train


8pm Sunday, train from Tiverton, Devon, to Paddington, 21st September 2014
Sleeping… Coming back from a friend’s fantastic wedding in Devon, I was sat next to someone who snored for much of the journey and woke up occasionally just to take a swig of milk from a large carton. Drawing digitally means I’m vulnerable to changes in technology. Rather boringly, I […]

Sleeping, train from Devon to Paddington, 21st September 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


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


Wednesday morning, Victoria line, 13th November 2013
On the Tube, sometimes my view can be blocked by someone’s bum, newspaper or crotch. This claustrophobic scene is an indication of how overcrowded this metropolis gets sometimes. Sketched quickly on a Tube journey, much of the details of this interesting view was drawn afterwards when I returned home. Medium: Digital drawing […]

Crotch view, Victoria line, 13th November 2013


Monday morning, Victoria line, 4th November 2013
Winter has arrived in London. Coats and scarves are now essential until July! Sketched during the rush hour, over the course of a week I drew most of this on my subsequent journeys on the Tube. Medium: Digital drawing on iPhone Date drawn: 4th – 12th November 2013

Coats and winter, Victoria line, 4th November 2013



Thursday evening, Great Portland Street to Farringdon station, Metropolitan line, 31st October 2013
After a long day at work, it’s nice to be heading home. A journey home on the new carriages on the Metropolitan line. Modern and clean – I can’t complain. Medium: Digital drawing on iPhone Date drawn: 31st October – 3rd October 2013 A video of the drawing being created:

Couple, Thursday evening, Metropolitan line, 31st October 2013


Friday morning, Victoria line, 25th October 2013
It gets even more crowded at Victoria station. On a northbound Tube on the Victoria line during the morning rush hour there are seats available at Brixton, but after Stockwell – no chance. There’s space to stand comfortably until Victoria, when additional passengers squeeze in tightly. The scene I sketch is […]

Friday morning, Victoria line, 25th October 2013


Morning rush hour, train to Farringdon, 22nd October 2013
No seats, no windows and standing next to the toilets. First Capital Connect trains make me feel so special in the mornings. I try to use the Tube as I normally get a seat, but today I chose the train and experienced the situation I like to avoid: standing all […]

Morning rush hour, train to Farringdon, 22nd October 2013



Train to Euston, 21st October 2013
I know what you’re feeling like, I’m tired too. On a train from Birmingham New Street station to Euston, during the journey I drew a man resting. Medium: Digital drawing on iPhone Date drawn: 21st October 2013

Train to Euston, 21st October 2013


Thursday news, Victoria line, 17th October 2013
The wrong prices always go up: Energy prices soar 10.6% I normally try and avoid picking up the ubiquitous free papers, but during my journey home on a Thursday evening I began reading the headlines from someone else’s newspaper. There was no good news and that is why I normally […]

Thursday’s news, Victoria line, 17th October 2013


Sweating postman, Victoria line, 1st October 2013
It can get very hot on the Tube, so always carry water – and a facecloth. It was on a Tuesday evening rush hour on the Victoria line after I finished work when, from Oxford Circus to Stockwell, opposite me sat a postman regularly mopping sweat from his face. I […]

Sweating postman, Victoria line, 1st October 2013



Burger eating, Monday evening, Victoria Line, London, 23rd September 2013
I experienced food envy on my way home. Is there any etiquette to follow when eating on the Tube? One fellow passenger focused solely on his evening meal, without making eye contact with anyone or anything else. He had bitten his food to leave a perfect cross section of his […]

Eating a burger, Victoria Line, 23rd September 2013


Rainy evening, Oxford Circus, central London, 13th September 2013
Black is the main colour of umbrellas. It has been a wet end to the summer. It was a Friday evening, I had finished work and I was making my way down to Oxford Circus station when it rained heavily. A lot of people walking carelessly with pointy umbrellas too […]

Rainy evening, Oxford Circus, 13th September 2013


Coat stand, Victoria Line, 5th September 2013
One passenger has solved the problem of where to hang a coat when using the Tube. The Tube carriage I sat in on Thursday evening was fairly empty. People stand out more and you get clear views of everyone during such times. I couldn’t miss the man who had brought […]

Coat stand, Victoria Line, 5th September 2013



Sunday evening, Victoria line, 25th August 2013
Is there more to life than this? I hope so. I was on the Tube, on the way home from a brief date. What better way to take my mind away from my thoughts than to draw someone who looked absolutely exhausted. Was he a doctor? He got off at […]

Sunday evening, Victoria line, 25th August 2013



Lipstick and scratching, Victoria line, London, 1st August 2013
I’ve never thought make-up could be entertaining. On a commute during a Thursday morning rush hour I was entertained for a few minutes watching someone apply make-up. It’s a skill to be able to apply cosmetics like lipstick either during stops at station or, more impressively, while the train is […]

Lipstick and scratching, Victoria line, 1st August 2013



Bright colours, Monday morning, Victoria line, 29th July 2013
A bit of colour is welcome on the Tube. The bright colours people were wearing on my commute to work were a welcome sight to greet me on the first day back after a long relaxing weekend. This scene lasted from Brixton until Victoria four stops later, when some of […]

Bright colours, Monday morning, Victoria line, 29th July 2013


Empty Tube carriage, Bakerloo line, London, 20th July 2013
A selfie. Sometimes, the Tube can be underused, and I experience the lonely luxury of having a whole carriage to myself. Saturday afternoon on my way to catch a Reading-bound train from Paddington was one such occassion, there was no-one else to draw but myself. Medium: Digital drawing on iPhone Date […]

Empty Tube carriage, Bakerloo line, 20th July 2013