Monday, 24 June 2013

Camomile Street, London EC3

Camomile Street. Fineliner 149 x 210 mm 

When I drew this, I thought the land in front was just going to get built on and this building would disappear behind it. Not so. Today I went down there to see what the buildings were like further along and saw they'd gone. I asked one of the site guys if the white ones were coming down too; he said yes. I guess by the weekend that will be it. 

A man has admitted to being himself

Central Line, at Liverpool Street.

He was here again, same seat, same carriage

Yay! Someone's owned up! Admittedly, I did give him my card but even so. Thank you very much Barry:) 

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Extra! read all about it!

Camomile Street. Fineliner. 

Got some more done today. This is the closest I've got to drawing the cheese grater. The sheer wall of glass, with its coloured metal inserts, looms up behind this rather old, solid mass of brick, with its mismatched windows, drainpipes, extractor fans and fire escapes. All the real things life is made of. And yes, I do have a soft spot for it.

Monday, 17 June 2013

100 Bishopsgate, London

From Camomile Street, EC2. Fineliner 

Today I started drawing three buildings which sooner or later will be obscured by a new address called 100 Bishopsgate. The back view of these blocks are covered in a zillion windows; not glass walls, and the ordinary stuff that life is made of, fire escapes, drainpipes, random cables and the odd chimney pot. These are working buildings, not just a building to work in.

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Going for management

Manager of Costa, Great Marlborough Street, London W1

Today, I though I would turn my attention to the staff as the customers were not very accessible for drawing. Fortunately, the guy making the coffees was, so i settled in for the long haul with a medium latte and a croissant. I don't usually show my 'sitters' but when I did, one of the other baristas said "You've made him look more beautiful than he is ;)" As for someone who likes to think I tell it how it is, I thought "umm ... yeah, i can go with that."