London


Cake and tears, District line, 30th January 2016
Cake, tears and tiredness. Another Saturday evening. It was a Saturday and a long journey on the District line for me between two birthday celebrations: a late one for myself and another for a friend. Some people seemed to be going to parties, others partied out and the most unfortunate […]

Cake and tears, District line, 30th January 2016


Grant Thornton House and Euston station, London, 5th February 2016 (Drawing 605)
Euston, you only look good at night.   Euston is an ugly station, but at night it’s transformed. The office blocks that surround it become less monolithic in the dark, before the office lights are switched off; the silhouette of office furniture and the blinds break up the rectangles of lights from […]

Euston Square, London, 5th February 2016


Federation Coffee, Brixton Market, London, Thursday 28th January 2016 (Drawing 601)
I got a seat!   A cold struck me and I stayed at home to recover. By the end of the day I wanted to be outdoors and popped out to get some good-tasting medicine, coffee. It’s packed at the weekend, but late afternoon on a Thursday finds the popular Federation […]

Federation Coffee, Brixton, London, 28th January 2016



7pm Monday, Oxford Circus to Brixton stations, Victoria line, London, 11th January 2016 (Drawing 598)
R.I.P. I heard early in the morning the sad news from friends. By the time I finished work and on my way home, news of David Bowie’s death was everywhere, and sites near or across Brixton became gathering places for Bowie fans. Medium: Digital drawing created on an iPhone 6 and using […]

David Bowie, Victoria line, 11th January 2016



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


6.30pm, sunset over rooftops and Lambeth Town Hall clock tower, Brixton, London, 11th October 2015 (Drawing 552)
It’s a noisy and expensive city, but at least the spectacular sunsets are silent and free From the terrace on my roof I saw a spectacular sunset for a brief few minutes before it went dark. In the distance was the clock tower of Lambeth Town Hall, with its clock […]

Sunset over rooftops, Brixton, 11th October 2015


Tottenham Court Road station, London, 8th October 2015
A new corner of London with lots of old memories Due to bad timing I arrived too early at Tottenham Court Road station to meet my girlfriend, so I used the time to draw the new entrance building to the station. This corner of Charing Cross Road and Oxford Street has changed […]

Tottenham Court Road station, 8th October 2015



Interval, Stewart Lee comedy gig, Leicester Square Theatre, London, 29th September 2015
You’re a very funny man, Stewart Lee Excellent gig by comedian Stewart Lee. I sketched this scene in about 5 minutes during the interval. Medium: Digital drawing created on an iPhone 6 and using Brushes Redux app Drawn: 29th September 2015

Comedy gig, Leicester Square Theatre, 29th September 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