Nov. 18th, 2016 03:48 pm
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I've been making sketches all year, and sometimes I remember to scan them, but somehow getting them up onto The Internet is just that one step too far.

Well, I've just got through most of my summer ones on Tumblr, so here they are in one massive post.

D'Arry's )

Catsitting )

King's Parade )

Back at The Mill )

Punts and Punters )

Trinity Street )


Mar. 26th, 2016 10:43 pm
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It's been a long time since I've done one of these so I have a lot of sketches to dump!

The Free Press )

I was desperate to get out on the bike, so on a blustery day decided to bike till I could see Ely.

Caffé Nero, Kings Parade )

Fort St George )

Back to The Mill )


Sep. 20th, 2015 03:40 pm
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Hey look it's another non-post! But this one has pictures. Pictures for everyone!

Pub Quiz, Iago, Leper Chapel, British Library, and ye common assemblage of touristes )
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I've traded the glittering lights and convenient transit links of the Capital of the Empire for the quiet alleyways of Cambridge, Capital of Nerdom. My people! Perhaps I will blend in enough they will not notice I am a poser...

Anyway before I left I made sure to capture a good many Londoners, so here is the rest of my time there, in one place:

Goodbye Piccadilly, Farewell Leicester Square )

Doubtless there will be more, as I'll be going back fairly regularly. I still have a hundred thousand London photos to post. But in the meantime I have to pick up a bicycle and sew elbow patches on my tweed jackets – luckily I've got a head start on the crazy hair, awkwardness, and all-consuming interest in esoteric subjects, so the disguise should be pretty easy to maintain...

City Lunch

Nov. 13th, 2014 12:05 pm
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'The City' is now the collective term for the financial district of London – roughly equivalent to 'Wall Street' in New York. It is called such because it's the original centre of the City of London, back when it had a wall and everything; the centre of gravity has shifted westwards over the centuries, and the City now is almost on the eastern end of 'Central' London. I haven't explored it much, in part because there just aren't any particular attractions there for me the way there are elsewhere, but a good friend who knows a lot more about London invited me for an audio tour of the original coffee shops of the City and I don't turn down an invitation like that.

We started our tour with half-pints at a pub quite near the first coffee shop, in a warren of little alleyways with many other pubs, crawling with financiers (not the pastry kind). The 'City Boy' is the prototypical privileged bourgeois who went to a good school, graduated into a high-paying job, makes more money than he knows what to do with, and all that that implies. There were a couple of them eating lunch on a barrel outside the pub opposite, and I tried to sketch the one wiping his mouth with the back of his hand, because the setting and action contrasted with the sharp suit he was wearing, but it came out looking like he's just done a line of coke. Given the City's reputation it's not entirely implausible, but that's not the situation, I promise ...

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I was mostly doing stuff during my brief visit to the City of Light, but did manage to squeeze in a little sketching of the famous Parisian street life ... except I think these were mainly tourists.

Tourists and Trees )
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Sketch dump, sketch dump, roly poly sketch dump )
Sketch dump, sketch dump, eat it up, yum. )

In the morning, laughing happy sketch dump )
In the evening, floating in your soup )

Sketch dump, sketch dump, roly poly sketch dump
Sketch dump, sketch dump, eat it up, yum.

I promise I will draw more things out of my head at some point, I just need to sneak up on them so I don't scare them off.
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So I went looking for a sketchbook picture from last year and realised I've hardly posted any of my sketchbook stuff here in ages, unless I just haven't tagged it. So I'm starting a new 'sketchbook' tag and with its inaugural post* you can catch up on several months' worth of picking on strangers.

At the Ferry Building, San Francisco )

North Beach, San Francisco )

Birds of Lake Merritt )

London )

Miscellaneous )

*One of these days when I'm procrastinating I'll go back and retroactively tag sketchbook posts, but that day is not today.


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