WRAP – Documenting an adventure
Shortly before my manic weekend at Overworlds and Underworlds, I responded to a Twitter appeal for guinea pigs by WRAP magazine, specifically anyone who was on an endeavour of some sort. Could be physical, figurative, mental, etc. As my trip to Wales wasn’t far away I thought ‘oh go on then, I’m going to be drawing anyway.’
Much to my surprise, as I usually never get chosen for stuff on Twitter, I was to be a lucky recipient of the lovely Field Notes journals and pens. I was to use the journal to document my endeavour anyway I saw fit, whether that was drawing, writing, collaging, you get the picture. The journal was sent back the other day and is now waiting to be photographed to be featured in the next issue of WRAP. In lieu of that, I’m not sure that I can post some of the interior pages yet.
However, I can discuss at length what I documented and how it felt. See this post over on my personal blog for a quick run down of where I went in Wales and a few photos. I chronicled my journey, right from the train departure to the arrival back home, making awed and imaginative observations about a specific topic – DRAGONS. Wales, the home of dragons. It was the notebook of a dragon naturalist, if ever such a thing ever existed. Overall it was very fun and I’ve always enjoyed observational drawing but it was a challenge in itself – drawing quickly, accurately, capturing the essence of a moment or place. I’d definitely like to do more journalistic illustration but I need a lot more practice, and perhaps confidence too, to be able to tackle larger scenes, crowds, people, etc. Something to work towards, especially considering my terrible addiction to new sketchbooks…