Friday, 24 February 2012

Brown is a colour, an ex-prime-minister, and a decent bar.

Was in BROWNS in Coventry the other day, for a meeting. Sketched the patrons as I waited for my folk to turn up.

Early morning phone checks...


...reading papers...

... chatting....

....and general mooching.

The meeting went very well, and involved, amongst other things, PVC cows, an ultraviolet seahorse, hairy organza, and how small a box you could fit a 4' 11' woman into.

( Hairy organza. A name like that deserves it's  own series on Cbeebies. )

Friday, 17 February 2012

Another avid reader.

You can't beat a good story for making the journey home go faster.

Time spent with fictitious people is never wasted.

On the 17.28 to Bedford last night.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

A good read

A young woman, on the train, totally engrossed in her book.

What was she reading ? Marilyn French ?  Sophie Kinsella ? Harry Potter ? Sven Hassel ?

No, it was the Bible. I don't know why I was surprised by that.

The scarf you see, the scarf.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Hard workers

This guy was working hard on his laptop in a Starbucks in Pimlico.

I am breaking my rule again because I do know him, but if I don't say it here I am assured of protecting his anonymity.

The same day I found out that Mozart wrote his first symphony in a terraced house near Victoria bus station. He was only eight at the time so would have traveled free if Leopold had a super saver return.

Friday, 3 February 2012


Want your brain S T R E T C H I N G ?

Go here....


Have been lost to work and family these past few weeks. Almost seeing now as the real start of this year, like the Chinese.

Anyway. Had the chance to sketch an ice hockey team as they practiced the other day. And those ice skates. They are as tricky to draw as they are to stay upright on.

Couldn't get them right.

So I just fudged them.

Not the best drawings, but have given me the idea ( also inspired by Sam's Lear sketching ) to find people doing specific things as subjects this year.

But don't hold your breath, we all know what happened to my colour project last year.