Another Hat Another Hairdo

14 Mar

hairdo 1

Sketching on the London Underground is great because no-one looks at you and if anyone happens to make eye contact, they look down again immediately. So I can indulge my voyeurism and scribble away. Here’s a great hairdo above and below a rather fetching hat – it was freezing and snowing while we were there.

14 hairdo 2

Problems with drawing on the Tube though, it wobbles like mad so the scribbles can get very shaky and your victim – er I mean subject, might get off at the next stop so you have to draw the essentials quickly and if you’re lucky you’ll have the chance to fill in some details as well. Good practice.

10 Responses to “Another Hat Another Hairdo”

  1. martinsdoodles March 21, 2013 at 14:40 #

    Enjoyed looking at your London drawings. The tube is great for drawing, haven’t done it for a while, it gets a bit too busy on the way to work.

    • Rosie Scribblah March 21, 2013 at 16:05 #

      It would be a nightmare during rush hour. Luckily I’m a tourist 😀

  2. linyangchen March 18, 2013 at 00:41 #

    What a challenging environment for visual art!

    • Rosie Scribblah March 18, 2013 at 10:14 #

      It’s very wobbly but I like the quality that gives the linework.

  3. Helen Cherry March 16, 2013 at 23:50 #

    I have etaken a few photos of people on the underground.. not easy!

    • Rosie Scribblah March 17, 2013 at 17:32 #

      They seem to ignore scribblers, I don’t think people notice.

  4. Russell. March 14, 2013 at 23:10 #

    Looking great Rosie! Russell.

  5. Love the sketches. As you said great hairdo!!

    • Rosie Scribblah March 14, 2013 at 23:46 #

      It’s fab and quite brave given the freezing temperature – you couldn’t put a hat on it

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