Cheek to Jowl

August 18, 2010

Should have brought an iPod, or a book. Or waited until the trains quieten down a bit. Didn’t. Probably won’t next time either. Stinkin’ crowds.

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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.


Anxious couple (pen, ink, felt-tip)

October 23, 2009

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There was a lot of whispering. He was very uptight, lots of leaning in and muttering. She was a bit distant. They settled down after a bit.


Walcha’s Got Everything (pen and ink wash)

August 25, 2009

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I drew this at the Gunnedah markets, in the same session as the Apple Eater lady. In this instance, the subject was a stall owner who was chatting to a companion. They were lamenting the sorry state of affairs in the locality, whereby the neighbouring town of Walcha allegedly receives every benefit imaginable to mankind while their locality does it hard. I can’t comment other than to say that either is a nice place to visit. Had a flying saucer landed in the middle of the markets, her response would have been, “a bigger one landed in Walcha last week.” Behind it all, she was having the time of her life, though.

In this sketch, I did my best to capture her weathered, somewhat resigned and slightly laconic disposition.