Sketchy on the Detail

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Day 342 and civic duty

Today has been a bit of a mixed bag really. Lots of excitement on the train to London when I observed a crime (theft) in progress so reported it to two rather cute members of the constabulary when I alighted at the station. Not sure if I would make it as a police artist though… not enough detail methinks.



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!

Day 319 and bears

Of the Paddington variety. Had a little time to pass while waiting for my traveling companions so I hid up by Patisserie Valerie and sketched fellow travelers below as they waited for their connections.


Day 312 and sleepy heads

This is how I feel, but I am too afraid to snooze on the train in case I fall asleep and miss my stop. So I get to draw those who have no such qualms.


Day 306 and delays

All was well on the way home, until I was one stop on the train and it suddenly stopped. The usual suspect – signal failures – so what to do while you’re waiting? Draw, of course.


Day 285 and weary

It’s heating up, summer might finally be here. That means it is hot and sticky on the way home…not the best mix when you are weary after a long week…


Day 280 and knees up

…mostly because it’s rather muggy and you want as much air against skin as possible. So we all spread out in the train and hope not many people get on. I don’t mind the heat, I just don’t like the humidity, there is no escaping that…


Day 278 and weekend rush

Rusticating this weekend in England’s garden. It is, of course, the St Mary’s Platt church fete tomorrow (so any daytrippers in Kent, please drop by) and I managed to get out of work a smidgen early to get down here. As did everybody else and the train download was fairly busy. Yay, more free models…this pair boarded the train the stop before mine.


Day 275 and details

Woohoo, am over three quarters of the way through my drawing year, so have I done something new and exciting for my readers? Of course not, it’s more public transport figures! Train ones today, for a little variation, and only brief details…



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