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.
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.
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.
Two tube commuters
A young Scandinavian girl getting restless as the tube announcements kept changing heading towards Earls Court
Hydrangea in the garden
Waiting for the District line train at Westminster station
A young Middle Eastern girl on the train
Sitting directly opposite me on the train, and I don't think she realised she was my subject
Sitting on the Overground to Bellingham
Sitting on the crowded Overground train towards Bellingham
A few faces from Cafe Nero Richmond
A man sleeping in his chair at Cafe Nero in Richmond
Looking towards the Bar inside the Botanist Pub in Kew
Table composition at the Botanist Pub in Kew
A Scandinavian girl who sat directly opposite me on the Tube, on my way down the District line towards Kew Richmond
Waiting at Victoria station for the train to arrive
All seated in a row
A girl reading her book on the Tube
Small composition of people sitting on the Tube
An elderly gent struggling to stay awake on the tube
A bloke texting during a bumpy ride on the District line