Friday 21 March 2014

Underground at Hoxton Square

Evelyn Rowland and I went to the Underbelly in Hoxton Square, London, last night, where we had been invited to draw by the management of the band Jay Scott and the Find. It was a hugely entertaining evening, with a fantastic atmosphere. A variety of factors made it unusually challenging to draw, particularly the low light levels, and crowded, jostling audience, but these can be the exactly the things that can help a drawing capture the moment.
The gig supported the charity War Child, the charity for children affected by war.
Thanks to Jay Scott and the Find! Good luck with the new album!
There are more drawings at


Tuesday 18 March 2014

Drawing "Jay Scott & The Find"

How about this?

A number of London's Urban Sketchers have been invited to attend and draw at a gig:
The band is going to be playing a full set from its brand new album at the event, which is in support of the London-based charity War Child.

Check back here later this week for images of the sketching done on Thursday night.


Monday 17 March 2014

Ukrainian peaceful protest in London, 16.03.14

Yesterday the Crimeans voted in referendum about accession to Russia, referendum recognised as illegitimate by Obama and the EU.  Hundreds of supporters with yellow and blue flags came out to march from Marble Arch to the Russian embassy to raise the issue of Putin's invasion of Ukrainian territory.
Marble Arch, London, 2 pm, 16.03.14, pencil and tombow markers in moleskine

On a separate note - an ethnic population of Crimean Tatars refused to take part in the referendum and many fled. Last week my friend has housed a family of eleven in her skiing cottage in the west of  Ukraine.   I really hope this insane behaviour by Kremlin will get an adequate response in form of real sanctions and political pressure from UK and the world.