Gary Embury, Mario Minichiello
The power of reportage drawing is in the immediacy of the images that are created and the feeling of the illustrator’s presence on location. Comparable in some ways to photojournalism, reportage illustrators are acting as visual journalists, proactively creating narrative work about issues and subjects, translating what they witness into handmade imagery. There is evidence that illustrations connect to people in powerful ways whether they are drawings created while embedded with troops in Afghanistan, documenting during a courtroom trial or recreating the energy of the crowd at a rock concert. This area of applied illustration also provides career opportunities for students and takes them out of the classroom and into different environments and situations. With practical information about tools, techniques and coping in various situations as well as inspirational interviews and advice from reportage artists working in the field, this book will fill a gap in this growing market.
Whether using sketchbook and pencil or adding online animation and interactive elements, the possibilities will excite illustrators who can work quickly in public and have something to say. * Communication Arts Magazine * Offers practical advice on the nitty-gritty of becoming a professional ... [The authors have] pulled together a great bunch of artists to feature in the book ... The book is excellent in encouraging readers to continue to experiment and explore, even when they may have found their own hard-won visual language ... This is a book that challenges us to confront what we are saying in our work and how we are saying it. * Urban Sketchers * Interest in reportage keeps growing, and this book is a great primer on the subject ... Authors Gary Embury and Mario Minichiello are practitioners and educators ... and they bring clear information and an enthusiasm for their subject which is infectious ... The book provides plenty of examples of riveting work and a strong argument for the power of illustration as a witness and recorder of events through first hand observation. * Association of Illustrators Blog *
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