Speed reader

February 28, 2009

speed-hairShe wasn’t really speeding and it’s not exactly true to life but this lady’s hair (or rather, my rendition of it), looks like it’s aerodynamically styled. A set of racing goggles would set it off nicely

Toe-tappin’ laptop guy

February 26, 2009


He was doing his best to look relaxed but kept glancing over his laptop and was continually squirming back into the corner of the seat. An iPod would have been less conspicuous.

Massive glasses

February 25, 2009

massive-glassesThey were truly massive. The glasses. Bigger than any I’ve ever seen in my life. This man had at least 360 degree vision, possibly 720 degrees, who knows? I’m not saying the lenses were thick – they were pretty thin in fact. And they were dead cool. So was he. He had no qualms whatsoever about my drawing. Not phased. He had a sort of ‘seen everything’ vibe, so that could have been it. With glasses like that, he most likely can see everything.

Wynard reader

February 23, 2009

Wynard-readerDeliberately playing with distortion and exaggerated perspective. I might turn this one into a painting. Fact of the matter is that in the sketch this guy looks about 300yrs old (was at most in his late 20’s). Can’t have everything.

Hunched reader

February 20, 2009

north-shore-hunchedHis face wasn’t made of porridge, as my sketch might suggest (apologies to the subject – although well done if you recognise yourself) and he didn’t have pipe cleaners in his hair. Can you still get pipe cleaners? Used to make things out of them in school. Think they were phased out by first class (age approx 7).

A quick Google search confirms that yes, you can still get them and of course people are blogging their creations. This one is by far and away, the best of what the web has to offer in the line of pipecleaner art

In Asquith, waiting for a train

February 20, 2009

AsquithProving that you can draw pretty much anytime, anywhere. Knocked this out while waiting to meet someone from the train, sitting behind the wheel of our car (wasn’t driving – I’m lacking in multitasking abilities). You don’t really need to be in a ‘remarkable’ location, just what you do with it, I suppose. The parked car is perhaps rendered a little too freely – would be fantastic if you could buy a model like the one in the drawing (assuming you can make it out). Probably wouldn’t handle the best, though.

Wet Weekend of Sloth

February 17, 2009

wet-weekendIt rained (again) this weekend. All weekend. It’s been raining now for about 3-400 years, without a break. Or thereabouts. When it rains for that long, all you can do is watch TV and draw whatever you see. We are over 90% water (or so I’ve heard). You’d think we’d be more tolerant of rain as a consequence but no, not after 3-400 years or in my case 2-3 days.