12 Oct 2009


First time in absolutely ages that I've sat down and drawn a scene like this. Had plenty of time to wait in Leeds, and even though I'd only had 2 1/2 hours sleep the night before thought I'd combat the tiredness and draw. It worked wonders, and killed half and hour, and surprisingly felt really invigorated after it.

Love people watching, but sometimes its a real challenge to capture them without them realising, as they usually move just as you're half way through.

Did this sketch on the train, of a really scary, grumpy looking guy, then suddenly his wife appeared from behind the seat, lent on his shoulder and they looked like the happiest couple on earth. Felt really bad then about my first impressions.


  1. Your drawings are great! I have done some people before but I am just getting up and started with these daily drawings. I love the name of your blog! Thanks for visiting my blog, and keep telling your stories! I love the little commentary about the grumpy guy on the plane!

  2. Great sketches. I don't usually sketch with pens because I am too much of a perfectionist and I make a lot of mistakes and like that I can erase them. I have to let that go for sure!

  3. Great sketching! I really can't sketch like that in public places I must keep trying!!!