February 23, 2010

Maybe not Spiderman but Spiderhand at least. Working on the train. Some people never let up. C-O-N-C-E-N-T-R-A-T-E

Keith Richard’s Mum

April 30, 2009


This lady chain-smoked her way through 2 coffees without batting an eyelid.

No Trousers? Surely Not!

April 18, 2009


Everyone who sees this drawing in my sketchbook loves to laugh and insist that the man’s not wearing trousers. He was wearing shorts – stubbies, to use the vernacular and yes, they were tight. Perhaps not quite as tight as the drawing suggests. Let’s say ‘snug’ and leave it at that.


April 12, 2009


Wasn’t as tall as the drawing suggests. Driven to experimentation with distortion and exaggeration by the boredom of the commute.

Teenage Cellist

April 5, 2009


For all I know, the instrument in the case isn’t a cello. I’d imagine that carting it around would make me a bit grumpy too. You have to admire anyone who’s dedicated enough to carry something that large around. Despite the love of music, there would have to be days that the burden would get to you a bit.

Crowded train

April 1, 2009


Didn’t think anyone saw me drawing this but I was told that everyone who disembarked had a good snoop into my sketchbook and there was a lot of nudging and nodding amongst the seated passengers. My concentration and focus must be improving. I had no idea. This was something of an experiment in contour drawing. Just let the pen wander around the edges of the subjects without worrying too much about accuracy. It’s a very relaxed way to draw.

Reading and sleeping

March 25, 2009


I’m a little disappointed with this one. The woman on the left is disproportionate. The lady on the right was doing her best to remain upright and focussed but drifted off and just kept sliding downwards in the seat as I drew her. Even sleeping people move when you don’t expect them to. Everyone’s sleeping on the train these days. Must have something to do with the darker mornings.