Expect Delays

May 2, 2010

This man was waiting patiently outside the supermarket. Later in the day, I spotted a road sign bearing the message that became the title of this post. He knew what he was getting in for.


Berti Pleasant

March 31, 2010

Everything about him is affable, if somewhat loosely defined. But then, that’s part of his charm you see. Good old Bertie. Be nice if you see him.


Bucket Hat

March 20, 2010

Saw this old sort hanging around outside a newsagent. The shop wasn’t open and he waited around for about 20 minutes, not doing very much other than blinking, looking around and staring at me. Then he wandered off. What a story. I bet you can’t wait for the next installment.


Crocodile Rock

March 8, 2010

Enjoying a contemplative soft drink of some kind. Probably too much sugar but this guy didn’t look too bothered about that. Besides, it’s in a hospital cafeteria, so if things go a bit pear-shaped, you’re in safe hands.


Old Man Coffee

March 4, 2010

Like the song says, he just keeps rollin’ on. Ol’ Man River that is, but Old Man Coffee’s much the same. Get’s less sleep, that’s all.


Leisure Suit in Pen and Ink

August 27, 2009

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This drawing is almost bordering on caricature. The man steadied himself with a cane and so wasn’t terribly mobile. I thought he would present the perfect subject; interesting and not terribly active, so plenty of time to study and capture the detail of the facial features and so on. Almost as soon as I started sketching, my pen leaked all over my hands. Sometimes these things are meant to happen. Rather than stop, I just used the ink on my fingers to smear in the background and to denote a little texture on the suit.