This is Ian, from the train to Wales - I promised to email him the drawing when I got home.
I only got back from holiday last Saturday, and spent most of the Sunday going through the 200 emails lurking in wait for me!
This coming week will be even busier, as I also have Tuesday until Friday staying away from home. Poor John will think I've left him!
Lots of excellent opportunities for people sketching though. Hasn't this man got a great face? He kept almost perfectly still the whole time.
On the Friday train from Leeds I drew this man. He was very big (not fat, just big) and not only had a wonderfully lived-in face, but home-grown tattoos on his hands (LOVE and HATE fingers etc). I was a bit nervous about showing him, but the old man opposite me, who had been leaning across the table every few seconds to try and see, insisted. And 'Geoff from Hoyland' turned out to be really sweet and loved his portrait.
And who should be sitting opposite Geoff, but the man I painted on a train home from London in January:
And finally, I really wanted to show you this one too, as I was so pleased with the simplicity of it: