Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Girl on the til


I am very pleased to announce that this little drawing has won the Cowling & Wilcox 50th Anniversary of the Soho Shop competition. Today has been a good day :)

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Charcoal Grill Shawarma Fried Chicken & Curry

Corner Savoy, Great Eastern Street, EC2. Pencil and watercolour 149 x 210 mm

I started this a week or so ago, popping back to do a bit more. The second bit of popping, however wasn't what I was expecting. The metal pipes attached to the frontage, which I thought were there to hold the building together, were nothing of the sort. Instead, on the main section, we now have a jolly great tarpaulin advert stretched from the top of the windows to the bottom of the arches. Thanks TSB.

The moral being, draw places while one is there. Popping isn't always the way to go. 

Sunday, 6 April 2014

"We don't chase men or buses ...

Man with a pipe, Bishopsgate EC2. Pencil 210 x 149 mm

because there'll be another one along in a minute." Every so often, an opportunity presents itself which demands to be taken. He was hanging around near a crossing and I was thinking don't go, please don't go so I kept one eye on him (as if that would ensure he'd stay put) while I rummaged for my paper and pencil. So far so good but when he decided to cross the road, I had to chase up the central reservation so I could still see the profile I'd already started. The adventure ended in Brushfield Street where he conveniently stood in a doorway to light up. Seriously, there are some odd characters out there, and you don't even have to look.