This has been a bit of a mammoth day of blogging for me, I think I've needed to do this for a while, but these drawings are a bit more current. They are part of a little project I'm playing around with inspired by a BBC radio 4 afternoon play written by Maxine Peake called 'Beryl: A love story on two wheels', and a pile of 1970s 'Cycling' magazines which are occupying a corner of my room.
I'll be posting a few more drawings from this series in the coming weeks so keep an eye out.
I think if I was being fancy I could describe them as vignettes, but really they're just a couple of drawings that've been sitting on my desk for a while. They clearly don't have any real relationship other than their border but I quite like them and I've been meaning to do something with them for a while.
About this time last year, whilst living in Brighton, I read Graeme Green's 'Brighton Rock' and loved it. I really like reading books set in places I know, it's that whole thing of recognising street names, imagining the walking through locations where the action is set and getting an extra feel for the book. This illustration was obviously inspired by the book but more specifically that sunny, bank holiday scene that is so important in the beginning of the book and which still happens now.