Cynthia Barlow Marrs SGFA

Portfolio: • Sketchbook Trains and planes

On the train to Twickenham

Adorable little girl on the Waterloo line today.

Pen on Paper
15cm x 10cm

Still pictures from a moving window

October 1 2017: This was my view on the train from London Waterloo to Windsor & Eton Riverside Station. Rather than attempt a single view through the window, I created a composite with elements I glimpsed along the line: a platform here, backs of houses there, a tree, someone rushing for an exit, two different location signs, two women waiting on a bench with a suitcase.

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Ink and water brush in A6 sketchbook

Train texter

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Pen and water brush in A6 sketchbook

Readers and sleepers on the Paddington line

Fellow passengers are among my favourite sketchbook subjects. This is one of eight illustrations in 'Drawing at the Speed of Life', an eight-page feature about my location drawings published in the Summer 2016 issue of Drawing magazine in the USA. The author is British-American artist and writer John A Parks.

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Pen and water brush in sketchbook

Train to London Paddington

June 2017: Young woman with mobile phone, young man with biceps. The man with the newspaper was holding what appeared to be a compact camera in a black case. Here I show him turning to look through the window. I enjoy trying to capture the directional lighting on trains, with passengers half in shade and half in light.

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Pentel UK Tradio pen and water brush in A6 Seawhite of Brighton sketchbook.

Flight lighting

March 2017: I am intrigued by the complex lighting in airplanes, with strong horizontal light coming from small windows.

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Pen and ink in A6 sketchbook

Sunday morning papers on the train

May 2017

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Pen and ink in A6 sketchbook

Five o'clock shadow

January 2017

Graphite, pen and water brush in A6 sketchbook

Feet up on the Paddington train

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Pigment liner pen in sketchbook

Driven

Julyl 2013

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Pigment liner pen and wash pens in A5 sketchbook

Gate 76

This drawing is one of four artworks of mine in the book Pen and Ink - Contemporary Artists, Timeless Techniques by James Hobbs (pub. Frances Lincoln, 2016). It's published in the UK and internationally. Thirty-four of us artists are in the book, from ten different countries. Well worth dipping into. http://www.james-hobbs.co.uk/2016/05/who-is-in-pen-and-ink.html

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Pigment liner pen and wash pens in A5 sketchbook

Flight

2012: EasyJet London to Venice, economy class.

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Graphite in A5 Moleskine sketchbook

Faces on a train

Train to London Paddington

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Japanese calligraphy pen and wash pen in A6 sketchbook
20cm x 15cm