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I’ve been really busy.

I’ve cleared a lot of the work pile but there are still some very important things left.

Back in a bit…


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Blah blah blah, sorry, busy, work, exscuses and so on..

Nothing to say about my absence that will make this post any more interesting so here they are, my first in a long while and a fairly good bunch I hope. Hey, anythings better than nothing right?

his nose wasn’t that big, true, but I have a complex about my own and this is sort of like therapy for me so go with it.

His afro really was that big.

His face was very, very pink… and I didn’t like him. So I made it pinker. I think the powers going to my head.

This guy wasn’t very anything really… I think that’s why I liked him.

There you go. lets not wait so long next time eh?


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Number One Fan.

So I haven’t put up any tube drawings in a while but I have been busy and after doing this poster I can now officially declare myself the Number One Fan of “Toby” the comedy double act of the very talented Sarah and Lizzy Daykin.

What’s that? You think just going to www.thefixonline.com and booking tickets to their show is enough to take my title? well I guess it’s worth a try…

More tube drawing nonsense later this week.


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Distracted by a Dancing Bear…

Sorry about this, any regularity or reliability this blog had is long gone it seems, (by which I mean me I suppose)

today’s post is a little different, minutely so in fact if you didn’t know any better, but It is….Honest.

Todays drawings are all from one long journey across London on the district and central lines, i think you can actually see me getting marginally less rubbish as it goes on:

My first drawing and a little rough, chose the subject based only on them being asleep.

My second, Drawn to this woman because I liked her head scarf but got a little too distracted by it and so the drawing remains unfinished.

My last drawing. Nothing particular to say about this except I enjoyed it a lot.

Sorry again for my lateness, back with some more next week and until then, here’s what distracted me:

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Sooner than expected.

I am back, striking down the unwary traveler with mediocre illustration! I’m like a modern dick turpin…only less confrontational and way more cowardly… and of course less stylish.

And I really don’t like horses.

Anyway, the reason I’m posting today is because I will be away on Monday and I didn’t want to leave you all waiting:

I will be back sometime next week with a bumper post of drawings from the Paris Metro! That’s right… Paris.

No-one is safe.

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…You think you can get away with just drawing people? On the tube!?

Okay first things first,

happy happy, here’s a drawing, this woman had ear muffs on which I’ve never understood the flipping point of. I mean just buy a bigger hat right? two pieces of head wear? not including the glasses? ridiculous.


One day last week ( I don’t remember which, they tend to blur a bit, but it wasn’t Monday and it was before Friday.) I was on my way back from work… on the tube. The train was busy, I glance around for a seat or a weaker looking commuter I can fight for theirs… and some guy… was… drawing me.

I mean what!? doesn’t he know who I am? YOU DON’T DRAW ME! I DRAW YOU!


I know this rage seems misplaced but I was genuinely angry and confused by this for a bit, It felt like something breaking through the forth wall and attacking me.

Don’t worry I’m calm now.

I’ve met my nemesis… And I’ve drawn him.


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Small Faces, Furry Woman and….a blue scarf.

Well two out of three of those will make this post pop up in a few google searches.

I guess I should show you the relevant illustration now though? Otherwise this might look like some cheap scrounging for blog hits regardless of any actual interest from the viewers… which it isn’t. Any Glamor Model Wrestling Champion could tell you that.

(small faces: neither would stay still for more than a few seconds then they both left at the next stop… selfish.)

(Furry Woman: who was spectacular and this drawing doesn’t do her justice.)

(a blue scarf: she looked very sad and tired but then I’m sure I did too, it was very early.)

Speaking of Google searches (which I wasn’t really but I am again now so…focus) my girlfriend has been saying for ages that I should make a list of some of the best Search Terms that have lead people to my blog somehow, so here they are!

old man draw

first tube drawing picture

draw picture showing colour

pilot illustration

man drawing on the tube

example of ingratiation

made from “human skin”

I’m honestly a little concerned that the person who did that last search knows I exist.


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Look! look over there at the shiny thing!

First of all i would like to retract any part yesterdays post that implied, insinuated or downright accused the builders of disrupting my internet connection. It was a technical fault that could not have been anticipated and completely unrelated to their activities.

The plug was turned off.

Now here are some colourful drawings to distract you from how stupid I am!

Surely cuntry gent wanna be who stepped on my foot.

Woman who wouldn’t let me see her face which made me angry especially as I’d lost my bloody Pilot G-tec and had to draw her with a felt pen I knicked from my girlfriend… sorry Nell.

And a man who fell asleep next to me and SNORED.

The last laugh is mine though obviously because I moved across the carridge and drew him with some pens! How do you like THAT sleepy man!

See! I’m great and won a battle I completely imagined and everyones forgotten how stupid I was.


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I know it’s Christmas, You know it’s Christmas, Martin knows it’s Christmas…

Hello, sorry for another epic delay between posts but be fair it is Crinklemas which to me means:

Frantic shopping with no real ideas as to what I’m looking for,

Extra shows at work and therefor…

Tube journeys.

Here is a drawing and some of my terrible scrawling, which pushes the boundaries of voyeurism to their limits but made me laugh:

I’m getting fed up of drawing scarfs and hats now…

And I leave you with this, in case I’m not back before, to everyone:

Merry Christmas indeed,

thanks for coming.


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Just for now:

I haven’t scanned the most recent tube drawings… sorry. For now though I thought I might as well try and interest you in some previous projects of mine:

“Staying with Strangers”

Two weeks travelling the country living in the homes of complete strangers in an attempt to put myself into unfamiliar social situations

with no oportunity of retreating to my own comfortable surroundings.


A look at the differences between the mechanics and the outward presentation of a theatrical production.


My first reportage project documenting my attempts to ingratiate myself with the locals of an unfriendly local pub.

There, conclusive proof I have seen at least three places other than my house, my work and the inside of a tube train.

To see more of each project have a look on my website: www.tombuddle.com

More tube drawings later…


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