Tube life is a series of observational drawings as part of a yearlong project,  A drawing a day.

My images capture people from different backgrounds, cultures and different ages being bought together in a small space, sometimes chatting, sleeping, reading, listening to music, staring into space or trying to avoid the glance of others.

…will they settle down or jump off at the next stop?

Sketching has to be fast; detail and colour are added in later. Trying to be as unobtrusive as possible I’m developing the art of anticipating peoples movements – will they settle down or jump off at the next stop?  Not always easy on a crowded train!

Check out Adrian’s stunning work at his website and also his website devoted to the A drawing a day project here.


About The Author

I am a freelance artist and Children's Book Illustrator currently based in Suffolk. I studied for a BA (Hons) in Fine Art ,followed by an MA in Children's book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art. My work primarily consists of pen and ink drawings with a vibrant mix of colour. I enjoy creating characters and aim for my work to be contemporary,quirky and fun. I aim to appeal to both children and adults with my work. I am presently showing my work at various exhibitions and in magazines and presently working on a picture book and working on various projects and just finished a one year project a drawing of life project 2011-2012 in which i drew life that i see everyday in a sketchbook. If you are interested in my work or have any questions or requests please don't hesitate to contact me.

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