animals on a tube train subway commute by martyee

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Travelling on the London Underground was something I did for over ten years. It was a only a matter of time before I decided to put animals in to replace humans in this normally mundane routine for many. Over half of the underground system is overground but an African savannah viewed like this through the windows outside would be very rare in London. The illustrated cartoon animals seen on their daily commute here are lions, an elephant, seal reading newspaper, cows, crab, horse typing on laptop, fox with ipod, rhinoceros reading paper, monkey hanging from hand rail, giraffe and a crab carrying its briefcase on its shell. It is painted in photoshop to A4 size and took about a 5 days to do. The original drawing is done on the computer using a drawing tablet, and then painted electronically using traditional painting techniques. The inside of the carriage is based on a central line train.
Digitally painted in 2008.


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  • Dorothy Venter
    Dorothy Venterover 3 years ago


  • martyee
    martyeeover 3 years ago

    Thanks again Dorothy for viewing and liking!

  • stephanie allison
    stephanie allisonover 3 years ago

  • martyee
    martyeeover 3 years ago

    Thanks for featuring me on the group Stephanie!

  • Randy Sprout
    Randy Sproutover 3 years ago

    Wonderful concept with great space and light!

  • martyee
    martyeeover 3 years ago

    Thanks very much Randy!

  • maggie326
    maggie326over 3 years ago

    This is awesome Such of delightful Image

  • martyee
    martyeeover 3 years ago

    Thanks very much for your kind comment maggie326!

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelabout 2 years ago

    LOL, especially the crab!

  • Gabriella Nilsson
    Gabriella Nilssonabout 2 years ago

    Wonderful! :D

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