I dug out my vine charcoal and did a quick sketch of Pip riding in the coach on his journey to London. I should do this more often; it gives a pleasing effect and is quick and easy to use!
Pip has a final meal with his family on the night before his departure. In the morning, after a quick breakfast, he walks to the coach station alone. He admits to himself that he would be ashamed of Joe’s appearance if he walked with him. As he is leaving he hears a commotion from behind. It’s Joe and Biddy throwing old shoes at him! Must be some form of good luck!
Pip gets emotional as he approaches town, bidding farewell to the sign post. A bit later, once in the coach, he thinks, “the world lay spread before me.”