London: The Boat Race, 2014

Hello! Following on swiftly from one of the world’s oldest horse races, came one of the oldest rowing races – the battle on the Thames between the crews of Oxford and Cambridge Universities. It is an international event these days and its 160th running attracted a huge audience, not only on TV but every square-inch of land on the riverbanks and bridges lining the route. People must have glimpsed the boats for a few seconds as they went by. The skies were grey, the river choppy and for Cambridge fans, a slip in the water barely five minutes into the race sealed their team’s fate. Oxford took advantage and streamed home to victory. Here a my drawings:

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

5 Comments

  1. As ever, brilliant!!!

    Like

  2. Thank you! 🙂 The perspective is difficult – but good to have a go. Must do more!

    Like

  3. sheilamanwaring

    Love the wet and choppy feel to the drawings! X

    Like

  4. Thanks Sheila, it did look cold on that day!

    Like

Comments are closed.