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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



Looking away, 9am Monday morning, Maida Vale to Regent's Park, Bakerloo line, London, 8th September 2014
What do brightly-coloured ties say about someone’s personality? This scene is of another of my commutes into work from Maida Vale to Regent’s Park, mostly completed on my other journeys. The man’s Escher-pattern tie took a while to draw, it was quite intricate. Like this man, I’d like to look away […]

Nice tie, Bakerloo line, 8th September 2014


Reading financial reports, 7pm Tuesday evening, Oxford Circus to Maida Vale, Bakerloo line, 19th August 2014
Is it rude to see what others are reading on the Tube? Seeing what other people read must be the Tube equivalent of peeping through the net curtains to see what neighbours are doing, If it wasn’t wrong, why would we be discreet about it? There was plenty to read […]

Reading financial reports, Bakerloo line, 19th August 2014


4pm Sunday afternoon, South Kensington to King's Cross station, Piccadilly line, 17th August 2014
London can be tiring… I’m not sure if they were tourists, but they looked very tired. Halfway through sketching, the woman suddenly rested her weary head on the man’s shoulder and I had to quickly alter my sketch. Medium: Digital drawing on iPhone 4s and Brushes 3 app Date drawn: 17th August […]

Tired, Piccadilly line, 17th August 2014




Man crying, Sunday afternoon, District line, London, 10th August 2014
When someone cries on the Tube, where do you look? London can bring out the best and worse in people. It can stress you out, make you smile or cause you to cry. This couple seemed very sombre. The woman was rather stony-faced, while the man would burst into tears intermittently. […]

Man crying, District line, 10th August 2014




Nearly empty carriage, 9pm Tuesday, Piccadilly Circus to Maida Vale, Bakerloo line, 29th July 2014
Watch out for the bouncy seats on the Bakerloo line. The worn seats of the old Bakerloo carriages are extremely bouncey. A person sitting down at one end will cause the springs to bounce the people nearby from their seat. It means you always notice a fellow passenger sitting down. […]

Nearly empty carriage, Bakerloo line, 29th July 2014


A couple on their phones, Elephant and Castle to Maida Vale, Bakerloo line, 20th July 2014
 A loving scene of two people checking their phones. I was soaking wet after being caught in the storm that hit the Lambeth Country Show in Brixton. It’s the first time it’s rained while I’ve attended the show, and the furthest I’ve lived away from it, how inconvenient. Sodden, I drew […]

A couple on their phones, Bakerloo line, 20th July 2014


Solving a Rubik's cube, 9am Tuesday, Maida Vale to Regent's Park, Bakerloo line, 15th July 2014
Some problems from the 1980s can be easily solved, others like unequality and housing can be left to solve themselves. On my way to work I spot a man concentrating intently on solving his Rubik’s cube. This is not the first time I’ve spotted a fellow commuter with this puzzle. […]

Solving a Rubik’s cube, Bakerloo line, 15th July 2014



Drinking on a Saturday evening, Edgware Road to Maida Vale, Bakerloo line, 12th July 2014
Drinking is banned on the Tube, but who’s going to notice? On my way home after a trip to Oxford I saw a man in the next next row of seats who was exhibiting some odd arm movements, possibly brought about by some heavy drinking, until he got off at […]

Drinking on a Saturday evening, Bakerloo line, 12th July 2014


Wednesday evening, Bakerloo line, 25th June 2014
I’m a frequent user of the Bakerloo line now. It’s a bit tired, old and needs a revamp. I know that feeling all too well. My journeys into and from work are a lot shorter from my new flat, so I have less time to draw. Perhaps I need to […]

Wednesday evening, Bakerloo line, 25th June 2014


Monday morning, Brixton to Oxford Circus, Victoria line, 9th June 2014
People watch and read different things on the Tube, probably just to avoid making eye contact. Another crowded Monday morning Tube journey, but I have the priviledge of nearly always getting a seat. The bag with writing, Batman t-shirt, suited man and the back of the woman were the main […]

Monday morning, Victoria line, 9th June 2014



Saturday night, from Victoria to Brixton, Victoria line, 14th June 2014
If there really was a housing a crisis in London, we’d find people sleeping on the Tube… When it’s close to midnight, every Londoner has to make a decision on whether to get one of the last trains home or stay out and try one of the much slower night […]

Saturday night, Victoria line, 14th June 2014


Tiger, Sunday afternoon, Brixton, Victoria line, 25th May 2014
When I leave Brixton, I’ll miss everyone on the Victoria line. Even the ones in fancy dress. Warm weather brought out a party atmosphere and a group of people dressed as characters from Winnie the Pooh. On my journey with me was what I guess to be loud and drunk […]

Fancy dress, Sunday afternoon, Brixton, 25th May 2014