Morning tide at Tim’s.


A sojourn in the city of Halifax gave me the opportunity to draw the morning rush for coffee and doughnuts at Tim Horton’s in Scotia Square Mall. I’m always astonished at the efficiency of people who work there; your order is placed neatly on a tray almost as soon as the words stumble out of your mouth. Here less then a dozen workers are set against a vast sea of people, the queues shuffle forwards relentlessly, as my pen struggles to match the virtuoso skill of the people behind the counter.

Media: Brush pen.

The Host.

host_x3_scale_up_russellA scratchy sketch of David Dimbleby, host of the long running BBC programme Question Time, which gives members of the British public an opportunity to ask their questions directly to a panel of politicians, and other public figures. The programme moves from city to city each week, and was once even recorded in a prison. Discussions often become heated, and there’s lots of venting going on, but Mr Dimbleby keeps everyone in check with his dry wit, and pointy finger.

I often draw from Question Time, aiming to catch all of the panelists on paper before the programme ends. Tonight’s programme is from Dover, first stop for many immigrants to the country, public opinion is divided on the issue of immigration, and it should make for an interesting hour.

Media: Steel nib.