SCBWI Conference - a Journey in Pictures


I recently did a long train journey, down to Winchester, to spend the weekend at the SCBWI conference. Here's what I drew.

First leg - 1hr on the 15.23 from Sheffield to Birmingham:

Changing at Birmingham onto the 17.03 (except it's running 25 minutes late):


On the way back it's a mad dash and I'm just in time to catch the 17.50 back to Birmingham:


Two bits of bad news drop on me half way home. Firstly I find my hotel room key in my handbag (oops); secondly my connecting train at Birmingham is 20 minutes late, then 30, then 40... and finally arrives, 50 minutes late, so it's nearly 9pm before I get back underway (groan):

Whenever a train is late, twice the amount of passengers appear by magic from somewhere! It's so full I can't get near my reserved seat:


I get home just in time for bed at 10.45pm - what a marathon!

3 comments:

John said...

Incredible productivity Lynne! I'm amazed you could focus on drawing after the Conference, and such spot-on draftsmanship too. You're a doodling dynamo!
Do you use just an HB pencil or something more exotic?

Lynne Chapman said...

Thanks John. I find that drawing keep me alert and stop me dozing off when I'm tired after a big day.

I use a 3B or 4B pencil. I carry a pencil case with about a dozen pre-sharpened and ready to rock!

Anthony Duce said...

Your sketches are great.