Victoria line


9.15am, Friday 30th June 2017, Brixton to Oxford Circus stations, Victoria line, London, England.
We’ve all done it: sleep, eat, use our phones and, ummm … wear bird print (I definitely have).  With teaching, work and travel, it’s been another busy time in my life, so squeezing in any drawing has been mostly a commute-only activity. The fragments of opportunity to draw have included: standing […]

Bird print, Victoria line, 30th June 2017


Cutting nails, 16th May 2017, Victoria line
Is it ok to be cutting nails on the Tube? On a busy morning commute, I was rather appalled when a woman sat next to me began to clip her fingernails. At first, I thought she might be trimming one quickly, but I think she ended up cutting them all  – […]

Cutting nails, Victoria line, 16th May 2017


6pm, Good Friday, Pimlico to Brixton, Victoria line, London, 14th April 2017
Nothing stops London. Events in the news have been shocking, but – despite the headlines – life in London carries on. It has to. This drawing took two months and done almost entirely during my commutes, which was the only time I had to draw due to work and other […]

Good Friday, Victoria line, 14th April 2017



Friday morning, Victoria line, 10th March 2017
The Tube is a good place to work out your expenses. On my way to Victoria station during a reasonably quiet time, I saw how people will leave a seat between each other if they can – this isn’t possible during the rush hour! The lady on the left attracted […]

Friday morning, Victoria line, 10th March 2017


9am Wednesday morning, Victoria line, London, 25th January 2017
It’s winter, even on the Underground, can’t you tell?   The product of six weeks’ worth of commuting time, this drawing records my first journey on the Tube to work after my trip around Europe. Somehow, the familiarity of my crowded commutes was an odd comfort after the constant change […]

Wednesday morning, Victoria line, 25th January 2017


11pm Saturday, Oxford Circus to Brixton stations, Victoria line, London, 17th December 2016 (Drawing 807)
A drink brings everyone together… At night, the Tube takes on a different atmosphere, it becomes more social when groups of people travel together. Few people are going to work, instead they’re jovially coming back or on their way to paaaaarty. I was coming home from Romford after a meal […]

Saturday evening, Victoria line, 17th December 2016



9am Tuesday, Brixton to Oxford Cricus stations, Victoria line, London, 15th November 2016 (Drawing 791)
Another morning commute… Another exciting day heading to work in central London, surrounded by fellow commuters reading, playing on their phones or eagerly waiting to reach their destination. Nothing specific caught my eye,it felt like any other commute. This time is used the Adobe Draw app, one I’ve rarely use […]

Morning commute, Victoria line, 15th November 2016


9.30am Friday, Brixton to Oxford Circus stations, Victoria line, London, 29th July 2016 (Drawing 720)
No sunburn or cakes for me thanks, just commuting. I took me a while to draw this. I had originally abandoned it and left it as an onsite sketch, and I went on to draw other work, but the central character protectively holding a box of cupcakes proved hard to […]

Sunburn and cake, Victoria line, 29th July 2016


Stretching, 3rd August 2016, Victoria line
Make the most of your time on the Tube… Running as part of your commute is certainly a great way to make the most of your mornings. But if I did that, I would have been able to draw this runner stretching on part of my journey to work on […]

Stretching, Victoria line, 3rd August 2016



Dog during rush hour, Victoria line, 12th July 2016
Rush hour can be enjoyed by anyone or anything. Most people during rush hour on the Tube are going to work, adult age and, rather obviously, human – me! Any deviation from those parameters is noticeable, like a child, an older person or a tourist with large suitcases. In this […]

Dog during rush hour, Victoria line, 12th July 2016


8pm Wednesday, Oxford Circus to Brixton stations, Victoria line, London, 8th June 2016 (Drawing 681)
The flowers weren’t for me. I toil long hours at my job to keep those bills paid, it leaves little time to draw. So, as usual I’m snatching a few minutes here and there to scribble away at my iPhone screen, hence over a month to finish this drawing. On […]

Wednesday evening, Victoria line, 8th June 2016


Monday morning, Victoria line, 11th April 2016
Sometimes a whole lot of activity takes place in a Tube carriage: yawning, reading, public displays of affection, writing and using mobile phones. Medium: Digital drawing created on an iPhone 6 and using Adobe Ideas app Drawn: 11th April – 2nd May 2016

Monday morning, Victoria line, 11th April 2016



Tuesday morning, Victoria line, 15th March 2016
Should dogs pay for public transport too? This was a journey into work, early in the morning to do some extra hours. Sometimes it’s worth going in early into the office to get more done – though it didn’t feel less busy on the Tube. Medium: Digital drawing created on an […]

Tuesday morning, Victoria line, 15th March 2016


Sunday afternoon, Victoria line, 21st February 2016
  The lady on left seemed to be very tired and was asleep with her head on a cushion until her friend (her mum?) woke her up at Victoria station. I was fascinated by her clothes and shopping trolley. The two younger women, speaking in French, sounded very excited. Medium: Digital drawing […]

Sunday afternoon, Victoria line, 21st February 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


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