Journey

I'm consistently guilty of posting old artwork, and here's another, an editorial piece going right back to my early days in Tokyo. If anyone's familiar with the Yamanoto Line during rush-hour this might bring back some nightmares.


Here's a more recent train image, this time authentically for a children's book (Anata no Shiranai Andersen Vol 2), to illustrate Hans Andersen's The Flea and the Professor.

6 comments:

June said...

Love the curve of the train and the clouds of dust. pretty much looks like my idea of hell though!

Susan Miller said...

I love the colors and the composition. Very nice piece.

Marilee said...

Nice piece, John. What a lot of detail! How do commuters survive this every day? I thought the Chicago CTA could get bad sometimes...

John said...

I always avoided the rush hour as much as possible, but when we moved to Yokohama we were on one one of the most crowded commuter trains, sometimes there was no choice but to just join the queue. The trick was to dig right inside the carriage, stay away from the doors where you can be crushed, be supple, don't make eye contact, go with the flow.

Liza Woodruff said...

These pieces are great John. The palette of the train piece is particularly appealing. Do you mix your greys?

Anni Matsick said...

Beautiful work.