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Monthly sketchbook: August

Posted on: August 1st, 2012 by Alexander Stanuga No Comments

Well it's been quite a busy month, and thankfully I've had plenty of time in transit on the tube around London. As promised in my last post in June, my goal is to maintain a monthly sketchbook post. I feel that if I do this then I will keep myself honest and above all, stay curious!

As one sketchbook finishes, another begins, thankfully a timely little treat arrived in the mail recently, I'm now the owner of a pocket sized Moleskin, thanks to the folk at the D&AD who included it in with my membership.

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My latest little black book

On looking over the past months sketches, one thing comes to mind, I'm amazed at how many of them I can remember actually doing. I think one of the most powerful things about this as a discipline, is the ability to be so completely present in the moment. I have also done my best to include any specific information regarding each image.

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This past month I have been making some effort to include in my sketchbook, spaces as subjects, as opposed to continuously drawing faces and the back of peoples heads. I hope you enjoy.

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Two tube commuters

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A young Scandinavian girl getting restless as the tube announcements kept changing heading towards Earls Court

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Hydrangea in the garden

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Waiting for the District line train at Westminster station

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A young Middle Eastern girl on the train

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Sitting directly opposite me on the train, and I don't think she realised she was my subject

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Sitting on the Overground to Bellingham

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Sitting on the crowded Overground train towards Bellingham

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A few faces from Cafe Nero Richmond

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A man sleeping in his chair at Cafe Nero in Richmond

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Looking towards the Bar inside the Botanist Pub in Kew

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Table composition at the Botanist Pub in Kew

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A Scandinavian girl who sat directly opposite me on the Tube, on my way down the District line towards Kew Richmond

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Waiting at Victoria station for the train to arrive

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All seated in a row

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A girl reading her book on the Tube

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Small composition of people sitting on the Tube

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An elderly gent struggling to stay awake on the tube

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A bloke texting during a bumpy ride on the District line

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