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Underground Scribbles

21 Dec


spare man on train

I’m catching up with my artblogs because I’ve missed a couple this month. Husb and I took a day trip to London yesterday to catch some exhibitions. We parked west of the city and took the tube in, which gave me time to do a bit of scribbling. The London Underground is usually good for sketching because people ignore each other so I’m rarely caught out. It makes the line wobbly though. Scribbled into my A5 clothbound sketchbook with Faber Castell Pitt drawing pens, sizes F, M and B.

Faces On The Bakerloo

14 Nov

Ink drawing: kidfaceman.

Here are some more sketches done on tube trains, ideal for people-watching. This young man above was chatting to his friend and didn’t notice me – one of the few people talking on the London Tube! What struck me was his childlike face. His features were scrunched up into a much smaller area, unlike an average adult head. He was very animated and it’s a challenge to draw someone who’s smiling, laughing and talking so much. Reasonable likeness though.

The stylish man below was engrossed in his paper. He wore a large and expensive looking watch and a typical looking old-school tie. Drawing on the Tube is difficult because it’s so shaky and the line wobbles all over the place, but I like the effect.

Ink drawing: The Watchman.

They’re drawn in Faber Castell Pitt drawing pen size ‘S’ into an ‘Artbox’ recycled leather-bound A6 sketchbook.





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