Chapter 5

On Location, Reportage

Tell Stories with Life

“Art teaches nothing except the significance of life.”

Henry Miller

After going over drawing clothes, the next step is going outside with everything we’ve learned. Drawing on location, or reportage, can be the most adventurous drawing experience. Here you have the chance to report, as a visual journalist, about the world around you. See the stories of everyday life. “People watch.” I find that if I write about what I experience, it helps me see the wonder of it all. This way I’m not just drawing for study, but for story.

All the world is a stage: someone reading a newspaper on a park bench, people eating at the mall’s food court or shopping, bowling, sports events, birthday parties; the ...

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