretation of Edvard Munch’s The Scream, but rather my view whilst on the Tube to Maida Vale on my way to view a new flat. The woman got on at Brixton with me, and before she got off at Victoria, she changed […]

Tired woman, Victoria line, 1st June 2014


Sunday evening, Victoria line, 18th May 2014
Go easy on that highlighter… I was heading home after a fantastic weekend with friends up in the North exploring Macclesfield and Chester. It was odd to be able to see my own reflection instead of the backside or crotch of someone standing up in the aisle. During this week […]

Highlighter pen and bags, Victoria line, 18th May 2014


Last Tube home, 12.30am on the Northern line, London, Sunday 28th April 2014
It’s always a relief to get the last Tube home, whatever the state… Closing time for pubs and the last trains don’t coincide. No joined-up thinking, but if it was to exist it would benefit us all immensely. So after I finished drinking on a Saturday night (probably to make […]

Last Tube home, Northern line, 27th April 2014



Monday evening, Victoria line, London, 21st April 2014
I was working late again, I wonder how many of my fellow commuters are also doing unpaid overtime? Tired from working late, somehow I still had enough energy to sketch a half-empty carriage. I was sat on the far end of the last carriage, though I was sat down on […]

Monday evening, Victoria line, 21st April 2014


Carrying an A1 model, 10am Saturday morning, Victoria line, London, 19th April 2014
It was my turn to do something odd on the Tube. Carrying an A1-size model is best done during the quiet hours… Because of my annual house move, I need to find new places for my possessions – mostly charity shops! A few precious items with no practical value, but immense […]

Carrying an A1 model, Victoria line, 19th April 2014


Moving house: Eating all the old food, 18th April 2014
After packing, the next step before moving is to eat all the existing food. Some interesting food cobinations are about to happen! In what now seems like an annual event, I have decided to move and this time I’m extremely glad to do so. I’ve been busy packing and now […]

Moving house: Eating all the old food, 18th April 2014



Birthday present, District line, London, Saturday afternoon, 5th April 2014
I don’t use the District line often, but carrying large presents isn’t normal, is it?  Only two stops seperate Victoria and South Kensington stations, so that is all the time I had to sketch as much as I could from my Tube journey. It’s always interesting to see what people […]

Birthday present, District line, 5th April 2014


Franx Cafe, Covent Garden, 20th March 2014
Happy memories of a fry-up… In my ideal world having a fry-up in Covent Garden during a weekday, without worrying about the health impact, looking for flats, money or work, would be a common event. It was a great day off from ‘normality’. Medium: Digital drawing on iPhone Date drawn: 20th March […]

Franx Continental Cafe, Covent Garden, 20th March 2014




Life outside Brixton underground station, London, 8th March 2014
It’s always busy outside Brixton underground station day or night. It’s extra busy outside the station when there’s a gig at the Brixton Academy, an event which attracts annoying and loud ticket touts and big groups of people from outside the area meeting up in the only place they know. […]

Life outside Brixton underground station, 8th March 2014


Snickers bar, Wednesday morning, Victoria line, London, 19th February 2014
A chocolate bar in the morning? I prefer a fry up. Reading, eating and sleeping were the options available on this journey. Medium: Digital drawing on iPhone Date drawn: 19th February – 8th March 2014

Snickers bar, Victoria line, 19th February 2014


Dachshund, train from Herne Hill to Blackfriars, London, 22nd February 2014
Ever get that feeling that there are pets out there receiving more love than you and leading better lives? This was drawn almost entirely on the 14 journeys on public transport I took over seven days, mostly to and from work. The drawing is based on a sketch I made on […]

Dachshund, train to Blackfriars, 22nd February 2014



Reading other people's magazines, Victoria line, 11th February 2014
 On the Tube, you’re not only sharing germs, air and space, but also the free newspapers and magazines. Another busy Tuesday morning on the Victoria line. Life on the Tube carries on, though with the odd clue about what’s happening on the surface – in this case it’s the umbrellas. I saw […]

Reading other people’s magazines, Victoria line, 11th February 2014


Delayed morning service, Victoria line, 28th January 2014
I’ll be positive. I’m looking forward to the next two days of Tube strikes… There might be scenes like this when the Tube strikes begin from the evening of Tuesday 11th until the end of Thursday 13th February – or the opposite if everyone avoids the Tube. I sketched this on […]

Delayed morning service, Victoria line, 28th January 2014


Reading, Tuesday morning, Victoria line, 7th January 2014
Not having something to read made me the odd one out on the Tube… Not only is it interesting to see what people are reading, nothing particularly academic usually, it’s also fascinating to see the medium. There are newspapers, books, sometimes even print outs, but they were joined more recently […]

Reading, Tuesday morning, Victoria line, 7th January 2014



No.68 bus from Euston to Norwood, 3rd January 2014
When using public transport, hold on to anything, as you’ll get no warning when that bus or train will suddenly stop. I was coming back with heavy luggage after spending the Christmas holidays in Birmingham, when I had to board a packed bus at Euston station during the rush-hour to return […]

Bus to Norwood, south London, 3rd January 2014


Giant bear, 8.30pm Tuesday, Victoria line, London, 3rd December 2013
Yes, carrying a giant teddy bear is normal, and no, I’m not looking. Of course, I shouldn’t react to someone carrying a large soft toy, but something like that does attract attention. I did my best to be British and sober about it; I ignored it and looked away. This drawing […]

Giant bear, Victoria line, London, 3rd December 2013


Bald man, Train to Farringdon, 21st November 2013
Standing room only on a train and I get a view of someone’s scalp. It’s a beautiful world. Thursday evening on a packed train towards Herne Hill. I hold onto the handrail with my left hand and draw with great difficulty with only my right. Unusually, because of this hand […]

Bald man, Train from Farringdon, 21st November 2013



Paul Klee exhibition, Tate Modern, London, 8pm 16th November 2013
Ohhh, so it’s pronounced ‘Paul clay’! This Klee painting wasn’t good enough to make it as a postcard in the gift shop. I didn’t know anything about Paul Klee until the reviews came out for Tate Modern’s exhibition. On a visit at the Tate I learnt much about Klee and his […]

Paul Klee exhibition, Tate Modern, 16th November 2013


Cold shower, Herne Hill, London, 14th November 2013
Cold showers are not ideal in winter. The boiler at my place has broken down, just as the temperature has fallen significantly in London. After two days I thought I’d brave it and have a unheated shower, no matter how cold – politely put, it was invigorating. My landlady lives […]

Cold shower, Herne Hill, London, 14th November 2013