commuting


Christmas gifs, Tuesday afternoon, Victoria line, London, 15th December 2015
Time for less commuting and for more eating and gift giving. In the run up to the Christmas holidays, there was a noticeable increase in the appearance of wrapped gifts, large shopping bags and rolls of wrapping paper on show. Like most people around me, the focus of my growing […]

Christmas gifts, Victoria line, 15th December 2015


4.30pm Saturday afternoon, Victoria to Elm Park stations, District line, London, 28th November 2015 (Drawing 577)
I admire anyone able to bring a pram on to the Tube. It was going to be a long journey to visit a friend in east London. From the portion of my journey that encompassed Victoria to Whitechapel, in front of me were a very happy couple with a pram […]

Pram, District line, 28th November 2015


9am Wednesday morning, Brixton to Oxford Circus stations, Victoria line, London, 25th November 2015 (Drawing 575)
A new view of rush hour. It was unusually crowded commute, memorable as it was one of those rare occasions when I couldn’t get a seat. Leaning back at the end the last carriage, I drew the busy scene in front of me: two rows of heads disappearing to an invisible vanishing […]

Rush hour, Victoria line, 25th November 2015



7pm, Wednesday 18th November 2015, Oxford Circus to Brixton stations, Victoria line, London
Puzzle solving on the Tube. I had to make a sketch quickly of this scene of a fellow commuter engrossed in solving a sudoku puzzle, as I only had time to draw between Stockwell and Brixton (the last two stations of the southern end of the Victoria line); I was probably […]

Sudoku, Victoria line, London, 18th November 2015


7.45am Thursday 1st October 2015, Brixton to Oxford Circus stations, Victoria line, London
It was an early start to work, as my work load never seems to decrease. At this time during rush  hour, there are sometimes school kids. On this occasion one child was very tired and being comforted. Medium: Digital drawing created on an iPhone 6 and using Adobe Ideas app Drawn: 1st […]

Tired, Victoria line, London, 1st October 2015


Friday morning, Victoria line 21st August 2015
It was an early start to my working day. Another drawing completed, mostly created during a month’s worth of commuting. On my way to work, very early in the morning, my attention was focused on a couple; one of them was holding a credit card, the details of which his […]

Credit card and flowers, Victoria line, London, 21st August 2015



Sleeping commuters, Victoria line, 18th June 2015
The challenge is to wake up at the right stop. A month and a half of commuting to find enough time to create this drawing. Life is getting busy, but it’s going well, apart from where I fall sleep and find myself in the opposite side of the city to […]

Sleeping commuters, Victoria line, 18th June 2015


Two fingers, 7.30pm Thursday evening, Oxford Circus to Victoria, Victoria line, London, 28th May 2015
Swearing on the Tube isn’t that common… I wondered, during a short Tube journey from work to a friend’s house, was this woman was sticking two fingers at me? She seemed engrossed in playing Candy Crush, so she probably didn’t even notice I was there. In this picture I’m trying to be […]

Two fingers, Victoria line, 28th May 2015




Father and baby, 11.30am, Good Friday, 3rd April 2015, on a Northern line Tube train from Stockwell to Kennington station, London
On the Tube, a baby or pet instantly becomes the focus of attention. It’s been a busy month for me, as well as working full time, I tried to socialise. So, it took me a month to transform a quick onsite sketch below to the finished piece you see above. […]

Father and baby, Northern line, 3rd April 2015


Meditating, 9.40am, Thursday morning, Victoria line, 26th March 2015
The Tube can be a relaxing place for some… On my way to work, this guy seemed so calm, I think he was meditating from Brixton to Oxford Circus and beyond. Medium: Digital drawing on iPhone 6 and Adobe Ideas app Date drawn: 20th March – 5th April 2015

Meditating, Thursday morning, Victoria line, 26th March 2015


Clothes rail, 4.30pm, Sunday afternoon, Brixton to Stockwell, Victoria line, 15th March 2015
I’m not the only one who’s having problems finding enough storage space… Whilst on my way to the centre of London, I shared my carriage for one stop with a guy who had some dry cleaning. I’ve never seen the handrails being used like this, but it seems logical when […]

Clothes rail, Victoria line, 15th March 2015



Two guys, 11pm Saturday, Oxford Circus to Brixton, Victoria line, London, 28th February 2015
Always get a good night’s sleep. Returning home from the cinema, I saw this couple. One of them was very tired, but I got the indication they were just starting their night out. At Vauxhall, one woke the other from his sleep and they both got off. Medium: Digital drawing on […]

Two guys, Victoria line, 28th February 2015


Family, 1.30pm, Thursday 22nd January 2015, Brixton to Green Park station, Victoria line, London
My family and other commuters… My family came to London to see me and to visit the Royal Academy, where a tiny version of a photograph I took was being exhibited. For the first time there was a need for the subjects I portrayed to be a little more lifelike. Medium: Digital drawing on […]

Family, Victoria line, 22nd January 2015


Tuesday morning, Brixton to Oxford Circus, Victoria line, 10th - 26th February 2015, London
Talk, read, drink coffee, listen to music – not a cool cafe, just another Tube journey. Another morning rush-hour commute. Occasionally people talk. Medium: Digital drawing on iPhone 6+ and Adobe Ideas app Date drawn: 10th – 26th January 2015

Coffee and conversation, Victoria line, 10th February 2015





Frosty couple, Saturday 10pm, Camden Town to Tottenham Court Road stations, Northern line, 29th November 2014
I wonder what they argued over… I was on my way home after a night out in Camden Town (a rare event as I’ve spent a few years disliking the place) and shared a Tube carriage with this couple, but everything in their body language told me they were strangers. They […]

Frosty couple, Northern line, 29th November 2014



Signage, Brixton tube station
It’s good to be back in Brixton… I woke up in my new flat in Brixton, I realised that yesterday wasn’t a dream and it really did happen: I moved away from my old place. It’s a relief to have reached my fourth rented flat of 2014. Medium: Digital drawing on iPhone […]

Home in…Brixton, 4th December 2014


10am, Saturday morning, Maida Vale to Baker Street, Bakerloo line, 11th October 2014
A busy Saturday morning on the Tube… I’m hoping this will be the last drawing I do of my commutes from Maida Vale. I’m making preparations to move to the fourth flat of 2014, but to a much friendly place in Brixton. I’m going back south of the river. Medium: Digital drawing […]

Mother and daughter, Bakerloo line, 11th October 2014