Lamy Safari fountain pen and Neocolour II wax pastels
in Stillman & Birn Alpha Sketchbook, 8.5" x 5.5"
I spotted this dear gentleman in the train as we were waiting for the train doors to open on the station and, in a flash, knew I needed to sketch him so when the doors opened I dashed to the table diagonally opposite him. He had obviously just purchased this book and was totally engrossed in it so, for the first twenty minutes of the journey, I was able to observe and sketch unnoticed by anyone (even my husband wasn't looking).
A couple of times when I'd nearly finished sketching, the man looked at me with vague curiosity but I just gazed down the centre aisle until he was lost in his book again. By the way, this is a 'Weymann' (it's from the 1940s):