These are studies made in Euston and Waterloo station. The main concern in these drawings is to capture the movement of people in space and time. There is a figurative apsect to these drawings that I don’t mind and there is also a more diagramatic study. In all these drawings I have tried to keep the line loose and free. Some elements of the background have been sketched in as a framework.
These pen and ink images I have in my sketchbook. The shading was done in just a few brush strokes. My flatmate Patrick lent me a Japanese Sum-i book (written in German), so I did some experiments. I love Japanese art in many forms from Edo period woodcuts to modern day Manga, the craftsmanship of the line is inspiring.
The second sketch was a precursor to the first. I like this one because it has more of its own strange feeling and doesn’t follow natural laws. This character gives it a little more life. I tried my best not to just copy a Hokusai wave and do something different, but part of me also couldn’t resist mimicking some of those beautiful shapes.