On Saturday I took part in a reportage illustration course at the House of Illustration, led by illustrator and educator Rachel Gannon. We spent the afternoon in and around King's Cross Station completing a number of drawing tasks. These included:
- quick 5 minute continuous line drawings
- figure drawing
- drawing a narrative
- buildings and grids
It was a really good chance to practice some areas of drawing that I tend to shy away from, such as people. It was also nice to see the work of others and have a very quick and friendly feedback session. It was a bit like being back at university - except without the impending threat of grades!
I certainly won't be framing any of these, but it was fun to try something different. Below is the only sketch I really liked, which shows some quick scribbles of people I stalked- I mean drew at the station. One thing that really struck me was how many people were on their phones for considerable amounts of time. What is the world coming to!