Continuing our series of original art inspired by subterranean London.
Today’s more subdued installment, by Pete Jones, begins as a colourful fairytale London skyline. But as the eye is drawn farther down the page, towards the foreground, the palette becomes more sober. The artist describes his work:
I call it “Going Underground”. It represents the faceless homeless, living in the shadows of the bright lights of the big smoke. The thin lines of colours falling through the picture depict the underground tube lines.
We’ve now reached the closing date for our Londonist Underground competition, the best images from which have now been chosen, and will go on show in the Bishopsgate Institute shortly. However, we’ll keep the series running online for the best new submissions. Please feel free to send any further subterranean drawings, paintings or photos to email@example.com. Your subject could be anything from subterranean London, and doesn’t have to be Tube related.
Previously in Londonist Underground…
- The secret caverns beneath Upper Street, Islington
- Things which don’t exist beneath London
- Who is Inspector Sands?
- Weird creatures holding up London
- iPad drawings of the Tube
- Fish-eye Tube
- Magic Tube
- Notting Hill Gloom
- A wall of train tickets
- Stairs and escalators
- Tottenham Court Road as a launch tube
- Ripped Tube posters
- A miscellany of tunnels
- Tube panoramas
- Tube etchings
- Fantasy Underworld
- Secret London rivers
- The Crystal Palace dinosaurs take a stroll
- Tube fashion
- Tube animals
- iPod people
- Funnel of tunnels