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Personal reportage// Along side our uni projects we are expected to keep a sketchbook which documents the world around us. This is something I have been finding difficult to do as I wanted to draw every day but time takes over and I 'forget'. I have decided to turn my journal into more of a visual one when I document an aspect of the day through drawing and writing but in an interesting way. 

I was talking to Oliver the other about how often he draws and he showed me some drawing he did of the dogs on Gylly Beach. It was seeing his work and the work of Erin Mcclean and Lucie Ebrie who draw and document their daily workings on Instagram in a really innovative way. 
Oliver Averill//

Lucie Ebrie's comic documentation of her day//

Lucie's work provides a comical insight into her day and I love her use of text and image. 

Erin drew me//
 Erin's use of media is beautiful! She uploads work on a regular basis and has motivated me to try and draw more.
Oliver's dogs on Gylly Beach//

Seeing the work of these talented illustrators has inspired me to think of a new way to document my day. At the moment I am going to make visual doodles and notes throughout the day. I will then reflect on this at the end of the day and create a collage and text as well as a written doodle made from letters. Other things I want to do is the jot down things people have said and combine narrative and written word more.

As well as these illustrators the work of established illustrators whose work has always inspired me includes the work of Lyndon Hayes and Lucinda Rogers//

The work of Fine Artist Rachael Coward has also been an influence in the last couple of weeks. How she combines works to make the reader appreciate the visual presence of mark is really interesting.


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