June 25, 2009
I continue to be amazed at the intensity with which people can concentrate. This lady’s elbow was practically resting on my sketchbook, yet she never once took her attention from her brochure – of stamp collecting paraphenalia. I had no idea there was so much equipment required for such a hobby. Next to golfers, stamp collectors must be the greatest consumers of accessories on the planet.
June 19, 2009
The older man in the background didn’t stir throughout the entire journey. I was tired myself and dozed off not long after sketching this. Wonder if someone drew me?
June 18, 2009
Some people squirm all the way into a corner in a crowded space. This lady might still be there for all I know. She was practically embedded into the joinery and was leaning so far away from the adjacent person, could have fallen over.
June 14, 2009
Found myself on the train with nothing but a highlighter to draw with. Takes me back to my days of high-top basketball boots, stonewashed denim and too-bright shirts. Might explain the recent purchase of a Human League album. Must be caught in time-slip.
June 7, 2009
Another from my lifedrawing sketchbook. The model didn’t show up (happens to the best of us), so people in the group took turns at posing. This is one of the people in the group. It’s quite interesting when you see other people’s drawings of you. A little like seeing video footage or hearing your own voice played back on a recording.
June 4, 2009
This is the kind of hair that can receive signals from space. Wiry and radial. Very difficult to read in the drawing online but in my sketchbook, you can see the little doodle of a scissors and a comb in the newspaper.
May 27, 2009
This lady was a very intent reader. Read her newspaper from cover to cover and barely looked up to see where she was – unlike most people who take the train. Didn’t spot the crucifix until the drawing was almost finished.