Monday, 17 February 2014

The Night Watch



The Night Watch, St Mary Axe EC3

The Aviva reception area. I drew this in the dark, around 7.45 pm. Sometimes it's atmosphere or lack of it, that draws me in. Loneliness in a soulless environment. Lots of glass and reflections; it was difficult to tell the permanent from the transient. I looked round to show Mr Hopper but he'd nipped off to a cafe.


Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Using people shamelessly



All these lovely guys were drawn in Great Marlborough Street Costa. As I don't tend to populate my scenes (I feel figures ruin the emptiness I like to portray)I haven't bothered with group shots either. Even so, reasons why can often become reasons wont so it was time to move into the group genre. 

The top drawing are of people who were there, totally absorbed and with the environment, conveniently made a good composition.
I drew the guys sharing the headphones because of the 'candid' appeal, trying to draw 2 people together at the same time more than doubles the usual issues.

And lastly, this delightful man, who I drew just because I wanted to.