Sketchy on the Detail

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Tag: passenger

Y2D65 and all rugged up

Back to work, early starts and commuter trains. With the weather being decidedly chilly these days, even the littlest of passengers are dressing warmly.


Y2D46 and mad rush

A series of very quick line drawings from the daily commute


Y2D28 and film stars

It was a bit windy today, and with all the debris about made it difficult to get home. I had a wonderful hour and a half bus journey next to a lady who looked like she came straight out of a 1930s film. I wanted to draw her, but didn’t think she would appreciate the reference, so had to settle for surreptitiously studying her for later records, what I now call ‘study in blue and yellow’….




Y2D24 and ideas generation

I’ve been thinking about Fred Williams, an Australian artist I admire greatly, and thinking how I could distill the London landscape to its essence. Trying to figure out how to strip out all that information and leave the bare essentials. Then I get distracted by freebie models, or other passengers on the train.


Y2D10 and tickets

I find it rather amusing when you come across people who think that you are drawing them, but in fact you are drawing what is behind them. They really shouldn’t have tickets on themselves, it’s only going to end in (their) tears.



Day 348 and try again

Sometimes Most of the images I just can’t draw things how I want to, even when subject is helpfully asleep and not moving about. Hmmmm, maybe it’s time for a new hobby….


Day 345 and too much

I have been out far too much lately for one as anti-social as me. Now I’m really tired and just want to make a cocoon of my doona and not emerge until Spring. If only…. But it has afforded me many hours of public transport sketching so I cannot complain too much.


Day 341 and questions

Sometimes I like to make up stories to go with my sketches…. or just about people in general that I observe.  What is so interesting on his smart phone? Did he just make plans for the weekend, or did they just fall through?


Day 332 and sketching time

For most people, catching public transport is a time to read books, magazines or kindles, or catch up on tv shows and movies. For me it’s a time to daydream, think and, more importantly, draw my captive audience.


Day 322 and back on the rails

I arrived in Salzburg via the train from Munich and today I am leaving my travelling companions to continue the train trip to Wien. Unusually the OBB was a little late and in addition, coupled the wrong way so passengers were standing in the spot on the platform in the wrong place with no time to move to the right one. Luckily, the train was mostly unreserved and with understanding staff, all the passengers found an appropriate seat. Then I got down to drawing….


PS, not sure what happened there, but my post disappeared between writing and publishing. How strange!

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