Iria Lopez’s Tube sketches

Iria Lopez, an animator at Picasso Pictures, has spent the past few months sketching passengers on the London Underground’s Circle Line. Her drawings are now on display in the company’s reception area in Soho.

Iria Lopez, an animator at Picasso Pictures, has spent the past few months sketching passengers on the London Underground’s Circle Line. Her drawings are now on display in the company’s reception area in Soho.

Lopez sketched her illustrations while on the Tube before adding ink and watercolour at home.

Yes, she’s certainly not the first person to draw fellow Underground passengers – Antonio Jorge Goncalves’s Subway Life website features drawings of subway passengers in 10 different cities, and illustrator Tom Buddle regularly posts Tube sketches on his blog – but Lopez has picked a sweet selection of characters, and has a lovely illustration style.

She’s also an award-winning animator: last year, she made a short film, Jamon, about a teenage pig living in Spain. The film uses silkscreen printed backgrounds and has won 17 awards, making the official selection at 55 film festivals including the Austin Film Festival, the British Animation Film Festival and the BFI London Film Festival. Watch the trailer below:



Or see more of her work here.

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