I enjoyed this process of researching and developing a more refined understanding of this area of illustration, reportage. I started with drawings documenting my everyday surrounding in my notebooks. Using pen and markers in grey and black tones I focused on objects in my kitchen and studio materials. I really liked this idea of looking closely everyday things I use, almost like re seeing things.
I decided to look at larger everyday living spaces and draw from these. Initially I began with pen and also tried here a blue paint marker on a painted coloured background. My preference, really my style is more suited to the pen drawings although I’d like to try some different tools, like the Japanese pen and brush markers to experiment with line.
Fig.6. Stefano’s Kitchen
Key features in my work are style and colour evident in the final outcome for ‘Stefano’s Kitchen’ drawing. The flat solid colours and line drawing are features of my visual style. I enjoyed doing this work and it prompted many ideas for the Practice 1 piece.
List of Figures:
Figs. 1,2,3,4,5,6 Author’s own illustrations.