I'm very happy to say that two of my illustrations have been shortlisted for the Cheltenham Illustration Award 2017. The subject this year is 'Tales through other's eyes'. My illustrations are about memory of lost places, and I interviewed my Dad and others about growing up in South Shields. The images are of places which don't exist any more except in memory.
I thought the biggest challenge would be that I can't take photos, but it's not, it's the heat, 38 degrees and the shadows move fast. I noticed the interesting stuff going on either side, whilst drawing -you can't see it. Perhaps I do several drawings at once and have a sketchbook for 'snapshots'? I do think it's nice to know there's life just outside the frame.
The Flatbread man, just out of the picture.
Lots of questions
How are spaces documented?
What is the difference between space and place?
What information do I want to record?
What are the methodologies to use?
Will the experience of drawing dictate the methodology?
Why choose Abu Dhabi as a subject?
What is the aim of this project?
How will it be realised?
Who is it for?
What use will it be?
How to begin?