iPhone drawing London’s weather is unpredictable, though it is generally best to expect cold, cloudy or damp conditions. Everyone is in t-shirts (or less) once the sun comes out! These two guys looked very tired.
iPhone drawing A Saturday morning trip to catch a train to Manchester. It was early, but in context I was the most lively and awake person there. I wasn’t sure if my fellow traveller was drunk or just very tired.
iPhone drawing Getting on board Brixton, I usually get a seat, even during the morning rush hour. This time I had to stand, but it meant I could see what people were reading or what they were doing on their iPads. A lady was making a to-do-list for a trip […]
iPhone drawing The tide was low and I mudlarked on the banks of the Thames. I found no treasure, mostly rocks and sand and a fair bit of rubbish. One piece of flotsam that caught my eye was a fragment of Oystercard. Perhaps someone treated it like a credit card […]
iPhone drawing I was attending a book launch at the Flowers East gallery in Hoxton, London, when I spotted a lot of hipsters in tight red trousers. The wine and canapés were flowing freely, the art was nice too. It was the first of several days where I saw (and drew) […]
iPhone drawing Birmingham News Street station is undergoing a massive rebuilding programme. I was standing in the part of the station that still retained a fragment of its 19th-century predecessor. In amongst the ever decreasing amount of stained concrete from the 1960s, at the end of platforms 2 and 1 are brick arches […]
iPhone drawing It was a dull train journey from Euston to Birmingham New Street station. I spent my time drawing the details around me, this included a coat hook, the back a seat and the electronic display showing seat numbers and reservation information. The trip was boring enough to ellicit this […]
iPhone drawing On a packed train to work I am forced to stand for much of the journey, but it gave me the perfect vantage point to draw the rows of seated commuters on a train heading northwards from south London. I had enough time on the journey to sketch […]
iPhone drawing The death of Margaret Thatcher was the lead news item on all the front page of every newspaper in Britain today. Her image was staring out at me from the newstand of my local branch of Sainsbury’s. I don’t think I’m particularly good at drawing portraits!
iPhone drawing With my move from Brixton complete, I’m now trying to figure out which is the best way to work. Today was my first day to work from my new (rented) home and it went surprisingly well, it didn’t take much longer than from my former address. I know […]
iPhone drawing London is a big place and much of the transport is crowded. This was drawn during one part of a long journey (it took a Tube, a train and a bus) from my workplace in central London to Chingford to visit a friend – the return journey back […]
iPhone drawing I use the Tube a lot, so it provides me with many opportunities and time to draw my fellow commuters. Sometimes they’re happy, other times they are less so. Overall, I think Transport for London does a good job. This drawing was done whilst traveling on the Northern […]
iPhone drawing All the Primark stores I’ve been to look the same. As well as the same stock and interiors, the queues are the same – long! This was drawn as I waited for my mother and sister, both of whom were, of course, in the queue.
iPhone drawing I was on my way to Heathrow Airport, Terminal 5, to start one of my rare holidays outside London or Birmingham, when for much of my journey on the Piccadilly line I sat opposite someone tucking into a McDonald’s breakfast. She wasn’t very tidy; she dropped bits of […]
iPhone drawing The lack of space (or garden) means I have resorted to growing plants on a windowsill at my workplace. This single red chilli pepper was the first to ripen. There was not a feast and it was a small reward for a lot of effort!