Dressed for the plains (pen & ink)

November 5, 2009

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Spotted this man on the train last week. Great face, lots of character and the hat was cool. Not sure I quite captured the face and what looks (in the sketch), like a bandanna around his neck, was actually the collar of his tee-shirt. It’s not often you spot someone wearing a hat like this and a tracksuit but today was my day.


Vacant Stare in Pen and Ink

September 8, 2009

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Vacant, yet oddly attentive, this man never spotted me drawing him. I was sitting directly opposite, less than an arm’s length away and was the only other person in the carriage, barring his wife. She was another matter. Didn’t take her eyes off me. She wasn’t exactly hostile but definitely wasn’t trusting me too much either. They seemed like a nice couple. Struck me as out-of-towners on a trip.